The Beach Hut… An Island Legend

Celebrity fashion designer Jorge Perez and business partner Dan Rutkin recently opened The Beach Hut, at 731 Seawall Boulevard at 8th and Seawall. “To become a legend, you have to introduce or create new ideas,” said Perez, who wants to help bring Galveston Island back to life – or at least get it back on track. When not on his home on Galveston Island he spends much of his time in Los Angeles and New York. Perez and Rutkin developed this business with hopes of bringing good fortune to the local economy. “Our locals are important because they have embraced us. It’s not my place; it’s the neighborhood’s place,” said Perez when speaking about the Hut. Many islanders have paid them a visit to witness the latest entertainment spot and the largest custom-made palapa on the island. Many have even come, just to show gratitude for creating a new local economic fund-generator that will fuel the beginning of Galveston’s new top beach destination.

In addition to great food and an unobstructed view of the beach, The Beach Hut will be home to many other fun activities such as beach volleyball, live music including popular local bands and Thunder Lane – a big one lane bowling game on the beach! The Beach Hut also features high-end beachwear, handbags, an exclusive Texas merchandise area, along with signature beach drinks such as pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris, and of course the cutest Beach Hut girls at your service. The full-service restaurant will serve up a delicious menu. Perez and Rutkin didn’t want to create just another t-shirt shop. Their goal is to become a great partner with the city.
The Beach Hut plans to host several events for many island organizations like beach patrol, local police benefits and will be the hot spot for many first annual runs. The Beach Hut family welcomes you to join them for a good time with a beautiful view of our gulf shore beaches. Check out live bands every Saturday and Sunday nights this summer and enjoy your new beach paradise palapa.
Call (409) 763-6204, or visit them on Facebook: for more information regarding happenings at The Beach Hut. To meet style guru and wedding industry icon Jorge Perez, visit him online at

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