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SBD/May 8, 2013/Facilities
Marlins To Close Upper Bowl For Some Weeknight Games, Eliminating 10,000 Seats
Published May 8, 2013
THIS SPACE FOR LEASE: In Miami, Charles Rabin reports when Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria “cut payroll costs by dismantling the ballclub at the end of last season, it wiped out any immediate hope the city of Miami had of luring retailers to the ballpark.” Two national restaurant chains that had “signed letters of intent to open in the parking garages surrounding the facility backed out of their deals, expressing reservations to the city about dwindling crowds and foot traffic.” Not a single business currently is “operating in the 8,500 square feet of retail space available in three of the four garages fronting the ballpark” (MIAMI HERALD, 5/8).