Alicea was a dear friend and early patron of The Storm Cellar. She introduced Laura to a favorite almond tea, and gave me a smoking jacket which I regretfully donated when I stopped smoking.
She called her house 'Alicea's Kramit Inn' and loved kitsch and collectibles. She had a collection of vintage smoking paraphernalia, and loved to smoke cigarettes. She cared for five cats with the help of Margretta at Cedar Veterinary.
She died on Oct. 5, 2011.