Thirty years ago, the Miami News printed a letter from Samuel Seidman of Brooklyn who complained of the "arrogant" storekeepers and hotel employees he encountered during his visit to Miami Beach. Seidman also took the time to note "all the vacant stores on Lincoln Road."
If you're reading this Sam, I'm happy to report that all those vacant stores on Lincoln Road now have tenants.
Sorry to say, though, that everything else is pretty much the same.
from the Miami News, April 25, 1981