On May 12, 2012 I wrote that Fast Buck Freddies was closing its doors. Fast Buck Freddies did an orderly liquidation over several weeks. Then it shut its doors forever. Nothing has filled that space. I was fearful that Banana Republic would be leaving the space as well. I returned to my office and learned that the store held a liquidation sale over the weekend. Doom. Doom. And more Doom I thought. I contacted an old pal who told me that the store will be re-opening in November as a Banana Republic outlet. Thank God it's not leaving. I could not bear it turning into a tacky t-shirt shop or taco stand. I dug into the shoebox to look for old photos of what occupied the space at 501 Duval Street before Banana Republic.
|Drug store in 1965|
|1975 being renovated|
|Tacos in 1975|
|Banana Republic 2011|
|Doors Shut - Movers Ready for Final Move-out August 21, 2013|
|Gone Today - Hope it actually returns|