Just this week, Native Florida Tap Room and Music Hall owner Kilmo Doome announced that he's selling the venue and skipping town.
He wrote on Facebook: "I have accepted an offer I couldn't refuse and I'm relocating to New Orleans, where music and culinary opportunities have beckoned me for years. I will continue to perform and produce some music events in South Florida." Then he thanked all the great musicians, fans, and lovers of beer who supported his venture.
Kilmo told us that a combination of factors led to the Tap Room's demise. "When I started doing venues," he said, "I really didn't know it would go this long." But after giving it a good try with this latest location in Hollywood, it seemed the hoops the city set up were too high for Kilmo to jump, and the allure of the Big Easy was too strong.
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