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Old 07-27-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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For those of you not familiar with Brooklyn, there is a artist enclave in Williamsburg link. Anyway, it seems some artist have the idea to try and turn Opa-locka into a Williamsburg South. Sorta cool/neat but I thought that was Wynwoods designation, no?
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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It's a nice thought I hope it helps invigorate the community but I don't think it will work.

Opa Locka is simply too far out there in terms of being close to any other area working on re-gentrification.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Opa-locka is making a play to be the next artist enclave in South Florida. they got a $250K grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to revitalize the broken Magnolia North neighborhood, known as "the Triangle". Once upon a time, nobody could imagine the dull warehouse district of Wynwood being the vibrant, artistic destination it is today. So give Opa-locka some time and invest in their real estate. Artists are already moving out of Wynwood to Opa-locka. Take heed.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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Not a bad idea. Wynwood took off pretty quickly as the "place to be" and has already been overrun with the Miami nightlife mentality.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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Williamsburg? Thats prob Wynwood. Bushwick perhaps?
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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Little Haiti is already becoming the next Wynwood...so maybe 10 years down the road Opa Locka will be the next Little Haiti.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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Yeah from what I've seen, parts of Little Haiti are headed in the same direction as Wynwood. I've heard of these plans for Opa Locka, and they sound pretty ambitious.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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I believe Allapattah, Little Haiti and Liberty City are better candidates for gentrification.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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Nope, Opa Locka is not becoming another Williamsburg without a Metrorail connection, or at least dramatically improved Tri-Rail service (Tri-Rail stops right beside the "triangle." I doubt Williamsburg would be what it is if everyone had to drive or take slow busses in to Manhattan.

It's a shame that North Miami has not been able to capitalize on the former glory of it's Museum of Contemporary Art/MoCA. NoMi's downtown area is far enough away from the madness that it likely wouldn't become just another upscale mall, like what is happening to the Design District.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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smh @ these people wanting to take over an area only to be later taken over.
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