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May 27, 2015

Miami, FL, May 27, 2015 -- Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, announced Monty's Raw Bar and Bayshore Landing Marina, arguably the most well-known and popular bar/restaurant and marina in Miami's sought-after sub-market of Coconut Grove, have just been acquired by Aligned Bayshore Raw Bar LLC and Aligned Bayshore Marina LLC at an undisclosed price.
Stroock attorneys Ron Kriss and Paul Shelowitz from the Miami office led the team that arranged the complex transaction on behalf of the buyer.  Seller Bayshore Landing LLC began negotiations for the sale over a year ago.  According to Miami-Dade property records, the last sale of the property was for $3 million in 2004.
"Named for former owner and founder Monty Trainer, Monty's has been operating in the Grove for more than 46 years," said Mr. Kriss who added that the deal involved the transfer of a ground lease from the City of Miami that includes adjacent retail and office tenants.  "Our client loves the restaurant, an institution in Coconut Grove, its strategic location at 2550 S. Bayshore Drive, and its reputation as a local hotspot.  We were delighted to represent our client in such an iconic acquisition."
The complex includes Monty's Raw Bar, an 800-seat restaurant that is a legend in Coconut Grove, and offers a marina with 150 dockage slips.  Retail tenants include Starbucks, yacht dealers and over a dozen other marine-related tenants.  
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