May 27, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 4/17/2014

"I find the necessity to inform our customers that we are open 24-7 even if we may look closed thanks to the Florida Department of Transportation. "

-- Restaurant owner Adrian Gonzalez

Dump trucks growled along the 900 block of Alton Road in South Beach this week as workers tore up asphalt and maneuvered chunks of concrete drainage pipes into the earth.

But around the corner, it was quieter than usual at the serene Massage by Design day spa.

“People who used to be regulars don’t even want to bother with West Avenue and Alton now,” said Melissa Lawhorn, who owns Massage by Design at 959 West Ave. “Traffic is a mess. Sometimes the construction cuts off parking spaces. Then there’s the flooding. It’s been horrible for my business.”

For several months, business owners, drivers and pedestrians have experienced the squeeze of construction from just about every corner of South Beach.  

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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