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Activity at Boulevard Shops

The Boulevard Shops, a rare Art Deco beauty originally known as the Shrine Building being home to the Shriners in its first years appears to be getting some work done. Renovation?
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I’ve always thought this would be a great space for a restaurant with it’s second floor patio. Being right across the street from the Knight Concert Hall and Arsht Center makes for a great location. Plus I’d love to see it preserved. With as much demolition as looks to be happening, I figure if they were gonna tear the whole thing down it’d be done by now.  A Pubbelly concept, …anyone? Continue reading Activity at Boulevard Shops

Cool buildings, Miami style.

Does anyone know what this building is? I’m assuming it’s part of the National YoungArts Foundation, but is it an art gallery inside? I’m picturing a super cool space with lots of light coming through all the bits of colored glass. The only door at the base seems to be for maintenance access so maybe it’s entered from underneath the plaza?

Ed. Note:   The smaller building, called the Jewel Box, was built in 1975 and the entire complex was the former Bacardi headquarters until 2009.