Glorious & Notorious

Casablanca had Rick's; Vegas had the Stardust; Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel

Duane Cross, owner of Cross Training Fitness Center: "We took over the Mutiny phone number six years ago. We still get calls from around the world. We have people from Japan calling up trying to make reservations. I had the L.A. district attorney's office contact me about telephone bills of some former drug dealers. But that was mostly a few years ago. It's pretty much died down now."

These days the ghosts of the Mutiny are almost silent, the grist, almost, of legend. Asked what she knows about the history of the hotel, condominium saleswoman Lisa Trujillo shrugs and says: "I've heard some of the stories. But really, it was before my time."

Trujillo hands out promotional packets touting the Italian kitchens and full-length windows that will soon fill the sky-skeleton above Bayshore Drive. One promo reads: "Now, with the Grove becoming the new neighborhood of choice for a new generation, there is a new address that symbolizes everything this village by the bay is about.... the Mutiny.

In the February 27 issue, in the article "Glorious and Notorious," an editing mistake led to an error. Raul Martinez, assistant chief of the Miami Police Department, was also identified later in the same piece as assistant chief of Metro Police, which he is not. New Times regrets the error.Info:Published:

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