Comments on: Fire up convention center negotiations fast and play straight http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/09/25/fire-convention-center-negotiations-fast-play-straight/ The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:57:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Matt H http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/09/25/fire-convention-center-negotiations-fast-play-straight/#comment-41 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:30:01 +0000 http://mt.accelerank.com/?p=17984#comment-41 Convention centers are a thing of
the past. Miami should concentrate
on drawing major corporations to
the area and forget art, the art scene
is very subpar at best.

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By: Matthew Cohen http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/09/25/fire-convention-center-negotiations-fast-play-straight/#comment-19 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:43:01 +0000 http://mt.accelerank.com/?p=17984#comment-19 Mr. Lewis,
On behalf of Nocasinos.org, would you please contact me at your earliest convenience at mcohen.net@gmail.com. We could really use your help with a issue not related to this article.
Thank you!

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By: DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2013/09/25/fire-convention-center-negotiations-fast-play-straight/#comment-13 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:22:44 +0000 http://mt.accelerank.com/?p=17984#comment-13 As as much as I agree with you point-by-point, they should start over because neither of the two plans offer a mass transit solution that will get people back and forth between the convention center and the mainland. The city should have required at least plans that accommodated a rapid transit station at the convention center. If this was a perfect world, the winning developer would not only had included a rapid transit station, they would have offered to include it in the cost of rebuilding the convention center with already-in-place BayLink financing set up to cover the costs of building the system. As it now stands, once open, the new convention center will still be a headache getting to and from. One of the pluses for choosing a convention location is the ease it offers conventioneers in getting to and from their hotels or the airport. Subways (and ferries from New Jersey) make getting to and from the Jacob Javits Center in NYC a no brainer when it comes to choosing a local. In Vegas they have a monorail that connect the major hotels. Both solutions take cars off the road– something the narrow streets of SoBe could surely use– and make it a joy conventioning in those cities.

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