Judge Alows Grand Central Lawsuit Against Worldcenter To Be Amended

Grand Central Lounge’s lawsuit that seeks to block the Miami Worldcenter development agreement isn’t dead yet.

Earlier this week, Dade Circuit Court Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens denied a motion by Worldcenter and the City of Miami to dismiss the complaint. Instead, Grand Central will be given the opportunity to file an amended complaint.

Grand Central filed suit against the city and Worldcenter over the development agreement in December, claiming that the public didn’t have time to review it before it was approved by commissioners.

In Feburary, commissioners voted again to approve the deal to be certain that it met the requirements for public review. Lawyers for the city then filed a motion to dismiss the complaint based on the new approval.

Grand Central, represented by Paul Savage, must file the amended complaint by by April 21. The city and Worldcenter will then have until May 6 to respond.

 

Previously: Court Could Clear The Way For Worldcenter To Move Forward At A Hearing Next Week

 

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Gared
5 years ago

Another opportunity for the shakedown?How long is this going to go on?

Obviously
5 years ago

Actually, you’re now witnessing one of the ways the lawyers and the court make money.

Marc305
5 years ago

I am so sick of people like Paul Savage. Road block after road block, get a life!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

grand central is a viable small business and has a lease, the owners would like to keep their business rather sucomb to bullies. If you ever built a business from the ground up maybe you would understand.

MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

Succumb to bullies? You mean the actual owners of the land? As far as I’m concerned they have every right to do as they please with their property. Grand Central needs to get out of the way and stop looking for a $ handout, they know they will not be successful, they’re just delaying the process for their monetary gain. Business is business, just move on, let the residents of Miami benefit from this great project which aims to completely revitalize a part of the city that is completely dead. This is prime land, this should’ve happened 10 years ago, stop delaying the process!

WhyNotNow
5 years ago

In this “cycle” it will be interesting to see who ends up holding the bag.

Obviously
5 years ago

Um, Mr Anonymous, I think Mark305 is the co-owner of a real-estate company in Miami….in Brickell at that!

Marc305
5 years ago

You are absolutely correct Obviously I started with $6,000, it doesn’t get more “from the ground up” than that. It is easy to assume things when you are hiding behind a moniker like Anonymous, but the reality is I know exactly how it feels. My business did have to move when the owner of the space we were leasing decided to sell to a developer. We packed our bags and moved to another location and business went on. People like Paul Savage are looking for a handout that is all, plain and simple. The plans to develop this area of Miami got started when I first got my license and that was back in 2001, it saddens me that 14 years later there are still people who are looking to delay it even further.

J
5 years ago

The guys who own grand central use to own the property. They sold it to WC and made a huge profit.

WhyNotNow
5 years ago

But if he’d held out, it would have been a much bigger profit. MWC did not buy it out of the goodness of their heart.

J
5 years ago

Not sure what that has to do with anything. The point is, is that they knew who they were selling it to and for what reason. They’re just trying to delay things for their own gain at this point.

BinBrickell
5 years ago

I don’t believe Grand Central sits on land where phase one of MWC is going to be developed anyway so not sure why it has to delay it.

XVS
5 years ago

Feds should investigate everyone in this sordid affair, including the judge. Go through all the emails, meetings, bank accounts, “favors”, gifts, everything. The amount of corruption to be uncovered here must be staggering.

WhyNotNow
5 years ago

How dare you question their integrity!

Gared
5 years ago

So what’s your logical reasoning on this case dude, and careful don’t fall off your high horse.