No more mermaids at the Wreck Bar?

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The awesome Wreck Bar in Ft. Lauderdale may be remodeling and in the process losing its character, and worse maybe its mermaids, all before I get a chance to visit!  This from Tiki Central

…the historic Wreck Bar, site of much past Hukilau revelry and for more than 50 years a Fort Lauderdale beachside beacon of classic nautical bar design (not to mention the lovely mermaids), is due to be renovated by Sheraton (boo, hiss) along with the rest of the Yankee Clipper.

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for signs of impending doom. I’ve heard a few rumblings. Now some exclusive insider info:

The Wreck Bar will be in its unique nautically designed state for a limited time. Plans for its “renovation” include entirely changing the interior design, making it an eatery or a more “mainstream” bar rather than keeping it the magnificent icon it is.

The more support The Wreck Bar gets for being unique, the better the chances that those planned changes would lean more toward the minimal side. The hope is that not only will the bar not be “gutted” but instead it gets restored to its former 1950s glory. This cannot happen without public support.

South Floridians and anyone else with the means: Embark on a pilgrimage and voice your concerns. Those who cannot make the trip: Let the Yankee Clipper and Sheraton folks know that they would be making a big mistake by letting another historic establishment bite the dust.

[Contact Yankee Clipper, Sheraton corporate

A reminder that the mermaid shows are every Friday at 5:30 during happy hour. We intend to keep the monthly “Mermaids & Mai-Kai” event alive for as long as possible and hope to see more locals there.  […]

For more on the mermaid show, go to Marina’s sites:
http://www.medusirena.com
http://www.myspace.com/medusirena

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Dammit, maybe now IS the time to use those Frequent Flyer miles!

3 Responses to “No more mermaids at the Wreck Bar?”


  1. 1 Dave

    I may never get to visit but I don’t want to live in a world without places like The Wreck!

  2. 2 Marina

    Great news!
    The Wreck Bar is Back, and so is Marina!
    SDhows will begin at the newly renovated Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel (formermly Yankee Clipper) January 29th at 6:30 PM!!

    Woohooo!

  3. 3 David

    Super news, after close to a year out of the water you are back! Now we just have to line up that Monterey Bay Acquarium visit!

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