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Lincoln Road restaurant closing in early 2014

Van Dyke Cafe operated at historic building for two decades
December 30, 2013 11:15AM

Van Dyke Cafe

Van Dyke Cafe

The Van Dyke Cafe on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach is closing after nearly two decades in business.

Known for its live jazz music and prominent location in the city’s busiest retail corridor, Van Dyke Cafe is set to stop operating in early 2014, the Miami Herald reported. The historic Van Dyke building at 846 Lincoln Road was sold to a Crown Acquisitions subsidiary for $16 million in August 2012. That transaction started rumors about the restaurant’s potential closing.

It is not currently known what will replace the restaurant and if Van Dyke Cafe could reopen elsewhere.

As property values and rents have surged on Lincoln Road over the last few years, numerous stores and restaurants have decided to close or relocate. [Miami Herald]Eric Kalis