Okay, so here’s a question for the Bernalwood old-timers: What was Toni’s Trade Winds?
Its vestigial sign still appears on the facade of 431 Cortland, a weary-looking building right next door to Heartfelt. Anyone know the story behind the old sign, and the business it presumably advertised?
I’m very curious. My hunch is that it might have been a travel agent, but that’s only because whenever I see the sign, that god-awful “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes starts to play in my head for some reason. I seek the truth, both for it’s own sake… and to (hopefully) to prevent this from happening in the future.
Oh, and extra credit if you can not only tell us what Toni’s Trade Winds was, but also tell a good tale of what it was like inside.
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