We've found the predicament of Midtown Miami to be quite interesting for a while now: noting its trouble both here on Riptide and in print. Now the Grey lady is weighing in on the development's slump in a piece that just went online: "The bankruptcies of Circuit City and Linen 'n Things have emptied ... More >>
We're barely a month into 2009 and here's a completely incomplete list of high-profile companies that have or will be slashing local jobs: Macy's, Circuit City, the Miami Herald, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Miami City Ballet, and American Airlines. The South Florida Business Journal reports Miami Jai- ... More >>
In light of the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I propose a law requiring that no posted photo of any Food Network personality ever exceed the size of a postage stamp. Our fine dining establishments are much improved in terms of the quality of cuisine served, but they've still got a w ... More >>
The Port of Miami tunnel isn't dead yet, and may be back on in April. [Herald]The Florida Speaker of the House took a job with a school he's steered money towards which may not be ethical, and he's basically the worst speaker ever. [Herald]Thieves in Hialeah broke into a Best Buy. Don't they know th ... More >>
Circuit City, the nation-wide electronic retailer, is unplugging, and closing down all 567 of its American stores, including the one in the Shops at Midtown. Midtown has already weathered the loss of Linen-N-Things, and now Circuit City will leave another big chunk of unoccupied real estate. We held ... More >>
Plans to transform a blighted neighborhood have stalled.
During this week of welcoming Art Basel Miami, let us take a moment to say goodbye to The Art Of Food. The raw food/vegan counter cafe was located in a cooperative vintage clothing and jewelry shop across the street from Midtown Miami's Circuit City (which has problems of its own). Excepting delicio ... More >>
via Shop Midtown When the mega complex of Midtown Miami opened many worried it would stymie the growth of Wynwood's art scene. How are artists supposed to meditate on all the darkness in the world when there's a deal on 2 for 1 tube socks just a few block away? Well, two years latter the creativity ... More >>
A couple hundred people gathered in Doral at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to buy the Halo 3 video game (the same one that Wired magazine recently called "a cultural touchstone.") For your viewing pleasure, here's a GamingBits video shot at the Circuit City early this morning that captures the madness:
A pawn shop blooms in the condo boom
PlayStation 3 has potential -- but for the moment, little else.
North Miami and Aventura strip-mall tour
A collector's guide to shopping for music in cyberspace
Holiday Gift Guide 2001
Democrats hate him. Journalists scorn him. Most Americans ignore him. Which is fine with Matt Drudge. He's taking it to the bank.
October 15 - 21, 1998
The mass marketing of stereo equipment put truly obsessed audiophiles on the lunatic fringe
Hard times for the one and only union at Miami's one and only Channel 10