Longtime customers of Panama Hattie's Seafood House stop by for one last drink before doors close

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. - This could be the last weekend a staple restaurant in North Palm Beach will have their doors open.

Jeff and Janet Charles have been boating from Wellington for the last five years to Panama Hattie’s Seafood House.

"We have a lot of great memories here. A lot of fun. Every time someone comes in from out of town, we bring them here," said the Charles's. 

But now they’ll have to look elsewhere.

The restaurant that’s sat on the Intracoastal waterway for more than 25 years, is expected to close its doors sometime this week.

Jeff Charles said, "We came for our last rum bucket. We're very sad about this."

Other customers who are hearing about the news for the first time are shocked.

Genesis Oliberas said, "That old vibe of the sand and how they have the Jamaican band, that whole feel there's nowhere else to go like that."

Developers plan to put a small boutique hotel on the north end of the property and add several new restaurants.

Businesses across the water say it’s bittersweet, but excited for what’s to come, even if it’s new competition.

Raymond Lessard, with Southside Tiki said, "Everyone likes to see progress of something being built, it's like anything, so people will come here to watch that, we'll all be watching too."

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