Boatyard Eats Restaurant – Cornelius, NC
Cornelius, North Carolina adding New Restaurant to the area
April 5, 2017
By: Dave Vieser
Boatyard Eats Restaurant should soon be taking over and rehabbing, what has been an eyesore in Cornelius, NC Real Estate and should soon be relaunched. The Cornelius Town Board has approved the rezoning for Boatyard Eats at the site of the long shuttered Anchorage Marine on the corner of Highway 21 and Westmoreland Road…and just down the road from Oakhurst Homes Subdivision The owners, Old Swan Development LLC of Chapel Hill, plan to open a combination music and food venue at the 3.6 acre site later this year.
BoatYard Eats Restaurant will be a restaurant based around a rotating lineup of food truck offerings. The building will be re-purposed, along with upgrades to the grounds.
According to documents filed by co-owners David and Joe Stockwell, the building itself will house a kitchen which will serve a limited menu offering a signature dish that will be served every day. There will be three permanent parking spaces complete with electrical hookups for food trucks in the rear of the site. There is also outdoor seating proposed under an existing canopy that is attached to the building and an outdoor entertainment area with a stage.
“It’s all about the people getting together, having a good time, and enjoying themselves,” said David Stockwell, who now lives in Cornelius and serves on the town’s historical preservation committee. “Boatyard Eats will be experiential dining. We will offer an authentic rotating food truck experience that delivers a high quality and unique eating experience to Cornelius. It will be a place to gather with your family and friends.”
Stockwell said he plans to “really spruce up the site”, refurbishing or replacing the broken asphalt, and removing the chain link fence. He also noted that the stage for music will be set up in a manner so that the sound will carry in the opposite direction of neighboring homes.