People seem to love Florentine Plaza
|Bikers in front of Florentine Plaza|
Rumor is that Florentine Plaza is going to be flipped and that it will become a small hotel. That of course is just a rumor and probably there is no truth to that but I really don't mind that idea. If it has to change, a small boutique hotel right there on that location might be interesting. I'm trying to be open-minded. Whenever I complain about redevelopment, I remember what someone said to me once: "Did your condo float down like a feather in the middle of the night?" No. No, it didn't.
I do like the structure itself, from the Fuller Street side, it sort of looks Southwestern and I always position myself in front of it during the King Mango Strut, as it makes such a great backdrop for photos.
Here are some comments I've taken from social media about the Florentine Plaza issue:
Here come the hipsters two by two...whole place is going to turn into Coconut Wynwood
The condos will be the scourge to the wonderful Grove vibe that presently exists.
This depresses me. There are so very few reminders of the Grove that I lived in back in the day but the place still holds a place in my aging heart. Why do developers see something that has made people happy for generations and suits the populace and community just fine the way it is and feel they must tear it down and replace it with some soul less upscale crap. This is not progress: this is money talking. Hopefully my visit in March will find this little corner still intact. For you and your Blu Moon Gallery Sheri I can only hope that, despite the loss of your location, things will, eventually, be better.
Coconut Grove, Soho and Earl's Court in London are just a few of so many areas that are are falling to the curse of greed. It's ironic that the people spearheading the demise of these places are called developers.
Another great place pushed away by a rich developer. That building with it's shops - is an absolute gem in a city full of soulless-ness and shite art! Well, at least we went out with a bang. Here's to the future, whatever it may hold.
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