Louis Puig and Emi Guerra are hustling to get ready for their newest offering to local nightlife, ICON Miami, in the space formerly known as Mansion at 1235 Washington Ave. According to the spin, ICON will “present a next-generation entertainment complex” that pays homage to “the days when the venue was a theater as well as the ‘icons’ that have contributed to the notorious history of the space including Al Capone, Prince, Beyonce, John Legend, Britney Spears, Slash, Lady Gaga and more.”
They left out Janet Reno.
Notoriety as nightlife may sound like something you’ve heard before in the Magic City, but this place promises “interactive fixtures” installed for live performances, shows and whatnot.
Intrigued yet? The acts are slated to take place earlier in the evening, “before the characteristic late night revelry ensues,” they say.
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“The opportunity to revive the building and its legacy of success is a true honor,” Guerra said. “Nightlife is such an integral part of the South Beach lifestyle, and with more than 40 [collective] years working within the entertainment industry, Louis and I are looking forward to delivering a fresh, customer-focused concept that pays tribute to the paramount moments that took place within ICON Miami’s previous incarnations.”
If you think you won’t be able to get in, then why not apply for a job there? They’re looking to fill about 300 (!) positions at a “casting call” from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. For priority interviews, candidates can access appointments at www.iconmiami.com/jobs.
Actor Josh Gad, aka the voice of Frozen’s Olaf, was seen lunching with family Wednesday at Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach. Miami Heat player Ray Allen was seen working out Wednesday at healthy & wellness sanctuary Anatomy at 1220.
Among those expected in town for Art Basel Miami Beach in December: disco legend Giorgio Moroder, who is going to be DJ’ing a private party for London art gallery White Cube at Soho Beach House. Also heading down: actor Adrien Brody, who will be here to exhibit his own artwork in a show curiously titled Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Handguns, curated by celeb fave, artist Domingo Zapata on Dec. 2 at Lulu Laboratorium, 173 NW 23rd St. Others planning to come down for the art or the art of the party: rapper A$AP Rocky, author Bret Easton Ellis, singer Cris Cab, producer/recording artist Swizz Beatz, and Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush for strategically planned fundraisers. Stay tuned for more info.