The Greater Miami Chamber Of Commerce has announced that they have signed a contract to stay at the former Omni International Mall for ten years because - brace yourself Miami - they have been informed by Genting that the megaresort developer will not be building a casino within the Omni's fortress-like walls for ten years, according to the South Florida Business Journal. This is, it is safe to presume, whether gambling is actually legalized sooner than that or not, and it's like the total exact opposite of the company's original plan, which was basically to throw a casino inside the empty mall as soon as fricken possible after purchasing the place.
Meanwhile, they're still totally on for their new, casino-free, luxury hotel and pair of condo towers on the former bay front Miami Herald site a block away. No word yet on whether they plan to demolish the Herald Building by wrecking ball, implode, or sit back, relax, and let miscreant youths burn the joint down.
· Greater Miami Chamber Omni Lease Means No Casino For Decade [SFBJ]
· Resorts World Miami coverage [Curbed Miami]