One need only look at Willie Wonka to know the eccentricity of chocolate makers. In this case, a chocolate factory in downtown Vero Beach not only has Ronald McDonald greeting passersby but other marvelous unseen eccentricities as well. It’s nice – or should that be spooky? – to see the burger clown lives on somewhat after his retirement by McDonald’s in 2016.
It will take some access to a deep core memory to remember when there was a “theatre” in Theatre Plaza in downtown Vero Beach. Historic in its role for breaking Indian River County away from St. Lucie County over the rather improbable desire to watch movies on Sunday, something outlawed in the early 20th Century by the St. Lucie potentates. Then came the Florida Theater that lasted for decades until multiplexes and cable TV did it in, turning the building […]
“I waited in a dark alley behind Mexican kitchens because her sister wasn’t supposed to see me. Dogs ran by. There were little lamps illuminating the little rat alleys. I could hear Terry and her sister arguing in the soft, warm night. I was ready for anything.” – from On The Road by Jack Kerouac Kerouac’s description of a Los Angeles alley makes the rather clean, well-lit Alligator Alley in downtown Vero Beach look like a movie set.