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West Palm Beach hopes to transform Sunset Lounge into tourism destination

Posted at 5:12 AM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 05:12:22-05

A historic site West Palm Beach is set to undergo a redevelopment.

City leaders say the general concept is to transform the Sunset Lounge into the epicenter of a new African-American cultural tourism destination. 

In the 1940s and 1950s, the jazz venue drew well known artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
The city's community redevelopment agency says the redevelopment of the site will pay homage to the rich jazz and black history of the area.