DECO DRIVE - WSVN-7
WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY AMY PALMA
SPEAKING OF HOT LOCATIONS... ARE YOU TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SCENE? LOOKING FOR ANEW PLACE TO HANG OUT? THE BUZZ AROUND TOWN IS ABOUT A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD - WHICHSOME PREDICT WILL BE MIAMI'S NEXT HOT SPOT.
[file of the grove]
HAD IT WITH THE GROVE?
[file of sobe]
SICK OF SOUTH BEACH?
WELL, THERE'S A NEW *HOT* ZONE MAKING IT'S WAY ONTO THE SO-FLO MAP. MIAMI'SDESIGN DISTRICT...JUST OFF OF NORTHEAST 36TH STREET.
CG=LYNN MARTINEZ/DESIGNING WOMAN
(Sounds a little a weird I know but back in the 80's this place was the hubbubof design. then a bunch of the tenants moved out)
BUT NOW, HOARDS OF NEW BUSINESSES ARE SETTING UP SHOP... AND WE'RE NOT JUSTTALKING FURNITURE SHOWROOMS HERE.
(its turning into the social hotspot so after you check out those charminglittle stores you stop have a cappacino have fun with your friends have sometuna and later on and night you can let it rip and go dancing.)
POWER STUDIOS IS AN ART GALLERY, GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTO STUDIO BY DAY...PARTY PLACE BY NIGHT...
(It's a different crowd so it's more casual.)
AND IT'S THAT *DIFFERENT* ATMOSPHERE THAT CAUGHT THE EYE OF REAL ESTATE GIANTCRAIG ROBBINS, WHO HELPED REVITALIZE SOUTH BEACH IN THE EARLY NINETIES.
CG=CRAIG ROBINS/SO-BE IS SPREADING
(as south beach continues to grow it needs a place to go and there just isn'tenough space in south beach.)
OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS - HE'S SPENT MILLIONS RESTORING THE DESIGNDISTRICT... LURING IN NEW TENANTS - LIKE GALLERY OWNER LEAH KLEMAN - WHOSECELEB CLIENTS INCLUDE SLY STALLONE.
SHE RECENTLY MOVED HER LINCOLN ROAD SHOWROOM ACROSS TOWN... AND SAYS HER NEWNEIGHBORHOOD OFFERS MORE THAN CHEAPER RENT - IT'S *TRENDY* - MINUS THEATTITUDE.
CG=LEAH KLEMAN, LEAH'S/LIKE'S TO FEEL REAL
(I don't think this is about long slinky dresses and being anorexic.)
(its about being able to be yourself and walk up and down the street.)
SOUTH BEACH EXPATRIATE ESTHER GYORY AGREES.
CG=ESTHER GYORY/FEELS AT HOME
(it's like a small village in a big town.)
(hahaha) guy laughing at table eating
JUST ASK HAPPY HOUR DEVOTEES WHO DRIVE UP FROM COCONUT GROVE - TO PARTY ATPICCADILLYS.
(i don't have to pretend i can just be myself thats very important.)
SO IMPORTANT THAT FRAN CLOUGHERTY - WHO WORKS ON MIAMI BEACH - MOVED IN.
(It's like sobe used to be. It's bohemian and arty and out of the way.)
DESIGN DISTRICT PIONEER ROSS POWERS, OF POWER STUDIOS - HAS SEEN THE COMEBACKSINCE MOVING IN TEN YEARS AGO.
CG=ROSS POWERS/POWER PIONEER
(it was slow and scary people were afraid to come here.)
AND CHECK IT OUT NOW.
(the design district is going to for design what so-ho did for art.)
(i think this is going to be the chic place to go in miami.)