Miami Beach wants to turn down the volume in Miami Beach. However, these efforts have raised complaints about racism, classism and business practices, according to an article by the Associated Press.
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber’s long-term proposal includes rebranding the blocks known as the entertainment district by hosting higher-end concerts and fairs, focusing on family-friendly events and marketing the impressive museums and symphonies. He also wants to limit music and halt alcohol sales at 2 a.m. However, Shutts Miami partner Alexander Tachmes has pointed out that many local businesses have decried the idea of siphoning off established businesses in an attempt by the City to rebrand and court more “cultural” businesses.
“If you can’t afford $200 for two people for dinner, you [still] have the right to eat and have a nice drink and watch a football game. You don’t have to have a Michelin restaurant in order to eliminate crime,” he said.
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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.