Openings and Closings

Boatyard — Formerly Bimini Boatyard — Hosting Job Fair September 10 to 12

Looking for a job? If so, look no further than Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale, the new waterside dining concept located at 1555 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale.

Boatyard — the new concept that has replaced 25-year-old Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill — is hiring in preparation for a fall grand reopening. The establishment is currently undergoing a complete redesign both inside and out under the direction of the Restaurant People, the same group behind South Florida establishments Tarpon Bend, YOLO and O Lounge, Vibe, Fork & Balls, and S3. Boatyard is a joint venture with Hudson Capital Group.

The 275-seat Boatyard — billed as an upscale eatery — is slated to reopen in October, just in time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. To prepare, the restaurant will hold a job fair Thursday, September 10, through Saturday, September 12.

Hiring managers say they are seeking "hardworking and enthusiastic individuals with prior restaurant or hospitality experience to join the team" for an estimated 100 positions, including servers, bartenders, hosts and hostesses, and kitchen staff.

"With its prime, waterfront location right smack in the middle of the Yachting Capital of the World, we feel Boatyard is poised to become South Florida’s next big hotspot and a staple in the Fort Lauderdale culinary scene," says the Restaurant People CEO Tim Petrillo.

The venue will be a notch above its predecessor when it comes to ambiance, adds Petrillo, with a sophisticated, yachty-chic vibe. Expect the food to be an upgrade as well, with a seafoodcentric menu available for patrons to enjoy inside, outside, or dockside with panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Boatyard Job Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. September 10 to 12 at the Boatyard hiring office, located at 1535 SE 17th St., Suite 119, in Fort Lauderdale. Interested applicants should arrive prepared with a copy of a current résumé. For advance inquiries or more information, email [email protected].

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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