UPDATE: January 28, 2010 8:20PM
General Manager of the Palace
... Show your support this Sunday at Palace.
Original Post: January 27, 2010 2:06PM
"In case you are unaware, the Tides Miami Beach has forced the City of Miami Beach's hand, and as of now, the Palace can no longer have drag performances on Sundays during Drag Brunch. The Tides’ general manager is claiming that the increased noise levels during drag performances has become a nuisance to the Tide's guests and has negatively impacted their business."
"I find it highly unlikely that several 10 minute shows at a small community gay bar have anything to do with the Tides’ revenue stream. Their problems are more accurately a direct reflection of tough economic times and the hotel's mismanagement. The Palace's management has repeatedly tried to negotiate with the Tides' G.M., and she is unwilling to accept any mutually beneficial, fair medium. At this point, the only recourse available is to write the mayor of Miami Beach, write The Tides' corporate offices, or stop by Palace to sign the petition (and grab a drink!). Please take a moment of your time to keep this great South Beach Sunday tradition going." - Pat Feeney, FSU Student via Facebook.
Miami Beach's Mayor:
Matti Herrera Bower
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Viceroy Hotel Group
1212 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, California 90015