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Thursday, June 06, 2019

County's Playhouse plan is 'Mostly commercial real estate space with an attached subservient theater'

The Miami Herald posted a letter to the editor by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez regarding his recent Playhouse veto.

He says, "Unfortunately, the county, in its proposal, has misled our residents and created a false narrative. To clarify the record in this polemical arena and for residents to make informed decisions, I am compelled to debunk these falsehoods."

He says, "historic preservation in our community is imperative."

He goes on to explain how the county is scamming the city, he says the county does not have the money to restore the playhouse, they are $21 million short according to the Mayor's calculations. And he explains how the county wants to restore the historic structure with "mostly commercial real estate space with an attached subservient theater."

And that is the concern of many. It's a new commercial space with a theater as an afterthought.

He goes on to say that the county has zero funds for the job and that the cost will fall on the city.

The whole letter can be seen here.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Melissa Meyer said...

Well, well, well... The Herald and Andres Viglucci could not, or rather WOULD NOT break this story on their own, even when they were hand-fed every.single.fact. Luckily, Mayor Suarez is an authentic leader who does his due diligence and listens to the people, who already knew that there was NO CONFUSION.

June 06, 2019 12:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What the Mayor accurately describes the County doing relating to the Playhouse seems to be similar to what the City is doing to mislead its own residents about the Beckham lease of Melreese Golf Course for a soccer stadium--in fact, it is mostly commercial real estate space with a "subservient" soccer stadium.
Frank Schnidman

June 06, 2019 3:58 PM  
Blogger sunn said...

I have enjoyed Coconut Grove for over 30 yrs....especially live theatre!!
What can I say now......except ""THEY ARE KILLING REAL CULTURE... BIT BY BIT""
May as well stay home & watch the TV & U-TUBE!!!!!.....& become ANTI-SOCIAL in your own BUBBLE.
PEACE & LOVE to all.
Sonia Sanguinetti

June 06, 2019 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So besides trashing the County plan what solution does the Mayor have to actually provide for live theater in Coconut Grove?? Are we to wait another 3 years, 5 years, 10 years for everyone to get out of each others way so that A THEATER - any theater - can be built??

It really is the residents of the Grove that are getting the short end of this feud between the City and the County.

June 07, 2019 9:20 AM  

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