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Best Nightclub to Die in the Past Year Miami 2007 - Shine - CLOSED



1801 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139


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Only in South Beach does a nightclub experience a short-lived revival during Winter Music Conference. Such is the case with Shine at the Shelborne Hotel. It opened in late 2005 under the helm of nightlife veteran Gerry Kelly and techno music extraordinaire Jonathan Cowan. The place was divided into four environments, from a swanky lounge with handcrafted rock walls; to the ballroom where the hard-pounding house was played; to the "Terrace Café"; to the poolside retreat, complete with beds, hammocks, and torch lights. But the club had a contentious existence as condo residents hammered the city to shut down Shine's weekend parties. In April of last year, Shine held its closing party and Kelly moved on to another nightclub venture. Yet during the halcyon days of WMC 2007, Cowan resuscitated Shine for some of the most outstanding electronic performances in town. Greats like Todd Terry, Kenny Dope, Miguel Migs, Frankie Knuckles, and Satoshi Tomiie took to the decks that, for at least seven days, brought the Shine back to Collins Avenue.
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Dam New Times thats harsh of you to give such an undeserving award to a space that is still operating. Talk about hating and typical pathetic miami politics. New Times continues to prove once again its unfair and unbalanced coverage of the scene in Miami. Its so obvious how you praise undeserving talent and places that advertise in your paper by giving them these useless awards and disrespect deserving people and places with your totally unnecessary negative hate filled awards like this one that doesnt even contain facts. Just another reason why Miami is considered a joke on the world scene and only a mecca for the underachievers and failed wannabees of the major markets like NY and L.A.

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shine is not dead and not officially closed nor has it ever been. with the city trend turning hip hop shine has turned into a "special events" venue as i did not want to go that route. we have many events during the year and of course winter music conference and NYE are included. there is no truth to the comment that we were shut down due to noise complaints by the city. In fact, we were one of the only venues to get zero violations all through wmc - stay tuned for a series of "groovejet" reunion parties to begin this summer @ shine at the shelborne beach resort