Domino lovers will soon be able to throw down their fichas in the ocean breeze of North Beach.
Miami Beach is building an open pavilion with four permanent domino tables at North Beach Bandshell Park. The four-column, 18-foot by 18-foot concrete pavilion, which is slated to be completed in November, will connect to the 72nd Street walkway to the beach and will accommodate up to 16 players.
On Thursday, officials broke ground on the structure — the first of its kind in the Beach.
“This project is fun and keeps us thinking outside the box,” Capital Improvement Projects Director David Martinez said in a statement. “It’s been great to collaborate with Parks and Recreation to make this domino pavilion come to life.”
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The $147,000 project to build the first pavilion is being funded through the North Beach quality-of-life tax fund. The city plans to build more pavilions in the future.
Architeknics, a Miami architecture company, is designing the structure, and Shiff Construction & Development of Oakland Park is the contractor.
Once completed, the pavilion will have decorative lights and roll-down security gates on all sides.
Dominoes are not included, so come November bring your own.