Most of the time it's hard to believe that the old adage, "Change is good" is true; sometimes it's hard to deny the proof.
That left many wondering what would come of its upstairs neighbor former indie haven Lost Weekend.
Partners Rodney Mayo and Scott Frielich are reconcepting and relocating the bar to the 500 block of Clematis.
It opened in most recent location about five years back. The original alternative bar got sucked into a mainstream extension of Feelgoods, then shuttered its doors at the end of last month.
Originally established on South Olive Blvd., just off of Clematis, the first Lost Weekend location (the inspiration for the 19-year-running second South Beach outpost) set up shop in 1995.
After ten years in business, Mayo and Frielich decided to reinvent the bar by moving it right onto Clematis.
It didn't prove to be their best possible move.
"We had a good five year run," says Frielich. "We lost a bit of our directions with Feelgoods. We want to get back to the original concept with underground music, alternative/indie juke box, classic video games, pool tables, and a rotating display of local art. We lost a lot of that, and we've been hearing that the second reincarnation was not like the original."
The team has recently submitted its architectural plans to the city for approval. They are expecting to begin construction next month, and reopen in the summer.
Lost Weekend will be located at 520 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Stay tuned for details.