Miami to have its own “Little Santo Domingo” before year end
MIAMI. – Adding to Miami neighborhoods such as “Little Havana” or “Little Haiti” that already draw tourists to southern Florida’s multicultural city, will be its own “Little Santo Domingo” before year end,” EFE reports.
“Right now I’m working on a concept to create a “Little Santo Domingo” in District 1 of Miami,” the commissioner Wifredo Gort revealed Monday, who’s pushing the initiative aimed re-launching the neighborhood of Allapattah.
Gort, 72, who held the post of Miami mayor in 1996 for two months, when his predecessor died, on his website said he’s confident the initiative will have “the same success I accomplished for Little Havana.”
Banking on the success he calls “a major tourist attraction,” Gort’s idea to promote Allapattah gathers steam it’s already unofficially called “Little Santo Domingo,” a name he affirms will be a magnet for modern artists and powerful investors in properties and businesses.
Of humble beginnings, Allapattah -”alligator” in Seminole tongue- today boasts a large melting pot of Caribbeans and Latin Americans, with 75% Latino and 20% Black.
Many Dominicans call Allapattah home, most of which arrived there from other areas of the U.S.
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