Noise Complaints Cause Nightclub Near Miami Worldcenter To Close, Developers And Brokers Blamed

Heart Nightclub is closing after a battle over noise levels.

Last year, the nightclub sued the city over noise citations, claiming the developers, brokers and property owners were conspiring to close area clubs in order to redevelop the area.

Heart’s landlord was named as a plaintiff in the suit. Just days later, an attorney for the landlord intervened, saying the club had been unauthorized to sue on their behalf. The suit was dismissed in February.

Among those complaining was a resident of Ten Museum Park, according to the lawsuit. The city also provided Little Haiti activist Peter Ehrlich with a copy of an interpretation of its Noise Code, the suit stated.

Michael Slyder, Heart’s CFO, issued the following statement:

“During this past year, the clubs in our 24-hour entertainment district have been constantly attacked by new condo developers, residents and the City of Miami. We have fought a good fight and spent a great deal of money on lawyers but now it’s time for us to throw in the towel. It is quite obvious that our neighbors don’t want to compromise to resolve the issue, that real estate agents and developers want clubs closed as they think by doing so property values will increase, and that the City is less interested in protecting nightlife and its businesses than in the past.

We at Heart will be taking the time that we are closed to rest and decide whether to launch somewhere else or just stay at rest. We thank you for your support and the amazing events and experiences that you have helped us create during the past three years.”

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I’ve done enough white horse in Heart to kill an elephant. RIP HEART

Anonymous
2 years ago

There are those who think that this area needs to decide what is it going to be – either residential or party central. I personally hope for both. This should be like The Strip in Las Vegas – filled with hotels, bars, restaurants, and condos. Just keep the clubs indoors like in Vegas. Story in South Beach was once open and people complained now it is indoors and everything is fine. It can be done.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly!

$3 Million condos
2 years ago

Obnoxiously, as evidenced by the expensive condos on Biscayne Blvd and by the 1,000’s of new market rate condos being built in Park West up though Edgewater the area is going residential. No more 24/7 drug clubs.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

What % of people in these buildings get coke and pot delivered? Throwing stones from a glass tower.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Last year, the nightclub sued the city over noise citations, claiming the developers, brokers and property owners were conspiring to close area clubs in order to redevelop the area. ”

That’s no conspiracy. That’s just what happens with redevelopments. You just happened to be the loud music business. It was inevitable.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Except World Center will have an abundance of clubs as well. They asked the city for 22 unrestricted liquor licenses (not beer/wine licenses) to do with as they please.

These same people are going to be complaining about the other developments around them in 3 years saying they just wanted to live in a nice quiet home smack in the middle of downtown Aventura errr Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah but the difference is that the World Center bars and clubs will be inside the establishment. Heart Night Club got noise complaints because their outside upper level of the club.

Bass Noise goes up
2 years ago

Club Heart, Club Space and Eleven have illegal/semi illegal roof top bars and roof top dance floors. The bass noise travels up. The sleazy club owners and DJs drove the residents crazy.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who gives a crap about Heart?
Just don’t f-ck with E11even, or I’m moving out of this town!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great, the only thing keeping people in downtown past 5PM.

Club drugs much?
2 years ago

You do realize the drug clubs are only open 1-2 mornings a week? Their only function is to promote drug abuse.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Drug clubs? Club Space is known worldwide. Electronic music today is to Jazz and Swing last century. Even new age classical has shifted over to electronic infusion.

Miami lost its vibrant jazz culture to segregation, and now this neighborhood again wants to kill off a musical genre that makes the city as synonymous as Bossa Nova is with Rio de Janeiro. People don’t visit the city for the Arsht Center.

– Someone who listens to more classical than electronic

Anonymous
2 years ago

Did you coin the phrase “drug clubs”? I’ve never heard that before. I guess that’s the new slander by the homeowners who bought in downtown.

Up at noon?
2 years ago

Drug clubs. We assume you all know what keeps customers awake from 2:00 am to 2:00 pm? We assume you are all aware of the numerous drug arrests at Club Space?

I dont wanna grow up
2 years ago

Anyone past 65 who sits and complains is just robbing oxygen. Make it like Soylent Green. Besides the deficit would go down immediately. Before you think I’m a kid, I myself would just have about 25 years under this proposal. But life should be enjoyed before becoming a burden. Unless you can rage into your 80s like Hugh Hefner or George Burns you’re useless.#truth

Anonymous
2 years ago

Right there with ya bro. I was at the opening of Space 20 years ago and although I am too old now, I still enjoy watching Ultra from my balcony at 50 Biscayne. Life is short and it should be enjoyed!

Jeff Jefferson
2 years ago

This is fucking stupid. The only reason property values in the area are high is because of their close proximity to nightlife and restaurants that are only able make their bottomline from people who go to those same clubs. Developers built this city, but will eventually turn it into a wasteland of unoccupied condos if people don’t wake the fuck up and realize that having genuine local businesses is what defines and a city and makes it great, not clothing or car branded condos that nobody lives in.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, start the “genuine” local type of business you think Miami should have.

Anonymous
2 years ago

boo-hoo

Anonymous
2 years ago

GREAT NEWS !!

anonymous
2 years ago

why?

Anonymous
2 years ago

CANNOT SLEEP WELL WITH THAT NOISE

Anonymous
2 years ago

THEN YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT/RENTED IN THE AREA

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly! Space has been around for 20 years. You should have known better.

anonymous
2 years ago

YOU SHOULD MOVE BACK
TO NORTH DAKOTA, or do your homework when you rent a place. Also, is your keyboard broken or you’re one of these people typing in all caps, complaining about noise while renting a place across the street from a nightclub, honking .25 second after the light turns green? I really wonder…

Bass kills sleep
2 years ago

It was the obnoxious bass noise that drives residents crazy. Club Heart and Club Space installed illegal or semi-legal roof top bars with DJs. Bad move. Very bad move. Hopefully Club Space will be shut down next.

Anonymous
2 years ago

There’s no way those clubs would remain with the value of that property skyrocketing …Miami world center is changing the game along with brite line….

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why don’t you two get together and go play shuffle board somewhere.

Laz
2 years ago

im sorry but there is no reason to be in a club from 2 to 9 AM, go home do something with your f-ing life.

Life
2 years ago

So true.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Laz goes to bed at 7:00 PM every nite.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m sorry, but you need to mind your own fucking business and let other people go home whenever they want.

laz
2 years ago

I dont have to mind Shit. you dont have to go home but you cant stay my area.

anonymous
2 years ago

oh wow, i didn’t know someone named laz owned downtown Miami… You should look into moving closer to naples, that’s where people who go to sleep at 8pm usually enjoy their last breaths and bitch at the world. Cheers.

Up at 2:00 pm? Why?
2 years ago

Bass noise is what drives residents crazy.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Bass noise is what drives residents crazy?”

Really…I thought it was taxes and the cost of living?

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Words from a senior transplant. Nightlife in Miami is hardly in first gear before midnight on the weekends.

Except for those 6 PM wine tastings, they can get pretty nuts without any cheese.

Gene
2 years ago

This took a lot of community effort. There is a growing neighborhood developing in Park West and Overtown. It’s no longer a dumping ground. You want a club, go to Wynwood.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah… and stay off my lawn too!!! Huh Gene?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’ll go a club wherever I damn please Gene. Downtown Miami needs nightlife.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

How dare those kids and their loud music not leave after our developer built our condos.

SRS
2 years ago

Good…they have to start cleaning the area… Miami is more than clubs!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Really? You must have Miami mixed up with South Beach?

anonymous
2 years ago

Move to Naples. No one will bother you there