Old Town

Paving Paradise?

Paving Paradise?

Workshop Thursday, June 1 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Waterfront Brewery Something of this magnitude, has to have community input.” — Key West Commissioner Sam Kaufman. Commission considers garages, traffic in Old Town   It seems rather antithetical to the city’s mission to go “Car Free” and then potentially build parking garages in Old Town. The new […]

The Weekly Newspapers opens Key West office – Expansion brings greater coverage

The Weekly Newspapers opens Key West office – Expansion brings greater coverage

The Weekly Newspapers is expanding. The locally owned and operated news organization recently opened a new office in Old Town Key West, named a publisher, and hired a full-time reporter and designer. “We look forward to serving the Key West business community and entertaining our readers, whether they are visitors or locals,” said managing partner […]

Bill Lorraine explores the art of sculpture

Bill Lorraine explores the art of sculpture

The Key West artist is branching out from his piano playing and composing interests with new medium Bill Lorraine has to be in the running for Key West’s “Man for All Seasons,” if there is such a title to be handed out. Lorraine is an accomplished musician, composer, writer and sculptor. He has lived in […]

Key West is home to the ‘perfect dish’ – Lots of good food packed onto this small island

Key West is home to the ‘perfect dish’ – Lots of good food packed onto this small island

I didn’t grow up with parents who taught me how use chopsticks to eat sushi before the age of five. In fact, as German immigrants, our meals were of the meat-and-potato kind like classic schnitzel with dumplings, bratwurst with potato salad and carbs buried in goulash. Okay, so we ate mostly meat, but dinner for […]

Historic fire house also haunted – Curators talk about grand opening, things that go bump in the night

Historic fire house also haunted – Curators talk about grand opening, things that go bump in the night

“But the thing that really convinced me was one photograph,” he said. “It was a group shot and in it was the image of a small African-American girl, dressed in the fashion from the early days of the firehouse. She wasn’t there. How’d she show up in the photo?”

Solo is part American, part bistro

Solo is part American, part bistro

By Jennifer White Walking into Solo American Bistro is like walking into a twilight zone of urban chic. I was still in Key West, but with enough mixology drinks, I almost fooled myself into thinking that I was schmoozing somewhere fancy in Times Square. The walls of naked brick are stacked high to the tip […]

Drinking With Tycoons

Drinking With Tycoons

The restaurant and bar at the corner of Duval and Caroline Streets has seen its share of wealthy and prosperous patrons in its 125 years. Charles Curry, the son of Florida’s first millionaire – William Curry, constructed the home in 1875. The house was heavily damaged during the 1886 fire. The conflagration had burned a […]

Robbery Suspects Arrested

Key West Police Detective this week solved a rash of vicious robberies over the past two weeks by arresting a Key West couple. Thomas Jesse Hillman, 33, and Cheryl Hillman, 40, are in custody for robbing three women violently and stealing another woman’s purse. The first incident took place just after 4 a.m. on June […]

Pritam’s Parking Puzzle

Commission approves Old Town Resort This past Tuesday, developer Pritam Singh cleared the first bureaucratic hurdle in his quest to build a resort in Old Town Key West. The Commission voted 5-1, with Jimmy Weekley dissenting, to approve an amendment to a settlement agreement between M&I Regional Properties, LLC, Singh’s Harborside company and the City […]

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