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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