JD’s today – still in the original building from the late 1940s, now expanded
Ferman and Elise Moodie built this place and opened Moodie’s Beach Store
Moodies sold beachware and souvenir postcards like this one
The soda fountain drew all the bathing beauties and their admirers
Hurricane Elena blew damaging winds for several days Aug 28-Sept 4 1985
Elena damaged many buildings in Indian Rocks Beach
A lot of rebuilding required on many structures
Creative repairs needed!
JD’s not long after it opened – the old building reborn
Welcome to JD’s and all it has to offer
The patio bar was a lively addition to JD’s
Eclectic and fun atmosphere at JD’s
Is that the Sea Hag watching over us?
Ready to rock
Come on in, set a spell and have a cold one!
Downing family owners Jay, Leslie, Kip and Jackie
JD’s is famous for “where the local wildlife hangout.” This restaurant is a converted cottage from 1949 and was once Moody’s Beach Store. Since 1985 it has been JD’s Restaurant and Lounge.