On November 1st The Naked Grape Wine Station will be closed for remodeling, making way for the newest addition to the Gulf Place Town Center. Effective January 1, 2013 La Playa (The Beach in Spanish) will be moving into the spaces formerly occupied by Smiling Fish Café and The Naked Grape, at the corner of Scenic 30A and Highway 393. After some renovations the new owners plan an opening in early spring 2013. The new combined space will include over 80 indoor seats along with the outdoor corner patio dining area that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. La Playa will be owned and operated by Joseph Morris, owner of the popular Café Tango restaurant, along with sons Patrick and Andrew. La Playa will feature casual dining along with an exciting new menu reflecting the Morris family’s favorite dishes from the Caribbean. The restaurant will offer a full bar with all drinks being made from scratch, the old fashioned way. The wine list will include a wide ranging boutique selection from all over the world. Smiling Fish Cafe leases their space through the end of December, so please make sure to enjoy their wonderful food before they are gone!