Architecture & Design

Seven Historic Moments at the Coconut Grove Convention Center

It's hard for Miami to retain its history when historic buildings keep getting torn down. "Historic," to some developers, must be code for "old, ugly, and replacable."

The latest piece of history to get a cease-to-exist order is the Coconut Grove Convention Center, formally the Dinner Key Auditorium, and sometimes referred to as the Coconut Grove Expo Center.

Most recently known for housing the filming headquarters of USA Network's Burn Notice, the Convention Center has held its fair share of memorable events -- including a wild Doors concert in the late '60s. At least we got some good use out of it, Miami.

See also:

- Coconut Grove Convention Center, Former Home of Burn Notice , Up for Demo

- Burn Notice Eviction Not Up for Public Debate, Miami City Commissioners Say

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Carolina del Busto is a freelance writer for Miami New Times. She nurtured her love of words at Boston College before moving back home to Miami and has been covering arts and culture in the Magic City since 2013.