August 1, 1993 article about 30A

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  1. UofL

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    The 2nd image allows the reader to see all of the last column.

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  2. Dreamer

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    All the reasons that we bought a lot in Grayton 18 years ago to retire. Still have the lot but all the places we love are gone! Patrone's and Criolla's were our favorites! Back to the drawing board!
     
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  3. Kurt Lischka

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    Thanks for posting the blast from the past...

    "East of Sandestin along 30A the pretension drops to zero."

    :)
     
  4. Lake View Too

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    Should have bought stock in "pretension" at that time... it has skyrocketed since then.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this 1993 article. Wonderful. We were still only visitors to Grayton Beach then. Definitely miss the old days of Patrone's with the palapa on the lake. Dogs and dirt/shell roads and wide open beaches with no rules or restrictions. The days of the original Grayton Corner Cafe. And The Red Bar was very new in the old store building. I believe The Red Bar just celebrated 26 years at the first of this year. Now about to start the rebuild.

    BTW please visit our Hotz Ave businesses when you are nearby. Stop in The Zoo Gallery, celebrating 40 years! Chiringo, Gypseas and Kelly Surf Shop. All great places downtown Grayton Beach.

    Hot sand. Cold beer.
    Nice dogs. Strange people.
    Slow down. You're here.

    Grayton will always be unique and funky. Even as it grows and changes. The memories are never very far. Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse is a wonderful reminder of old Florida. And the old Grayton Corner Cafe is now at Mystic Porte and is a funky and casual diner the locals have discovered. Gems are still here if you know where to find them.

    Some town traditions also keep going such as the 4th of July Parade and the Rags to Riches Regatta. I love the Dogs of Grayton art now at the Shops of Grayton. Check out the recent addition of local outdoor art pieces at the beach access road. And GRAYTON BEACH painted in large letters recently restored to Defuniak Street which once served as an air navigation marker.

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    The Red Bar story and updates
    The Red Bar in Grayton Beach Destroyed by Fire

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    Does anyone remember a rental house that was filled with books for visitors to read somewhere on 30A?
     
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    You missed a picture of Patrone's weather rock!
     
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    We've been heading over to 30A since late 80s maybe. Have other papers I've saved plus photos (before smart phones). I'll sit down soon and share those. (I remember the road to Grayton lined with artists? Or was that Grayton? )
     
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    Don't forget that humongus pig... and rabbits and peacocks roaming the grounds.
     
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