For the past decade and a half, Lady Gaga, Paulina Rubio, Macy Gray, and divas of the 305 have stormed their way through the black doors of Score. But after 15 years, Lincoln Road's legendary nightclub is taking its 'tude, perfectly chiseled and coiffed men, and hardcore party rep to SoBe's main st ... More >>
Ever notice how some of Miami's most connected, bold-faced names always manage to get their DUIs reduced to reckless driving charges? It was a recurring theme in our rundown of celeb mugshots.Well, controversial South Beach nightlife icon Chris Paciello is the latest to join the club. He's escaped D ... More >>
Earlier this month, New Times revealed the staggering number of serious felonies committed by mob turncoat Chris Paciello. The secret FBI interviews with Paciello unearthed by author Frank Owen exposed the former SoBe club king as the very model of the multi-tasking Mafioso, a virtual one ma ... More >>
Former nightlife impresario Chris Paciello's triumphant return to South Beach just got a kick in the pants. This week, Miami New Times chronicles how the ex-club kingpin joined the ranks of other famous mob turncoats like Henry Hill and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. Frank Owen -- an investigative journa ... More >>
Chris Paciello is an old school South Beach legend, a Bonnano crime family goon who conquered the nightclub scene before being sent to federal prison for his role in a murder. These days, he's back in his old stomping grounds working for the Delano Hotel, and is very sorry about having helped kil ... More >>
Say goodbye to the lucite piano at the Florida Room.As reported today on our food blog, Short Order, the Delano's basement bar and lounge, the Florida Room, will be closing right before the new year. We had heard rumors that the Lenny Kravitz-designed space was facing closure, but this is the fir ... More >>
Keith Paciello has become a full partner at Rokbar. Good news for all of you Bella Rose fans out there: Keith Paciello has become a full partner at Rokbar on South Beach. Expect the same laidback, anything-goes experience now that Paciello has taken over creative control at the Collins Avenue wat ... More >>
Last month, when Miami Beach journalist Gerald Posner got caught lifting from the Miami Herald in stories he wrote for the Daily Beast, he blamed the "warp speed" of the Internet. Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerSo what's his excuse for plagiarizing at the presumably snail pace of book wr ... More >>
Empire Events parties attract the high rollers and boldface names who are the life force of clubland
Can Ray "Benzino" Scott's new hip-hop club survive his reputation?
DJ Ursula 1000 swings home triumphant
Miami Beach is a party town, so the party must go on -- no matter what
Mob Over Miami
By Michele McPhee
Angry Jewish machers, a SoBe club mogul, and Bill Clinton in the middle
When opening a hot new restaurant, be sure to CAP it
Rumors of its debut have been greatly exaggerated
From the issue of March 29, 2001
South Beach clubland tough guy Chris Paciello may soon show himself to be not so tough after all
Lesson #1: Hard work and an aptitude for computers can make a young man rich. Lesson #2: Some rich young men take to South Beach like fish to water. Lesson #3: South Beach is the shark. A young man with money is the bait.
Raul Casares, Ingrid's dad, wobbles toward financial success
Hung up over a goon
The Living Room
Morton's of Chicago
Placards for the implacable
Not So Hot Spots
If Chris Paciello returns to South Beach, he'll find his empire in shambles and local cops hungry to arrest him
Letters from the issue of March 9, 2000
Letters from the issue of February 24, 2000
Clubland king Chris Paciello ain't exactly a Mafia don. But it sure seemed he was headed that way.
Mob ties? Fine. Cheesy tunes ... criminal.
Balls club blues: John Henry, Carroll Williams, and Ingrid Casares
Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.
Streets lined with rowdies, fistfights, gunshots, cops in ski masks. Is this what an entertainment district is supposed to look like?