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During one visit I wondered what would drive Speer and his partner, Sean Mc Cusker, formerly a partner in the popular New Orleans cocktail bar and bistro Sylvain, to open such a concept.
According to Speer, they decided to create the kind of restaurant at which they like to eat.
During the week of July 4, 2016 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration began the Knight’s Key Pedestrian Underpass project which is located at the parking lot located at the entrance of the Old Seven Mile Bridge. In November 2017 FDOT is scheduled to begin bridge repair and rehabilitation work on the Old 7 Mile Bridge from Knight’s Key to Pigeon Key.
The bridge will be shut down for approximately 1400 days or 4 years, while work is being completed.
Read More By Josie Koler, Diver Florida Keys correspondent and Keys Weekly bureau chief Call your friends and start planning your Lower Keys Raft-up!The cost of the rehab is being shared by DOT, Monroe County and the city of Marathon. The bridge was decommissioned in 1982 when the adjacent new Seven Mile Bridge opened. The old bridge is riddled with problems, from the decking falling apart to the railings rusting and breaking. A few years later, citing dangers caused by excess weight, it closed it to fishing, too.