The Placita, one restaurant owned by Latin American TV star Julián Gil and famous chef José Mendín, they could not open their premises on Friday because the Miami authorities consider it It is "illegal" that the facade carries a large flag in Puerto Rico.
By: Miami Daily Newspaper
It happens that como tribute to Puerto Rico roots of proprietary, they ordered the Portuguese artist Héctor Collazo Hernández the he painted the building as Puerto Rican flag. The mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, stopped to observe the unique play.
Building am in historic district MiMo Biscayne Boulevard. So the property is subject to strict rules in an attempt to preserve the distinct and historic architecture of the area, according to what is claimed.
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"I'm a big fan of murals, and street art is amazing. But it's a place for it, and this is not a place for it," said MiMo owner Alisa Cepeda to Herald. She is also president of the MiMo Biscayne Volunteer Association , who attend meetings related to the preservation of the neighborhood.
Given the limitations, the owners claim that the building of their restaurant should be exempt from the rules, since it was built in 2009 and in one different style than other historic buildings in the area. During the evaluation of the building, they were apparently able to confirm that the building was not considered historic.
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