|To paraphrase Rene Margritte: This is not a trolly|
I started riffing -- kicking around the analogy -- and compared developers building in Coconut Grove to the original 13 Colonies. Those colonies were really only business charters, set up by the British Crown/Parliament, that allowed the corporations to plunder all they saw and send the bounty back to the home country. Simply replace "Crown/Parliament" with "Miami City Commission" -- and "colonial charters" with "building permits" awarded the Modern Day Colonists™ -- and the analogy is complete. Once Marc Sarnoff [allegedly] greases the wheels for them, rapacious developers are free to plunder the rich cultural heritage of West Coconut Grove, aka Black Coconut Grove.