‘Below Deck Med’: Captain Sandy Shares the Real Reason Why She Chose the Location for Her Restaurant

by Jeremy Spirogis
Captain Sandy Yawn

Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean just lately revealed why she selected the particular location for her new restaurant.

Captain Sandy Yawn
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The historic firehouse she bought in Jacksonville, Florida will in the end turn out to be a restaurant. The firehouse is positioned close to the Duval County Courthouse.  “Back in the day, when I was in court a lot, I used to walk across the street right after court – when I was very young and in trouble all the time – and I found to place to eat,” Yawn shared with the Jacksonville Business Journal. “So, I thought the judges, the lawyers, the staff need a place to go for lunch.”

Yawn beforehand opened as much as Showbiz Cheat Sheet in regards to the struggles she encountered as a younger grownup. She additionally provided extra details about the restaurant she plans to open subsequent 12 months.

Captain Sandy had many encounters with the legislation

Yawn just lately celebrated 32 years of sobriety however she shared that her path was rocky and stuffed with quite a few run-ins with the legislation. “I was a mess,” she informed Showbiz Cheat Sheet final August.

“By the grace of God, I’m alive,” she continued. “No matter how much money you have, it’s not going to save your life if you are an addict or an alcoholic. And I was a major addict and alcoholic.”

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Yawn additionally additionally jailed for driving drunk. “I always got bailed out,” she stated. Adding, she’s not a convicted felon and by no means harm one other particular person. “But I could have killed someone,” she admitted. “My life would be very different right now.”

“I never really talked about my recovery,” she stated on the time. “I remember getting arrested for drinking and driving and was court-ordered to detox as a 17-year-old.” 

Captain Sandy’s restaurant has a reputation

The historic firehouse will in the end be reworked into a brand new restaurant, “Maritime 618.” Yawn informed the Jacksonville Business Journal she selected the title for apparent causes. The “618” is a nod to the restaurant’s location at  618 West Adams Street. 

The restaurant remains to be within the early phases of planning. “We are currently in the process of obtaining bids from a number of local general contractors and hope to make our selection in the next four weeks,” Yawn’s companion Chad Quist stated. “With the team complete, we will begin fine-tuning the design and securing the necessary permits to begin construction in January of next year.”

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Yawn and Quist envision a multi-level institution. This would come with a restaurant on the primary flooring, together with a non-public membership on the second flooring. Patrons can even celebration on the rooftop lounge.

Yawn additionally stated that she hoped to drive extra marine visitors to the Jacksonville space together with her restaurant. “Jacksonville is just this diamond in the rough that no one’s every really discovered on the yachting side,” she stated. “Why don’t we have more marinas here, more restaurants? The city of Jacksonville is to me the next Miami.”

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