Ok, so luxury brands are fleeing Bal Harbour shops for the Design District, rapidly turning it into an outdoor pedestrian shopping area for those of us who'll drop thousands on a purse like it's nobody's business. But how did it all happen? Who wheeled and who dealed? Ocean Drive Magazine has a big behind the scenes story on how Craig Robins, the lion of the Design District and head of DACRA Realty, got it all to happen. The story involves investment firms, Bernard Arnault, less restrictive lease terms than Bal Harbour, the allure of the arts, and lots of undeveloped space.
· Craig Robins Jump Starts The Design District [Ocean Drive]