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Marathon/Monroe County digest housing study

Marathon/Monroe County digest housing study

Chairman: 90 days to recommendations for Marathon council Marathon’s affordable housing task force is in possession of the final draft of the housing study it commissioned. It appears to generate more questions than it answers. “It’s a good baseline document. What’s missing is what we want to do policy-wise to address these issues. And there […]

Bubbas People’s Choice Awards

Bubbas People’s Choice Awards

Recognizes best people, places in Key West Wow — 4, 796 people voted for the Bubba’s Key West People’s Choice Awards online this year proclaiming businesses and people the ‘best’ in their category. A crowd of about 250 people attended the July 25 event at The Studios of Key West. Ticket sales, a 50/50 raffle […]

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Tropic Ocean Airways and Keys officials are negotiating “final details” that would provide regular service out of Marathon Airport. The company, established in 2009, currently has six nine-passenger Cessna airplanes and plans to add a seventh plane in a few months. The airline runs frequent on-demand charter flights in South Florida and the Bahamas, and […]

New airport director arrives in Marathon

New airport director arrives in Marathon

Thomas “T.J.” Henderson has a bachelors degree in aviation management from Auburn University and a masters in business administration from Pepperdine. Plus, he has 11 years of experience as an airports operations director at two airports — Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Texas and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Henderson, 34, is […]

#News: Country club development gets working capital

#News: Country club development gets working capital

Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Beach Country Club, has a backer. Index Investment Group has formed a partnership with Peter Rosasco and Bob Leef to enhance the property with $60 million worth of upgrades — including a redesigned golf course, a 110 hotel rooms, 15 villas and a new marina. When the improvements are […]

#LoveYourConcierge: Lee DeForrest, Pier House Resort

#LoveYourConcierge: Lee DeForrest, Pier House Resort

The Keys Weekly took the time to interview arguably the most important people in Key West — the concierges. A concierge is, of course, a hotel associate whose job is to assist guests by arranging tours, making theater and restaurant reservations. But in reality, their duty is much more serious — they help Keys visitors […]

#Eat: Experience the best happy hour in town

#Eat: Experience the best happy hour in town

“Chic.” “Sophisticated.” “Hip” and “Delicious.” These are just a few of the words used to define 430 Duval, the latest upgrade to be unveiled at the historic La Concha hotel in Key West. The contemporary restaurant is the second nonconforming statement that La Concha has made in 2014. Earlier in the year La Concha unbolted […]