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Kalama Port Commission Finalizes Lease Agreement with Riverfront Developer

Riverside view of The McMenamins development at the Port of Kalama.
Rendering/Wright Hand Designs

The Port of Kalama Commission on March 8 approved a lease agreement with a developer to build a hotel and brewpub on port property. Construction should begin within 60 days.

The new destination will include a 40-room hotel, meeting rooms, gift shop, restaurant, brewery, and rooftop brewpub with river view, as well as a smaller 500- square-foot pub a short walk away at the port’s Ahles Point. The design incorporates Kalama’s Hawaiian heritage into the design of the buildings, which will be modeled after the historic Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui.

"Not only can Kalama look forward to this terrific dining and recreational option here, but this is truly an incredible investment and community asset that will bring significant economic benefits to the city of Kalama by way of sales taxes and jobs," said Port Executive Director Mark Wilson. "We expect this development to draw even more visitors and potential business interests to the area."

The same development from a street perspective.
Rendering/Wright Hand Designs


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