Little Havana's Ball & Chain: "Our Goal Is to Make It Authentic"

The neon sign for the "World Famous Ball & Chain Bar and Lounge" sits above a green-and-white striped awning, illuminating SW Eighth Street, much like it did nearly 80 years ago.

"The concept of Ball & Chain was to keep it as if it had remained open throughout the years," explains Bill Fuller, who owns the Little Havana gem with his childhood buddies Zack and Ben Bush.

"That if the Ball & Chain wouldn't have closed, this is what it would look like today."

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