Black residents chosen to manage music venue | Business News

Written by on July 2, 2022

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — West Palm Beach officials chose a local-based operator for the Sunset Lounge on Monday night, capping a protracted process that pitted a non-Black Miami-based group against one led by Black residents eager to oversee the return of a venue that was once the cultural hub of the city’s largely Black Northwest neighborhood.

The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, which purchased the 1920s-era supper club and a nearby parcel in 2015, must still negotiate a contract with the winning bidder, Vita, LLC, a collection of restaurant, hotel management . . .

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