The Gumbo Limbo Beach Bar & Restaurant is one of the featured amenities at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The popular outdoor gathering spot is located on an elevated boardwalk overlooking a white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. The casual dining fare includes creative interpretations of local favorites featuring native seafood. Aging and deteriorated decking and railings were replaced with durable climate and pest resistant Brazilian hardwood?decking. The renovation expanded the kitchen facilities, providing needed cold storage, dishwashing facilities, and contained trash storage. New covered deck areas were added and existing deck areas were expanded to provide additional seating and improve circulation. Additional toilet facilities are provided to serve the increased capacity.
Existing pilings were extended to raise the entire sub-structure nearly 4 feet to comply with current flood elevation standards. A new access ramp provides an accessible route to the higher elevation. All visible new materials were selected to match or complement the existing construction. The sensitive environmental nature of the protected Gulf front site created a complex construction challenge. Close coordination among all parties allowed the project completed in time for the busy Holiday Season.