Pineapples is a restaurant, music venue, and rooftop bar in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Pineapples offers two different menus featuring craft cocktails, casual fare, seafood, and a variety of high quality meats.
Although the idea of creating a multi-level dining and entertainment experience in EGAD came into fruition in 2019, the history of Pineapples dates back much further. The pineapple plantations that our business (and the road it will be built on) get their namesake from might be a place to start, but what went down in 1972 is far more interesting.
Two brothers from West Virginia moved their families to Florida after seeing opportunity in the subtropical state’s ever-growing infrastructure. In ‘72 they founded Young’s TV Cable using elder brother Gene’s income from an accomplished military career. In search of an office and yard, they stumbled upon a restaurant/bar for sale called the Amble Inn. It had space for an office and enough parking for work trucks, so they bought the place and renamed it Cable Inn. The bar grew a reputation as a rowdy neighborhood spot for the working class. Although it helped keep food on the table, the needs of the cable business fortunately outgrew the tiny room in the back of the bar, and eventually the Cable Inn was sold.
Today, Gene’s son Steve has grown the business into the largest telecommunication contractor in the state. After nearly 50 years of building and maintaining our community’s infrastructure, the success of YCOM (short for Young's Communications, as it is known today) has enabled Steve and his son Austin to endeavor on this bold project. Cable Inn led to many beautiful things, and this return to the service industry will undoubtedly open the door to many more.
We are proud to be an integral part of our community’s past, and ecstatic to be help shape its future!