Below are comments from the Grateful Palate about their purchase of Shooter's Waterfront Cafe and Bootlegger and their plans for the waterside location.
Hi, friends. We have some exciting news to share with you. The Grateful Palate restaurant will serve its last meal on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at its current location on Southeast 17th Street. We recently purchased Shooters Waterfront Cafe and Bootlegger, former landmarks in South Florida’s waterfront restaurant scene, and have begun their transformation into a trio of spectacular waterfront businesses on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Bootleggers will become Events by Grateful Palate, a unique special event venue with outstanding food, service and views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The 6,000 sq. ft. location will be elegantly redesigned in the tradition of The Grateful Palate as an ideal waterfront venue for weddings, private parties and other special events.
The new Shooters will serve a greatly enhanced waterfront dining experience. The 14,000 sq. ft. restaurant will undergo a complete interior and exterior redesign, including a new al fresco dining area and a creatively inspired menu of fresh offerings.
The Grateful Palate - Yacht Provisions will continue operations seamlessly from the new location, offering convenient provisioning services both dockside and by delivery. Located on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Oakland Park Boulevard, the property includes 340 feet of dockage.
All of the Grateful Palate’s excellent wait staff and talented chefs that have been key to the success of the restaurant and yacht provisioning business will make the transition to the new location.
The existing Shooters restaurant will stay open during the phased renovations. Events by Grateful Palate will open in fall 2013. Anticipated completion of the Shooters Fort Lauderdale redesign is early 2014.
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