It was a beautiful weekend in Portsmouth this weekend, and if you were traveling in/around downtown you know that there were enough people around to prove it. Poco’s had a soft opening for a portion of its new 2-story outdoor deck, and when I walked by on Saturday it was completely mobbed and looked like it had a decent wait too. The River House was jam packed with a wait line too – it was great to feel the return of more energy outside…all of the streets were full of people shopping, drinking coffee, chatting, and enjoying the day.
The Decks are officially slated to open for the season on Thursday, April 8th! Keep your fingers crossed for good weather.
As promised – here’s a glimpse of where a few construction projects in the city stand today: 1) The former Portsmouth Herald Building is now available for lease, and from the looks of it already has a tenant (Prudential Verani Realty); 2) The Former Pier II Restaurant continues its transformation into residential condos that will feature a green rooftop garden (market sign went up this week); 3) The Martingale Wharf Building is gone, but in its place the developers have made progress on rebuilding the waterfront pier component, and I hear that a restaurant is planned to open on the site in the fall.