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Design Center of the Americas

1855 Griffin Rd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
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It's hard to miss the Design Center of the Americas, aka DCOTA. This mod white building is a Dania Beach landmark, obvious to anyone passing on nearby I-95. At 775,000 square feet, this trade campus holds more than 100 showrooms boasting every kind of flooring, lighting, window treatments, furniture, paint and fabric under the sun. And yep, it's open to the public. So you can meander around and imagine your dream home - almost like an in-real-life Pinterest board.

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