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Blues Cafe finds new use for an old cruiser

© St. Petersburg Times
published April 3, 2002

While cruising in an old police car inspired by The Blues Brothers, Adam Boylan came up with the idea to open the Blues Cafe, 2699 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. "I was thinking of a way to put it to good use," he said.

While Boylan toils inside his two-month-old restaurant, the old cruiser can be seen parked under the Blues Cafe sign. In the coming weeks, Boylan hopes the vehicle will be used to help launch a new dinner delivery service. "The restaurant that was here before us specialized in breakfasts, and we're trying to keep the regular customers happy by continuing with breakfasts, but I am now working on deliveries -- salads, sandwiches and hamburgers. It would be great if the Blues mobile could be used for deliveries. I need to say that the car has alot of miles on it, so I'll see how it goes," said Boylan, who earned his restaurant experience at Crisper's in Lakeland. Blues Cafe is at the site of the former Jeannie's Beachside Deli.

The Blues Cafe is open 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

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DavisDougherty Inc., 10575 68th Ave. N, Suite C1, Seminole, received five Tampa Bay Advertising Federation Addy Awards: gold for client Isuzu Axiom, regional automotive category; silver for client Portable On Demand Storage, local campaign category; gold for client Bert Smith Volkswagen, radio division, local campaign category; silver for, interactive media division, Web site, business-to-business category; and gold for, industry self-promotion division, interactive Web category.

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Kathy Conroy and Suzie Lewis have been promoted to program supervisors at the Pinellas County License Board for Children's Centers and Family Day Care Homes in Pinellas Park.

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Darlene L. Kelly has been named director of development and alumni relations at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport.

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Scott A. Spencer has been appointed to the board of directors for Portable On Demand Storage in St. Petersburg. Spencer, a certified public accountant and financial planner practitioner, is president of Spencer International Advisors Inc. in Clearwater.

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