The boat docks and the red and black 1000 NORTH sign with the Jupiter Lighthouse logo are in place at the waterfront restaurant partly owned by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan.
A winter opening is planned for the waterfront restaurant on the Loxahatchee River, just north of Burt Reynolds Park on U.S. 1. The 326-foot-long dock, which is eight feet wide, will open to the public for docking up to three hours.
Motorized boats can only dock on the outside of the dock for up to three hours, facing away from 1000 NORTH. No overnight docking is allowed, according to town records.
Jordan, who has a part-time home in the Bear’s Club off Donald Ross Road, is one of the founding partners.
Others include local businessman Bjarne Borg, who owns the property; former New York Giants running back Tucker Frederickson; California winery owner Bill Terlato; Bears Club resident Raj Mantena; Jupiter resident Richard Rifkin; Palm Beach philanthropist Patrick Park; professional golfer Ernie Els; and Ira Fenton, a co-developer the Bears Club.
The dock was paid for by the developers of the restaurant.
“While our partners have a lot going on in their lives, each one is still very passionate about 1000 NORTH. It’s truly a labor of love. We want our guests’ experiences to be memorable ones,” Fenton said.
The fee to join the private club is $3,500 and the annual dues are $3,500. Private club membership will be limited to about 250.
The second floor for members and their guests will also have an outdoor patio for food and beverages. There will be occasional celebrity chefs.
The first floor of the 340-seat restaurant, which also will have an indoor and outdoor bar, will be open to the public.
Other restaurants in the area that have private memberships are located in Jonathan’s Landing, the Loxahatchee Club and Lost Tree Village.
Jordan joins Tiger Woods as the latest sports megastar with an eatery in Jupiter. The Woods, a restaurant in Harbourside Place, opened in the summer of 2015.
Indoor food and beverage sales at 1000 NORTH will be required to close at 2 a.m. Outdoor food and alcohol sales would end at midnight. Outdoor live music would require a special-event permit from the town.
Plans for 1000 NORTH — which measures 50 feet tall to the top of the tower — include a connection with Riverwalk, the town’s 2.4-mile pedestrian/bicycle waterfront lane from Ocean Way to the Jupiter Inlet that goes through Harbourside Place and along the Intracoastal Waterway and Jupiter Inlet.