- Real Estate
- Food & Drink
March 6, 2018
The former Bracco space will become Turks & Caicos Cabana Grille, a new concept from Vanguard Hospitality opening this spring.
The concept will bring a classic coastal feel with fresh flavors to the space at The Bridges at 57th, according to a statement from Vanguard.
The restaurant “will transport guests oceanside with a casual, resort-like atmosphere perfect for unwinding,” the restaurant group said.
“We’re about to serve our guests in a whole new way, and we can’t wait,” said Tim Meagher, chief operating officer of Vanguard Hospitality, owners of Grille 26, Minervas in downtown Sioux Falls and Morrie’s Steakhouse.
“Think about going to an iconic, East Coast resort town and dining in a favorite spot on Main Street. That’s the kind of experience we’re creating.”
While there won’t be major construction done to the building, the space is being redesigned to completely change the look and feel.
“We’re lightening it up considerably,” Meagher said. “It will feel open, airy, clean and definitely updated.”
The menu is in development but will include multiple influences, from Hawaii to the Caribbean and up and down the coasts.
“We recognize we’re still in the Midwest. It’s not abandoning where we’re at and who we’re serving, but it’s bringing a different experience,” Meagher said. “It’s casual dining how Vanguard does it. Picture what you love about Grille 26 and add the outdoors.”
The bar area at Cabana Grille will be a significant focus, as well as the expansive patio.
“The outdoor seating is one of many reasons we love the location. It’s something completely unique for our portfolio,” Meagher said.
The deal was made possible because of a tremendous working relationship with Bridges developer and manager Van Buskirk Cos., another Vanguard executive said.
“Working with Van Buskirk Cos. to make this concept a reality has been a truly rewarding business experience,” said Michael Gjernes, chief financial officer.
“They worked hand-in-hand with us to put a deal together, and we look forward to growing with them for many years to come.”
Cabana Grille is an ideal addition for The Bridges, said Mike Van Buskirk, president of operations.
“Vanguard’s vision for Cabana Grille perfectly complements our vision for The Bridges,” he said.
“This will be a destination for many, a regular stop for the neighborhood and an addition that will cause people to discover and rediscover all the wonderful shopping and dining The Bridges offers.”
Cabana Grille is looking for approximately 50 employees. To inquire about opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’re excited to share more details as we move toward opening,” Meagher said. “We can’t wait to bring this to our guests.”
Vanguard Hospitality announces Turks & Caicos Cabana Grille.