Jim Gissy and David Siegel Purchase Iconic Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida

Longtime Hospitality Executives Plan to Honor and Expand Its Legacy in Key West

Jul 24, 2023 - 08:22
Jim Gissy and David Siegel Purchase Iconic Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida

David Siegel, President and CEO of Westgate Resorts, and longtime business associate Jim Gissy, have purchased the iconic Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida. Initially established in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., in 1976, as the brainchild of Jerry Dorminy, it relocated to Key West in 1988, quickly becoming the most popular bar on Duval Street.

The Hog's Breath Saloon, nestled in the heart of Key West's vibrant Duval Street, has been a beloved establishment since its inception in 1976. Known for its lively atmosphere, live music, and signature cocktails, the establishment has become a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike. David Siegel and Jim Gissy recognize the unique cultural significance of the venue and are committed to preserving its authentic spirit while enhancing the overall guest experience.

Sherry Dorminy, Owner of Hog's Breath Saloon, stated, "I am honored that Mr. Gissy & Mr. Siegel will continue the tradition of Hog's Breath in Key West for many years. My late husband would be proud. After 47 years, it's time to pass the torch. I am so grateful to the staff, especially my twin sister Sheryl, for making Hogs Breath the beloved institution it is today!"

Jim Gissy was equally excited, stating, "We are honored to continue the long tradition of Hog's Breath Saloon as a staple of the Key West area. This iconic establishment holds a special place in the hearts of many, and we are dedicated to preserving its unique charm and authenticity. We are committed to ensuring that Hog's Breath Saloon remains a vibrant hub of entertainment and enjoyment for years to come."