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Bella Rose Says Goodbye to Its 16th Street Locale

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​This news comes to us as quite a shock: After only 16 months, Bella Rose is closing it doors at its 16th Street and Washington Avenue space in Miami Beach. Owners Alfred Spellman and Keith Paciello broke the news early this morning via bellarosemiami.com.

But there is good news. They say the decision to close the venue was more for economical reasons. With rent prices dropping, this is a good opportunity for them to look for a new bigger and better space. Now we've heard many club owners before claim they are closing down for renovations and myriad of other reason to only never reopen again. Let's hope Spellman and Paciello keep their word.

The venue was probably most popular for its Sunday night murder mystery party Black Sunday. We also gave it the title of "Best New Bar" for this year's Best of Miami.

For nostalgia's sake, here are some pictures we've taken at the venue.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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