Coffee shop is her ‘Plan B’

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Lisa Myers opened Café Latte Da because she wanted to spend more time with her 86-year-old father.

The coffee shop, located on U.S. 1 in Sebastian, opened in late March.

Lisa’s father, Bill Myers, visits the shop every day.

For more about her venture, see this week’s issue.


Spell check, please

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Both of these prominent misspellings are on display in Sebastian.

As I say in this week’s column, it’s bizarre to see the same word misspelled twice in one city.


Another packinghouse closes its doors

Quality Fruit Packers is the third U.S. 1 packinghouse in the past three years to close its doors. It was in operation for 47 years.

Last year, Greene River Packing (at U.S. 1 and 69th Street) closed.

Two years ago, Oslo Citrus Growers Association (U.S. 1 between Oslo Road and 4th Street) called it quits after 97 years.

Indian River County history is slowly changing before our eyes.


Way to go, Jake

If you’ve paid attention to comments I’ve made through the years, you know John Mellencamp is my favorite all-time singer.

Ten of his songs were in my Top 500 countdown, including “Jack & Diane” at No. 174.

That’s why I thought it was pretty cool that Vero Beach’s Jake Owen gave a tip of the cap to the Mellencamp classic in his new single.


Vero Beach-based comedy entered in Cannes Film Festival

The Pistol - by Xaque Gruber | Lemmon Lines Blog /  Newsletter, Vero Beach, FL

“The Pistol” is a 10-minute comedy about two 80-year-old women who move from Queens to Vero Beach. It’ll premiere at prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 11.

Xaque Gruber, a Vero Beach resident, wrote and directed the film.

“That was brewing in my head for a few years,” he said.

He used Vero Beach Theatre Guild actors in the film.

Isabel Garrett plays the lead character, Claire.

“She’s a phenomenal talent, living in Sebastian,” Xaque said. “She can hold her own against Judy Dench.”


Final days for Brain Freeze

Joey Bishop, owner of Brain Freeze | Lemmon Lines, Vero Beach Blog / Newsletter

Joey Bishop plans to close Brain Freeze on Friday and then open at breakfast/lunch restaurant at the same location in four or five months.

Brain Freeze, located in the Miracle Mile area, has been around for more than six years.

For more about his plans for the new restaurant, see this week’s issue.