LIke below states, they have long closed, back in 2004 I believe. This is one of the undertakings of Chef Al. He and his wife took it over at night and really would have brought it back to it's hay day if it were not for hurricanes.
I remember their Paella, better than before, the CHicken Alfredo Special was to die for! They told me and my husband one night that they were planning to host one of the old style Paella Parties for their 6 month anniversary, but thanks to Hurricane Charley and the others, that would never be. He is now out in Spring Lake, but no one knows for how long as he is just a mere employee there.
I have noticed some great changes to our local Movie Gallery. It is neater and cleaner, the movies are better stocked with a new early return $1 bonus to entice movie renters to get them back to the store for those of us waiting to rent next. Also they will check the return bins if you kindly ask which is a bonus. Benn to the one in Avon park and it is dirty, and the staff there was extremely rude and cold towards us as potential customers.
Glad also to know that CHuck is the Manager at the Sebring Movie Gallery, he works hard and likes his job and it shows. I commend and applaud his hard work and dedication. He is also very courteous and helpful to everyone who comes in. He is the very reason we come in and keep coming in, he has made the place top notch!
Remember, if you are kind, the staff is always kind, but when customers come in irate and expect someone to kiss up to them it just will not happen. I am tired of seeing people complain about perfectly good places and employees, but when I see those very people in the stores acting badly, impollite and rude. Life is too short!
Note to Chuck.... keep up the good work, you are the best!
Did you know that Publix in Sebring now has a staffed sushi bar??
It is wonderful, they take your orders and authenticly trained Japenese staff prepare your sushi or sashimi or other treat right in front of you! It is a wonderful new section in our local Publix, there is another one at the Anna Marie Island Publix in Manatee county as well that we visit while going to the beach.
Try it today, you will be very happy, and remember, all sushi is NOT raw fish!
They have had their time with Pastors, but now is the time of growth and change for Florida Ave Baptist Church! Their new Pastor Rev. John Girdley is by far the best Pastor for this small town feel church that has a great desire to grow and reach out to others.
They have begun many new programs like G.R.O.W. outreach, they have expanded their children's department, recently started a banner ministry as well.
On March 10&11 they will be celebrating their 78th Anniversary Homecoming with music, guest speakers and lots of fellowship and rememberance. The Royal City Boys will be preforming on Saturday night, a gospel sing group and all are invited.
They are an open door church, welcoming all to their family.
They have a new website... www.ourchurch.com/member/t/theavenue/
and their secretary is most helpful.
Well this time, the place improved leaps and bounds, holding on to their main chef that has been with this particular location since it was named the Lighthouse, through a total of 4 owners! He stuck with them, at least they did one thing smart because that guy can cook! Al will serve it up just right and never frets about special orders!But yet again the place is closed. Sometimes it seems these privately owned businesses just can not keep us with the big chain type places. We have taken trips out there several times in over a month and still they are closed, no notice in the window, nothing. There was a local rumor that they were re-opening last week but alas, they are closed.Not sure what happened this time, but the history of the place is going to overshadow anything they do because in small towns like ours word travels fast... even if it is not 100% correct.They are going to have to advertise a great deal to get their people back, they were never big on adverts, but I think it is a must this time. They had a ton of loyal customers, I only wish they gave us the courtesy of an explanation. It is such a shame, that they do not seem to care, unless of course they are gone for good, then I suppose they owe us nothing. I just hope we can track down the chef Al, we will follow that Chap anywhere!
They are open, the food is good, but I have a sneaking suspicion that they will not be there long. We read an article in the paper, written into the editor that they were open, we went and were happy. Well we came back and find the help is not happy at all. The one lady, Penny(sp) is really not made out for this business from what we have seen, comparing her to the other 3 owners. We could over hear her in the kitchen complaining to the help, hear help outside complaining about her. It is a recipe for disaster. They will not last the summer doldrums in this area unless she changes her attitude towards her employees. Most of the staff they have there have worked at that location for over a year, much longer than she has been in the picture.
If they lose Chef Al, they will lose it all for sure, most of us only go there for his cooking anyway... I mean it is his cooking that makes the place... he is doing the work.