Wednesday, July 9, 2008

SoBe landmarks

I've been here a few times, usually after a late night at Crobar (now Cameo but I'm old school)

In my three years on the beach I was obsessed with this place, and for all the right reasons. It doesn't fit in with anything else on the beach, it's shiny, it looks like a trailer, it's on Washington Ave and it has a neon sign that says "dinners and cocktails." what's not to be obsessed with it? i mean, other than the fact that the scrambled eggs seemed suspiciously to be of the "powdered" variety. But at 3 a.m., who cares, right?

1 comment:

The Bum said...

The Cameo Theater was the Cameo Theater for years and years before it temporarily became Crobar. I saw David Byrne perform there in maybe 1993. The 11th Street Diner was actually shipped down here in about 1992 from some place in Pennsylvania, I think. It was a big deal at the time because there were still very few businesses open on Washington Avenue. I found this:

Source: ANN SIMMONS Herald Staff Writer
The Cameo Theatre, a 50-year-old Art Deco monument on Washington Avenue, is undergoing a $500,000 renovation aimed at reviving the prestige of its earlier years while turning it into a state-of-the-art live performance center. "The idea is to keep the architectural historic details that are good," said businessman James Quinlan, who operates the theater with partner Paco De Onis. The original lobby with keystone walls and terrazzo floors will be restored, Quinlan

Published on September 7, 1989, Page 3, Miami Herald, The (FL)