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President Hotel Annex – South Beach

Development work has started on the Annex – a 5-story addition to the President Hotel at 1425 Collins Ave – this new building will fit into the Art Deco Historic District adding 25 keys and a rooftop pool to the existing property.

Volvo, North Miami Beach

Critical Path is providing comprehensive design/build services for the new flagship dealer location. We’re much more than just a construction company – our decades of experience make us a valued partner throughout all the project phases including planning, design, budgeting, and complete project management.

Century 21 Underway

Our work refitting the former Vanity Fair space at Sawgrass Mills is underway – over 100,000 sq/ft to be renovated inside and out. Here’s some info on the project.

April Update

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Stanton Marriot Renovation Complete

Critical Path played a key role in the multi-million dollar restoration of the Stanton Marriott Hotel on South Beach.  Working as the prime structural contractor we displayed our skill set with historic buildings as we successfully demolished and rebuilt the structure of the historic Stanton Hotel from the inside out. We achieved this with minimal delay to continued hotel operations and even managed to keep the Starbucks open for business during the effort!  The Stanton will house multiple restaurants which are being designed and themed by the famed NOBU group. Project management by Spacio Design Build.

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Critical Path picked for first Century 21 in FL

The first Century 21 Department Store in Florida is slated to open at Sawgrass Mills. Century 21 has stores in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey, and the Florida location is expected to be the company’s first store outside the Northeast. The renovation at Sawgrass Mills will cover over 100,000 square feet of interior and exterior space and open in fall 2016. We’ve started work on this substantial buildout – more to come!

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Design District Showcase

Critical Path will be breaking ground soon on this stunning Design District project at 80 NE 40th St, Miami. The design by MKDA will surely stand out and complement the amazing development happening all over the area. We’ll be meeting the challenges for quality, timing, safety and cost on this project – as we always do. Challenges? Bring them on. That’s why we’re here.

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ASPECT delivers a stunner

Critical Path subsidiary Aspect wrapped this project in collaboration with SDH Design Studio. This luxury house has everything – great contemporary design, tons of glass, integrated media systems, amazing kitchen and bath layouts. We’re really happy with how it’s turned out.

Cutler Bay Gateway

Pre-construction work has started on this 7,000 sq/ft retail center at 20001 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay, Florida, scheduled to open 2017. For pre-leasing info please check out this PDF fromCREC. Critical Path is handling turn-key development and construction on this project – and offers these services for clients by request.

80NE40, Design District

Critical Path will be breaking ground soon on this stunning Design District project at 80 NE 40th St, Miami. The design by MKDA will surely stand out and complement the amazing development happening all over the area. We’ll be meeting the challenges for quality, timing, safety and cost on this project – as we always do. Challenges? Bring them on. That’s why we’re here.

 

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Lynmar Hotel Completed

Critical Path just wrapped up total restoration of two historic South Beach properties: The Lynmar Hotel and it’s neighbor The London Arms. We restored both of these landmark structures with a complete interior structural rebuild and stabilized and refinished the classic facades on both buildings. The Lynmar first floor has been leased to Charming Charlies and the 2d and 3d floor are available.

Thanks to our clients Aria Development (london arms) Jenel Management (Lynmar) – and Architect Todd Tragash and STA Architecture.

First Quarter 2016 Update

We’re proud of the work we do and the people we do it with. Here’s the latest from Critical Path. If you have a project you’d like to talk about with us don’t hesitate – give us a call at (305)-856-3919.

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Critical Path just wrapped up total restoration of two historic South Beach properties: The Lynmar Hoteland it’s neighbor The London Arms. We restored both of these landmark structures with a complete interior structural rebuild and stabilized and refinished the classic facades on both buildings. The Lynmar first floor has been leased to Charming Charlies and the 2d and 3d floor are available. Thanks to our clients Aria Development (london arms) Jenel Management (Lynmar) – and Architect Todd Tragash and STA Architecture.

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The Vagabond Pool Rocks!
The Vagabond Motel’s pool was ranked #6 in the top-ten best hotel pools in Miami by Curbed – “The Vagabond Motel’s central piece-de-resistance, its large, blue swimming pool with dolphins and a mermaid made out of tiles swimming about, is back to its original splendor thanks to developer Avra Jain and Critical Path Construction Services.”

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Cutler Bay Gateway
Pre-construction work has started on this 7,000 sq/ft retail center at 2001 S. Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay FL scheduled to open 1stQ 2017. For pre-leasing info please check out this PDF from CREC. Critical Path is handling turn-key development and construction on this project – and offers these services for clients by request.

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Aspect is the newest brand in custom luxury home and condo construction in Miami. Aspect was launched by Craig Schaffer in 2015 to focus on residential construction and development. We invite you to visit Aspect and find out more.

Vagabond Motel on National Register of Historic Places

Read the original article on the Miami Herald Website

George Washington didn’t sleep at the Vagabond Motel in Miami or down a Bora Bora at Fort Lauderdale’s tiki-fantasia Mai-Kai Restaurant. But that didn’t keep either of the kitschy-cool 1950s landmarks from making it onto the National Register of Historic Places. Both were nominated for the honor by the state of Florida, which announced Monday that the sites were among seven additions from the state to the federal register. The list, selected by the National Park Service, recognizes the most significant buildings and places across the country. The honor comes as both the Vagabond and the Mai-Kai enjoy a resurgence.

The Vagabond, which reopened last fall after sitting vacant on Biscayne Boulevard for years, has been recast as a chic, retro-hip boutique hotel, dining spot and hangout. All its original details, including its signature neon sign and frolicking-nymphs-and-dolphins fountain, were fully restored. The motel is also designated historic by the city of Miami and sits within the larger and also resurgent MiMo-Biscayne Historic District.
The Mai-Kai, which is actually just over the Fort Lauderdale city line in Oakland Park, retained its full kitschy charm nearly unaltered despite several expansions and an extensive renovation a decade ago necessitated by damage from Hurricane Wilma. Its Polynesian revue and large drinks, which reputedly use the same recipes devised by tiki-craze originator Don the Beachcomber in the 1930s, are enduring lures for tourists and locals.
The inclusion of the Vagabond and the Mai-Kai on the register reflects their iconic place in popular South Florida culture, and cements growing recognition of the abiding importance of Mid- Century tourist-oriented roadside architecture to the region’s development.
Both were designed by prominent South Florida architects who worked in the style now known as Miami Modern, or MiMo. Though, to be sure, there’s nothing Bauhaus about the Polynesian- inspired, thatch-roofed Mai-Kai, its neon sign is very much in the tradition of the 1950s roadside South Florida attractions that so many people recall fondly.
“The architecture behind them has that sexy curb appeal to catch people as they’re driving by,” said Teri D’Amico, an interior designer and co-coiner of the term MiMo. “It’s American history when it’s down here, because so many people traveled here and remember them. It was the adventure of getting away from home.”
The Mai-Kai, which advertises itself as the longest-running tiki-theme restaurant in America, is also be one of the last surviving originals from the decades when they were all the rage, D’Amico said.
“It is a classic,” she said. “That represents our tiki, and there’s very little left. And that one building can represent that whole era.”
The Vagabond, from 1953, was the work of Robert Swartburg, a versatile architect also responsible for the earlier Art Deco Delano and Clevelander hotels on South Beach.
The Mai-Kai, which opened in 1956, was designed by Fort Lauderdale MiMo master Charles McKirahan, who designed the Bay Harbor Islands apartment house, now under threat of demolition, that served as the main character’s home in the hit cable-TV series Dexter. Serving as a Mai-Kai consultant was legendary Japanese-American woodworker and furniture maker George Nakashima, whose own home and studio in Pennsylvania is also on the National Register and is designated a National Historic Landmark as well.
Other Florida sites added to the National Register include the Rogers Park Golf Course in Hillsbourough County, designed and built during segregation by African American caddie and golfer Willie Black; the one-room rural Strickland School, near the Georgia border in Leon County, from 1888; and St. Petersburg’s Mediterranean-style Sunset Hotel of 1915.