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The Lemon Tree is the best!!!! I have swilled many a potent 'cocktail' before 10am there and enjoyed the place. A real gem.
Unfortunately too much of a good thing can be just that --too much. We started going to Murmur on the very first FF and watched the focus change from art to arty cocktails. Esteban, one of very early participants in FF, predicted its demise as he watched his gallery sales flatten or decrease. When he had to hire pourers for the wine, enough became enough and he left the area. Many artists have moved on already--or will do so soon--Jingletown is currently popular. I was in NYC and watched art in SOHO go crazy and now that area is filled with high end designer retail shoppes. Artist and their galleries go for low rents and move on when the areas rents increase. Success in art is a double edged sword.
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