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Puerto Rico flag wall mural must go, due to the lack of permits, Miami officials say, innkeepers

Celebrity owners of a new restaurant, tells of Miami-city-officials-undo the work of a famous artist, painted the building, like the flag of Puerto Rico, because the owners apply for a permit.
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Celebrity owners of a new restaurant, tells of Miami-city-to make civil servants to undo the work of a famous artist who decorated the building with the flag of Puerto Rico — because the owners apply for a permit.

La Placita, a restaurant owned by Latin-American TV star Julián Gil and celebrity chef José Mendín, set to open Friday, to celebrate Puerto Rican culture and its cuisine.

As a tribute to the owner’s Puerto Rican roots, the paint in the order of Puerto Rico-born artist Hector Collazo Hernández, the building of the Puerto Rican flag. To watch the project closely, with Miami mayor Francis Suarez, a stop, the unique spectacle, the Miami Herald reported.

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But the opening was ruined apply to the Miami city authorities, that the painting was illegal, because the building is located in the MiMo Biscayne Boulevard Historic District. This means that the property will be stricter rules in an effort to preserve the area clear and historical architecture.

“I’m a big fan of the wall painting and street art is awesome. But there is a place, and this place is not for that,” MiMo homeowners Alisa Cepeda told the Herald. She is also President of the volunteer MiMo Biscayne Association, takes part in discussions about the preservation of the neighborhood.

“I’m a big fan of the wall painting and street art is awesome. But there is a place, and this place is not for you.”

MiMo House-Owners Alisa Cepeda

However, the owners claim that their restaurant should the building be exempt from the rules, as it was built in the year 2009 and in a different style from the other historic buildings in the area. In the evaluation of the buildings they managed, allegedly, to confirm that the building is not historical.

The owner will also receive a special painting event for the art allow, without being told, your wall picture any other local laws might break, she said, the newspaper reported.

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“The applicant is entitled to the implementation of the artistic painting wall picture on the above-mentioned Position”, – stated in the approval signed by the Miami police.

City officials, the owners of the Restaurants were intended to suggest that the mural idea is a historical city planning board and allow for a review of the plan – something they would not have made.

“You are not in compliance. It is a code-compliance Problem now.”

— Vickie Toranazo, historic preservation planner for the city of Miami

“You are not in compliance,” Vickie Toranazo, historic preservation planner for the city of Miami, the newspaper said. “It is now a code-compliance Problem.”

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The restaurant now has 30 days to address the mural, with the most likely outcome of the painting, and the restoration of the building in its original color, city spokeswoman Stephanie Severino.

“We don’t want to break the law, because we are not told about the law,” La Placita CEO Joey cancel. “What I hope is that there is a middle ground, something that works for all.”

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