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Adios Fuego Del Mar, make way for Tortugas Floribbean Kitchen & Bar

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On Cinco de Mayo, Fuego Del Mar in Flagler Beach will officially transition to be the new Tortugas Floribbean Kitchen & Bar.
by: Anastasia Pagello Staff Writer
Tortugas will feature an all new VIP Lounge upstairs with TV's, couches and a fire table, while downstairs the bars will see a full makeover, five fire tables, new furniture and a full new menu.

Fuego Del Mar Cantina & Grill in Flagler Beach was recently purchased by new owner Scott Fox. Paul Chestnut is managing partner. The restaurant has slowly been transitioning from the well-known Mexican style entrees and plywood barstools to an all new rustic Florida restaurant. On Cinco de Mayo, an all-day sending off celebration with live entertainment, will be held at Fuego’s to honor the old restaurant and welcome the new Florida and Caribbean themed Tortugas Floribbean Kitchen & Bar.

The restaurants transition will feature a whole makeover from new wicker barstools to different wall décor. In the upstairs balcony a VIP Lounge will be put in place for special events and private parties. The lounge will have its own fire table, three couches, TV’s and two lookout chairs.

“Scott and I were both born in Miami, so we want our restaurant to reflect old, rustic Florida. Tortugas will feature fire tables, comfortable furniture and a new menu featuring all fresh ingredients.”

PAUL CHESTNUT, Co-owner of Tortugas

The interior and exterior of the restaurant will receive a fresh coat of paint, while every barstool will be replaced with wicker chairs.

“We want our customers to have a comfortable experience when visiting Tortugas,” Chestnut said, while gesturing towards a nearby wicker armchair. “We don’t want to rush people out as these old wooden barstools used to do; the view is too nice to not fully enjoy.”

A new menu featuring all fresh ingredients will take the place of the Mexican themed dishes. All of the food will be made fresh every day, from scratch, with locally produced organic ingredients. The bar will feature indigenous fruit made into fresh, hand-squeezed cocktails and IPA draft beer with proceeds going to support the Flagler County Turtle Patrol.

“Our goal with Tortugas Floribbean Kitchen & Bar is to bring a new culture to Flagler Beach,” Chestnut said. “The transition will put new emphasis on the outdoor porches, which is a common aspect to the Carribean culture, while eventually providing the community with live entertainment every night with fresh quality food.”

Visit the Fuego Del Mar Cantina & Grill Facebook page for updates on the Cinco de Mayo grand re-opening celebration.

Correction: This story has been updated to accurately reflect Paul Chesnut's position as managing partner with the restaurant.

 

According to Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center, the following companies were issued tax receipts for Mar. 3-9:

  • Home-based businesses: Top 2 Bottom Cleaning LLC, janitorial service; Mike’s Plumeria; Snowie Bus; mobile food vendor; Randolph Studios, artist; Miguel A. Bras, landscaping service; Commercial Cleaning Maid EZ LLC, janitorial service.

The following is an update for permit activity in the city for Mar. 3-9. Total number of permits issued: 284. Since January 2009, $858,600,327 construction dollars have been invested in Palm Coast.

Commercial permit applications

Sandspur Construction applied for a $150,000 application for alterations for a Circle K at 1500 Palm Coast Parkway NW.

Sandspur Construction applied for a $150,000 application for alterations for a Circle K at 191 Cypress Point Parkway.

SE Cline applied for a $98,760 application for site development for drainage and parking lot expansion at 2 N. Village Parkway.

Mark Abbotts Custom Renovations applied for a $59,000 application for alterations at 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Unit 403.

Agua Construction applied for a $25,000 application for alterations to Club Mirage at 4982 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Unit 8 and 9.

Upson Construction applied for a $20,000 application for alterations for a dance studio at 515 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Units 9 and 10.

Blue Water Homes applied for a $6,300 application for alterations to a chiropractic office at 1475 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Unit 103.

Machin Construction applied for a $4,000 application for alterations for a wall between units at 5 Utility Drive, Units 13 and 14.

Commercial permits issued

Batson-Cook Company was issued a $7,200,000 permit for a three-story and 32 bed alteration at Florida Hospital Flagler at 60 Memorial Medical Parkway.

Certified General Contractors was issued a $150,000 permit for alterations at Crossfit, 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Unit 604.

Residential permits issued

Intervest Construction Inc. was issued $364,000 for a single-family residence at 102 Westchester Lane.

Kienly McGee was issued $308,000 for a single-family residence at 22 Becker Lane.

Seagate Homes was issued $291,000 for a single-family residence at 78 Zaun Trail.

Adams Homes of NW FL was issued $287,000 for a single-family residence at 49 Pine Circle Drive.

Seagate Homes was issued $286,000 for a single-family residence at 104 Bud Hollow Drive.

Olsen Custom Homes was issued $283,000 for a single-family residence at 57 North Park Circle.

Adams Homes of NW FL was issued $281,000 for a single-family residence at 2 Seaton Valley Path.

Adams Homes of NW FL was issued $281,000 for a single-family residence at 38 Brownstone Lane.

Seagate Homes was issued $271,000 for a single-family residence at 31 Pilgrim Drive.

Seagate Homes was issued $271,000 for a single-family residence at 64 Felwood Lane.

Seagate Homes was issued $271,000 for a single-family residence at 40 Feling Lane.

Seagate Homes was issued $271,000 for a single-family residence at 20 Creekside Drive.

Seagate Homes was issued $242,000 for a single-family residence at 116 Park Circle Drive.

Seagate Homes was issued $232,000 for a single-family residence at 4 Zamia Place.

A Certified Screen was issued $29,000 for an addition at 30 Prince Michael Lane.

Screen Machines was issued $14,000 for an alteration at 88 Rickenbacker Drive.

Waterside Pools was issued $9,000 for an addition at 22 Cheyenne Court.

Screen Machines was issued $9,000 for an alteration at 25 Bird of Paradise Drive.

A Certified Screen was issued $8,000 for an addition at 111 South Hummingbird Place.

Budgen Construction was issued $7,000 for an alteration at 37 Collingwood Lane.

Dom Salvatores Home Improvements was issued $7,000 for an alteration at 17 Palmwood Drive.

Concept Building was issued $6,000 for an alteration at 14 Senseney Path.

Cannon Home Services was issued $3,000 for an alteration at 108 Westlee Lane.

Doris Morales was issued $2,000 for an addition at 4 Flaxton Lane.

Blue Crown Construction was issued $1,000 for an alteration at 8 Mid Oaks Circle, Unit 202.

Occupancy permits issued

Bill Kratasas was issued a permit for Gunnars Distilling Company at 15 Hargrove Grade, Unit 6L.

Murna Hanson and Tanya Muir was issued a permit for a TM Tender Care, an assisted living facility at 9 Ponderosa Lane.

Certificates of occupancy issued

TWT Restaurant Design was issued $350,000 for alterations at 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Unit 205.

Hawkins Construction was issued $24,000 for alterations at 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Unit 214.

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