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LGBTQ bar 'H.G. Roosters' in West Palm Beach has historic designation

City gave final approval Monday
Posted at 10:25 PM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 22:39:50-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — LGBTQ bar H.G. Roosters in West Palm Beach is known as the oldest gay bar in the state of Florida.

Roosters had to close its doors last May because of a fire. But on Monday, the city gave unanimous approval for the historic designation that is expected to help overcome challenges during the bar's reconstruction process.

The local LGBTQ community explained during a Facebook Live why the city of West Palm Beach’s historical designation for H.G. Roosters is important, and what’s next for rebuilding plans after a devastating fire.