EXTREME MAKEOVER: Old Flamingo Café restaurant building revamping for 'casual' flair

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Fish Bar, which closed in January, is undergoing construction to introduce the new Boshamp's in its place. The new restaurant will provide “organic seafood” in a comfortable, casual atmosphere for all to enjoy. Work crews are currently adding over 5,000 square feet of deck space behind the future restaurant.

Kathy Harrison | The Log
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM.

A well-known Destin restaurant building is getting a new name and fresh features.

Fish Bar, which closed in January, is undergoing construction to be opened as a new dining location that will be centered on a casual atmosphere.

“Although we're going for a much different, more casual concept, I hope to bring the same Southern hospitality and fresh seafood that has been missing on this harbor for quite a while,” said Miller Phillips, who is the owner of the new restaurant. His father owns the land and building, and Phillips will be leasing the building from him to open his restaurant.

The restaurant’s new name will be Boshamp’s, and is expected to open at 414 Harbor Blvd. in Destin in early spring 2013.

The building for Boshamp’s used to be the Flamingo Cafe, which was owned and operated by Phillips’ father and mother, Allen and DeeDee Phillips for over 20 years.

Flamingo Cafe was a very upscale, fine-dining restaurant.

“I've dreamed of running this restaurant for as long as I can remember. After five homesick years in Birmingham, the old Flamingo is vacant again and now I really feel like I'm ready and prepared to pursue my dream,” Phillips said in an e-mail to The Log.

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