THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!
Troy E. Wright
Executive Director - Washington Avenue Business Improvement District
The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) would like to thank you for another successful year. We are honored to have award-winning hotels, restaurants, and businesses.
Our goal to enhance the avenue for locals and tourists to relax, dream, and plan for the future is one step closer because of your positive support. Washington Avenue streets are safer, cleaner, and tastefully decorated with art, culture, music, and history.
I am sure that you had some really good memories about 2022, but we believe even better days are ahead. Let’s be hopeful, have new dreams, and make new resolutions for the new year to improve our life. Connect with old and new friends and make new year wishes that change the world positively. Act upon doing things that allow you to fulfill your purpose today, and remember the best way to be successful is to surround yourself with positive and successful leaders. The BID is here to partner with you and make the world a better place.
If you are excited about the new year as we are, look into the mirror, smile, and say Happy New Year!
Troy E. Wright
Washington Avenue Business Improvement District
January 25, 2023
Immerse yourself into a nostalgic world of decadence, glamour, power, and inimitable magnificence at Queen Miami Beach, South Florida’s newest luxury dining experience, set to open February 2nd, in the 5th street corridor of Miami Beach.
Celebrating the city’s history, Queen Restaurant & Lounge breathes new life into the iconic Paris Theater, built in 1945 by famed Art Deco architect Henry Hohauser, restoring the property to its original intended glory with over-the-top 21st-century splendor. Recognizable by album covers and music videos of Madonna, U2, J. Lo, Christina Aguilera, and Ricky Martin, the nostalgic design emulates opulence and allure, honoring the glam of the past while envisioning the mystique of the future.
From the Rat Pack era of the 1950s to the hedonistic nights of the 1990s, the Paris Theater has evolved with the times and is reborn for a new generation with the creation of Queen Miami Beach.
“Being in the Miami market for over 15 years, and witnessing the city’s rapid growth, I saw an opportunity with the historic Paris Theatre to create an uber luxurious, selective, one-of-a-kind fine dining and nightlife destination. Miami has recently experienced an influx of some of the most influential people in the country, so we decided to go after this demographic, a more sophisticated, educated, elevated, and more mature type of clientele. Our goal will be to create the most beautiful, interesting, diverse, and fun mix of people possible on any given night.” Said Mathieu Massa, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and sole owner of Queen Miami Beach. MORE
RESTAURANTS - HOTELS - BARS
CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE ADKINS!
SOUTH FLORIDA TOURISM PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
A WASHINGTON AVENUE BUSINESS
This week the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) voted Steve Adkins as the South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year award. Mr. Adkins is the President of the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The award represents a cross-section of the local hospitality and tourism industry who have contributed to elevating Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s travel and tourism industry to one of the most admired and successful in the world. Additionally, they enthusiastically supported programs to create an educated, professional industry workforce for the future.