Archive Diver - Fairmont Gardens Bar & Grille Lame Concept 1988
|image via Miami New Times Archives week of August 17 - 23, 1988|
|Crapmont Advert 1988|
The Bagelbergs thought, "But what will we call it? It's gotta sound rich, like White people rich. Fairmont, that's it! But it still has to appeal to the commoners. Let's see, Fairmont Subway, no, Fairmont Tavern, no, how about Gardens.....Bar & Grill, wait add an "e" to the end of Grille, there, perfect, casual yet elegant. We'll call lunch "luncheon," we won't put the address on our New Times ad, and we'll find some illegals to do our valet parking."
And for the next year the Fairmont Gardens Bar & Grille operated at zero profit, the booze all got stolen by a young staff high on cocaine, the owners got into dog racing and group sex, and finally a mysterious fire consumed the building and the Bagelbergs moved to Boca, at least that's what we think might've happened.
Anybody know anything about how it really went down? Leave a comment.