The curfew has been difficult for businesses
Alex Barcenas, manager at the Cardozo Hotel, told Insider that the curfew was hard on businesses who lost out on late-night customers.
The Cardozo has a restaurant with outdoor seating, but customers were asking to be seated inside even though the weather was pleasant, Barcenas said.
She said diners heard the phrase “state of emergency” and were afraid for their safety.
Some businesses have pushed back: Papi Steak restaurant and Treehouse nightclub sued to overturn the curfew but a judge upheld it on Friday.
But the city’s mayor said the curfew was “justified.”
“We can’t balance lost revenue or, frankly, anything against our obligation to keep people safe,” he wrote in his Miami Herald piece.