Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. Wynwood is known for being an entertainment district, with artwork, restaurants, breweries, clothing stores, dance venues, among other retail options. Formerly an industrial district, the area is now known for the murals that cover the walls of many of the buildings. It is north of Downtown Miami and Overtown, and adjacent to Edgewater. Wynwood has two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood, and the Wynwood Fashion District along West 5th Avenue. North 20th Street to the south, I-195 to the north, I-95 to the west, and the Florida East Coast Railway to the east.
Wynwood has long been referred to as Little San Juan and is commonly known as El Barrio because many Puerto Ricans immigrated to this Miami neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities in the 1950s. Puerto Rican-owned restaurants, shops, markets, and other businesses line the streets of Wynwood. Since the early 2000s, the neighborhood has seen a rising amount of investment. The Midtown Miami development construction began in 2005 between North 29th and 36th Street and Miami Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) on what was historically an FEC rail yard. This brought renewed attention to the area, previously abandoned warehouses had begun to be occupied by artists, restaurants, cafés, and lounges. Tony Goldman, a developer, also assisted in the growth of Wynwood by creating a mecca out of the already present graffiti. In 2009, Goldman commissioned artists to create the Wynwood Walls. Located in the Wynwood Art District, this is an outdoor exhibition of rotating street art. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Miami
The Wynwood Walls was conceived by the renowned community revitalizer and placemaker, the late Tony Goldman in 2009. He was looking for something big to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood, and he arrived at a simple idea: “Wynwood’s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, would be my giant canvases to bring to them the greatest street art ever seen in one place.” Starting with the 25th–26th Street complex of six separate buildings, his goal was to create a center where people could gravitate to and explore, and to develop the area’s pedestrian potential.
Restaurants and Pubs
- Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza is located at 2315 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL
- Organic Food Kings is located at 3246 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL
- KUSH is located at 2003 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL
- The Sylvester is located at 3456 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL
- Syndicated Wynwood is located at 2451 NW 5 Ave, Miami, FL
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