Koru Village Purchases Avon Pier Property

Posted By on February 26, 2014

Driven by the mission of offering residents and visitors of Cape Hatteras unique experiences, Koru Village has expanded its adventure resort with the purchase of the Avon Pier property. 

The five oceanfront acres that include access to the Avon Pier, plenty of beachfront parking and a restaurant will be transformed this spring to blend into Koru’s unique campus.

“I have been envisioning the Avon Pier and its property as part of Koru Village since the day we purchased the Beach Klub. As luck would have it the owners contacted me after the first of the year regarding the sale of the property. This is a very exciting time for Koru Village and Avon,” said founder of Koru Village Joe Thompson.

The pier will undergo repairs and will reopen in April for fishing and sightseeing.

The restaurant will receive a huge facelift by Cahoon and Kasten Architects and will open in May as Cape Hatteras’ only tavern featuring North Carolina beers along with variety from all around the world.

“The opportunity and potential to create the most unique dining experience on the East Coast presents itself at Pangea Tavern. I am anxious to build a team of professionals that recognize and understand the meaning of that. We will work hand in hand to make that opportunity a reality for every person who walks through the door.  Global cuisine fused with local ingredients and exceptional service are the key elements,” said Chef Tracy Morris. 

The restaurant’s grand opening in May will feature live music by Asheville’s Circus Mutt which is a trio consisting of guitar, mandolin, congas, and lots of vocal harmonies.

“We’re really excited to break in Memorial Day weekend in Avon, NC at the grand opening of Pangea Tavern. Come out and get the weekend started with our unique style of foot-stompin’ muttgrass,” said Circus Mutt’s guitarist and vocalist Dan Falkenstein.

In conjunction with the excitement of the Avon Pier property re-opening under new management, Koru Village’s Beach Klub will also open in May for its third season.

The Beach Klub’s first event of the year will be the Dare County Art Council’s second annual Rock the Cape festival on Friday, May 30.

Koru Village buys Avon Pier property.


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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