Category Archives: Brickell

3 things I want saved from this building

  1. The José Martí edifice
  2. The ATOMIK orange 🍊
  3. and Tinta y Café

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Sadly it seems the last is not to be.  Hopes that the space was being renovated allowing Tinta y to reopen have all but been dashed when it was announced that their lease had not been renewed and  Tinta y have moved to a new location in Coral Gables.

The Miami Line is going back up

Look what’s finally going back up.  Rockne Krebs’ The Miami Line art/light project. Crews were busy over the weekend working on the Metrorail tracks. A part of the Miami Line is back up, over the river on the East side. It may take a few more weekends to complete the work. Check it out next time you’re in Brickell.

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Read more about it from the Miami New Times

Even when speeding north on I-95, it was always hard to miss. The multicolored lights glimmered against the nightscape, reflecting on the dark waters of the Miami River like watercolors swirling on a canvas. When the Metrorail rushed above, it almost seemed like it was floating on a Technicolor brick road that cut through the skyline.The rainbow of lights that adorned the Metrorail line became a visual representation of the city. Formally called The Miami Line, the light installation was designed and debuted in 1984 by pioneering light artist Rockne Krebs as part of Miami-Dade’s Art in Public Places program.

Source: Rockne Krebs’ Miami Line May Soon Light Up Again | Miami New Times

Grey is the new… pastel?

Everything’s going grey in Miami, (yes you Brickell City Center!) Maybe bright colors and pastels are too 80’s, Miami Vice Miami. But I don’t think I like this new trend with everything going grey, do you?

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Is hunting, fishing or trapping really an issue here?

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This sign recently went up in the space formerly occupied by Venezuelan restaurant  El Arepazo  The awnings have come down, the building looks like it’s being readied for renovation or demolition. Personally I’d like to see it come down and create a grand lawn or terraced plaza entry for the Chase building from 8th Street.

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Dude!

You lift bro? Check it out, finally something happening in the Mint at Riverfront.

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Society Barbell & Fitness has taken over the largest commercial space in The Mint along the riverwalk. It’s about time, commercial space in the Riverfront complex has been seriously lacking, and in the Mint completely empty for years.  Looks like a pretty hardcore weight training and CrossFit facility. But what a great view to have for it.

 

 

Well played Blackbird

Looks like someone came up with a creative way to make use of that ginormous blank wall that is now the Rise Condo tower at Brickell City Centre. At night anyway. By day it’s still a big vast expanse of dark grey nothing. I haven’t been to Blackbird Ordinary in a while, time to stop in for happy hour at least. I remember a great handcrafted specialty cocktail menu.