Miamians love their boats. I've had a few
myself and its always been great to work on
them at the Grove Key Marina, next to Scotty's.
It is a true "boatyard", one of the few places
that you can haul your vessel out of the
The proposed Grove Bay development will
get rid of the Grove Key Marina. If it passes in
the November 5th election, it's roomy southern
hanger -now used to store boats- will
become a collection of retail stores.
Just north of Grove Key is the Grove
Harbour Marina. Under the proposal, the
northern half of Grove Key will be absorbed into
The Grove Harbour Marina is more
expensive. It caters to upper-class boaters,
people who would never dream of working on
on their own boats, and, if you did, such
working-class behavior is now allowed there.
If you need work done on your boat at Grove
Harbour, you must hire their workers to do it.
Going from two marinas to one will,
-Create a marina monopoly
-Make it harder, and more expensive, to have
boats repaired, and
-Reduce the boat dry storage space in the
-Double the waiting time to have your stored
Even it you are not a boater, these things
should concern you. Our connection with
the sea is huge. It has always been a big part
Miami's of the Grove's history, heritage, and
The Grove Bay proposal will eliminate the
Grove Key Marina. It will replace it with a
Grove Harbour monopoly, and, just what the
Grove doesn't need, more places to shop.
I hope you'll join me in voting
"No" on November 5th, on the Grove Bay
proposal. Don't let them destroy what we love
in the name of "progress".
-Glenn Terry, The Grove guy