Historic Miami Bar Jimbo's Closing

Bar and restaurant that served as TV filming spot closing after nearly 60 years

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012  |  Updated 7:26 AM EDT
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Historic Miami Bar Jimbo's Closing

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Jimbo's on Virginia Key is closing after nearly 60 years in business.

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A ramshackle Miami bar where movies and TV shows such as "Flipper" and "Dexter" have filmed will be closing after nearly 60 years in business.
 
Shrimper James "Jimbo" Luznar opened his namesake Jimbo's bait shack and watering hole on Virginia Key in 1954.

  Luznar's daughter, Gail Araujo, tells The Miami Herald that the quirky bar beside a mangrove lagoon will stop serving its shrimp, smoked fish and cheap beer before the end of the month.
 
A 2009 electrical fire prompted the city to cut off power. Jimbo's remained open on generator power, but Araujo says the costs of running the business have gotten too high. Araujo also says Luznar suffers from health problems.
 
Other family members say they hope to turn Jimbo's into a historic landmark.

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