Mana Backed ‘Save Wynwood’ Petition Gets 37K Signatures; BID Says He Is A Billionaire Who Wants To Build A Trade Hub There

Another emergency meeting was held this week in Wynwood after a petition backed by Moishe Mana garnered over 37,000 signatures.

Mana’s petition on Change.org was addressed to city leaders including Mayor Francis Suarez. It came after the Wynwood Marketplace operating on his property was shut by violating city rules.

But the Wynwood Business Improvement District hit back at Mana last week. The BID is a coalition of business and property owners in the area,

Mana’s Save Wynwood petition wrote that billionaire developers are trying to gentrify the neighborhood. In an email, PR representatives for the district noted that Mana himself was a billionaire developer with plans for the largest project in the neighborhood.

Representatives of the BID also wrote that Mana himself has previously said he wants to transform the area from entertainment to a trading hub, despite the petition claiming that the goal is to keep the neighborhood an entertainment zone.

The BID’s Regulatory & Capital Committee held a meeting this week to review existing City regulations related to Temporary Use Permits, Special Event Permits, and the Noise Ordinance. Representatives of Mana were invited.

 

Mana’s planned trade hub in Wynwood:

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Anonymous

Mana ain’t building no trade hub.

Anonymous

There is nothing redeeming about this guy… nothing!

Anonymous

So this is Mana vs small businesses now, He came to Miami to be a slumlord.

Anonymous

He bought a brand new built apartment unit there then complained that there’s too much residential LMAO

Anonymous

The image of Wynwood that everyone has in there head from 10 years ago unfortunately no longer exists. The very people that are saying they want the character of Wynwood to remain the same are the millionaire owners that created the NRD, changing a 2 story industrial artist neighborhood to an 8 story residential neighborhood. You can say all you want that you’re trying to protect the character of the district, but a typical Related building with a mural on the side is not Wynwood. You can say you are protecting the business owners, but if you are jacking up their rents, they won’t be able to survive. You can say you want it to be an artist community, but if apartment rents start at $1900, they can’t live there. Everyone is looking out for their own pockets so lets not get it twisted, the BID is not innocent in all this either.

Anonymous

I hope he gets corona and gets deported to Israel and s forced to stay there for good and transfer all of his property to Melo

Anonymous

I hope you don’t believe in karma.

Anonymous

LOL

Danny

We all don’t particularly like Mana but that’s not a nice thing to say homie…

Anonymous

Mana shill detected

Anonymous

Well the China trade hub he was whoring as a game-changer would fit well where Zika was once detected.

Anonymous

We don’t need more of that Melo crap. Israeli passport is the best one to have so he won’t get deported.

Anonymous

Mana won’t build anything,commercial or residential.

305

This guy is the fucking worst, in every way.

Anonymous

Either way, between Mana and the city of Miami corrupt politicians, Wynwood will not be the same. Soon there will be starbucks, a walmart, Fridays, etc.

Anonymous

Just a little exaggerated with the walmart comment. Area residents and business owners fought Walmart’s attempt at a store in midtown, near edge of Wynwood. Walmart gave up and went away.
No neighborhood is stagnant, market forces will determine what is built. Good news is that abutting neighborhoods are rapidly improving- Allapattah and Overtown.
The outlook is positive. Mr. Mana has proven himself to be a big talker and a do nothing. By stalling his Flagler Street development, he is killing an otherwise booming downtown.
I have been here for twenty years. These are the best days the City of Miami has scene in probably sixty years…

Anonymous

Aren’t you short 40 years?

Credit Where Credit is Due

It was Grant Stern who fought Walmart. It took 7 years and help from a small group of citizens including David Lombardi but eventually Walmart sold its corner lot and went away. Most Wynwood speculators refused to help Grant Stern. They should be sending him money.

Anonymous

A trading hub…..trading in Mana’s bullshit

Anonymous

Ever since New Yorkers moved to Miami everyone has gone to hell. They want to turn this into Manhattan. De pinga!

Anonymous

Wow. You are a painter with a very broad brush. New York is the world class city that so many Miamians compare to this city. We can learn a lot from New York. Dial it down bro.

Anonymous

You mean like how to moderate our big gulps?

Creeps

NY exports lots of sleazy hucksters. Lots.

Anonymous

1. Mana isn’t a New Yorker. 2. Miami was built by people from other States.

Anonymous

Ever since that New Yorker Henry Flagler built his railway Miami has gone downhill.

Anonymous

lol