The Iconic Grayton Beach Redbar Rises from the Ashes & Reopens!
by Jamie Conley
on Monday, July 20th, 2020 at 2:34pm.
In the early morning hours of February 19, 2019 tragedy struck in Grayton Beach when the Red Bar caught fire and burned to the ground. The Petit family, owners of the famed local bar, vowed to rebuild using the same footprint of the former building and that intended to come back stronger and even better.
Last week, only 17 months following the fire, the doors to the iconic REDBAR reopened fulfilling the Petit’s promise to their customers, staff and employees.
In response to the overwhelming support received from their customer’s and fans the following message was posted on the RedBar Facebook page:
Dear friends, neighbors and family, We can't describe how excited and humble we are about the reopening of our beloved RedBar. We are very thankful for the people that took the time to visit with us this week.The many expressions of support such as flowers, gifts, notes, phone calls, emails, our family, our staff is overwhelmed with joy.
Some of you will have noticed a new method of transportation to get to the restaurant and the beach access. This service is provided by the county with the leadership of the TDC. Lots of work still needs to be done in order to make it a pleasant experience for everyone.
We hope the community will understand this attempt at changing the culture in Grayton. We support to still have some parking available. We also support for anyone to drive through Grayton. Rumors of special permits are false.
The shuttle service so far has worked flawlessly this week. The response was really good from The out-of-town guests.
What we are seeing is not the final product. It will be embellished and perfected, adding a new dynamic in Grayton.