Tobacco Road Is Moving, And So Are The Neighbors (Updated)

Tobacco Road is moving (or closing) this month, and the bar’s neighbors are also relocating.

I’ve Been Framed, located next door in a building that dates back to 1920, posted on their Facebook page this week that they will be moving in March 2015. Several residential tenants above the store in the same building have also been evicted in the past few months.

In 2012, Colombian investor Carlos Mattos paid $12.5 million for the Tobacco Road building, built in 1915, along with several neighboring buildings that were built in 1925. He added the I’ve Been Framed building earlier this year.

None of the buildings are designated historic.

Also moving are the tenants of the building just north of I’ve Been Framed. It is slated for demolition so that Swire can build a new intersection.

 

Update: Move date for I’ve Been Framed is March 2015

 

 

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Anonymous
6 years ago

What are the plans for this lot??? Does anyone know?

anonymous
6 years ago

1000′ building with no view.

Leon
6 years ago

what about blackbird??

marc
6 years ago

What about it?

Leon
6 years ago

Anybody know if its next to get bought out?

Anonymous
6 years ago

I hope that at leas the facade of the building built in 1915 will be preserved and incorporated into the future development. We have so few old buildings in this town. Does any one know any details?

Anonymous
6 years ago

The facade of that dump??? lol into a 2015 building?

Anonymous
6 years ago

historic buildings are more important than “fancy” building. we dont have a big park like central park, we destroy green, we replace green with “fancy” building, we take down historic things, take down original miami thing, we take down original miami things that are unique, and replace them with “fancy” buildings. one thing that makes nyc and chicago, etc. so great is their historic things.

Kesley
6 years ago

I agree. They are very strict on the Beach when it comes to these types of buildings, and we’ve seen developers come up with interesting solutions which marry the old with the new.
There are infinite possibilities, it just takes a bit of creativity. They can even have this buildings INSIDE of another building if they really want to. I wish Tobacco road could be preserved.

Paolo
6 years ago

Good Riddance. I don’t want such nasty buildings next to a world class Mall.

Marc305
6 years ago

I agree Paolo. Out with old and in with the new!

cristina
6 years ago

Paolo. Sad for Native Miamians. 🙁

Anonymous
6 years ago

it could be remodeled, shouldnt be destroyed.

Juan Carlos
6 years ago

So sad to see this go. This little block could be protected and development could go above and around it. We need to protect at least SOME of our history to remember where we came from. This little block is all that’s left of the early 20th century Miami in Brickell. It’s a huge shame to see it be demolished.

cristina
6 years ago

As it saddens us to see Tobacco Road close, it has been an honor for I’ve Been Framed Custom Frame Shop to have been the “Neighbors” and done business next door to Tobacco Road for 18 years but be assured that I’ve Been Framed “Neighbor” is NOT movng yet!!!!!!!! We will be here for business at least till March 2015. We will be moving in 2015 nearby just steps away, West of Brickell, on SW 8st & 7 Avenue.

Leon
6 years ago

Thank you! 🙂

Anonymous
6 years ago

its so true!!! we have almost nothing.

Patty
6 years ago

Sad to see this go!!!! Grew up in the Historic 1920 Family building … Many Great memories….but change is the only thing that is constant!!

Dick Richards
6 years ago

Posted this elsewhere but will repeat here: A savvy developer would capitalize on the goodwill from a historic institution like Tobacco Road by incorporating it into the new building.

I originally suggested building the tower around and over the bar. But I guess a more practical way to go would be to tear it down and build a new version inside the new building, trying to recapture as much of the atmosphere of the original as possible.

That’s what they did with the old VFW Post in South Beach when it was sold to the developer who build the Floridian. There’s now a new version of the old VFW on the first floor of the Floridian tower! Why not the same for a legendary Miami institution like Tobacco Road?