- Bill DiPaolo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Hoping to join the private club at 1000 NORTH, the new waterfront restaurant partly owned by NBA star Michael Jordan?
The 200 memberships -- the fee to join the invitation only private club is $3,500 and the annual dues are $3,500 -- are expected to be filled very soon.
The two-story restaurant of the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park is scheduled to open in January.
The first floor restaurant and lounge will be open to the public. The second floor will be the private club.
“At the rate we are filling memberships, I expect we’ll be full in the next 10 days. We’ll have a lengthy waiting list,” said Ira Fenton, one of the developers.
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 and professional golfer Ernie Els.
Members get access to the second floor, priority reservations, membership-only seating, access to special wine dinners and other perks, said Fenton.
A 350-foot dock, paid by the developers, is in front of 1000 NORTH.
The dock is eight feet wide and will be open to the public for docking up to three hours. No overnight docking will be allowed, according to town records
Other restaurants in the area with private memberships are 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.