The Center Grove may be shifting
Quite often, I am asked by a wandering tourist, usually two questions - where is Versailles restaurant and where are the restaurants on the waterfront? I also am a bit concerned about the Grove Harbour project bringing a lot of traffic to 27th Avenue. Will it become a non-stop highway of cars heading into and out of the new restaurants and stores? Maybe, maybe not.
Right now the tour buses stop at City Hall. The tourists get out, walk around and they take lots of pictures of downtown Miami from that vantage point, past Scotty's Landing, over the bay. If the new restaurants are built, they will stay. They may not come into the Center Grove.
I remember when I was a kid, Commodore Plaza was the center of town, then it moved to CocoWalk and Mayfair and now it seems like it's shifting back to Commodore, but if the Grove Harbour project is built, everything will shift - not blocks, but a mile!
I am surprised that the current business owners in the Center Grove have not said anything, about the new project since they will be the most affected. I've been asked to come by the commissioner's office to see a new rendering of the project. Maybe I can get a better idea of it after seeing that.
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