Few people have experienced the booms and busts of Clematis Street like Rodney Mayo, a pioneer of the city’s nightlife scene. Mayo opened Respectable Street in 1987, bringing the new wave music scene to a quiet street. Today, he still owns Respectable Street, along with Dr. Feelgood’s, Lost Weekend, Hullabaloo, LongBoards, Howley’s, Dada and Tryst in Delray Beach as well as several establishments in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Q: What was your thought process when you opened Respectable Street?
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