In February, an early morning fire completely destroyed the iconic Red Bar in Grayton Beach, Florida.
Fortunately, no one was physically hurt but a community was devastated.
Immediately following the fire, Red Bar co-owner Oli Petit vowed:
“I want to tell our patrons and my staff that we will be back, and we will rebuild to the exact previous specifications – maybe with a better bathroom.”
Yesterday, according to 30a.com, the Petit family broke ground on the new Red Bar.
"We officially broke ground this morning. Surrounded by friends and family, the shovel went into the ground! 8 months ago we were devastated and bewildered. Today was joy and enlightenment. The community, local government, musicians, especially Duke Bardwell who played the very first notes of music at The RedBar in 95. Our Beloved Grayton neighbors, the property owners, and the wonderful RedBar team were all there with us to share this special moment. We are targeting a Memorial weekend opening. Cheers to the future!"Read more...