Changes to the Jupiter Inlet Waterfront

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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The Rustic Inn Seafood Crabhouse restaurant on the Jupiter Inlet closed last Saturday night, May 20, 2017. Rustic Inn opened in January, 2015, in the previous location of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on the Jupiter Inlet just south of U.S. 1, next door to Jetty’s restaurant.

Charles Modica, local Jupiter developer, bought the four-acre restaurant property last November for $8.3 million. The other two parcels owned by Modica, all are on the Jupiter Inlet. The other two projects are known as Love Street and Suni Sands.

Love Street: The town has approved a plan for retail/offices, restaurants, a boardwalk for the four-acre parcel overlooking the Jupiter Inlet. The Love Street project has been scaled back in size because of residents’ complaints about traffic and parking.

Suni Sands: An historic-style inn is planned for the 10-acre Suni Sands property, along with a boathouse. Modica bought the property for about $16 million in 2014. No plans have been submitted.  But then again, some residents still oppose development of the land.

Modica hopes to link the properties on the Jupiter Inlet into an ecotourism destination. He was quoted as saying “I want to get away from the cement, dining and drinking on the waterfront. We’re going to keep the kayak rental, the beach and the fishing boats. There will be a connection to Riverwalk. Love Street will set the stage to get this theme going”.

For more information visit Town of Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Village Map.  The Town of Jupiter openly invites residents to remained informed of developments on the Jupiter Inlet by subscribing to The Inlet Villager, a newsletter designed to keep residents and businesses informed on the developments, happenings and projects in the Inlet Village. 



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