CBS 4 News reports that Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive has been completely closed to vehicles since last year, originally as a way for many of the businesses to spread out and mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
However, Alexander Tachmes, a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, says his client – the iconic Clevelander – wants the pedestrian-only setup discontinued. He states that the closure creates operational problems for businesses that face Ocean and attracts trouble.
“We’ve been complaining to the City to at least open one lane for us since December and they have rejected our request to have that,” he said. “The closure of the street is facilitating people walking down the street in groups and wreaking havoc.”
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About Alexander I. Tachmes
Alexander I. Tachmes is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is Chair of the Land Use and Government Relations Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Alex also is firm-wide Chair of Shutts & Bowen’s Covid-19 Response Team, which is comprised of lawyers from each major practice area affected by the pandemic, including real estate, tax, labor and employment, financial services and creditor’s rights. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Alex concentrates his practice on governmental matters, including land use and zoning, public-private transactions, competitive bidding and lobbying, and commercial real estate transactions, including hospitality matters.