In the shadow of Key West, change ahead for a neighboring island

stock islandOn a morning run between restaurants, he waves to locals as the smell of fish overwhelms the air. Mongelli, a long-time Conch, opened the Hogfish with one sandwich on the menu in 2002. Since then, he has seen Stock Island’s oceanside growth from a Key West outskirt — it’s just five miles from Duval Street — with shrimpers and fishermen to an island on the brink of major development. “Throw Cuba into the mix, I think Stock Island will be a jumping-off point. I think it will be a boom town,” Read the rest here 10:25

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