March 18, 2018

Mike Vogel

Florida Trend South Florida Editor •

Mike Vogel
Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel has reported and written about business in Florida for more than 20 years. He works from Broward County. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and, prior to joining Florida Trend in 1999, worked for newspapers in southeast Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Articles by Vogel:

Vice: Strip clubs in Florida
The number of clubs isn't increasing, but the business is growing — and playing the ‘more acceptable' card.
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Prostitution: A Florida snapshot
Most enforcement efforts these days focus on services advertised online — most particularly on human trafficking.
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Bootlegging in Florida
Last year, an 82-year-old man from Niceville in Florida's Panhandle posted some items for sale on Craigslist that caught the attention of interested buyers: Two whiskey stills, one for $150, another for $250.
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Florida's Treasure Coast blazes a spirit, wine and ales trail
Breweries, wineries and distilleries line a Treasure Coast trek. Neddy, “The Swimmer” in the John Cheever short story, crosses a suburban New York county by swimming from estate pool to pool, drinking booze as he goes.
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Florida's vice economy
Times have changed: Many activities that once carried a moral or even criminal taint now operate more like regulated businesses than criminal enterprises. A look at Florida's vice economy: Gambling, prostitution and strip clubs.
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Evolving: Fort Lauderdale's beach strip is remade again
Some 30 years ago, investor, restaurateur and bar owner A.J. Yaari bought into Fort Lauderdale beach.
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Sea-level rise and Florida: 2075 - 2100
What We'll See: As Florida's Millennial generation dies out, their children will see … Much of Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral are under the sea.
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Sea-level rise and Florida: 2050 - 2075
What We'll See: Millennial generation Floridians, by this period in their senior years, will be living in a Florida much changed from that of their youth.
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Sea-level rise and Florida: 2025 - 2050
What We'll See: As in the story about the frog and the pot of water on the burner, property owners, taxpayers and investors begin to feel the heat in this period.
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Sea-level rise and Florida: Present - 2025
What We'll See: Not much. The difference between a 1½-inch rise in sea level and a 3½-inch rise is less than the daily tidal variation.
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