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Coronado Boathouse 1887 to launch Saturday concert series with NovaMenco

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The beautiful waterfront restaurant, Coronado Boathouse 1887, is celebrating over 40 years in the restaurant business by launching their Saturday afternoon concert series on April 3, 2010 from 11:30am – 3:30pm. The popular jazz band, NovaMenco,will be headlining this Anniversary and Community Appreciation Event.

BW NovaMencoNovaMenco is a family ensemble that is best known for a modern flamenco style that combines jazz and pop into a unique sound. You will also catch some Mediterranean influences in their music which makes for an enjoyable listening experience and a great way to launch the Boathouse’s concert series.

This afternoon event will also feature a special anniversary lunch menu complete with appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and of course those seafood specialties that keep locals coming back for more. Especially tempting selections include the Crab and Shrimp Louie Salad, Boathouse Burger, Crab Cake Sliders and their trademark Boathouse Crab Stack.

The Coronado Boathouse is a treasured San Diego landmark that is steeped in a rich history. Built in 1887, the Boathouse stands three stories tall and features an exterior observatory area at its peak. This building was the first San Diego home for William E. Ritter’s marine research. Ritter is best known as one of the founding fathers of the prestigious Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Ritter conducted his research out of the Boathouse until 1905 when a larger research site became available at the La Jolla Cove.

The Boathouse had its own small fleet of pleasure and fishing boats that were used by guests of the Hotel Del. A Boathouse Keeper used to live in the building and manage the site. A two story “bathhouse” was added to the structure to accommodate the Hotel’s guests who wanted a protected place to “bathe” in the bay.

This architectural gem has also been tied to the yachting community. Both the Coronado Yacht Club as well as the San Diego Yacht Club have called the Boathouse home. It was in 1967 when the Boathouse, newly renovated and relocated closer to shore, was leased to the Chart House.

Today, the Boathouse 1887 is locally-owned and operated and has established itself as one of San Diego’s favorite steak and seafood restaurants serving the residents of Coronado and greater San Diego as well as attracting tourists from near and far.

Marking over 40 years in the restaurant business, the Boathouse 1887 is celebrating with the launch of their Saturday afternoon concert series and special lunch menu. As a way to give back to the community, the Boathouse will be donating some of the proceeds from this event to a local San Diego charity, Stand Up For Kids.

This great organization is focused on helping homeless teens transition from life on the streets. Like so many charities today, Stand Up For Kids has been financially challenged in these tough economic times. Those attending this community event will be able to enjoy live music and fabulous food and know that they are contributing to a great cause.

As an added bonus there will be also be some fun prizes given away at Saturday’s event. If you attend, you could win a weekend stay at the Coronado Beach Resort,which is just steps from the beach. This weekend stay comes complete with a bottle of wine, signature wine glasses, an amenities basket, and of course some decadent chocolates.

There will also be the opportunity to win a one-night stay at the historical landmark mansion and boutique hotel, Glorietta Bay Inn. Enjoy complimentary champagne upon arrival and walking tour tickets to some historical sites on the island.

Another great prize is a one-year membership to Family Gym and Spa. This state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive, specialized, and masterful training programs and boasts gorgeous views of Coronado.

coronado boathouse Poster 8x10For an enjoyable afternoon, a chance to win fun prizes and a way to show your support for a great charity, make your reservation today at the Coronado Boathouse 1887.

Anniversary & Community Appreciation Event
Saturday, April 3 from 11:30am to 3:30pm

Coronado Boathouse 1887
1701 Strand Way, Coronado
619-435-0155

Here’s a side note for you history and trivia buffs:

The Coronado Boathouse predates the Hotel Del Coronado by one year and was designed by the Reid brothers, who also designed the Hotel Del. Built in the Queen Anne Revival Style that was popular in the late 1800s, it is believed that the architects used this structure as “practice” for their builders who were mostly unskilled laborers before construction began. Luckily for us, that “practice” paid off in what have became two of San Diego’s most recognizable local landmarks – The Hotel Del Coronado and The Coronado Boathouse 1887.

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