Trader Jon's Building
|Trader Jon's building (colloquial)|
|Location||511 South Palafox Street|
(just south of Main Street)
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30.407224, -87.214183, The Trader Jon's building at 511 South Palafox. </googlemap>
It was occupied by the eponymous Trader Jon's, a favorite haunt of local Navy personnel and home to a renowned collection of military memorabilia, from the 1950s until 2003. When Hurricane Ivan destroyed the Phenix Building in 2004, the owners of displaced retail store Sarah's considered moving into the adjacent Trader Jon's building, but ultimately decided instead to close shop forever.
In 2006, the first floor became a second home to the Big Sexy Food catering business to host private dinners and other events. They opened a lunchtime restaurant called the Nooner Café in the space in June 2008.