Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Possible new life for West Palm Beach’s Sunset Lounge

From Eliot Kleinberg of the Palm Beach Post comes this article on a musical performance venue that is part of the northwest neighborhood of West Palm Beach's past. There are people looking at resurrecting the building and returning it to its original use. The CRA there might play a critical role. Click title for link.
The Sunset Cocktail Lounge, at Eighth Street and Henrietta Avenue, was built in 1925. In its day, it anchored a strip of restaurants, clubs and shops along Rosemary Avenue in the center of West Palm Beach’s historically black neighborhood.
Neon lights atop the Sunset lured men in tuxedos and women in gowns. Palm Beach snowbirds and tourists asked their black maids and chauffeurs where to hear really great music.