Florida Keys Business
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Key West legend turns 80
Sloppy Joe's celebrates 8 decades of drinks

Like many tenants in Key West, Joe Russell bristled when his landlord raised the rent. 

Of course, that was 80 years ago and the proposed rent increase was $1 a month. Still, Russell refused and decided instead to shell out about $2,500 for the vacant old Victoria Restaurant on the next corner.

The rest, as they say, is history.

The old restaurant,...

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