Q: What is the name of the new restaurant being renovated on Bayshore? When will it open? People are working very hard there. Thanks.
— Sue, Naples
Q: Just wondering if there is any update on the opening of the 360 Market restaurant on the water on Bayshore? Thank you so much!
— Becky Grafer, Naples
A: Planned as more of a local market than a restaurant, Three60 Market, 2891 Bayview Drive, is now targeted to open within the next couple of weeks, before the end of February, said owner Rebecca Maddox.
“It’s been a long journey,” Maddox said. “We are getting very close.”
What is hoped to be the final setback — an unresolved drainage issue from 2005 that was recently unearthed — prevented Three60 Market from opening last month.
“We had to dig up the parking lot to put drainage in,” Maddox said.
The recent setback is one of many for Three60. Maddox had originally planned to open the waterside venture in late 2010. But Maddox looks forward to nurturing her newborn business and thinks the birthing process will have been worth it. She gushes about the completely renovated building, which she said her designer describes as “modern, industrial, happy, chic, cool.”
“The place looks spectacular,” Maddox said.
The tin-roofed building is now painted a bright appletini green with new windows and doors trimmed in white. Steps up to the stilt structure and railings on its wraparound porch are all new, too.
The waterfront landmark is best known as the former home of the Tipsy Seagull, which closed in late 1999 or early 2000. A decade earlier, it was Moby Rick’s Marina, operated by Rick and Sandra Wobbe. After the Tipsy closed, a group of investors incorporated as Haldeman Creek Enterprises purchased the place in 2000, remodeled it and opened the Boathouse Grill and Marina in 2001. But within a few years the building began a weather-battered vacancy that extended for years.
Unlike its most recent predecessors, Three60 will not have a full liquor license, but will serve beer and wine. Three60’s emphasis will be on the market, offering mostly food-related items for shoppers to take home or eat there 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
For instance, patrons will be able to stop in for the market’s grilled sticky buns made fresh every morning, enjoy a handcarved roast beef sandwich for lunch, and take home one of the market’s fresh signature items, such as a Southern-style tomato pie, for dinner.
“I want you to be able to ride your bike in the morning and stop by to have coffee and something to eat,” Maddox said.
Patrons may also arrive by boat. The market has 10 boat slips along its property.
The creek is shallow, however, especially at low tide, so Maddox urges boaters to check tide charts.
Inside, a circular flow of traffic allows shoppers to see prepared foods and fresh pasta. Patrons may sit at a U-shaped counter, where they can watch chefs prepare food, Maddox said.
Three60 Market will be home to Naples Pasta Co. and its products, as well as provide an expansion to the local cottage industry founded in a Royal Harbor home about four years ago by Maddox and co-owner Nancy Casey. The pair has sold their Naples Pasta fresh and dried varieties at local farmers markets for years.
If plans are realized, the new venue also will offer its own local pop-up market in the parking lot with about four vendors in a lineup that may change daily.
“We have a huge list of people who want to participate in those pop-up markets,” Maddox said.
The idea is to be the only local venue offering these products, so Maddox said she is looking for unique items not found anywhere else.
“I don’t want to duplicate what is already available at farmers markets or other venues in town,” Maddox said. “We will have a great deal of activity going on and a lot being offered.”
Maddox envisions a breakfast and lunch crowd relaxing on the edge of Haldeman Creek, which connects with Naples Bay south of Royal Harbor. If her vision is realized, Maddox hopes to have created a comfortable, pet-friendly place where people can congregate.
“If nothing else, we are going to have fun. I can assure you that,” Maddox said.
Located just west of the Bayshore Drive bridge over Haldeman Creek, Three60 is expected to give the area a boost. The new business is one of at least four renovation projects in the Bayshore area, being marketed now as South Bay Village in an effort to distinguish it from the rest of East Naples and as a distinct location in Collier County, said David Jackson, executive director of the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency.
“I think it is going to be an icon to the area,” Jackson said.
The other three projects include renovation of an old garage just south of the new market into a Sea Tech marine electronics store, another renovated site for a granite- and stone-cutting service near Windstar, and the refurbishing of five apartments upstairs and three commercial units downstairs in the former Bayshore Coffee House location, Jackson said.
“The corridor is coming alive,” he said.
More area restaurant news
■ PoBoys Shrimp Shack opened Friday at U.S. 41 and 108th Avenue North in the former North Naples home of Cilantro Tamales and Mother Cluckerz. Po-Boys has all-you-can-eat specials every weekday: beer-battered fish (haddock) and chips ($9.99) on Monday and Friday, fried shrimp ($10.99) on Tuesday and Thursday, and island baby back ribs ($15.99) on Wednesday. Owner/ operator Shawn Teeters, who formerly owned the Cheeburger Cheeburger franchise nearby in Naples Park for 16 years, also is offering five sizes of burgers, ranging from a quarter pound to a pound at his new local business.
PoBoys, 10823 U.S. 41 N., is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week, Teeters said.
■ Chez Boët French Home Cooking is the new name for Bamboo Café, 755 12th Ave. S., in downtown Naples’ Crayton Cove area. Owners Lisa and Philippe Boët recently rechristened their 9-year-old neighborhood bistro to reflect the individuality and personality the Boëts bring to their restaurant and their passion for their homestyle French cuisine. The new retro name also is intended to help avoid confusion for passersby thinking the Bamboo Café was an Asian restaurant.
Lisa Boët, who is the founder and president of Naples Originals local restaurant group, is now back in the kitchen as executive chef of Chez Boët, directing food preparation for the traditional dishes.
“Renaming our restaurant Chez Boët puts our identity front and center and communicates the personal attention guests receive when dining with us,” Boët said.
Chez Boet serves dinner nightly 5 to 10 p.m. in the dining room and on the covered terrace and has a full bar. With the new name comes a major refurbishment of the dining room and a refreshed menu based on simple recipes of fresh seasonal ingredients, handed down through generations of French home cooks.
■ Bellini Cocktail Club is the new name for the bar at Bellini on Fifth Italian Ristorante, 445 Fifth Ave. S., in downtown Naples. In addition to being renamed in honor of its 10th anniversary, the bar has been remodeled after a roaring 1920s-style lounge with art deco posters, vintage candles, and flapper-style fashions.
The bar features an extensive cocktail list, including vintage drinks and new beverage creations with an Italian twist, and is open every day from 5 p.m. until late night.
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