The Grateful Garden has been flitting around like a psychedelic butterfly for the last couple of years in search of a permanent home. Gayle Coursol and friends have been trying to get this market/cafe/meeting place/music venue/spiritual retreat a place large enough and cheap enough to encompass their grand vision -- and it looks like they've finally found it in a former Big Daddy's on the corner of Lucerne and Dixie in Lake Worth.
Friday night was day one of a week-long grand opening party, featuring a belly dancer, samba lessons, drums and guitar courtesy of Michael Moses and Adrian Montijo, singing, spontaneous eruptions of joy, temporary tattoos and spiritual alignments, and wines by the jug. Eventually the place will house an organic market as well as a cafe and live entertainment. Judging from Friday night's party the Grateful Garden is going to be the hippest venu in the hippest little town in South Florida.
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For info visit www.thegratefulgarden.com or stop by The Grateful Garden, 102 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth (561-667-8775).