Running away from the madding crowd
But when you think about it, Coconut Grove has been one huge construction zone for years. You can't really get from here to there without some sort of delay and you can't really avoid noisy construction from North to South Grove. If it's not big white boxy houses invading the neighborhood, it's condos going up for years on end. And how about 27th Avenue? That was a never-ending project which separated North and South Grove for a long time.
And even today, and for the past year, if you try to drive down Tigertail, you are more likely than not to be stopped by construction workers to allow for cement trucks and other big trucks in and out of the bank lot project. On South Bayshore Drive for the longest time there were delays for the same reason. Even on a Saturday morning, I would sometimes be delayed as 40 cement trucks made their way to and from the project site.
Up and down South Bayshore in the North Grove, construction projects block the main street.
We live in a non-stop construction zone.
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"Gentrification is a Hate Crime. Love one another because greed, aggression and ignorance destroy."
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