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Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Cuban restaurant would be perfect for that space

I noticed a big sign advertising "restaurant space" on the building being renovated at the corner of Mary Street and Florida Avenue, right across from The Bookstore. The building itself is going to house law offices,  after being the home to resaturants and clubs for so long. One section is being designed for a restaurant.

It would be nice to have another restaurant back there, The Bookstore has the cafe and there is Blond Bistro across from that and then up the block is TK's at Villa Mayfair, so the street would be a little area of restaurants. If you go further you get to The Grove Spot on Virgina, too. 


What we could use is a Cuban place. But with the rents in the Grove, a $7.99 Cuban Sandwich or Media Noche would end up being $20.00. But that's one thing we are lacking. I've seen tourists go up to Louis at the Ambassador booth asking for a Cuban restaurant, some of them actually take the bus to Versailles or La Caretta. 


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The location has open problem the unit owners above have always complained about any noise form the commercial space if it is open at night. The location back in the days was called Modern Art cafe before the big clubs toke it over and they complained when it was just a restaurant. A little history on the building on the 1st floor towards the back of the building is a two story office space that was labeled as a community theater for tax purpose trust me I have seen the space and was told as such.

August 17, 2014 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what happens when you mix commercial and residential, how did south beach solve the issue, most residential on Ocean Drive were converted to restaurants, bars, hotels and commercial.

August 18, 2014 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange, I would never had thought. Years ago I met the Frenchman hired to stem the noise, he told me the problem was the steel beams used in the construction would pick up noise vibrations, which would travel throughout this structure. He said it would have cost more to eliminate the noise that if the building was demolished and newly discovered noise abatement techniques were applied.

August 19, 2014 9:08 AM  

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