West Palm CRA Spends $2.4 Million to Buy Historic Sunset Lounge Site

Tony Doris – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer —

Plans for the city to take over the historic Sunset Lounge — where Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many other big names performed decades ago — are closer to reality.

After prolonged negotiations, a deal has been reached for the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency to buy the Lounge, at Eighth Street and Henrietta Avenue in the city’s near-northwest, for $2.4 million, CRA Executive Director Jon Ward said Tuesday.