"After eight years in business, the iconic Finnegan's River is closing its doors to make room for a high rise condominium."
That's how one of Brickell's best bars officially broke the news of its closure via an email sent to New Times.
Sunday will mark the end of an era of Miami Heat mayhem and some of the wildest Winter Music Conference and year-round pool parties this side of the bridge. And in celebration of its eight years, the Magic City's "sprawling urban oasis" accessible "by land or by sea" will be bidding its adieu with a farewell party.
Ocean Drive Clevelander, the corporation behind Finnegan's River, sold the poolside bar to CG Miami River for $11.5 million, a condo developer led by the New York-based Chetrit Group, the South Florida Business Journal reports.
Crossfade has contacted Finnegan's for more details on the closing. We'll keep you updated on the situation over at the bar.
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Given the newfound developmental awakening of Brickell, the news doesn't come as a major surprise. Back in May, Mova Lounge announced it was closing both its Brickell and South Beach locations because the Brickell outpost, which was located right above Finnegan's River, "had been purchased."
With the current high-rise construction craze hitting the city, who knows what'll become of Brickell in the next couple of years. For now, Sunday is your chance to say your final goodbyes to your favorite bar.
Finnegan's River Farewell Party. Sunday, July 27. Finnegan's River, 401 SW 3rd Ave., Miami. The party starts at 2 p.m. and there is no cover. Call 305-285-3030, or visit finnegansbars.com.