A New Boathouse to Open in Hopewell

The view is going to be spectacular.



The Boathouse will launch its fourth restaurant where the James and Appomattox rivers meet in what was once the in the old Navigator's Den space. The Hopewell City Council announced last night that it would be part of its $7 million redevelopment of the river. The Boathouse at City Point will be located at 701 W. Randolph Road on the Appomattox Riverwalk between the Hopewell City Marina and the Beacon Theatre.

It will be an enormous space — 6,000 square feet — seating 132 people inside and 64 on the patio overlooking the river. Owner Kevin Healy plans to hire approximately 75 people to run the restaurant.

“It’s a million-dollar view,” Healy said in a news release. “We’re excited to join this thriving entertainment district, and it’s all centered around a beautiful riverfront.”

The new restaurant is slated to open at the end of the summer.