From the editor’s notebook: Our slice of paradise


By: Jeff Perlman Editor in Chief
10 reasons to know you’ve lived in Delray for longer than 10 minutes or years…

  1. You remember when the traffic signals were blinking yellow on West Atlantic Avenue and when the corner of A1A and Atlantic felt a little seedy. (You also remember the Georgia Town Tavern, Paradise Club and The Phoenix.)
  2. You remember when you looked forward to seeing all of your neighbors at “Art and Jazz on the Avenue”. Maybe it’s time to bring that back and meet new folks?
  3. You remember workers applying the final touches of paint on the new tennis stadium when it debuted for the Virginia Slims tournament back in the 90s.
  4. You shot pool at the Phoenix and went to reggae night at Boston’s.
  5. You were excited when Damiano’s opened—finally a restaurant!
  6. You remember looking at the pictures on the wall at Cheeburger, Cheeburger. And you remember when two-time restaurant of the year Caffe Luna Rosa was a gelato store.
  7. You can name the restaurant that used to be where’s Bru’s Room is now. Atlantic Station?
  8. You used to have lunch at Coasters. Or..below ground at Linton Towers.
  9. You bought your baseball glove at Sal’s Sporting Goods store and marveled at the collection of art, jewelry and cool chess sets at Gillis & Sons.
  10. You remember when Lou Jensen re-opened the Sundy House, as a tea room.