The previous couple of months haven't been variety to Rapture Festival in Florida. Despite having lived at Virginia Key for 2 years and already reserving dates for a 3rd on the island, a 4-1 vote from the Miami City Commission ousted the competition in favor of Ultra Music Festival, which itself was ousted from Bayfront Park earlier in 2018.
After a lot opposition, Rapture conceded the loss and commenced a seek for a brand new dwelling. “Our seek for a brand new location that can enable our authentic imaginative and prescient to proceed has yielded us a number of wonderful places that we are able to truthfully say are a lot better than our authentic dwelling,” it wrote on Facebook in November in a now-deleted put up.
As it seems, evidently search hasn’t yielded any promising outcomes as Rapture has delivered a stop & desist letter to Ultra Music Festival, asking it to cease making use of for any new permits.
“We are investigating this matter additional and if [you] don't instantly withdraw your utility that instantly interferes with our shopper’s deliberate competition time and site, we might be taking rapid motion towards you, the City and Virginia Key Beach Park Trust,” reads the letter from Rapture’s legal professional, Paul Okay. Silverberg. “Any continued habits and furtherance of the complained act might be thought of willful and topic you to punitive damages.”
Permits that Ultra is at present nonetheless making use of for embrace one “from Miami-Dade’s Division of Environmental Resources Management to assemble a short lived dock on the Marine Stadium to accommodate the water taxis,” in line with Miami Herald.
Miami City Attorney Victoria Mendez and Ultra spokesman Ray Martinez declined to touch upon the letter.
Miami Herald | Photo EDMkevin for Ultra