Jorge Castillo: That one person who knows about the District will probably take you to a collection of what look like oversized storage units
Glenn Lindgren: Only they now house stores selling everything from antiques to wicker furniture.
Raúl Musibay: That guy is going to tell you: "This is it. The Bird Road Art District!"
Raúl Musibay: Which brings us back to that industrial-looking complex of shops. We realized in our travels that the center, officially called "Lakeshore Industrial Park," has a certain charm and attractiveness of its own.
Jorge Castillo: The collection of four long buildings that makes up Lakeshore Industrial Park sits on the corner of SW 48th Street and SW 72nd Avenue just to the east of Tropical Park and very near the University of Miami.
Jorge Castillo: A favorite with local interior designers, the stores are a great place to find antique furniture and textiles.
Glenn Lindgren: On the modern side, Bijoux Design Creations is a bead store that caters to those who enjoy making their own jewelry.
Glenn Lindgren: My mother swears by them!
Jorge Castillo: J&J Rattan has a huge selection of those South Florida favorites: wicker and rattan furniture that will look great in your Florida room or anywhere in your home.
Raúl Musibay: One room is full of wicker baskets and the indoor plants including orchids that will help brighten up your home.
Glenn Lindgren: At Indo Nouveau, a store that features modern Indonesian style furniture, we picked up some nice mahogany accent pieces. The store features numerous examples of mahogany wood furniture, known for its hardness and durability.
Jorge Castillo: The center also has a few clothing stores, most notably one selling designer shoes at less than designer prices.
Glenn Lindgren: For the curious visitor or adventurous native, this most visible feature of the Bird Road Art District is worth a visit.
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