Will late night bar closings come back?
Someone from Sapient said that he heard the whole mess about 3 am/5 am was really about getting business into Midtown Miami and now it's time to bring it back to the Grove. I don't think that was the issue back then and I really don't see the bar closing times changing now. The only bar that is still around that had the late night hours and lost them is Mr. Moe's and they eventually got their late night hours back. The other four bars went out of business due to the time change.
But the Grove is changing fast, new residents are moving in and a much younger crowd is here during the day and evening. Many have moved to the Grove to be closer to work. And many of them will hopefully be voting in the next election. So it may be something the candidates may want to address.
Ironically, The Goose closed too soon. I think with all the ad agency people right across the street, it would have been an excellent hang out with the pool tables, craft beer and food. It wasn't a late night spot but it was almost made for office workers who would pop in and out all the time.
One interesting note is that Mr. Moe's has a Teresa Sarnoff for Commissioner sign in their window. Interesting in light of what went on over the years. I sort of resent this in a way because I took the side of Mr. Moe's and fought for them when I didn't have to and so did many others and then for them to behave like nothing happened is sort of strange.
"Strange Bedfellows" are words that come to mind. I know it bothers people because I didn't see the sign, but others have, and they've texted and emailed it to me. I've reached out to Mr. Moe's but received no response.
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