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Shooters, Bootlegger Bought by Grateful Palate Owner William McIntyre

After over a year of financial difficulties, including a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, and a property auction, Shooters Waterfront Cafe and Bootleggers have a new owner.

According to the South Florida Business Journal, the two iconic Fort Lauderdale waterfront restaurants were purchased for $7 million by William McIntyre. McIntyre also owns the Grateful Palate. McIntyre purchased the property from FirstBank Puerto Rico.

See also:

- Shooters, Bootlegger Plan To Remain Open, Despite Bankruptcy Auction

- Shooters Will Remain Open Despite Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The adjoining Fort Lauderdale restaurants were auctioned on December 5, 2012 by order of the U.S. Bankruptcy court. FirstBank Puerto Rico won with a $5.3 million bid.

The combined properties have over 20,000 square feet of space on a one acre site, including 340 feet of dockate on the Intracoastal Waterway.

The South Florida Business Journal reports that the location will remain a restaurant and bar, with plans for a "complete renovation and redesign, upgraded facilities, a new al fresco dining area and an enhanced menu."

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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