Groundbreaking set for Bethany Boathouse restaurant


The Bethany Boathouse, the latest venture for Cottage Café owners Brent Poffenberger and Tom Neville, will hold a public groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m., with a reception immediately following at the Cottage Café.

With plans to open in the late spring of 2015, the Bethany Boathouse will be located directly across the street from the Cottage Café, adjacent to CVS. The building is being designed to resemble historic U.S. lifesaving stations. The Boathouse will be a seasonal restaurant that will cater to both locals and visitors, they noted.

Poffenberger and Neville said they are very proud of this project and believe it will be a great amenity for the area. In addition to both indoor and outdoor seating, there will be a fenced- in play area with a sand floor for children.

“We are hoping that our neighbors in the area will enjoy coming to the Bethany Boathouse to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshment. We will put an emphasis on high-quality freshly prepared food. Our menu will have beach favorites such as crabcake sandwiches, fresh grilled fish sandwiches, shrimp salad, fresh fried oysters, fish tacos and many more items.

“We are hoping that many people will take advantage of our carryout service, as we are planning a dedicated carryout window for our guests,” said Poffenberger and Neville.

The Bethany Boathouse is being built by Milken Builders. Plans will be available to view at the event.