Kudos to all those involved in transforming the 2 mile stretch along Father Capodanno Blvd. The first noticeable thing was the cleanliness. There was not one piece of garbage along the entire length. The second is all the new project including the children playgrounds, dunes, ocean breeze indoor track, ocean breeze indoor horse riding building, skate park & roller rink, Midland beach War Memorial & Capodanno Memorial. the indigenous landscaping & the new boardwalk. The third was the classic South Beach favorites still rolling: the South Fin Grill, Dolphin Fountains, Fishing Pier, Totos Restaurant which was rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, dog park, bocce, shuffleboard & volleyball courts & the newly refurbished ball fields.
Established in 1661, South Beach has always been a popular destination through the centuries. It has panoramic views of the Ocean, Harbor & Verrazano Bridge and is the 4th largest boardwalk in the world.
Ettore grew up working in the restaurant & catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors’s in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started Chez Vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills and caters parties at homes and businesses in the tri-state area. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to Chez Vous. In 1998 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the first and second floors making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. His creative projects include his CD Sweet on You, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. His record labels Hanz On Music and Dock Street Records has produced Method Man’s “The Meth Lab.” and produces 2nd Generation Wu projects.