UPDATE, March 18, 2013: The responses about the hostel have been overwhelmingly negative and they have been shared with City staff. Over fifty people signed the petition. You can still sign the petition and add your comments. The more we know about the issues there, the more we can fight to protect our community. However, we have found out the hostel got its liquor license. A hearing was not required because of the size of the establishment.
Also, if there are problems, please, call Code Compliance at (305) 673-7555 . This number is good 24/7. It is important to call even if you think it won’t make a difference. It DOES make a difference.
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Scroll down to sign the petition. You can click HERE to read what your neighbors have said.
January 6, 2013: Many residents who live near the Bikini Hostel have complained about the hostel as being a nuisance: noise, lack of privacy screening for activity at the hostel, unattractive building and surroundings, litter, poor upkeep of the property and an incompatible use in comparison to the surrounding residential community.
Further, residents have come to understand the hostel is operating against current ordinances for the area; the owners have joined three properties, all owned by three different deed holders, to operate as one hostel.. The zoning in the area says only two lots can be combined to operate as a hotel. We believe three different owners can not run the property as one business.
Now we have learned that the hostel owners are seeking to get a license to serve alcohol. The undersigned oppose the liquor license since we believe it will only make the problems at the hostel worse. Please, see the following signatures against the proposed liquor license.