Sunday, January 19, 2014

Key West changes 2013

What changed in Key West in 2013? Lots. But here are the things I noticed or wanted to comment on. West Marine has a great new store. La Ti Da, Antonias, and Pier House changed hands, as did Big Ruby's, another gay only guesthouse gone. Aqua changed hands but so far has stayed the same (good). The pizza place on Duval has closed - why?, it was great. Key West is back to being super super busy with new nationalities taking over town in certain weeks! There is a Fort Jefferson museum at the Bight. The development between the Bight and Caroline Street has started. Shopping wise: The Rum distillery has opened as has Salt on Fleming - good news, both. Old Bones antiques has a notice in the door that they are moving. Evolution has their most boring window display yet. Cuba Cuba! has dumbed down and changed its name to Funky Chicken Store or something like that - what a shame that Cuba has no allure any more as a name. Little Room is still open, against the odds - excellent! The Citizen's weather forecast stupid descriptions are now driving me mad (they are no longer funny, even if you thought them funny in the first place).

The biggest change/achievement of the year: The channel widening decision was a NO - well done sane and rational people of Key West.

Please feel free to leave a bitchy, or even constructive, comment below. What Key West change have you noticed the most?