Yesterday we discussed the recent uproar regarding noisy Miami Beach condos functioning as hotels, their rooftop lounges and city officials possibly taking measures to address a situation that could deal a significant blow to business. Just one day later, these businesses now have to deal with another unrelated potential setback.
The next time you’re in Miami Beach, you may not see as many people sipping fruity alcoholic drinks by the oceanfront, Miami Beach’s attorney has advised officials that beachfront hotels are barred from selling or serving alcoholic drinks to customers on the beach as that is city owned public land. This bit of news arrives just as we approach the long Memorial Day weekend, a time when Miami Beach condos see lots of vacationers who may be expecting to relax on the sands while enjoying their piña coladas.
It should be noted that this will not affect serving alcohol in poolside bars, Miami Beach condos and hotels can continue to do that without a problem. However, should there be a violation of beachfront alcohol serving, the perpetrator could receive fines or even jail time. Will this news affect Miami Beach tourism?