There are few people who know the club scene as well as the one and only Ilya Tatarov – He posted this message on his facebook page, so with permission I’m posting it here as well for all of our benefit.
Yes – I know that I post a lot about Sub Culture Group and all of the happenings in the company! Most are simple awareness posts that are meant to help my friends decide where to spend their evening for dinner or cocktails. This one however, is much more then that…this is a landmark and a monument. A salute to an institution.
When I was much younger, I started my career in fashion, I was slightly in love with what I did – that love didn’t feel too real- it was more of a hobby ( probably due to lack to anything cool in fashion in our wonderful world of South Florida)…at the same time, about 15 years ago, I met Rodney and got exposed to Respectables Street. From there on my life started slowly changing. I kept a close eye on Rodney’s projects and was a frequent guest at Dada/ Lounge / RSC / Delux, I slowly decided to transition my career into the hospitality industry, dreaming of a day that I would be able to work for him.
I did my time as a promoter, as a event photographer, as a light guy, as a DJ, as a manager, as a door guy, and all the other little positions in between… Respectables was my beginning and an influence.
Point of this post is that if it would not be for Respectables, I would be a much different person, and I would not have the passion that I have now for my line of work, I wouldn’t have the wonderful friends that I have now, and would not have such big goals for my future.
I of course would like to see all of my friends at Camelot this Saturday, however, before doing so – please join Sub Culture Family for the festivities for the 30th Birthday of an institution that truly made Clematis Street into what it is now. An institution that hosted so many incredible concerts for bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Death Cab For Cutie. An institution that build a following of us rejects and us cool kids alike who are and always will be against the mainstream. An institution that brought people together, created friendships and even marriages. An institution that brought punks / goths/ scene kids/ emo kids/ preps/ hipsters/ and all the in between into a bond. An institution that crossed all boundaries for 3 decades.
I can not be more proud to be a part of such an amazing group. If you actually read this whole thing, then BRAVO! See you Saturday.
A much younger Aaron Wormus and Ilya Tatarov enjoying Clematis Street
Free Hot Meals Being Offered To First Responders Free
The Port of Palm Beach was cleared on Wednesday, September 13 by USCG for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s MV Grand Celebration to return. The cruise line is expected to resume normal cruise operations with the 2-night Bahamas cruise of Saturday, September 16.
Due to the number of situations people are dealing with in our local communities, Bahamas Paradise has decided to keep the ship docked through Saturday morning in the Port of Palm Beach. For Thursday and Friday, the cruise line is opening its doors to those individuals and families who have experienced hardship as a result of the storm, including damage to their homes and a loss of power.
The ship will offer cabin accommodations, meals and on-board services.
“As we all work through issues related to the storm, we wanted to offer our ship to local residents for some relief in this time of need now that we’re able to return to port,” said Oneil Khosa, CEO of the cruise line. “We very much feel part of the community and want to lend a hand.”
The cruise line will charge a modest all-in fee of $39 a person per night for onboard accommodations and all meals. First responders are being offered free hot meals at no cost. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the overnight stay program should call 800-611-4242 to reserve a cabin or stop by the cruise terminal check-in desks in the Port of Palm Beach.
Good News: Most of our favorite restaurants and bars on Clematis Street are OPEN!
Here are the only ones I noticed were closed.
Sushiyama is closed
Hullabaloo is closed
Kapow is closed
We went out last night and even through Rocco’s Tacos. They were serving a limited menu, just the tacos, and had run out of Guacamole, but despite that, the party was on and the place was packed. People were looking to get out of the house and enjoy an evening on Clematis and Rocco and his team went out of their way to feed people until the curfew shut them down.
Tonight the curfew is moved till 10 so you’ve got plenty of time to get your dinner and drinks in.
For lunch, I hit up Field of Greens who thanks to not having lost power through the storm was able to get up and running quickly.
In CityPlace I have confirmation that Brio in CityPlace will be open until 8pm today with a limited menu.
This afternoon I spent an hour talking to the team from the Palm Beach MPO about the development of the 41-mile Palm Beach County stretch of the US1 Corridor (AKA S. Dixie HWY).
The purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive plan to implement continuous multimodal facilities that connect the communities along the corridor, including upgrading the existing limited stop service to Corridor-Based Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and expanding this service north of West Palm Beach to Indiantown Road in Jupiter.
Since May the team has studied Boca, Delray, Boynton, Lantana, & Lake Worth. Over the next few days they will be talking with residents of West Palm Beach.
When attending the charrette, each of the attendees are taken through a series of projects which helps the team understand more about what the neighbors want in this very important street.
Here’s what I learned & what you can expect:
1. Understand the corridor.
Even with the 42 miles of corridor broken up into 6 specific study areas, the West Palm Beach section is a complex process.
The Right-of-Way that Dixie has to work with varied from 75 ft between 25th St. and 59th st, 60ft between Poinsettia Ave and Broadway, 8ft between Clematis and 34th St. and then between 80 and 74 ft in the South End.
To help understand what we had to work with the team had a “build your own road” kit. You had many different components of a “complete street”. In the South End I have 80ft. to work with, so I put together what would be a nice road based on that information.
2. What is important to you?
The second exercise was determining what was important to individuals. Each participant was given a list of 11 items and 6 spaces to fill in order of importance.
Here’s my list and an explanation on why these items matter to me:
Propensity for use: Any project would be pointless if nobody uses it. We need to make sure that the US-1 Corridor is used to it’s fullest.
Social Equity: The project should benefit all of the residents regardless of their social standing.
Fill a Gap in the Network: Having a useful network of public transport is very important. This project should prioritize items which give us a complete and usable network.
Safety: The US-1 corridor is VERY unsafe, there are very few safety and traffic calming features. Even though the speed limit is 35, the traffic often moves 40-50 mph. We need better crosswalks, protected bike trails and sidewalks.
Economic Development “Placemaking”: Many people look at streets as just a way to get from Point A to Point B. But projects which add more to the streets and give them the ability to become places to themselves, and benefit the stores and neighborhoods around them is a valuable resource.
Additional Mobility Options: Streets should be multi-modal. Any projects that make our streets a great experience for Cars, Public Transport, as well as Bikers and Pedestrians is important.
3. Public Transport Options
This part is what blew my mind. Did you know about the “Bolt Bus”? It’s an “express” bus that skips most of the stops on the Dixie Corridor. Better yet there’s a stop at Forest Hill and Dixie, which goes directly to Clematis Street.
Limited-stop service will be offered on a select number of weekday trips, in addition to regular service between Boca Raton and Palm Tran’s Intermodal Transit Center in downtown West Palm Beach.
Limited-stop buses will pick up and drop off customers only at predetermined stops along Route 1. There are 12 set stops northbound and 12 stops southbound compared with regular Route1 buses which may stop every 3 to 4 blocks. Buses will display “Limited-Stop Route 1” on the exterior destination signs, dashboard sign in the front window and a bright yellow BOLT ad on the outside of the bus.
City Soccer’s new Lounge is looking fresh! Starting the set up for our Mayweather vs Mcgregor Watch party Don’t watch the fight in small tv’s or blurry screens! Watch it in our 155 inch HD screens and surround sound, plus a great atmosphere!
Join us Saturday, August 26th, for an EPIC event! Roxy’s Pub will be showing the Mayweather vs McGregor fight in a venue unlike any other around. Cover will be $20 per person for standing room only. We are also offering VIP tables that will include entry for up to 6 guests, 1 bottle of liquor or champagne (mixers included), bottle service, and free entry to the rooftop after the fight. Call 561.296.7699 to book your table reservation now. Tables are limited.
Reservations available for $50 per person – $30 at the door. All covers include a $10 Duffy’s bonus card for your next visit.
Other Places around town
Hooters of West Palm Beach
2020 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Watch the fight of the year at Hooters of West Palm Beach and see Conor McGregor take on Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, August 26 @ 9pm! Pre-sale tickets start at $30 a person which includes a $20 bounce back coupon for your next visit. Tickets at the door will be sold for $50 a person. Get your tickets now while we still have seats! Call us at 561-471-4008 or come in and ask your Hooters Girl for details.
Twin Peaks Restaurants
2224 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Dont miss the fight everyone has been talking about! FLOYD MONEY MAYWEATHER. VS. THE NOTORIOUS CONOR MCGREGOR. Only $25 cover charge and 21 years of age and up.
Come witness history!! Where else but the Ultimate Soorts Lodge, being served by the beautiful Twin Peaks Girls.
The Aesop’s Tables were created by local artists and have lived at the West Palm Beach waterfront for two months over the summer.
This GoFundMe project aims to purchase a several of these beautiful tables and preserve them for the community. And we need your help!
A Big thank you to these individuals and companies who already donated $1320!
Lia Salgues, Joe Russo, Dee Hodge, Michael Roca, Michael Platt, Ginger Gowing Fowlkes, Palm Beach Segway Tours, Robert Norvell, Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Carrie Bradburn, Sherryl Muriente, Jennifer Smith, Jackson Wormus, Ed Walker, Brittany Perdigon, Susan Gibson. Jonathan Burgess, Juan Orellana
These amazing tables have provided a central place for locals to gather.
– We enjoyed weekday lunches
– We enjoyed Game Nights
– We enjoyed Trivia on the Waterfront
– We enjoyed picnics
Tables are up for auction on August 31st.
The money raised will be used to purchase as many of these beautiful tables as possible. The money will go to charity and the tables will be available for use by the community.
Purchasing some of these amazing pieces of ART will mean a lot of everyone in downtown and will enable us to bring back the fun in new, random and unexpected ways.
Any funds not used to purchase tables will be donated directly to the charities. All donors will be listed on a website which will be dedicated to tracking the tables over the years. Donors will also be members of a SECRET Facebook group which will be used to organize and coordinate what is happening with our tables.
THANK YOU!!! Every bit helps!
The idea to buy a couple of Aesop’s Tables was hatched on Wednesday evening around a table in the outside area of Hullabaloo. Juan Orellana, Sherryl Muriente and I hatched the idea, and this GoFundMe was set up on Thursday. Now three days later, we’ve raised almost half of our goal and I’m floored by the response we’ve gotten.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Here are a couple questions that have come up since we started:
Question: Are we buying the tables from the artists?
Answer: No. The tables were paid for by the City of West Palm Beach for the Summer in Paradise event on the Waterfront. Each table was paired with a charity, and at the end of Summer in Paradise, all the tables will be auctioned off and the money will go to the associated charity.
Question: How many tables are you buying?
Answer: We are expecting that tables will be sold for $1000 at auction, so we are targeting 3. It will be an auction so we could get more or fewer.
Question: Where will the tables go?
Answer: That is up to you. If you donated to this you’ll be able to suggest locations. We want to keep it fun and unexpected, but each location will benefit the community as a whole.
Question: Can I see the tables before they are purchased?
Answer: YES! Head on down to the waterfront before the 31st of August and you’ll be able to see them all.
Question: What charities are participating?
Answer: You can see a list of the 25 charities at the City of West Palm Beach website http://bit.ly/aesopstables
Question: Can I buy a table for myself?
Question: Yes, if you want to own one of these beautiful works of art, please pick one you like and then bid on it on August 31st from 6pm to 10pm. Bring your friends and your credit card!
Thanks again for donating and helping spread the word!