When Bryce Statham and his partner Baron Skorish wrote the first check in 1996 to launch the popular Blue Moon Fish Co., they freely admit that there wasn't enough money in the bank to cover it. Fast forward 18 years and this popular seafood establishment located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale have established itself as one of the top seafood restaurants in the area.
“We had a vision for this restaurant and that was realized over the past 18 years. In order to better serve our customers and attract new ones, we decided to undergo a major renovation. We turned to two established companies in the construction industry for help, Scotty Mac Construction, Inc. and D&B Tile Distributors.”
Co-owner of Blue Moon Bryce Statham (left) and Scotty Mac, Scotty Mac Construction, Inc.
According to Scotty Mac, “We have been in business since 1998 and specialize in interior renovation and building for commercial and residential projects. The Blue Moon Restaurant on the water in Fort Lauderdale was a complete demo and build out that took only three weeks from start to finish. This was a 4500 sq/ft build out which included a new bar, oyster bar and kitchen. All the walls, floors and equipment are all brand new.”
“We went with Scotty to the D&B Tile in Pompano Beach and were able to see a large variety of tiles and finishes. When we got there, we went through the color schemes and patterns we wanted, found the products and worked with the showroom staff. When we returned to the restaurant, we visualized the flow and installation. Once we made the selections, we deviated very little from our original plan. Everything went together and complemented each other well. TheCrossville Speakeasy 12x36 Silver Screenwood look tiles on the floor and the Everritt & Shilling Barnwood Rawhide Flats2x18 stagger set unfinishedbarnwood on the walls helped create the contemporary casual environment we wanted. The columns were faced with Norstone 6x24 White Quartzledger stone. Bati Orient stainless steel tiles were used behind the oyster bar. It just all worked well together.
“It was actually shocking how well all of this came together. We closed the restaurant after a very busy brunch. Our workers came in and cleaned out all of our restaurant equipment and the following morning Scotty's crew came in and began the demolition. September 21 to October 17 was the construction phase and we opened on schedule at 5 pm on October 17. We watch our long-time customers walk in and be visually impressed with the new appearance from the wood-look floors, to the barn-wood on the walls and the stainless steel tiles behind the oyster bar. It's all just extremely impressive and goes very well with our 'on-the-water' location and our casual atmosphere.”