Starbucks and Chipotle will be among the first tenants to open at the $750 million Steelpointe Harbor in Bridgeport, Conn., city and development officials said.
Robert Christoph, a principal with RCI Group subsidiary Bridgeport Landing Development, made the announcement Nov. 12, along with Mayor Bill Finch and Gov. Dannel Malloy.
"This is a big win for our city," said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.
Bass Pro Shops already has committed to Steelpointe Harbor, a 2 million square foot waterfront project adjacent to Interstate 95. Spanning 82 acres, the project will feature more than 750,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment, a 12-screen premium theater, two hotels, 1,100 mid-and-high rise residential units, 30,000 square feet of office and a 200-slip full service deep water marina.
Finch called Steelpointe the city's "biggest economic development project since the Industrial Revolution."
According to the mayor, more than 1,250,000 people live within a 30-minute drive of Steelpointe Harbor, the only mixed-use development in Connecticut that includes Long Island in its trade area.