Sizzle, the Miami-Dade County conference for LGBT people of color, has decided not to hold its annual Memorial Day week gathering in South Beach during Urban Beach Week.
Too much road construction, according to organizers.
Here are the details from a Sizzle email on Thursday:
A few weeks ago, Miami Beach officials announced various road closures on Alton Road due to on-going street construction that's scheduled to be complete in late 2014. As a result, it has become necessary to make changes initially planned for Sizzle South Beach
Considering the already major traffic concerns during the Memorial Day weekend, we have determined that South Beach at that time will not be a great experience for our guests. With our events being hosted in both the City of Miami and on South Beach, the commute will prove to be a nightmare for all. Therefore, we have decided to reschedule the Sizzle South Beach event to Labor Day Weekend 2014. Although road construction on Alton Road and closures will still be in effect, the heavy crowds of Urban Beach Week won't be there adding to the already heavily congested streets.
Moving forward, Sizzle Miami returns and will remain in the City of Miami during the Memorial Day weekend, when we will showcase our new home, the luxurious and stunning InterContinental Miami on the Bay. Beginning in 2014, Sizzle, one of the world's most valued, respected and recognized special event brands, is thrilled to now offer not only one, but two premiere travel destinations for men of color from around the world. These changes are permanent and will remain in effect for future years to come.
We're terribly excited about our new ventures and look forward to having you along for the ride. Begin making your travel plans today by visiting us at http://sizzlemiami.com for Sizzle Miami scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend or http://sizzlesouthbeach.com for Sizzle South Beach scheduled for Labor Day Weekend. To book via phone, Call 1-800-327-3005 and provide group code PXR to the reservations operator. Rates start from $179/night single or double occupancy.