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Nightlife vets Chris Paciello and Mio Danilovic out at hotspot Joia Beach

Nightlife vets Chris Paciello and Mio Danilovic have been ousted from Miami hotspot Joia Beach after their landlord purchased them out towards their will, Web page Six has discovered.

Now the pair declare the house owners are “not appearing in good religion” by giving them the boot.

Since they opened it in 2020, the hotspot — visited by celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Margot Robbie, Maluma, Mike Tyson, and Ryan Seacrest — was run by Paciello and Danilovic’s Liquid Hospitality together with ESJ Capital, which owns Jungle Island, the world the place the membership is positioned.

“After changing into one in every of Miami’s most sought-after locales, the possession staff at ESJ and Jungle Island have made it unattainable for us to proceed to function as we envisioned,” Paciello mentioned in a press release to Web page Six. “Sadly, they’ve damaged the phrases of the settlement and, regardless of all of our efforts to save lots of the connection, ESJ and Jungle Island have made it clear that they need us out and have exercised a buyout clause in our settlement.”

Danilovic says that they’ve obtained the information “with nice disappointment,” including “Joia Beach grew to become what it did due to the staff of people that labored there, from our kitchen employees to our servers, bussers, bartenders, hostesses, and managers. Sadly, slightly than embracing our staff and us — the very individuals who made Joia Beach the success it grew to become, shattering all objectives and expectations — ESJ and Jungle Island have completed the exact opposite, not appearing in good religion. It’s a particularly disappointing consequence for such a terrific venue.”

The membership was named after an Italian restaurant Paciello opened in 1998 with Nicolas Siervo and Ingrid Casares. It’s going to proceed to function beneath ESJ with the identical identify.

A rep for ESJ confirmed to Web page Six that they’ve parted methods with Liquid Hospitality.

“As Joia Beach is a really particular a part of Jungle Island and the park’s future plans, we stay dedicated to its continued success and to celebrating what makes this idea so beloved — from the tradition, waterfront location and ambiance, to its restaurant patrons and employees who enliven the visitor expertise daily,” a spokesperson tells us. 

They added, “Transferring ahead, Jungle Island will assume the day-to-day administration and operations of Joia Beach. Our visitors can sit up for the identical lovely gathering place, many acquainted faces and ongoing occasions. The overwhelming majority of the Joia Beach employees, who had been at all times employed by Jungle Island, proceed to be a part of the distinctive restaurant staff.”

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