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Homeowners sue Caddy's; Buster Cooper still plans move


Sunset Beach homeowners sue Caddy's

Sixteen Sunset Beach residents have filed a lawsuit against Caddy's On the Waterfront bar and restaurant.

Plaintiffs want city officials to enforce Caddy's land-use restrictions and prevent the beach bar from intruding on the "right to quiet, peaceful possession and enjoyment" of their homes. They are asking the court to halt or sharply curtail commercial activities that they say create an "unlawful nuisance."

The class-action lawsuit specifically names T.I. Holdings and Gulf Sands Properties LLC.

Tony Amico, owner of Caddy's, said Tuesday that the lawsuit has "no merit" and that the homeowners knew when they purchased their homes that Caddy's was a "destination location" for beach visitors.


Buster Cooper will honor agreement

Trombonist and local legend Buster Cooper thought last weekend would be his last at the Garden restaurant. Not quite.

After a last-minute ownership switch, the Garden, at 217 Central Ave., isn't going away. New owners Bill Edwards and Tommy and Vagelis Varlas have vowed to keep up the Mediterranean bistro's traditions. And Cooper agreed to return this weekend for an encore performance. But Cooper still plans on honoring the agreement he made with Jo Jo's in Citta restaurant at 200 Central Ave.

On Jan. 8, Cooper will move his weekend gig there. Jo Jo's chef-owner Antonio Condello said Cooper and his troupe will play in the rear bar room, Jo Jo's Bella Notte Lounge, and outside on the sidewalk cafe.

Homeowners sue Caddy's; Buster Cooper still plans move 12/15/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 4:51pm]
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