How much were they selling before Wynwood was popular ?
Originally posted on CBS Miami:
MIAMI (CBS4) – While Second Saturday Art Nights in Wynwood are drawing huge crowds, it’s also drawing a huge outcry from some art shop owners who say it’s becoming more about partying and people watching than generating art sales.
“I come more for the party,” reveler Lindsey Perdeck told CBS4’s Brian Andrews.
A recent meeting of Wynwood Arts supporters at Books and Brooks in Coral Gables put new focus on the obvious problems.
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“What we are seeing are the growing pains and the success of growing pains,” said supporter Sean McCormick.
Art Shop Owner Alette Simmons said she’s seeing more teenagers walking around than people seriously interested in buying art.
“You cannot keep your place open until midnight running electricity and you’re really just holding a party for the neighborhood at no pay,” she said.
Wynwood art shop owners say rents are going up, there…
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