Leslie & Charlie Hornfeck saw the need for a cool little bar at the docks when they first invested in a Hatteras Landing condominium in 2009. You see Leslie began her own rental property management company back then and was looking for an investment rental down this end of the Outer Banks beaches. This is a special area for the two as they got married on the Hatteras beach and at a house right across the way. They began using their little condo for quick overnight getaways when they could to escape the hustle and bustle of the beaches and their rental company business up north and provide Leslie & Charlie a brief respite from it all. But they looked around and realized there was no fun place they could go and get out and mingle, meet people, enjoy a cold beer, or grab a quick bite - nothing!
Charlie, a former musician, builder of things, and avid home Chef & Bar Guy was all in when Leslie suggested they lease an available space in the Hatteras Landing Marina shops. He used his uber-creative talents to reimagine the space (a former T-Shirt Shop), to rebuild and move walls, layer and decorate with every bit of island & beer memorabilia he's saved over the years, and got to work on a menu that would feature great smoked pork and other island flavors that he loved so much. It took 2 months of non-stop work to build THE WRECK. They opened the doors June 2nd 2012 and have never looked back. This is the start of their 10th Season.
The Outer Banks can be harsh - persistent crazy weather and storms have in the past wiped out a lot of things and certainly put a halt to many businesses over the past 10 years. But nonetheless, The Wreck has become a cherished favorite for visitors who come back year after year to enjoy the uniquely casual, friendly atmosphere that is fostered by Charlie's gregarious personality and Leslie's friendly sensibility. Together they have brought their little piece of island attitude to Hatteras and all the folks that are visiting, vacationing, or just passing through on their way to Ocracoke and points beyond. Stop in on your next visit to Hatteras Village and say Hi to Leslie & Charlie!