Park(ing) Day, the annual event when urban activists around the world turn parking spaces into public parklets, is almost upon us. This year, Park(ing) Day is on September 21. In previous years, Park(ing) Day has been pretty successful in South Florida, but last year, Park(ing) Day happened to land immediately in the wake of Hurricane Irma. So, it will be interesting to see how many urban parklets are created this year.
The luxurious Brickell Flatiron had all of us from Miami Condo Investments over for chicken sandwiches and almond pastries today, and to give us a looksie around the project and an update on construction and sales. Construction is happening.
This monolithic three-story concrete bunker-like building, jazzed up with a contemporary wedge-shaped entrance and a scattering of random windows along the facade, is actually a luxurious private parking garage designed to hold a collection of fifty cars. Located at 3070 SW 38th Court, the 12,354 square foot structure, which also contains an office, a lounge area, and an expansive roof deck, has recently been sold for $4.7 million.
Built circa 1903, this house in Miami's Upper East Side is a whopping 116 years old. By Miami standards, that's practically ancient. It's located in the vicinity of Lemon City, one of South Florida's settlements, which predates the founding of Miami itself. The brokerbabble also claims the house is on "Miami's oldest intact turn-of-the-century street," which is rather debatable.
A new casino license has just been granted to the operators of Magic City Casino to bring a jai-alai fronton and poker room to Edgewater, on 30th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. And no one, except maybe the casino owners and a few local gamblers, is happy.
The much talked about new Ross Dress for Less has opened on Lincoln Road in South Beach in its dramatic but rather mall-like new building, and here it is. Some people think it's just the latest symbol of the mall-ification of Lincoln Road, others a great place for inexpensive clothing in the middle of expensive Miami Beach, better than the abandoned frontage that had occupied that site (the long-gone Caribe Theatre) for years, or a cheap tourist magnet. Whatever you think, check out these photos of the new place. Yay or nay? Let us know in the comments.
Well, now that Memorial Day's over, it 's back to business. Here's the news:
Humpy, happy Monday everyone. Here's the news: