In the midst of South Beach Wine & Food taking over the beach, new lounge The Strip (330 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) was suppose to open this weekend in the old Rumi/O Asian space. Sorry to say, it ain't happening. At least not until next weekend. The opening has been delayed until March 5.
Our sources say the issue is mainly because of permit delays -- damn red tape bureaucracy!
Anywho, the whole place promises to be this burlesque meets nightclub sort of thing. You know, bringing back the performance and art to South Beach's nightlife. We'll reserve our judgment until we see it for ourselves, but we are a bit skeptical as to whether it's going to be done right and if anybody in South Beach cares about the spectacle anymore.