Wynwood Board Holds Emergency Meeting To Address ‘Smear & Disinformation Campaign’ By Moishe Mana, Who Claims Nightlife Would Be Shut At 11PM

An emergency meeting was being held in Wynwood this morning to discuss the feud that has erupted over nightlife in the area.

Major property owner Moishe Mana launched a campaign last month called #SaveWynwood, claiming that the city and other property owners are trying to shut nightlife in the area at 11 PM.

The Mana campaign was launched after the Wynwood Marketplace on his property was shut by officials for violating codes.

The Wynwood Business Improvement District says that Mana’s claims are false, and there is no plan to shut nightlife at 11. There have been multiple ongoing violations on Mana’s property of existing rules that were finally enforced, and the motive behind his campaign is retaliation, they say.

The BID says the emergency meeting today will address Mana’s “smear campaign of misinformation.” City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Commissioner Ken Russell, Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Manager Arthur Noriega and Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina are all in attendance.

Mana has also made personal threats against Wynwood BID and City officials, a press release from the BID stated.

The violations at Mana’s property have harmed those who play by the rules, the BID added.

 

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Anonymous

Mana = Slumlord
What the hell has he done for Miami (Wynwood or Dntn)? Nothing, Nada!

Anonymous

I am beyond shocked that they posted this on this site. They have deleted my friend’s comments as well as my own many times when it criticized Mana in any way. I am glad that this time the comments are unanimous. This guy is nothing but the worse thing that has happened to our city in the last few decades.

Anonymous

Topic has been covered extensively in the Herald, New Times, etc. Mana is all talk and no action. I’ve lost hope that he will do anything meaningful with the parcels he owns in Wynwood.

Anonymous

Mana should be severely fined for this stunt and legislation needs to be passed to penalize land bankers like him.

Anonymous

Mana is just another load mouth New Yorker.

Anonymous

AMEN!!!!

Anonymous

He’s not even from New York. He came from Israel, overstayed his visa, and stakeholders in Brooklyn kicked him out for the doing the same shenanigans which he is trying to pull in Miami.

Anonymous

Actually, that’s already in the city code on commercial vacancies and blight, it’s just really hard to enforce. See Chapter 10 Article 4.

Help us help ourselves...

Can you pls provide a link?

Anonymous

While Mana isn’t a model citizen, we can’t look past the fact that it’s not just his property being targeted. All of a sudden, a laundry list of establishments in Wynwood are getting noise violation warnings and/or citations. Something has definitely changed and has been set in motion.

POLO

What has definitely changed is there are new residents in the area who moved there to be in the heart of the action, and now complain about being in the heart of the action!

Anonymous

Bull___!

Residents can complain and complain for months on end about noise and the city would do nothing. Clearly some other “big money” is on the other side of this and wants the noise stopped so they can make the place more attractive for building more developers. This is a fight of rich against rich. We may never know who’s on the other side of this. Perez & Related perhaps? Melo? Someone else?

Anonymous

Wynwood is maturing. It’s inevitable that things are going to look different a year from now. These Swarm events can now find another part of Miami (allapatah??). Wynwood no longer needs these to survive. It’s doing just fine.

Anonymous

go back to NY!

Anonymous

speaking the truth = downvotes

Bryan

Alot of fugazy going on. Read an article where a business owner complained about cheap drinks bringing the wrong crowd to Wynwood. It seems to me that the businesses with free entry (Market Place) and more reasonable prices on food and etc are the issue for some establishments. Overwhelmingly my guest prefer these places because of VALUE. Where you have VALUE people will be. I call it The Miami Special. Outrageous prices for entry,crap products and experiences.

Anonymous

Have you seen what Ocean Dr and Washington Ave look like? Thats what happens when your VALUE is a cheap drink…

Dude

Hi Mitch Novick, we already recognize your broken record from the beach..

Anonymous

Racist

Anonymous

Exactly. The beach has turned into a ghetto hang out spot. No need to cross the bridge anymore unless you’re going to actually lay out on the beach.

Dr Kevorkian

Mitch Novick owns the Sherbrooke Hotel on the beach and runs the very racist “South Beach Sludge” FB group. He’s also in “that” Crime Group that New Times exposed. I’m in it too, since best way to bring something down is from the inside, and all of his comments to ANYTHING that occurs is the same annoying rant about clubs and last call. Coronavirus can’t come soon enough for the boomers and Karens

Anonymous

yes this is BS, they want this place to become brickell without the brickell prices

Dude

And THIS is why being a property owner is important..If the artists had been smart to buy (AND HOLD) their properties – or invest with like minded people – the whiners could have potentially been kept at bay and Wynwood remained a party district. It also reflects poor research by those who whine and complain. They knew they were moving into a party town..

Anonymous

Yeah, because everyone can afford to buy land…

Anonymous

Plenty of lots they could buy one and crowd fund. And when people sell they could be the first to negotiate. Alot of things a easier than you think but people rather whine and say they’re difficult like yourself.

Dude

I’m talking about back when land values were low and “affordable”, before the developers move in. Have a little foresight, know the history of development and that as soon as an area starts getting trendy the developers, new yorkers and “Karen” types are going to move in and quash the party. Beat them to the punch!

Dude

(Cont’d) Gentrification has been going on like forever. Since the developers start buying up land in “creative” districts – and bear with me here – one would expect some of those creatives are architects who start seeing real estate movement. That’s when you make a move, right before prices see a critical point…and yes I’m in the industry and admittedly speaking from hindsight in re Wynwood.

Pata Sucia

They should just turn all the bars/clubs into CVS, Publix, and Wells Fargos. That would really satisfy the new residents.

Anonymous

Sure, Mana can build it for you.

Dude

Any bank but Fargo..weren’t they caught scamming worse than usual? Regions or Chase are the “least evil” (for lack of a better word)

Anonymous

Mana Wynwood is a joke.

Anonymous

Is there a recording of this movie that we can watch?

POLO

Yes, it’s playing like in Coconut Grove, South Beach, Downtown Miami (with the Ultra), Biscayne wall (with the clubs to the west), etc. People, if you don’t like noise, traffic, and people, don’t move to areas were there is a nightlife present, or were big events (the Ultra) take place once a year!

Dr Kevorkian

Thankfully Corona Virus seems to be more effective against Boomers..

Anonymous

Ha I meant meeting but movie works too

Anonymous

Are you drug dealer?

Anonymous

So Mana is causing the problems and wants to lie and drag everyone else into it and make an fake movement. Disgusting modern low level Lavon affair

Anonymous

With all the leaders together, maybe they can talk about the slew of code violations properties he has slummed up are suffering?

Anonymous

When Mana first came here and bought up land in Downtown I actually thought he would do something, but he just talks about his “great projects” but nothing has happened for the past 2 and a half years. I had faith in Mana but now I don’t

I hate Mana

Have you guys seen Mana’s Instagram? All he does is hang out with Russian hookers. He is a really bad guy…he will never build anything. He is totally full of BS. He’s never really accomplished anything other then be a frontman laundering money. I think he looks in the mirror every morning and tells himself he is special.