Port of San Diego awards contract for Anthony’s demolition

The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners awarded R.E. Staite Engineering a contract for about $1.6 million to demolish the former Anthony’s restaurant on the downtown San Diego waterfront, Nov. 14.

Anthony’s is being demolished to make way for the Brigantine’s newest restaurant project, Portside Pier.

R.E. Staite Engineering’s contract award is worth $1,637,685.

The port district reportedly received three bids for the demolition project; R.E. Staite Engineering’s bid was the lowest of the three bids.

La Mesa’s Whillock Contracting ($2,489,000) and Lakeside’s Marathon Consulting ($4,144,100) were the other two bidders.

R.E. Staite Engineering will remove the 24,855-square-foot structure and a 565-square-foot timber floating dock from the downtown San Diego waterfront.

Demolition work is expected to start ahead of the holiday season and be completed by April 2018, according to port district staff.

The former Anthony’s is located at 1360 North Harbor Drive.

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