Yes, the rumors are true and the word is out, though I was sworn to secrecy during the negotiations of the last year or so.
The Klemkowski family will indeed be closing their Coastal Highway Jakes Seafood restaurant to make room for a new hotel. Various signs are indeed posted on the site regarding hearings, etc.
The downtown Jakes Seafood will remain open as usual. There is no firm timeline for when this will happen, but when they bulldoze the existing Coastal Highway building that will probably be an indication that the process has begun.
We’ll keep you posted!