Friday, August 10, 2012

Local Landmark may be rebuilt

On April 29, 2010 the Thomas Drive 'Treasure Ship' restaurant was totally gutted by an electrical fire, over 100 employees were put out of jobs. The restaurant had been in business next to the marina on the Grand Lagoon since 1978 and was a noted area landmark.  The loss was over $1,000,000 and at the time it was judged by the owners to be too expensive to rebuild.

The County Commission is holding hearings on a proposal to redevelop the site to include restaurants, hotels and retail businesses with a max. height of buildings being 100 feet. The boat service shop and 2 storage barns would be torn down.  

Currently the land is simply a grassy area with the structure totally removed.
Details at:
http://www.newsherald.com/articles/treasure-104614-hear-panama.html#ixzz23BBcHE9X