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Monday, August 06, 2012

Things that make you go hmmmm

Scotty's Landing has not paid it's rent for 35 years. It blocks the waterfront view, it's mere feet from the waterfront. Burn Notice, which is not really on top of the waterfront has paid its rent on time, all the time.

Why is or was Burn Notice going to be evicted and Scotty's is staying, for another year or so? And how rich is the City of Miami to be in a position to throw out paying tenants?

Just askin'.

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Blogger Sledge said...

Can't compare Scotty's with the Expo Center. Mighty Marinas block the view, not Scotty's. The ugly convention center does block a large chunck of water, as seen from the sidewalk. And they are both gone soon enough, anyway.

August 06, 2012 11:59 AM  
Blogger Tony Scornavacca Jr. said...

Apparently, the City of Miami is not concerned with income if you consider that their most valuable real estate, Coconut Grove, Watson Island, and Virginia Key have produced a few paltry nickels (or zero), over the past FIFTY YEARS.

August 06, 2012 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless the Dinner Key Marina parking lot is leveled, there won't be a water view from Bayshore Dr. Fire up Google Street View and look at the view in the area southeast of the expo center. All you see are trees and cars.

August 06, 2012 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple. Scotty's is too far from the new condo building to be leveled into the "master plan" of a private park. But that being said, leave Scotty's be, for God's sake! Please don't gobble up EVERY single place just because it has been here forever. Scotty's - where locals can enjoy the true spirit of Coconut Grove (and get to see the water without being a condo).

August 06, 2012 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scotty's has paid it's rent. It has not paid real estate taxes becasue they claim their lease does not require them to. It's simple, the lease says they have to or not,let the city publish the lease and we'll all know the truth.
Pat Sessions

August 06, 2012 3:20 PM  
Anonymous swlip said...

I've given up trying to figure out why this City does the things that it does. There are days when I wish I could move back to St. Pete, where things actually work.

August 06, 2012 6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to issue a burn notice against Scotty's. That place sucks.

Tony the Troll

August 06, 2012 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does Scotty's block the waterfront view?? It is the only 'local' restaurant that is not a 'chain' that is on the water and has an amazing view of the boats/marina. Burn Noties is a TV production that is not 'coconut grove'... it's a TV show that is filmed in Miami (cheaper than LA) and that's that. Coconut Grove isn't a "TV production" site... move along now. Thank you!

August 06, 2012 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Grove Girl said...

Maybe Burn Notice should start serving lousy food with bad service?


Maybe Burn Notice should allow tourists to visit the studio like super duper poor man's Universal?

August 06, 2012 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scotty's isn't worth blackmailing by the commissioners?

August 07, 2012 5:25 AM  
Blogger irie said...

The marinas are a cash cow for the city. In fact, they constantly steal money from the marina fund to pay for other things. Besides, what's that precious water view without boats in it?

August 07, 2012 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scotty's includes the marina you dolts. It's all one parcel, with one owner. Those racks and racks of boats are what everyone's after anyway, not the actual (and terrible) bar/(yuck) restaurant.

August 10, 2012 12:39 PM  

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