Friday, August 28, 2015

Guest Blog: Miami Beach Restaurant Funeral Announcement: Piola succumbs to real estate investors

Monday, August 31st
From 5pm to 8pm

Dear Piola Friends & Family,

It is a great sorrow to announce that after 15 years of being located in the heart of South Beach, this will no longer be our home. Piola South Beach was known not only as a restaurant to Lincoln road regulars and Miamians, but as a second home. A place where family, friends, loved ones, and even people who would become significant to each other’s lives in the future could meet and experience what it was like to have a variety of cultures come together in cuisine.

After 15 years of making memories and bringing joy to customers Piola South Beach is being forced to relocate due to investors who are not only removing us from our home, but removing the heart and soul of Miami Beach that has distinguished our city from other cities around the world making Miami Beach the fun spirited city with a personality everyone could not help but love. The manner in which we are being removed from our location shows lack of dignity, character and heart. There was no form of negotiation nor effort made from the other party to come to a civilized agreement amongst partners who had been worked together for over a decade. Does this sound like the characteristic of any future establishment that you would like to call a second home?

Drawn to our wit’s end Piola invites you to be our guest and say a final goodbye this upcoming Monday August 31st from 5-8 pm.

We hope that our restaurant will always hold a special place in your hearts and memories. Just as all of you our customers will remain in ours.

Sincerely yours,


Anonymous said...

These investors are going to get wiped clean. Miami Beach city hall will never allow crime mapping for Miami Beach. Public isn't that stupid. The complaints coming from tourist sites about Miami Beach are out of control.

Anonymous said...

This breaks my heart.

cyndi said...

so sad.

Anonymous said...

You mad bro?

Anonymous said...

Property owners voted in favor of creating a special tax district on Lincoln Road. Lincoln Road has a lobbyist group which will stop at nothing to force the city to rent out all of the public sidewalks and spend more than $20 million on new concrete. Anything that doesn't fit with the price fixing vision of Lincoln Road will tossed to the curb.

Anonymous said...

Downfall was when the Lincoln Road owners voted to start a special tax district. The city has given control of public space to private businesses. The city's sidewalk cafe rental program is one of the most troubled in the entire country. Much of the public beach is rented out to concession owners.