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Port of Everett Signs New Anisoptera Spa for Fisherman's Harbor 

Date: Jun 28, 2022

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An artist rendering by BCRA Architects of the conceptual design for the building that will house Anisoptera Spa at the Port of Everett. “Anisoptera” is the scientific word for dragonfly, which is a symbol of self-realization, transformation, change and rebirth.

 The new Anisoptera Spa will open its flagship location at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place, featuring a variety of spa and relaxation services from massage, facials and nails to float pods, saunas and more!

The new destination spa will join recently announced Rustic Cork Wine Bar at a new building to be constructed at Fisherman’s Harbor. The site is situated next to the new 266-unit Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo, just south of the building now under construction to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant and South Fork Baking Co. opening in late 2022.  

“I’m excited for Anisoptera Spa to serve as our anchor tenant for our next building in Fisherman’s Harbor,” Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber said. “We have the largest number of hotel rooms on the waterfront in Snohomish County, and there are no spa or relaxation services in either of those facilities. This really will serve a niche that’s not provided at the waterfront and the city right now.”

Owner Christine Haberthier, along with her business partner and investors Jason and Elizabeth Brooks, developed Anisoptera’s spa services to cater to mind, body and spirit all at once. “Anisoptera” is the scientific word for dragonfly – a symbol of self-realization, transformation, change, and even rebirth.

“The moment we stepped out into fresh air and the sound of the boats and birds infiltrated our senses, we knew this was where we belonged,” Haberthier said. “Our love and appreciation of natural beauty and water combined with the excitement and the sense of community Everett has created made this location a perfect match for us. We are thrilled to be walking on this journey together and look so forward to serving our clients and being a part of such an incredible city.”

The Anisoptera team brings vast spa experience and have curated a unique mix of service offerings. Anisoptera Spa will feature saunas with halotherapy, relaxation rooms, plunge pools, float rooms, a steam room and a sun room. Services include massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, lashes, body scrubs, body wraps, waxing and sugaring.

The team is especially excited to offer couples or group spa experiences at Waterfront Place. Their research shows an interest in a new kind of spa experience, one that emphasizes the social connection that so often has been difficult to find over the last two years.

The Anisoptera team plans to partner with other Port of Everett tenants to offer spa parties, yoga in the parks, spa lunches and monthly specials, and more. There will also be Navy MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) and Navy Wives clubs.

“We are creating a space for everyone to come reconnect with their inner strength, their courage, joy, and their happiness,” Haberthier said. “When you walk into Anisoptera, you can leave the stresses of life at our doorstep and pamper yourself in our relaxing and healing environment. We have been diligently creating a mindful space with unique amenities and options to Snohomish County.”

The destination spa will be the largest of four tenant spaces in a new two-story 10,000-square-foot building overlooking the new Guest Dock 5 and Central Marina. In addition to the Rustic Cork Wine Bar, the Port is targeting a specialty ice cream shop and fitness studio to fill the balance of the building.

Port development partner The Schuster Group will be constructing the building. Construction is slated for 2023. 

You’re invited! Join us tomorrow at the annual Waterfront Place Community Open House, taking place on Wednesday, June 29, between 4-7 p.m. at Pacific Rim Plaza (just south of Hotel Indigo). Explore the latest happenings with the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place mixed-use development. Chat with project developers, learn about recent construction milestones and hear about what’s coming next.

Interested in retail space at Waterfront Place? Contact tarah@portofeverett.com or The Schuster Group at hgardner@theschustergroup.com.

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications & Marketing Director, by phone at 425-388-0680 or via e-mail at catherines@portofeverett.com.

About Waterfront Place
The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place is a new 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development located on 65 acres at the waterfront near the downtown core in Everett, Washington. The development boasts spectacular views, waterfront access, recreational amenities, and a world-class marina – the largest public Marina on the West Coast – with 2,300 slips and 5,000 linear feet of guest moorage. At full build-out, the Waterfront Place mixed-use development will include 63,000 square feet (sf) of retail/restaurant space, another 20,000 sf of marine retail, 447,500 sf of office, two waterfront hotels, and up to 660 waterfront housing units. Featured amenities include new trails and regional parks together with public gathering spaces, a variety of fine and casual dining, local shops, and marine sales and services. The project’s expected $650+ million in public/private investment is estimated to support nearly 2,100 family-wage jobs and generate $8.6 million annually in state and local sales taxes. To date, the Port has facilitated more than $150 million in public/private investment here, with more to come.

About Anisoptera Spa
Christine Haberthier is a third-generation massage therapist; she and her family have worked in many upscale spas across the nation. Between spa, medical and event work, she continues to meld modalities based on clients’ needs. Creating a space for everyone to come in and reconnect with themselves, their strength and their happiness has been a vision since the beginning of her career. Her business partner has been in the industry for over 20 years, also working in many high-end spas. The pair knew this was their time of change and growth, and they cannot be more enthusiastic to be working with the Brooks and the Port of Everett to turn their dream into a reality to share with all of you! More information coming soon to www.anisopteraspa.com.

About Schuster Group
Established in 1989, The Schuster Group is a fully integrated real estate investment, development, consultation and management firm, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a nationally recognized award-winning developer, The Schuster Group has built a distinguished reputation for developing dynamic environments by uniquely blending vision, creativity, and high-performance processes. Leveraging this brand and reputation on behalf of its clients, The Schuster Group has been creating distinctive, sustainable projects of enduring value for over 30 years. For more information, visit www.theschustergroup.com.