Image: Formerly Fairwind Seafood Bar and Grill
On May 17, last year, I wrote a post on the Collins Avenue Shopping District’s relatively rapid emergence and unique attributes. I ended the post by stating:
“The shopping district currently ends at 10th street, but there is room for it to expand northward. Collins, between 10th and 15th streets represents an underutilized segment of the storied avenue.”
Since then, the area north of 10th street on Collins has begun to transform as the anticipated northward expansion of new retail and hotel activity takes place. Structures are getting bought, restored, or demolished to make way for new businesses.
South Beach as a neighborhood and international brand has continuously redefined itself. It’s in these subtle changes, the motifs within the theme, that you see the redefinition taking place, so that every time a New Yorker or Londoner visits SoBe they feel like the experience has improved. This adaptability, along with the endowments nature has granted the island, is the key to its continued success.
Let’s see what this expansion looks like on the ground:
Image: 1221-25 Collins (NY-based owners)
Image: Hotel Webster 1220 Collins
Image: Site of future retail on 12th and Collins
Image: Palmer House Apartments 1119 Collins
Image: Tudor Hotel 1111 Collins
Image: Courtyard adjacent to the Tudor Hotel
Image: formerly David’s Cafe 1058 Collins
Image: Fairwind Hotel 1000 Collins
Image: Stardust Apartments 910 Collins Avenue
Image: Coral House
Image: Franklin Hotel 860 Collins
Image: Close up of the Franklin Hotel
Map: Green line represents existing Collins Avenue shopping District and new retail. The Red line represents the area of northward expansion currently taking place.