Wynwood is Getting a Slew of New Offices. Can the Neighborhood’s Character Survive?

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Wynwood is attracting another kind of smaller, home-grown business. David B. Haber, founder of the law firm Haber Slade, is relocating his office from its longtime location in downtown Miami to a 7,400 square-foot building at 251 NE 23rd St. he purchased in 2017 for $6.5 million. The property had previously sold in 2014 for $2.5 million.

Haber said moving to Wynwood will give a boost to his 23 employees, who can partake of the nearby restaurants and bars, and the clients who dreaded navigating Biscayne Boulevard during rush-hour traffic.

But Haber admits the new location also made sense as a financial investment.

“We’re directly across from Wynwood Lofts and Moishe Mana’s property, which is going to be an exciting place,” Haber said. “So it’s a financial bet as well as a bet that our employees will be happier and stay with the firm longer.”