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Heathrow Lounge Departs For Good

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​Remember Heathrow Lounge? No? Don't worry, it was only a minor blip in South Beach's nightlife scene. At one point it seemed like it could be the beach's answer to a downtown rock club, then all of a sudden it got all these really undeserving high praises mostly due to it having hired smart people like Jochy Ortiz and Samuel Baum who knew how to work the publicity machine. But once Ortiz and Baum jumped ship, the venue quickly went into nosedive and it wasn't so hot anymore.

Its last year of existence it mainly served as a college night hangout -- in other words, it turned into the very thing is was trying not to be: another cheesy nightclub on Washington Avenue located between 5th and 8th Streets.

So let's bid farewell to Heathrow Lounge, we hardly knew ye, but you won't necessarily be missed.

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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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