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“An Appalling Change” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Design District

Miami Design District
3841 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137
13057227100
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Miami Art Tour: Design District, Midtown and...
Ranked #32 of 296 things to do in Miami
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Activities: Shopping
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Miami Design District is a creative neighborhood and retail destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining experiences.
New York City, New York, Usa
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“An Appalling Change”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have visited Miami for many years, and always headed to the Design District as it has been the home base for many design firms and studios.(there are two architects in the family) There were wonderful old Florida style buildings, small outdoor restaurants,and good ones such as Fratelli/Lyon, as well as antique shops and a casual relaxed feel to the place.Now much of the old buildings have been knocked down, and are now huge soon-to-be-construction sites,the old restaurants are gone, and some of the furniture and design studios have beeen replaced with ultra expensive dress and shoe shops. For us the area has been ruined, as it may be for those who enjoy originality and the feeling of being somewhere "real", not an
other shopping center to be with glitz. And I am sure some people will
find it to their taste. But we are very sad to see such changes.

Visited February 2013
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“Chic and Funky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you want to get away from the cliche South Beach scene you definitely have to go the Design District. Has a great chic feeling to it, but at the same time it is filled with original artistic beauty. With art at every corner, high end retail shops, and the best restaurants to choose from, Design District should be at the top of your list.

Visited February 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“The Hip Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

For locals and up and coming folks; furniture/furnishings et al by day; great restaurants by night. Largely vacated in evening so plenty of parking

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Ever improving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The design district is constantly changing and improving. There are now some wonderful designer stores and definitely some of the best restaurants in Miami. These include Oak Tavern, MC Kitchen, Michaeks, Harry's, Parchment and Egg and Dart. The service and value in the restaurants is good and the food generally excellent from some of the best known chefs in Miami.
Definitely worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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“Up and coming Miami Hotspot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

With all the new restaurants, galleries, home designers and now clothing designers, this is fast becoming the place to be in Miami. Be careful at night, though and park only in well lit spaces.

Visited August 2012
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