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Relax In The Cool Breeze Of The Trade Winds

In 1946, two merchant seamen opened the in downtown St. Augustine. It reflected the rustic charm of the South Seas bars they frequented while sailing far from their Florida home. The lounge changed hands in 1954 and generations of the Leonard family have operated “the Oldest Lounge in the Oldest City” ever since. “My Aunt Betty was the first of the Leonards to own the lounge,” says owner  of Elizabeth Leonard Clark, who purchased the bar with husband Rex Clark. “I began working at the lounge for my mother on my 18th birthday in 1980, 35 years ago. Since her …

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