MOSS LANDING — What was once an unfinished eyesore at the southern end of Moss Landing will soon become a center of restaurants, entertainment and tourism.
At least that’s what the owner of Moss Landing Point is hoping, said Mid Coast Realty agent Darryl Kenyon, who with partner Guy Chanda is heading up the leasing process.
The multi-building project at 8425 Moss Landing Road is set to be completed this summer. When finished, it will feature a 30-room inn, a two-story office space and 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space over three buildings, including the well-known decagon-shaped structure that has for years greeted drivers passing by on Highway 1.
Kenyon said the owner hopes to attract wine tasting rooms, restaurants, coffee shops and a tap room or brew pub to match the eco-tourism trend ongoing in the small coastal community.
“That’s the business that’s out there right now,” Kenyon said. “We’ve had some interest on the part of the cannabis operators, but we haven’t engaged with any of them yet. I don’t know if that’s the preferred use, but there is interest.”
The inside of the decagon-shaped building. — Tony Nunez/Register-Pajaronian
Construction at the location started in 2008, but was never completed because the business partners were split on the direction of the project.
Construction finally resumed last summer after lead developer Eric J. Del Piero — an eye surgeon in Monterey — bought out the other partners.
“The partners really couldn’t agree exactly where they were going with the project,” Kenyon said, “but once Dr. Del Piero bought them out, they did have a clear vision about where things are going.”
Moss Landing Point is one of several construction projects happening around the area. In the town’s north harbor, a sizeable building next to a now-vacant restaurant — formerly the Pacific Grill and the Sea Harvest before that — is also under construction.
Emails into Moss Landing Harbor District Harbor Master Linda G. McIntyre were not returned by press time.
Editor's note: This article will publish in the May 3 edition of the Register-Pajaronian.