We did not see the before - but we were able to talk with the owners/managers there on our recent visit about the renovations.They are passionate about the island and this bar. The beef bites were good. The 2 downsides to the place...1) the woman's bathroom had one stall that could not lock at all. And the other stall had no t.p. So a little frustrating. 2) They had a really cool water feature out front of the restaurant...but the back was totally exposed ..and that is what everyone will see when you leave the restaurant. Otherwise it was a good experience.