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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Silverado closing it's doors at end of month

I'm sorry to say that Silverado, Jacquie Longdon's store at 3092 Fuller Street, will be closing its doors on May 31, the victim of gentrification in Coconut Grove. Brenda's Boutique is long gone along with the Sale Rack and the Olfactory is now up in Savanna, GA. L'etoile, Jacquie's long time collie companion is gone and it's time for Jacquie to move on. She'll be moving up north. 

 To that end, she would like you to know that almost everything is on sale at Silverado, up to 50% off. Belts are even more of a deal - being sold for cost, like the Ostrich Belts that JW Cooper sells in Bal Harbour for $720, well at Silverado, they are now $195; the Lizard belts are only $80 ($320 at JW Cooper) and the Stingray are only $125, down from $495. Sizes are 30 to 44 and they are limited as they sell out.

So after six years on the street, another one bites the dust. We did so many stories on Silverado over the years, you can see them here.

The curio case is $495, it was over $1000 when new and the inside window gates are also for sale. Stop by, check them out, make an offer.
The Native American jewelry is marked down, but not all the same percentage, ask Jacquie about that. 

Jacquie tells me that her best days were during the Gallery Walks, which really aren't much these days. She made most of her sales that one night, which took her through the whole month, now no one seems to come down that street on FAM Night, she told the musicians not to bother playing outside her door anymore as there is no one to play to.

Here's a little flashback of all the shops that have come and gone on Fuller Street.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

must be the high rents

May 24, 2016 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone likes to comment on high rents but many of the stores you mention closing had little to no business (as it appeared to me) over the last few years, and some I've never heard of. The Grove has changed, like it or not, and these types of stores just aren't going to last. They don't cater to young professionals and that's a lot of what I see coming and spending money here...Nicole

May 24, 2016 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not the Coconut Grove Playhouse was the Achilles Heels of Coconut Grove, rant all you want, the Grove lost its nuts when the Playhouse closed.

May 24, 2016 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN anon 4:57

May 24, 2016 5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't assume all these closings are from high rents only. I wonder about the business models. How many people really want to spend $300 on a turquoise belt? The Grove is changing and the Bobos are being replaced by young, white collar families with different wants.

May 25, 2016 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that's why even a lot of the tourists are not bothering to come here they can find most of the same kind of things in other parts of Miami and have a beach. It's not being boho it's that it would be nice to have part of Miami remaining historical.After all variety is the spice of life .Not everything and everyone has to look the same. Always remember once it's gone it's gone.At this rate welcome to Brickell 2!! Thank God The Barnacle is a state park otherwise you"d probably have more of the twisted condos there after all it is old!!!!

May 25, 2016 11:38 AM  
Blogger sunn said...

Dearest heart & soul is in beautiful COCONUT GROVE for the past 25 yrs. I used to have a boutique & also manufacturer of clothing from NYC to Miami.....I am saddned!...Miami Beach has the uppy clothing that's HOT now, & the internet has the rest of it.... The GROVE should concentrate of eating places..ALL ethnetic little restaurants all over & give out a MAP of the various places to visitors through those Eileen Seitz "phone booths" OR just along the roads.......I am SURE the restaurants would agree to pay someone to do that every evening of the week ! FREE FIRST DRINK, etc, etc......DISCOUNTS on various items, anything to attract clients.
HOW about clothing shops doing FREE fashion shows at Cocowalk & other places & giving out a MAP to their SHOP. Lets get out IDEAS going !!!
Sonia Sanguinetti

May 25, 2016 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sonia, intelligent, thoughtful do-able observations. Food & fashion can easily go together to create interest, curiosity, excitement along with a flow of dollars. Say, fashion shows up one side of Commodore and down the other. Walking through and around the tables, order items from your c-phone, delivered to your table or shipped later. Always the newest high tech gadgets being introduced, known chefs, a modest cruise on the Bay. Jobie Steppe

May 27, 2016 8:14 AM  

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