Legendary Grand Bay Hotel reduced to rubble

Demolition crews are tearing down Coconut Grove landmark

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:38:58 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 06:21:09 PM EST
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COCONUT GROVE, Fla. -

Crews are demolishing the legendary Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove.

The demolition work began on Tuesday and continued on Wednesday at the famed hotel on South Bayshore Drive just north of the Grove's business district.

At one time, the Grand Bay Hotel was considered the finest hotel in all of South Florida.

It was built in 1983 and was home to the famed Regine's Nightclub on the top floor. Local 10 News rented out Regine's for its holiday party on more than one occasion.

But like the famed Mutiny Hotel a few doors away, the Grand Bay is coming down to make way for new condominiums.