The Surf, reinvented

For the past several months, the sights and sounds coming out of the Surf Hotel have been those of table saws, hammering, along with a boatload of carpenters, electricians and assorted craftspeople working overtime to get ready for the scheduled opening on Monday, July 1.
The morning of July 1 broke beautifully clear and warm, and the building that had been more of a work site than a hotel was suddenly filled with visitors, the smell of coffee and bacon, and the transformation was seemingly complete.
The journey from the old Surf to the new one started on

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