#Column: Behind the scenes of Fantasy Fest with Bill Murphy

#Column: Behind the scenes of Fantasy Fest with Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy came to Key West in 2002 and opened his adult-themed store Fairvilla Megastore at 520 Front St. Murphy also has stores in Orlando and Cape Canaveral and had looked for a location in Key West for a couple of years. Once in Key West, Murphy got involved in the island’s yearly Fantasy Fest […]

Lodging industry undergoing change

Lodging industry undergoing change

Jodi Weinhofer has been at the helm of the Lodging Association of the Florida Key and Key West going on 10 years. While the association represents hotels throughout the Keys, The Weekly Staff sat down with her last week to discuss the future of lodging in Key West. “I think the biggest change I’ve seen […]

#Review: Shameless Lounge a blushing success

#Review: Shameless Lounge a blushing success

The Shameless Lounge, 610 Greene St., opened in mid-July and it only took days for the rumors to spread about it’s fabulous food and signature cocktails. Owners, Dion Contreras and Sarita Bandita smiled when asked about the bar’s popularity, almost viral in nature. “All true,” said Contreras, a native of Puerto Rico who came to […]

Jeanne Selander – Animal Farm Supervisor

Jeanne Selander – Animal Farm Supervisor

When Jeanne Selander walks into work at the county jail on Stock Island, her “inmates” are happy to see her. “They talk to me,” Selander said. “You just have to listen.” Selander is the Monroe County Sherriff’s Animal Farm supervisor. Most of her “inmates” have four legs — goats, miniature horses, sloths, pigs, a kinkajou. […]

Restauranteurs open second eatery

Restauranteurs open second eatery

John and Judy Correa own the successful Café Solé on Southard Street, where Chef Correa offers fine dining during the evenings. So why, with 19 years of running the unique eatery, did the couple decide to open Bistro Solé on White Street? “I wanted to offer French food for everyone, at a fair price,” Correa […]

International jazz star Howard Alden visits Key West – He’s studied with the masters

International jazz star Howard Alden visits Key West – He’s studied with the masters

Howard Alden has studied with some classic teachers of the jazz and blues world after teaching himself the guitar, and he has played and recorded with many others artists. Alden tours in the United States and Europe. He comes to Key West yearly, plays solo, and with others at many of the island’s popular clubs. […]

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