The Strip NOT Opening Up This Week

Put your clothes back on, The Strip's opening is delayed.
​In the midst of South Beach Wine & Food taking over the beach, new lounge The Strip (330 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) was suppose to open this weekend in the old Rumi/O Asian space. Sorry to say, it ain't happening. At least not until next weekend. The opening has been delayed until March 5.

Our sources say the issue is mainly because of permit delays -- damn red tape bureaucracy!

Anywho, the whole place promises to be this burlesque meets nightclub sort of thing. You know, bringing back the performance and art to South Beach's nightlife. We'll reserve our judgment until we see it for ourselves, but we are a bit skeptical as to whether it's going to be done right and if anybody in South Beach cares about the spectacle anymore.

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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 and 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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