Cameron Parish has part-nered with Venture Global, LNG, to create Lighthouse Bend, a unique destination for families, sportsmen, adventurers and workers. The signature attraction will be a 100-seat restaurant, with an adjacent marina and market, RV resort and event pavilion. Proposals are being sought for a restaurant tenant and others to take advantage of this opportunity.
The deadline is Friday, Jan. “Any restaurateur or chef even considering a new place should visit the website, LighthouseBend.com and download the Request for Proposals,” stated Robert Kidder, RFP Manager for the new destination, reminding potential vendors that “sending your proposal doesn’t obligate you in any way, but it gives you the option to realize your restaurant dreams.”
Plans are in place for a 4,800-square-foot interior upper floor space for the restaurant, along with open-air seating on the deck over-looking the gulf, the river and the ship channel, and a 2,000-square-foot market to serve the marina and RV Resort customers. On the ground floor, plans call for 4,500 square feet of open-air flex space for entertainment events, overflow or additional services. The marina can accommodate boats of many sizes and will offer marine fuel for waterside purchase. There will also be a public boat launch with ample park-ing for trucks and boat trailers.
Katie Armentor, parish administrator with the Cameron Parish Police Jury noted, “potential tenants may choose to lease and operate the entire development or propose which elements they choose to lease. The winning restaurant bidder will be able to help design the restaurant interior to match their vision and negotiable leasing terms will be offered. We will work hand-in-hand with qualified operators to forge long-term business relationships to serve the community of Cameron and beyond.”
According to Jessica Wickett, VP of External Affairs for Venture Global, “It’s important to contribute more to Cameron than energy infrastructure. We want to encourage other businesses to open, other jobs to be created and also to help build the amenities that everyone can enjoy for a lifetime.”
Despite setbacks from the recent hurricanes, Lighthouse Bend construction will continue, and the restaurant is expected to be move-in ready by the end of 2021. In order to match the right prospects for the project, interested bidders are advised to find out more about the development, register and download the Request for Proposals at LighthouseBend.com/RFP. The deadline for RFP submission is Jan. 8.