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Alan Nelson: You can call him Al
BY BUCKY MONTGOMERY - Florida Weekly Correspondent
There is no better place to watch a Key West sunset than from a seat at the Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort, located at 0 Duval Street. The colorful seats and patio umbrellas line the pier that shoots out into the Gulf of Mexico, with a broad view of the blue sea horizon, with picturesque Sunset Key, Wisteria Island, sailboats gliding past, jet skiers, and passing seabirds. It’s adjacent to Mallory Square, near the Sponge Market, the Shipwreck Museum and the Key West Aquarium … and it’s your launch up Duval Street.
Al Nelson has been slinging drinks from behind the Sunset Pier tiki bar for 14 years. That’s a lot of beautiful Key West sunsets (more than 5,000 including days off, if you’re counting). It’s not a bad way to spend 14 years of afternoons when you’ve got to work. He prefers the name Al over Alan. “If someone says Alan, I figure it’s some ex from my past,” he quips. Click Here To Read More!