BRADENTON BEACH — Ed Chiles is beautifying his restaurant empire.
While Chiles is renovating his restaurants he is also recreating his menus to bring tastier items to the locals. His mission is to raise his profile from a popular tourist destination to a place that will frequently attract locals for the food, the atmosphere and the great views.
To that end, Chiles will break ground on a major renovation of his BeachHouse Restaurant, built in 1993. The first phase of the renovation includes a new, state-of-the-art kitchen remodel, new bathrooms, and a renovation to the dining room’s interior. The renovation will begin Sept. 16 and continue through the middle of January, said Caryn Hodge, marketing director for the Chiles Restaurant Group.