Like so many, I loved this store, stopped in every time I visited Key West, and even bought a few things from it. If I lived here, I'd have bought a whole lot more!
It embodied Key West: weird, eccentric, tropical, strange, slightly out of step (with reality?!), different (in a good way).
It's part of the continuing trend of the 'normalization' of Key West.
|Crazy flower cushions, taken in Fast Buck Freddie's, earlier in 2012.|
What a shame. An even greater potential shame is what this place might become. Another big name brand clothes store? I hope not... We'll see....
Here are some sad pictures of the store now. You can use your memory to remember what these views were like when they were filled with crazy goods and people browsing.
|Fast Buck Freddies with a closed sign on the front door.|
|Peering in thorough the closed front door to see what remains of the entrance area.|
Fast Buck Freddies RIP.