Singles from Jamaica in Santa Monica found what they wanted at the corner of Lincoln and Broadway. It was a night club, one located, by a strange coincidence, next to an Indian grocery. It was a night club that catered to southern California adults from Jamaica. Singles shared word of that nightclub with their friends and relatives back home. As a result, more singles left Jamaica bound for the United States.
Gradually, more and more Jamaican singles traveled to Santa Monica, where they looked for that Jamaican-style night club. Some soon discovered that locating that place on Broadway could present a newly-arrived Jamaican with quite a challenge. The effort to reach the front door of that night club could be a very exhausting experience.
Someone standing on the corner of Lincoln and Broadway could often hear music like the music in Jamaica. Singles on that corner could walk east to the much-discussed nightclub. Reaching the club by car, though, usually brought the driver to a state of exasperation.
Parking was not a problem. The nightclub had a fair sized parking lot adjacent to its rear entrance. One could even stand in that parking lot and hear the music of Jamaica. Singles just needed what they could not find on a Thomas Guide. They needed to discover an easy way to get to that parking lot.
The block of Broadway to the west of Lincoln had been made a one way street. That fact presented an obstacle to some young adults from Jamaica. Singles could not plan to drive east on Broadway from the Pacific Coast Highway. Yet that Highway was a major route from the airport to Santa Monica.
Eventually, Jamaican singles learned how to deal with the presence of that one way street. They discovered that they could drive east on Santa Monica Boulevard and then south on Lincoln Boulevard. At the corner of Lincoln and Broadway they would need to turn east.
Soon after directing the car east, the driver and other singles in the car would be hearing the musical rhythms of Jamaica. Singles from the Island would relish those sounds. They knew what those sounds meant. Those sounds told them that they were about to enjoy the Jamaican culture in the company of other young Jamaicans.
As luck would have it, that night club has closed. Sadly the departure of that night club has coincided with a change in the street signs of Santa Monica. The City has removed the one way sign that once stood at the corner of Lincoln and Broadway. The block of Broadway west of Lincoln Boulevard is now a two way street.
If someone wanted to start a new Jamaican Club there on Broadway, singles coming to that club would encounter few difficulties. If coming from the area of the airport, they could drive south on Pacific Coast and then east on Broadway. By following that route, they would soon manage to hear familiar sounds, sounds of the music of Jamaica.