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Next Stop: Adrienne Arsht Center Station
May 18, 2009, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Adrienne Arsht

Miami philanthropist and businesswoman Adrienne Arsht was all smiles Thursday, May 14 as she rode a Metromover car to the station newly-renamed after the Adrienne Arsht Center. Joined by Commissioner Audrey Edmondson, Chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust Ricky Arriola, and Senior Executive of Miami-Dade Transit Clinton Forbes, Ms. Arsht toured through the downtown Miami sites in route to the official unveiling and dedication ceremony of the station’s new name. “I want to take a look at the map,” Arsht said as she made her way across the shaking car and around her fellow passengers like a true downtown local but in graceful “Adrienne Arsht fashion.”

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After arriving to the Adrienne Arsht Center Station platform, which was previously the Omni Station, Ms. Arsht was met with warm welcomes from county officials, members of the Adrienne Arsht Center board and staff, local media, and the public. The group gathered for remarks by Mr. Arriola, Mr. Forbes, and Commissioner Edmondson regarding the station renaming and Ms. Arsht’s generous $30 million gift to the Center in 2008.

 

(L-R) Commissioner Edmondson, Adrienne Arsht, Ricky Arriola

(L-R) Commissioner Edmondson, Adrienne Arsht, Ricky Arriola

Operated by Miami-Dade Transit, Metromover is a complimentary, public train system that accommodates passengers commuting within the downtown Miami vicinity. As a part of the ongoing revitalization of downtown Miami’s urban core, the Adrienne Arsht Center is powered by a variety of theatrical, musical and educational programs occurring almost every day of the week, increasing the need for the Metromover. Located close to the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 15th Street, Adrienne Arsht Center Station is one of the Metromover system’s highest-traffic stops. Just one block from the Adrienne Arsht Center itself, the Metromover and Adrienne Arsht Center Station provide locals arguably the most convenient way to get to the theatre on time!

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The lady of the hour delivered a gracious, yet witty, speech thanking the county and the public for the honor. The official unveiling of the Adrienne Arsht Center Station sign took place on the ground level immediately after the speeches, and the ceremony then transformed into a mid-day festival with live music, performers and refreshments.

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