Ocean Drive

Miami Beach to start shutting down Ocean Drive early to control coronavirus spread

The city of Miami Beach is pushing to reduce large gatherings along Ocean Drive — one of the region’s most popular social spots — amid efforts to hold stop the spread of the new coronavirus. A Saturday release from the city notes the street had been closed to vehicles since Thursday. “Effective immediately, the city …

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Miami Beach votes to remove happy hour signs from sidewalk cafes

“Some of the signage up there just isn’t 100% clear,” Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said. “Sometimes it says, ‘2 for 1,’ but the customers got charged. Some of our customers come from overseas. They’re not clear on what they’re getting. I’ve heard from the community. I’ve seen it myself that there are some bad …

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Miami Beach bans specials boards from sidewalk cafes, introduces new code of conduct

Miami Beach officials flexed their legislative muscle on Wednesday, passing a new ordinance banning boards advertising specials at sidewalk cafes and giving initial approval to a new Sidewalk Cafe Code of Conduct. … “We’re trying to improve the experience for our customers [and] any issues of deceptive practices,” Commissioner Mark Samuelian. July 17, 2019 | …

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Et tu, News Café? an Ocean Drive classic succumbs to the 2-for-1 game

Ordinance sponsor Commissioner Mark Samuelian said, “It’s an issue that we’ve had in this community for way too long.” “The signage is not clear and can be misleading, it’s aesthetically not pleasing, and anything that slows down pedestrian traffic is a problem,” he said, noting the boards clog the narrow pedestrian walkways and slow things …

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Miami Beach quiere mandar “clientes misteriosos” para atajar el abuso de precios

El plan se debe a “algunas manzanas podridas que se aprovechan” de los clientes que acuden a las terrazas de arterias como la icónica Ocean Drive, según dijo a Efe este miércoles el comisionado Mark Samuelian, autor de la propuesta que ya ha salido adelante en la comisión financiera de la ciudad. … “Tenemos que …

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That tourist sipping a $55 mojito on Ocean Drive? He may actually be a secret shopper

“Our goal is to make sure that all Miami Beach customers are having the best experience possible and unfortunately we have had some problems with bad apples with these deceptive business practices,” said Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who sponsored the proposal. … Although commissioners have only allocated funding for undercover shoppers to patrol the entertainment district, …

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Miami Beach vigilará los menús de los restaurantes para evitar sablazos en la cuentas

Aunque la noticia general fue dada a conocer a inicios de abril, cuando los comisionados votaron a favor de la ordenanza propuesta por el comisionado Mark Samuelian, durante una reunión de la Comisión de Miami Beach ayer lunes fueron aprobadas las pautas concretas de diseño que deberá tener cada menú. … “Estamos tratando de garantizar que el cliente tenga claridad …

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