Cherish History at Magnolia Grill


Magnolia Grill HistoryThe Magnolia Grill is proud to celebrate the history of our community and welcomes back the art deco Eloise Shop sign from its restoration. This iconic West Main Street Fort Walton Beach store front was designed by Pensacola Architects Young, Look and Morrison for dress shop owner, Miss Eloise Smith in the early 1950s, reportedly costing $5,000.

The Art Deco lettering was built of heavy, galvanized steel and featured white neon tubing. In addition to the restored signage, the Magnolia Grill will be displaying images from the grand opening including handmade La Lena ceramic ashtrays from the store and pink dress boxes from the popular store. Memorabilia has been added to the collection from the family of the late Miss Eloise joining the sign she gave to Tom Rice in 1995.