The Daily Business Review reports how the Downtown Miami Whole Foods project is back on. The downtown Whole Foods will join a Publix up the street in the Omni area, bringing two new markets to the neighborhood in addition to the concentration of markets south of the river in the Brickell area.
Both these markets will not only serve the residents of the area, but create sorely needed jobs in the area.
So much for the "empty condos" Tomas!
What allowed these markets to determine they need to open stores in downtown Miami?
Could it have been the vision of former Mayor Manny Diaz who turned downtown Miami into a residential neighborhood?
Tomas Regalado and Marc Sarnoff have no idea how to continue the development.
Regalado and Sarnoff have turned the CRA and DDA into personal piggy banks to hand out contracts to lobbyist friends and pay back political favors.
Instead of using CRA and DDA funds to further stimulate economic activity in the area and eliminate "slum and blight," the CRA and DDA are rudderless, with no direction whatsoever.
For the Diaz naysayers, the condo proliferation downtown has turned it into Miami's hottest neighborhood.
Too bad Tomas and Marc don't get it.
Neither do Billionaire Braman or Billboard Bockweg.
Giant LED Billboards don't bring jobs, they only make your pals extra rich.