What's going on with the waterfront RFP's?
I am being told that the current RFP for the Chart House property may be thrown out and a new one is being proposed so that there will be more than just one bidder on that property.
It's also being said that Scotty's Landing may bet an extended one year lease, which may go to two years and the way things are going, maybe even longer. But then again, Scotty's owes so much in back taxes that the only way it seems to get it is for the County to sue the City (with the City's blessings).
Scotty himself, Scott Wessel, had a letter to the editor in yesterday's Miami Herald, you can read it here. Scotty is promising a better deal for the City, but if he hasn't paid almost $2.5 million in back taxes, how can they promise to pay the City? Scotty's and Grove Key Marina are one and the same
With all due respect, I don't care so much for Scotty's Landing. I used to eat there two or three days a week, but after the meat started tasting funky and the staff got unfriendly (maybe they are just overworked, probably are), I just stopped going. I don't think they put a new screw or nail in the place from day one and now they are promising to make it the showplace of the Grove? Maybe they will, we'll have to see what happens.
As for the precious view that everyone keeps complaining about losing, I have a little secret guys: the view is staying. It's Scotty's that would be going, but the view will be the same no matter what goes in.
As the Grove turns. More to come July 26 when the City Commission convenes. Speaking of which, there is an uproar of Sarnoff's Burn Notice decision and it is believed that a large protest will take place at the July 26 meeting to help save Burn Notice's home (the Expo Center) for another year.
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