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BEST PLACES TO PUT THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Ice Cold Auto Repair, Port Charlotte and Gulf View Grill, Englewood Beach

Have you seen the light? Both these Charlotte County businesses seem to have an affinity for Jake and Elwood Blues of the 1980 cult film classic “The Blues Brothers.” At the grill, the bros’ likenesses are painted on the wall of an elevator whisking guests up to the second-story restaurant. Ice Cold takes it a step further with life-size statues of the Blues, notorious for their “mission from God” and putting “the band back together.” Although Jake and Elwood retreat inside the building after business hours, their famous Bluesmobile, a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan, remains parked on-site. Anyone hungry for a rubber biscuit?

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