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Welcome to The Landing

Fort Wayne earned its nickname “The Summit City” in the 1800’s when the Wabash and Erie Canal ran through this part of the country, and Fort Wayne was situated at the highest point on the run of the canal. At that time, all canals landed along Canal and Columbia Streets downtown.

Today, this area has a new life, and has become a new point of destination at “The Landing."

On the Landing, visitors will be able to enjoy a The Landing Beer Company, a Brewery/BBQ restaurant concept, Utopian coffee shop, and other retail and dining areas like Nawa, which is already offering some great Asian fusion foods in a spectacular setting.


Located along Columbia Street, Canal Street is located just behind the north buildings, The Landing features one block of residential and recreation for visitors and residents. Plus, The Landing is located just a block and a half south of Promenade Park.

Parking is available on-street, the Plaza garage, and at Freimann Square. (Map)

Friends dining on the outdoor patio deck at Nawa on The Landing



The restaurants on The Landing have you covered for every meal of the day. Enjoy coffee and pastries from Utopian Coffee + Kitchen

Experience international cuisine from Mercadito and Nawa. Mercadito on The Landing will be serving their meals from their food truck until their restaurant fully opens. Enjoy their delicious tacos and much more for brunch and dinner! Nawa specializes in Asian inspired cuisine and is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner, or drinks on their patio under the “Bison” mural! 

Check out Fort Wayne’s newest brewery just a few doors down at the Landing Beer Company. There is something for the whole family from craft beers, BBQ, and their kid’s menu. 

Nearby on Harrison is Tolon, Fort Wayne’s farm to table restaurant. Additional restaurants including Marquee and Alto Grato, will open soon. 


So many new and exciting things are happening in Fort Wayne and The Landing is at the heart of it all. Check out the murals around the area starting with the “Bison” or enjoy the arts with a short walk to the arts campus. 

Shop at The Landing with new boutiques like House to Home or visit a number of nearby boutiques. See a list of Fort Wayne’s boutiques here

The Landing is also walking distance from many of Fort Wayne’s top attractions. The beautiful Promenade Park offers skyline views, riverfront connectivity, and more. Enjoy kayak rides, music, brews from Trubble Riverside Cafe and Tap, and the accessible playgrounds for kids. 

Plus during the summer, The Landing is a perfect destination to enjoy before a TinCaps Baseball game under the lights or after a bike ride through Headwaters Park


Opening in early 2021, you’ll be able to sleep in style at Fort Wayne’s first boutique hotel that is located steps away from The Landing. The hotel is a partnership between Vera Bradley co-founder, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, and Provenance Hotels.

More information to come!

Nearby Things To Do

From the Insider Blog