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Painted mural on one of the walls of the Trujillo and Sons food and beverage distribution center

Painted mural on one of the walls of the Trujillo and Sons food and beverage distribution center

Allapattah means alligator in Seminole indian language. This industrial area of Miami stands between the Airport expressway ( 112 ) and the Dolphin Expressway ( 836 ) and from NW 7 avenue ( a few blocks West of Wynwood ) to NW 27 avenue. Allapattah saw its first permanent settler in 1896. The neighborhood developed between 1896 and 1950 together with the growth of the Florida East Coast Railroad. One can notice many old railroad tracks crossing the roads. The area started welcoming African Americans in the 1960’s, as they were pushed away from their homes when interstate I-95 was being built. It also saw the arrival of many Cuban immigrants, leaving Cuba after the 1959 revolution. Immigrants from Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti arrived much later, in the 1980’s. Nowadays, Allapattah is a melting pot of residents and workers of the Caribbean, Central and South America. A growing number of white people are getting back to the area, as owners or managers of import-export of produce or meat, clothing manufacturing businesses or as real estate investors, purchasing warehouses at prices which are much more accessible than those of Wynwood or Doral and leasing them out to various tenants. These tenants work in the distribution, manufacturing, import-export or car repair industries. It is a working class neighborhood which hosts many warehouses. It is the heart of the produce, and food distribution such as for Trujillo and Sons Inc and Mr Greens Produce as well as clothing manufacturing businesses in Miami, low density multi-family buildings, and houses which were mostly built in the 1950’s. Allapattah offers a lot of affordable housing and is located just North of the Jackson and University of Miami medical centers. It is strategically located for a dot.com distribution center, storage center or refrigerated produce business since it is located close to major routes ( I-95, 112, 836 ) as well as the Miami River, Wynwood and Downtown.

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Warehouse in Allapattah

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