Thursday, May 8, 2008
a fond farewell to MiMo
After several years of discussion the Surfside community center is being demolished. The building was, like most things MiMo, mostly facade, fabulous but still just showy on the front. Today the official term for the ol' wrecking ball is de-constructed so as to not offend those who argued for a renovation rather than building a new facility. We really miss hanging out at the pool with the lovely ocean view and the little sand fleas.
Just down the street is the old Surf Club, a bastion of beach prestige. a picture of Winston Churchill dabbling with paint greets visitors. The club's classic style predates mimo and is still quite presentable today... and just as tough to get in though.
Out with the New, In with the Old.