Since the state of Florida first shut down bars on March 17, the reopening of Sloppy Joe’s has been a hot topic of interest–the number one question fielded by phone at the Key West Chamber of Commerce. Well, as Mel Fisher used to say, “Today’s the Day!

At 10 a.m., six months after the closing, the doors swung open (Greene Street side for exit only) as patrons and Papas found refreshment at their favorite watering hole.