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Julian's Dining Room and Lounge, Ormond Beach , FL (restaurant)
TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 696
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-05-30 08:17 am   Permalink

Wondering what the online news archives might reveal about Julianís, I ran across this photo caption at the beginning of it all...

Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal July 1, 1967




This club meeting note indicates that Julianís did meet its December 1967 opening date target...

Daytona Beach Morning Journal December 9, 1967



Through tragedy, we learn that the name of the artist who created that striking Hawaiian mural across the back wall of Julianís Dining Room is Douglas Hines...

Daytona Beach Morning Journal November 26, 1973






In 1997, the 30th anniversary year of Julianís Dining Room and Lounge, the City of Ormond Beach declared December 22 as ďJulianís DayĒ to honor Julian Lopez, the owner, for his civic and philanthropic contributions to the community. Among the tributes, we learn that Julian Lopez is a longtime Shriner (presumably with fez)...

Orlando Sentinel December 18, 1997


Orlando Sentinel December 19, 1997




In 2006, there was a change in ownership as GatorRob's source and our waitress observed. Various reviews started referring to ďJulianís Landmark Steak & Seafood Restaurant,Ē a subtle name change...

Orlando Sentinel December 31, 2006




After the ownership change, especially over the past year or so, the online restaurant reviews reflect erratic service and food quality, sometimes superb and sometimes disastrous. You wonder if these could all be about the same place.

On February 4, 2011, the Volusia County official records show that bankruptcy was filed by Daria Vidas, as President of B&V Florida Holdings, LLC, listing Julian & Wenceslaa Lopez (the original Julianís owners) as principal creditors with a $950,000 claim.

A newspaper article discusses this and states that Julianís will continue to operate without interruption, all corroborating the waitressí story from my earlier post, though hinting of a more complex tangle...

Daytona Beach News-Journal March 5, 2011



Hereís a Motherís Day ad highlighting the newest owners...

Lifestyle Magazine of Florida May, 2011



Julianís deserves to live on, if the atmosphere, service and food quality from last night is an indicator. Iíd recommend that fellow TCíers give it a try when youíre in the neighborhood.

-Tom








 
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