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Commander’s Palace closes its doors in Destin

Commander’s Palace, Destin has closed its doors due to the strained economy combined with the devastation the oil spill had on Northwest Florida’s tourism industry. The adverse impact on the local patrons proved to be insurmountable for the restaurant.

destin dining“The unfortunate timing of opening in Destin was simply not something we could control or overcome,” explained Ti Adelaide Martin, co-proprietor of Commander’s Palace Destin. “We look forward to exciting new announcements about future openings by our family of restaurants.”

Commander’s Palace Destin, was voted BEST Chef and BEST service in 2009 by Emerald Coast Magazine, and was located in The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin.

The restaurant group announced the decision on Saturday October 30, 2010.

“We have greatly enjoyed our time here in Destin and are still in awe of the breathtaking views of the harbor and the stellar sunsets. Destin will always be our playground,” said Adelaide Martin. “The fine dining market has been devastated in the panhandle of Florida by the recent oil spill. We are thankful for our wonderful relationship with the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village and the Legendary Development group. We’d like to particularly thank Peter Bos and Bruce Craul for creating the wonderful new Destin institution — Emerald Grande and Harbor Walk Village.”We are also very proud of our Commander’s Palace Destin team, Executive Chef David Cunningham, General Manager Mario Plaza, Charlotte LeVaughn and countless others who made this beautiful restaurant a delight for our guests. We sincerely thank you for a tremendous effort and a great restaurant that we were proud to call Commander’s Palace.”

“No one could anticipate the combined impacts of a lagging economy and the devastating oil spill would have on this terrific and talented restaurant team” explained Bruce Craul, Chief Operating Officer for Legendary Inc.

“Since the very conception of Emerald Grande and HarborWalk Village, we planned to bring a recognized world class restaurant into the building to add to our development and the entire Destin Harbor District. Commander’s is known worldwide as one of the finest restaurants in the United States with the highest service levels in the industry: commensurate with the guest experience planned for the Emerald Grande.We are truly sorry economic conditions, that were improving until the oil spill, created an uneconomical environment for this spectacular white linen restaurant. We love the whole Commander’s team and are proud we brought them to our community. The Emerald Grande and HaborWalk Village will immediately get to work to bring another great experience to the stellar location that will be an asset to the community, HarborWalk and Emerald Grande.” said Peter Bos, CEO of Legendary Inc.

For more information on venues and locations for special events at HarborWalk Village or Legendary family of brands: contact Jamie Hall or Bruce Craul at

source: Commander’s Palace closes its doors in Destin

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