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June 05, 2009

All hail breaks loose at the Fontainebleau

Second This lovely cabana wasn't enough to help the poor people in the lobby of the Fontainebleau this stormy afternoon, when all of a sudden, says our source, "The roof collapsed and it's literally raining in the lobby, near the LIV entrance. All the restaurants are closed, too. It's complete chaos." Ridiculous! After all those zillions spent on revamping the place, they couldn't build a roof to withstand a Florida rainstorm? 

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Photo: Alfred Spellman

Update: The Kardashians will have to find another place to host a party; word is that the hotel's subterranean sushi spot Blade has gone the way of Lindsay Lohan's career, while LIV has sustained mega damage and will be on hiatus for what we think will be a long while.

Other victims of the deluge include The Florida Room at Delano, which is closed, and surely more to come. If this isn't a wakeup call to city officials to figure out the hideous flooding situation before the big one hits, we don't know what is. Not to mention the fact that closings like these severely impinge on our already fragile economic situation. If only someone spent as much time, passion and money on eliminating the flooding as they did on Burn Notice and building a baseball stadium. Wishful thinking, perhaps, and shoddy construction notwithstanding!

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