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

Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM.

As for the construction work that’s being done on site, Phillips said that they are completely re-arranging the interior of the building, structurally and aesthetically.

“We're losing the formal feel and adding the comfortable, old school Destin feel that everybody around here lives and loves every day. We're also adding over 5,000 square feet of deck space behind the restaurant. Approximately 2,000 square feet of which will be covered and at the actual restaurant level,” Phillips said.

He added that the rest of the deck will be below the covered deck, along with a beach area for guests to hang out in and travel to the restaurant via boat.

“We're hoping that the new boardwalk makes its way down to us soon and we're planning accordingly as well.”

Phillips said that he is excited about moving back home and pursuing his dream of opening the restaurant back up.

“People don't want to have to get dressed up and pretty just to eat good, fresh seafood, and I plan on providing exactly that, but with the best view on the entire harbor,” he said.

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