Miami Beach restaurant La Piaggia filed suit against the city for posting a “Notice of Violation” sign on the property on Monday, which resulted in Piaggia shutting down the business, The Real Deal reported Thursday.
According to the real estate news site, La Piaggia had opened a permit in July 2015 to bring the property into compliance with the Florida Building Code, and because the issues weren’t a violation of the city’s “Life Safety Code,” La Piaggia was allowed to stay open while bringing the property into compliance, a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court said.
The “Notice of Violation” placed on the property did not include the nature of the defects or other information required by Miami-Dade County Code, the lawsuit said, and the suit asked the court to find that the notice was deficient, stopping it from being enforced. La Piaggia is located at Murano at Portofino at 1000 South Pointe Drive. A Miami Beach City attorney declined to comment to The Real Deal.