Now that he's stepped down as NOLA trashanova, Sidney D. Torres IV is returning to his real estate roots. Recently, he added a fixer-upper in the Bahamas to his better-smelling slate of holdings. SDT recently bought The Cove Resort on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, and he's looking to bring the New Orleans experience – beyond the lemony fresh spray – to the 32-acre oceanfront property.
According to a news release, one-time Emeril pupil Chris Lynch will man the kitchen. He's also planning a brand new "sunset bar" overlooking the Bahamas, a cocktail park including a fire-pit and lounge area for evening cocktails and fishing charters. Snorkeling and kayaking will also be offered. This is all very pleasing to Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie, who visited the site today and deemed that the project "will be successful."
The vacation spot's 50 rooms will also receive upgrades including iPod docking stations, 50" flat screen televisions and wireless Internet access.
Torres is planning to open the revamped resort in November. He's also planning to add 33 home sites to the property. No word yet if those souped-up golf carts will be making the trip to the island, but we assume vacationers will have to get around somehow.