When we were out and about last night, into the wee hours we noticed some busy activity around 1 a.m. at 2109 Wantagh Ave. in Wantagh. The space that was previously home to Adelaide's, now closed, had a new sign on it, lit up and advertising a new resident.
We returned this morning about 11 a.m. as the final touches were being applied to the new Shooters Tiki Bar & Sports Grill. As of noon today they have opened for business.
We weren't able to see a menu, but we were told that the nightlife will center around live music Thursday through Saturday, with tonight's grand opening act a live acoustic blues/rock performance from artists Sweet Suzi and John Puglis.
Shooters looks festive, with a large window open to the street and surfboards and thatched palm fronds placed along the walls. There are large flat-screen TVs placed at every turn. And, hey, with Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise" already playing in the background at 11 a.m., we're thinking there could be great summer parties here in the near future.