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Topic Title: Area 142
Topic Summary: City of Cocoa Beach singlehandedly destroying City's progress
Created On: 06/05/2023 11:34 AM
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 06/05/2023 11:34 AM
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426Blue

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Was pretty encouraged over Cocoa Beach's improvements over past several years -widened sidewalks, more pedestrian and bike friendly, some new interesting businesses. All that progress has been destroyed with Area 142's daily and nightly wall of noise. Why is the City letting one business monopolize and dominate an entire downtown? No longer can you visit or hang out in downtown Cocoa Beach outdoors, or even indoors, or for that matter live within a 1/2 mile of downtown, without hearing the garbage coming out of Area 142 on a regular basis - Thurs. - Sun. constant. Looks terrible as well - like a combination of a putt putt golf course, Chuckey cheez, and a discount cruise ship. I hate to sound like a grumpy old person and I'm all for promoting live music, but this is place is bad news. Can only assume that the City, once again, put more stock in one entity's business venture, than their residents. If the City made promises to this nuisance Area 142 cesspool, they should either start retaining aggressive lawyers, or break out their checkbook, and get rid of Area 142 ASAP. I would not visit downtown Cocoa Beach as long as Area 142 exists - the entire downtown area is now pretty much unusable, particularly Thurs. - Sun.
 06/05/2023 05:31 PM
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Cole

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Poor location for sure, but I am guilty of participating. Pato Banton was a lot of fun. I do see your point though. It's tacky as hell.

I'm betting the million dollar condos just up the road will kill this faster than Florida can kill it's environment.

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 06/06/2023 07:15 AM
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RustyTruck

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"Putt putt golf course"



Spot on

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 06/06/2023 07:49 AM
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Central Floridave

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I noticed they turned down the music last weekend. I've been keeping up with the noise ordinances and watching the city commish meetings.

It's interesting. Some people love it, some hate it Area 142. It's pretty fun place and the food is great. I like it brings a crowd, but I benefit from it being in a local bar band. I'd hate to live next to all the commotion.

Hope they figure it out. Last CB commish meeting they were going to give Area 142 one more month before the ban hammers start coming down.
 06/07/2023 05:12 AM
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FloridianSoul

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The place looks like crap. It's too bad the city didn't require to do it tastefully. If the city's goal was to try and bring in riff raff than mission accomplished. I watched all this happen on Ft Lauderdale beach when I was growing up with the development of Beach Place.....I'm all for smart redevelopment, but this is a disaster in the making.

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 06/07/2023 05:35 AM
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garcia

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Get used to it. The local govt "leaders" on the mainland are hell bent on turning us into South Florida. Look at what is happening in Melbourne and Palm Bay. I just don't get why they and their ilk want to live in such a place. Of course, all of these transplants will want to go to the beach and we beachsiders will bear the brunt. I hate trying to cross Melbourne and I now hate driving A1A. Those of us who were grew up here in the 50s and 60s got the best of it. But, like crabs in the pot, they are raising the temp so slowly that people don't notice.
 06/07/2023 05:58 AM
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RustyTruck

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"You should have been here yesterday" -

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 06/07/2023 04:13 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Sounds like some drama in the ole "we like to drink , fish, and constantly remodel our bathrooms" town. Surfing used to happen there, too.

Edited: 06/07/2023 at 04:14 PM by StirfryMcflurry
 06/09/2023 06:37 AM
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waterlizard25

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Ahh the good ol days
 06/10/2023 08:25 AM
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Central Floridave

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My band played at ye olde Johnathan's Pub last Saturday night. They gave me a Brassy's Reunion T-shirt. Ah....*flashback* warning...I remember in the 80s getting the fresh squezed screwdrivers pre-and-post Brassy's rock concerts...To last weekend...I'm now on the stage...turn the page... LOL.
 06/10/2023 08:46 AM
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garcia

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Last time I was in Jonathan's (a few years ago), I was driven out by the smoking. I was really jonesing for a fresh Grapefruit and Vodka, too, but, dang, the smoke was BAD. I used to love that bar, but can't take the smoke anymore.
 06/10/2023 09:40 AM
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Central Floridave

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New owner of Johnathan's upgraded the AC and kicked the smokers out a few years ago. It is smoke free now. Except for my fog machine the air is clean. I agreed it was nasty in there. Thank gawd smoking inside is no longer cool and now illegal.
 06/11/2023 06:15 AM
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garcia

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Good, no, GREAT, to know. As I said, I used to love that bar. I am seldom in CCB anymore, but will remember that. Thanks.
 06/15/2023 06:41 AM
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Central Floridave

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Loud music disturbing Cocoa Beach residents

https://www.fox35orlando.com/v...oKCunhhDvqhfFsLIx7gl-4
 06/15/2023 09:06 AM
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426Blue

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Good little clip. Thanks. Funny how the Area 142 owners, and that other bar owner interviewed, think that if City changes the time in the noise ordinance from 11PM to 9PM, it will kill the City's economy. I guess the Area 142 owners weren't aware that downtown CB was a much better place to visit and hang out, before they setup shop. Area 142's a public nuisance way before 9PM. Once again, 1 or 2 business, employing a handful a people at unliveable wages think they're the lifeblood and savior of a town.
 06/15/2023 09:17 AM
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garcia

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Her accent doesn't sound like she's from CCB ("what are we gonna do? This is Cocoa Bch.") As a 67 yr resident of Brev Co., it never ceases to amaze me how many people move here and then try to change it. "I'm here now and the rules are different."
 06/15/2023 09:59 AM
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tom

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"Lemme tell youse how we did dis back in ..." pick your favorite. If it was so good there, why are you here? Just go back. Soon!!!

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 06/15/2023 11:56 AM
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RustyTruck

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The wife beater/gold chain/indoor sunglass quotient has risen exponentially.

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Capitalism is based on the ridiculous notion that you can enjoy limitless growth in a closed, finite system.

In biology, such behavior of cells is called "cancer".
 06/20/2023 05:34 AM
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Cole

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The giant stage is now gone and there was a more or less empty Jamaica Me Crazy Sunday night. Times are changin for sure.

I still can't understand how that chunk of land on the busiest corner in Cocoa Beach isn't worth more than artificial grass and mega beer pong? The whole thing is just weird.

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 06/20/2023 07:40 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: RustyTruck The wife beater/gold chain/indoor sunglass quotient has risen exponentially.
what are the consequences of unchecked tourism for $200, Alex?
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