Though not as trendy as South Beach, North Bay Village is one of the many tourist spots in and around Miami where locals and visitors converge.
North Bay Village Mayor Connie Leon Kreps went to the scene afterward and said she was grateful no one had died.
"This is a real tragedy," she said. "Shuckers has been here for many, many years. People come from all around to enjoy the view and the food. This is really unfortunate."
She said the city would undertake a thorough investigation of what caused the collapse.
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Cormier reported from Atlanta. AP photographer Alan Diaz in Miami, Associated Press writer Jackie Quinn in Washington and AP Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski in San Antonio contributed to this report.
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