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The Bentley Hotel On Ocean Drive Sold For $28M

The Bentley Hotel Ocean Drive

The Bentley Hotel Ocean Drive

The Bentley Hotel located at 510 Ocean Drive has been sold for $28 million, according to The Real Deal.

The building was sold by JKR Bentley Holdings LLC and purchased by Ocean & 5th Commericial LLC.

The 3 story Art Deco style hotel was built in 1939 and designed by John & Coulton Skinner.

In 1980, there was a Sanchez Restaurant on the ground level that has now become a TGIF Friday’s Restaurant.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach Getting Closer To Completion

Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach is getting closer to completion as the final touches are being done on the building.

A year ago, the building was still progressing as the glass was being installed and painting starting on the exterior.

Previous construction photos of The Ritz-Carlton Residences can be viewed here.

TBT - Ocean Drive, South Beach in 1980 - Before & After

TBT (April 23, 2015) - Ocean Drive 39 years ago was very quiet compared to Ocean Drive in 2015. A CVS has now opened at 728 Ocean Drive and where Scarface was filmed.

The photo on the top left is what Ocean Drive looked liked in 1980. South Beach was a quiet area were many retirees lived including the buildings in the photos. The Art Deco buildings were falling into disrepair and the public was calling on the city to demolish them. Fast forward 35 years later and Ocean Drive is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. The Art Deco buildings were saved and Ocean Drive is now lined with restaurants and palm trees. 

South Shore Hospital Imploded in Miami Beach To Make Way For Park on Fifth Tower

Built in 1968, the 10 story South Shore Hospital at 630 Alton Road was imploded yesterday after more than a decade sitting abandoned.

Replacing the building will be the 44 story Park on Fifth that will rise 519 feet and will be developed by Crescent Heights and Terra Group. A 3 acre park will be built on the North part of the site along with 15,000 square feet of retail.

The park will be completed by the Summer of 2020 and construction on Park on Fifth will take about 32 months.

TBT - "Scarface" Building On Ocean Drive Sells For $15M

728 Ocean Drive

TBT (March 19, 2015) - 4 years ago the building used in the movie Scarface was sold for $15 million. Demolition and renovation started on the building in April 2017 before finally being completed January 2018 and turned into a CVS.

The building that was used in the infamous chainsaw scene in the movie Scarface has sold for $15 million, according to the Real Deal. 

The property at 728 Ocean Drive and 6,500 square foot building was sold to New York based developers, Infinity Group. 

A Johnny Rockets restaurant operates from the ground level of the building. 

The building last sold for $8 million in 2011.

Washington Squared Has Topped Off In Miami Beach

Washington Squared Miami Beach

Washington Squared Miami Beach

Since going vertical in August 2018, Washington Squared has topped off in Miami Beach at 7 stories.

The assemblage between 6th and 7th street on Washington Avenue will have 312 hotel rooms, 46,849 square feet of retail space and 258 parking spaces.

Washington Squared was designed by Morris Adjmi Architects.