Ceruleans Closing Entertainment too

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  1. scooterbug44

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    The previous story I was told was that the hours/lack of music were due to the folks upstairs & their little dog. Different source weeks later told me the Noble house tidbit. :dunno:
     
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    What is Noble House?

    I'm sad- this time last year we would go to Cerulean's at least a couple nights a week, with or without kids. Could always find good music and at least a few friends, if not a packed house of them. Even during the day, it was a nice place to hang out. I wouldn't go in there for morning coffee now- drippy drip drip.

    It is a sad shell of its former self, and it seemed to turn its back on the locals who kept it filled with people during the entire off season. The musical acts that kept the place filled were no longer booked, and gave us no reason to go.
     
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    Noble House = new management for WaterColor. St. Joe is getting out of the business that some feel they had no business being in.

    I hear y'all about Ceruleans. I have overlooked the Starbucks sign because of the wonderful entertainment and feel of that place. It is a tremendous loss.
     
  4. John R

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    Noble House


    Noble House = new management for WaterColor. St. Joe is getting out of the business that they had no business being in.

    fixed that for ya.
     
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    but they have those lights...
     
  6. Matt J

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    Apparently they have ceased entertainment again and food/beverage service. WTF?
     
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    It is just an art gallery now? Bummer, I liked that place. :sosad:
     
  8. Matt J

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    Rumor has it that they are basically trying to end Cerulean's all together and get a leaser in there. Less overhead and hassle I guess.
     
  9. Smiling JOe

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    should have done it a while back, and they need to lease out the cornet market store. That is the most prime commercial spot on 30A IMO. It should be filled with a great place.
     
  10. Matt J

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    I completely agree, the "food" establishment currently there is the blandest food on Earth. The pizza makes Sbarro look authentic.
     
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    I could definitely do w/o Starbucks and the corner food store/deli/whatever, but I liked Cerulean's.

    It had great potential - coffeehouse, friendly staff, wine and tastings, art on the walls, live music, and a comfy couch.
     
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    They still have food/beverage service, though they have reduced their hours for winter to 12-5 tuesday-saturday.

    Folks who want to get live entertainment back should stop by and sign the petition at the counter.
     
  13. up4golf

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    sj your right but what kind of cool place could afford their rent, maybe a gas station
     
  14. Smiling JOe

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    They profits which a great restaurant could bring in would offset the high rent.

    Cerulean's had a chance to work, before St Joe allowed Starbuck's to go in next door. There is no competition between a single store like Ceruleans' and a corporation with the marketing dollars and National appeal of Starbuck's. It's like St Joe knew they were cutting off their own feet. On a similar note, compare the food at Fabrice to the food at the corner place in WC, and it is a joke. The corner place in WC makes Seagrove Market seem gourmet.
     
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    Cerulean's needs to be an art gallery/wine bar w/ great local live entertainment.

    A coffee shop 50' from a starbucks - not the best business plan IMO!
     
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    mcdonalds maybe the answer it might solve the starbucks issue also.the tourist folk that come here would feel at home just as they do with starbucks. as long as mickey d's can live without a drive up there is no law against them on 30a and survey says they brew good coffee.
     
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    Totally agree!

    How about turn it into another Starbucks? Plenty of places have them on opposite street corners.
     
  18. John R

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    what survey?
     
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    Yes! When they were playing live entertainment later that is where we all loved to go and kick back in the evening. That is the most comfy couch.
     
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    What's wrong with a nice bar/pub with music? The art gallery - wine bar concept reeks exclusivity. A clean, warm, friendly neighborhood pub with a decent restaurant on the corner could be a winning combo (either one by itself would also work).

    You could also close off the side street and put some tables outside. A couple of low key street musicians, artists, magician . . . and you would have a real scene.

    The sales offices across the street give you a whole floor for expansion for food or shops. Then the spaces across 30A and Fish Out of Water would become more succesful and could become complimentary.

    I'm not sure this is what the resort wants at this time. Someday though . . .
     

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