Grand Central marks second Miami music venue to close this year
After five-and-a-half years of helping to glorify Miami’s music scene, Grand Central in downtown Miami will be shutting its doors on September 26th. The live music venue, which debuted during Winter Music Conference in 2010, welcomed performances from Flume, Gesaffelstein, and Major Lazer, to name a few.
Aramis Lorie, cofounder of Poplife and co-owner of Grand Central, sees its closing as more of a step forward than anything else:
“After nearly six years of a very successful operation, Grand Central is closing its doors at the end of September at its current location permanently. This by no means is an end to Grand Central’s spirit and brand. On the contrary, it is part of a strategic move focused on growth through a spectrum of diversified ventures in the hospitality industry and the creative world. Please join us Saturday, September 26, for one final engagement.”
In light of Grand Central’s unparalleled success in garnering big-time names and their fans, it still remains unclear as to why the venue will be bidding Miami adieu. According to Miami New Times, it is speculated that the development of Miami Worldcenter, a 30-acre “world-class destination,” has ousted the music space from a neighborhood where it is most needed.
Via: Miami New Times