A second major restaurant has opened at the Ocean Mall, boosting occupancy at the mall that reopened in late 2009 after being rebuilt by Catalfumo Construction and Development.
Two Drunken Goats Beach Cantina opened May 9 in 5,000 square feet of leased space. A grand opening ceremony with city officials is planned for Sunday afternoon. Manager Randy Simler said he hired 105 employees for the new restaurant and bar, which serves lunch and dinner seven days a week from a pastel blue and white building that faces the city’s recently renovated Municipal Beach Park. Two Drunken Goats serves a variety of food, including Mexican, steaks, wings, burgers and salads. Simler also manages Johnny Longboats, a nautical-themed restaurant that operated at the old mall and opened at the south end of the renovated mall in December 2009. Both restaurants are owned by Leonard Fortune of Palm Beach Shores. Councilwoman Dawn Pardo said tourists who come to the Marriott timeshare resorts and hotels on Singer Island feed businesses such as restaurants at the Ocean Mall. “Our local businesses are capturing tourist dollars,” Pardo said. “The renovation of the Ocean Mall has done wonders for Singer Island.” Catalfumo, which leased the property from the city for 50 years, also has leased space to a bagel shop that is scheduled to open this summer.
By Willie Howard
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer