The City of Watervliet is issuing a Formal Request For Information (“RFI”) for a unique waterfront restaurant development and operation lease opportunity for qualified respondents. The restaurant site is located along the central waterfront of Hudson Shores Park and will be integrated into the redeveloped park setting further activating the space. The Park was once home to the Rusty Anchor, a popular floating restaurant and bar that was damaged in January 2019 during inclement weather and ultimately shuttered.

The new land-based restaurant site will feature an approximate 3,000 square foot (gross floor area) pier-elevated building pad incorporating an outside deck overlooking the Hudson River and Hudson Shores Park. The building pad could potentially be delivered by the city with municipal water and sewer connections, natural gas service, electrical service and pad mounted transformer, and conduits for telecom and internet access. Lighting already exists for the parking available on site. A license for the exclusive use of some existing parking spaces can be negotiated. Ingress and egress and maintenance of utilities will accompany the leasehold interest. The building is proposed to be elevated on structural foundation piers and finished floor elevation will be one (1) foot above the base flood elevation for the 100-year flood event. Exterior building design will be subject to City staff approval. Interior building design and fit-up will be the responsibility of the leasee.

To view the Request for Information – Hudson Shores Park Restaurant please click here.