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> 1941 - the dining room of the 7 Seas Restaurant in Miami
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1941 - the dining room of the 7 Seas Restaurant in Miami
SW corner of SE 1st Avenue and 2nd Street, Miami, Florida
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The 7 Seas was located at SE 2 Ave and 1st Street; It was opened in 1913 and remained in business for 43 years. It was taken over by Claughton Interests. My grandmother was a waitress at the 7 seas for many years. She use to wake up early every AM and bake several pies to sell in the restaurant. I have photo's of her at the bar and dining with TJ Galtis and other employees.
This photo brings back many memories of my mother taking my brother and I to lunch at the Seven Seas on Saturdays. Afterwards she would take us to one of the twin movies that used to be where the old Dupont Plaza building used to stand. Fond memories of Miami when it was much smaller.
Ted P. Galatis
This was the "new 7 Seas". the old one was located across the old post office (later 1st federal savings loan) on NE 1st avenue between 1st and 2nd streets (south of Gesu catholic church). Before 1926 it was located in (1912) on East Flagler St. Next to the Sewell l Bros. Store and was called Rector's Cafe.
Thank you Guest and Jeff for the location.
I concur with Jeff on the location of the Seven Seas Restaurant -- SE 1st and 2nd street. However, I remember seeing very large fish on the walls in the main dining room. If memory serves, at least one was a gigantic tuna. Our family had Christmas dinner there one year, then we went to watch the movie "Citation" at the Olympia. That was the first and last movie my father ever watched.
Thank you for the great information on the location and the old theatres.
The Royal Theater was open from 1941-1956 and was located at 310 SE 1st St. It was the only theater in Miami that had "love seats", since the end seat of every other row was a double seat. The Embassy Theater was next door at 300 SE 1st St. and operated from 1948-1956. Both of them were Claughton Theaters. They were torn down to make way for a bank and office building.
Seems to me Southwest corner of 2nd St and 1st Ave. The two theatres were a half block east between 2nd and Biscayne Blvd. The name Royal Theatre comes to mind. I saw the Wizard of Oz there.
I think there were two theaters near-by - I saw Sunset Boulevard in one of them with my father in the early 1950's. They may have been the Embassy and the Claughton (?).
It's hard to believe with all of the Downtown growth since the late 1950's that this charming restaurant served Miami diners since the 1920's until its demise in the late 50's-early 60's. If memory serves me right... It was on SE 1st Avenue and 2nd Street - or close by that approximation.