Karachiites are entertainment hungry and are always looking for every
possible option they find for this purpose. The initiative of Port Grand
came as a breath of fresh air in the terror stricken environment of
Port Grand – An Overview
Port Grand is an incredible addition to the eating out places of
Pakistan. It is located along the waterfront of the 19th century Native
Jetty Bridge that connects the Karachi Port Trust to Keamari. The native
jetty bridge has been entirely rebuilt to ensure a world-class tourist
destination and a source of pride for Karachiites that would ultimately
attract millions of people from all over the country and beyond. It is
an entertainment complex comprising of food, shopping places that has
been built with over 1 billion PKR investment by Grand Leisure
Corporation. Port Grand is a 13 acre world class facility that has been
designed and built in collaboration with international designers and
architects. Latest technology and building techniques are used in the
construction of this state of the art facility. The entry fee for the
Port Grand is Rs. 300 per person out of whom Rs. 200 is redeemable at
different food outlets and shops inside the project.
Area under Port Grand
The Port Grand project extends along 1,000 ft of Karachi’s ancient 19th
century Native Jetty Bridge and spreads over an area of 200,000 sq. ft.
The one kilometer bridge has been transformed into an entertainment and
food enclave where you will find numerous eateries totaling 40,000 sq.
ft of climate-controlled area and space for stalls and 11 exotic
Pakistani and foreign restaurants and a variety of beverages.
Visitors would come to Port Grand not only for food and entertainment
but for over a hundred different concepts at port grand that includes
free WI-FI, port bazaar, bookstore, florist, Art lane, gift and antiques
etc. Parking for over eight hundred cars with complimentary valet
service, and pristine public restrooms and Plenty of Pedestrian friendly
walkways are additional attractions at the project. The few trees that
existed on the site have been preserved and replanted. The 150 years old
Banyan tree has been treated with greet care making its home for an
iconic tavern known as the Napier’s tavern that sits at the edge of the
Napier Mole Bridge. GLC has installed a special irrigation system in the
tree to give it an even longer life. Port Grand is also one of the first
projects in the City that has been dedicated to building an open
eco-friendly/ green environment, with special focus on urban
regeneration. Port Grand is going to be a model for lot of good to be
followed in the city.