GRAYTON BEACH -- It’s been nearly 17 months since a fire destroyed the Red Bar in Grayton Beach. But if you walked through the newly rebuilt restaurant this week, you could be forgiven for thinking it never went away.
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Using the original plans for the restaurant’s building, owners Oliver Petit and his brother Phillipe have rebuilt the restaurant on the same location, to look exactly how it did before the fire.
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"The measurements, the size of the rooms, the height of the ceilings is the exact same as it was," said Oliver Petit on Wednesday. "In our opinion, the Red Bar was perfect."
And recreate it they did, from the floor plan, to the paint, to the vintage art, movie and music posters that line the walls.
Oliver Petit said they expecting to re-open the restaurant for dinner on July 15 and are looking forward to showing off the new Red Bar.
"The outpouring of support from the community and the people is just tremendous," said Oliver Petit. "It’s just really a special time."
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