I wonder how much illumination the square lights yielded. The backlighting of the ceiling was a great touch, though - one of those modern touches made possible by
Says this site, "Restaurant-ing through history":
Wolfie’s was a 24-hour-a-day haven for the elderly living in kitchenless beachfront rooming houses (destined to be restored as art deco boutique hotels in the 1990s). It also attracted politicians looking for the liberal vote and visiting borscht-belt performers such as Milton Berle and Henny Youngman, as well as big and little gangsters and bookies with a yen for chicken livers, pastrami, and cheesecake. In the 1970s mobster Meyer Lansky, pursuing the simple life of a philosophical, Chevrolet-driving, book-borrowing library patron, was often spotted noshing in Wolfie’s.
Shuffling to the cash register, maybe buying a candy bar, shuffling out into the Florida sun.