2 face felony charges over balloon pollution in Biscayne Bay; could face time in prison
The decision to use dozens of balloons to decorate a yacht during a recent marriage proposal in Miami turned out to be really costly for a group of people. The lesson authorities want the public to learn: It’s a crime to dispose of balloons in Biscayne Bay.
Man faces criminal charge for disposing of about 50 balloons in Biscayne Bay
Tom Rivas said he chartered a yacht for an engagement proposal. Cloud Nine, which specializes in romantic proposals, helped him to plan the event. It all went smoothly. She said, “Yes!” But hours later, the fitness coach’s event was associated with pollution in Biscayne Bay.
Buddy Howell Day at Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame
Los Angeles Rams running back Gregory “Buddy” Howell Jr., a native of Coconut Grove, Miami, FL, attends the Grand Opening of the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Howell played his college ball at Florida Atlantic University. Howell won Super Bowl LVI when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.thewestsidegazette.com
Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival invites music, craftsmen, theater and great food into the neighborhood
On President’s Day Weekend, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival debuted in-person at full capacity, ushering a wave of celebration after being previously suspended to virtual platforms for pandemic safety regulations. Produced by the nonprofit Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, the three day outdoor festival is one of the neighborhood’s most anticipated functions. Distinguished as the original art district, Coconut Grove is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods and is historically recognized as a creative hub of the city. Involved at the local Coconut Grove Theater, Cinnamon gathered fellow residents to create a Parisian inspired outdoor art exhibition as a stunt for one of the theater’s plays. Amidst the delights of arts, food and wonderful weather, The Coconut Grove Arts Fair is not only a wonderful beacon of community outreach, but an example of a possibility to highlight the importance of artisan creators.themiamihurricane.com
Stop the Car : Best of Miami Neighborhoods Ranked
Miami differentiates its communities: Wynwood, Mimo, Little Haiti, Doral, Allapattah, Downtown Dadeland, Hialeah, Little River, Coral Gables, South Beach, Brickell, Calle Ocho, Lincoln Road, Design District, Sunset Harbor, South Miami, Key Biscayne, etc. So let’s explore one area at a time over the next few months starting with Coconut Grove. Old timers spoke of the old Grove or West Grove, young folks know the new Grove and Cocowalk, but with the effects of our blessed developers and beloved gentrifiers, let’s just leave it with the Grove. Jaguar, Strada, Ariete, Bombay Darbar, Glass & Vine, Peacock Garden, Lulu, Kush, Atchana’s, Mister 01, Harry’s and Sapore di Mare all bring cred. The Barnacle, Kennedy Park and Peacock Park are spacious and busy.communitynewspapers.com
Fed survey finds growth 'downshifted' in summer due to COVID
U.S. economic activity “downshifted slightly to a moderate pace” in July and August due to rising concerns about COVID’s delta variant, as well as supply chain problems and labor shortages, the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of the nation’s business conditions revealed.
This quaint restaurant is bringing natural wine and traditional Mexican dishes to Coconut Grove
A love of Mexico’s indigenous heritage, a passion for traditional Mexican fare, a thirst for natural wine (that tastes better when enjoyed among friends), and a longing for vinyl music is the inspiration behind Coconut Grove’s newest restaurant, Los Felix, opening this month.
Grove Bank & Trust announces Ed Joyce named as vice chair
Ed Joyce has been named vice chair of Grove Bank & Trust after serving in several leadership positions for Northern Trust for the past 37 years. The announcement was made recently by the chair and CEO of Grove Bank & Trust, Sheldon T. Anderson. “It is no surprise that Charles, Sheldon and the great team of dedicated professionals at Grove Bank & Trust see the value of elevating the role of client engagement in the C-suite,” Joyce said. Financial strength and stability have been a Grove Bank & Trust hallmark. Locally owned and operated, Grove Bank & Trust has five offices in Miami-Dade County including Aventura, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay and South Miami.communitynewspapers.com
Coconut Grove playhouse redo strikes a balance: a modern theater that preserves history | Opinion
Miami Senior High and the Coconut Grove Playhouse share a history. The same architect designed both. Both are lodged deep in the hearts of generations of native and near-native Miamians. Each suffered from decades of alterations and a lack of maintenance that required restoration.news.yahoo.com
This Week in South Florida Podcast: June 20, 2021
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Rep. Frederica Wilson, Coconut Grove resident Shirley Gibson and her attorney, David Winker, and Rabbi Andrew Jacobs of Plantation's Ramat Shalom Synagogue.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: June 20, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Rep. Frederica Wilson, Coconut Grove resident Shirley Gibson and her attorney, David Winker, and Rabbi Andrew Jacobs of Plantation's Ramat Shalom Synagogue.
Navy Seal veterans paddle from Key West to Fort Pierce for charity
Local non-profit Beyond the Teams consists of a group of Navy Seal veterans who take on challenges to raise money for charities associated with the Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce. Their latest challenge? Traveling from Key West all the way to Fort Pierce via canoe.
Man arrested after van covered in pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic slogans appears in Miami
A Miami boat captain and his sister were driving on a street near Coconut Grove on Thursday afternoon when they saw a group of men using markers to scrawl on a van with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs. Shocked, they turned around to video-record them — and at least six men began raising their arms in the Nazi salute.news.yahoo.com
Miami man says pet rescue has his beloved cats Nessa and Nori, he wants them back
Five-year-old Jordana Schwartz and her 6-year-old brother Leo Schwartz said they miss Nessa and Nori, their neighbor’s two cats. A woman said she had picked up the cats and taken them to Bella’s Promise Pet Rescue. AdStatement from Bella’s Promise Pet Rescue:“There are two ear tipped community cats at foster homes with Bella’s Promise Pet Rescue that match the description of those referenced in the article issued by Channel 10 Miami. There does not appear to be language within the ordinance establishing ownership for community cats, or any distinguishing nature of ‘community’ vs. ‘owned’ cats other than the voluntary registration program. Often community cats are unsocialized (also called ‘feral’) and do not like to interact with humans.
Wells Fargo moving Coconut Grove office into city-owned garage
Wells Fargo moving Coconut Grove office into city-owned garageWritten by John Charles Robbins on March 16, 2021AdvertisementRegatta Harbour, the mixed-use development at the helm of Coconut Grove’s waterfront revitalization, has attracted a notable tenant. The bank is relocating its storefront from 2665 S Bayshore Drive to the western end of the new Regatta Harbour Parking Garage. Located at 3385 Pan American Drive, Wells Fargo will encompass 2,373 square feet and is expected to open its doors in the summer. The Wells Fargo news comes on the heels of a recently-inked lease with Anatomy Fitness, a fitness program that integrates exercise with sports science, wellness and beauty. Regatta Harbour’s 9.5-acres is a neighbor to the historic Miami City Hall and the city’s Regatta Park.miamitodaynews.com
Sticky-Bun Doughnuts, $3.14 Pies, Salt & Straw CocoWalk, and Other Events in Miami This Weekend
Photo courtesy of Salt & StrawSalt & Straw Opens in CocoWalkLess than a month after opening its first East Coast shop in Wynwood, Salt & Straw has opened a second Miami location in Coconut Grove. Open from noon to 11 p.m. daily at Salt & Straw in CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave. #145, Coconut Grove; saltandstraw.com. Photo courtesy of Sullivan Street Bakery MiamiSullivan Street Bakery Miami Bake SaleThis weekend, Sullivan Street Bakery Miami hosst its weekly Saturday bake sale at the Little Haiti wholesale bakery. Photo by Nicole CarmenPi Day at Fireman Derek's Bake ShopOn Pi Day — this Sunday, March 14 — Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop will offer key lime pie slices for $3.14 each (originally $7). All day Sunday, March 14, at Fireman Derek's Bake Shop, 2818 N. Miami Ave., Miami, and 3435 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; firemandereks.com.miaminewtimes.com
Relief has come for Miami’s sidewalk cafes
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI, Fla. – Restaurant owners all across the City of Miami can breathe a sigh of relief. Commissioner Ken Russell sponsored the bill that will bring some financial relief to hard hit restaurants in the Brickell, Coconut Grove and Midtown areas, where sidewalk cafes are popular. Sidewalk fees can range anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000 annually. Sidewalk cafes have increased in popularity over the last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurant owners, who want to add sidewalk tables, now will be able to do so and will not be charged.
Alivio está llegando para los restaurantes con mesas en aceras en la Ciudad de Miami
A sign reading "Still Open" hangs outside of Atchana's Homegrown Thai restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. Restaurants continue to offer outdoor dining and take-out only, with indoor dining still not permitted in Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
La Bottega Aims to Import the Delicacies of the Italian Riviera to Coconut Grove
La Bottega, a gourmet Italian market and café, will open next year at the new Mr. C Residences in Coconut Grove. ^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Alongside his brother Maggio, he also developed Mr. C hotels, their own independent hospitality concept, which started with the launch of Mr. C Beverly Hills in 2011. That's why La Bottega at Mr. C Residences Coconut Grove was born: Simple, good food; real Italian tastes; fresh, high-quality ingredients, all cooked a few moments before you eat it." La Bottega.miaminewtimes.com
Coconut Grove residential prices skyrocket
Coconut Grove residential prices skyrocketWritten by Kylea Henseler on February 2, 2021AdvertisementMiami-Dade’s real estate market may be in for a record year, local experts have said, and in the Coconut Grove neighborhood factors like low inventory and walkability are causing homes to sell fast and prices to rise. The average price per square foot in Coconut Grove for a single family house, Mr. Smith told Miami Today after this article was published in print, is $497, up from roughly $475 the year before. Finding a single-family home below $1 million, Mr. Smith said, is difficult unless the house is in disrepair or very small. “In the Grove they’re buying anything and everything that comes on the market right now,” Mr. Smith said. Coconut Grove, Mr. Smith said, also benefits from its location, as the community is both near the water and one of the closest neighborhoods to downtown and Brickell.miamitodaynews.com
CocoWalk revival helps drive Coconut Grove business
CocoWalk revival helps drive Coconut Grove businessWritten by Abraham Galvan on February 2, 2021AdvertisementThe revival of lifestyle center CocoWalk and committed support for restaurant and retail industries are to be the driving forces to bring life back into Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood, local community business leaders say. “By reintroducing CocoWalk with the types of brands and concepts that the neighborhood identifies with will give visitors new reasons to rediscover Coconut Grove,” said Michael Comras, CEO and president of The Comras Co. and board member of the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District. To be at that high level of capacity makes me very optimistic at this point.”The business improvement district is also investing time and efforts throughout the broader Coconut Grove business district and living up to its pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and vibrant centralized commercial appeal. “We going to try to make the closure of parking spaces and right of ways for outdoor dining option permanent. “The Grove is famous for outdoor dining, with the highest number of outdoor cafés in the city,” Mr. Russell said.miamitodaynews.com
7-year-old hero who saved his sister from vicious dog attack given South Florida VIP yacht experience
COCONUT GROVE, Fla. – Young Bridger Walker is a hero. He made national headlines after saving his little sister from a vicious dog attack. The 7-year-old boy was mauled after bravely putting himself between the charging dog and his sister, ending up with more than 90 stitches. “In July when everything happened it was very hard, the hardest moment of our lives,” said Robert Walker, Bridger’s father. “It’s always good to give back, especially in special moments like this,” said Ralph Navarro, CEO of Florida Yachts International.
Large python caught in Coral Gables as sightings grow, likely due to colder temperatures
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Residents of a South Florida neighborhood is dealing with a python problem, and these are no small snakes. There have been a growing number of sightings in recent weeks across Coconut Grove, now apparently moving into Coral Gables. A massive 9-foot python was found in the bushes of a Coral Gables family’s home. One of the latest pythons caught in a growing list of large snake sightings in recent weeks. “People are probably seeing pythons more this type of year because as temperatures cool, there is more opportunities to see them come out and sun themselves and try to warm up,” she said.
December 2020 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings
2219 NW Second Ave., Miami; freeholdmiami.com. 2219 NW Second Ave., Miami; freeholdmiami.com. 920 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-640-9880; redroosterovertown.com. 920 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-640-9880; redroosterovertown.com. Taqueria Hoja, 19 SE Second Ave., Miami; hojataqueria.com.miaminewtimes.com
Coconut Grove BID pays restaurants to feed the needy
Coconut Grove BID pays restaurants to feed the needyWritten by Abraham Galvan on December 8, 2020AdvertisementThe Coconut Grove Business Improvement District has relaunched its Grove Stove program to help offset the financial burden endured by restaurants, feed those in need and fuel the neighborhood’s economic recovery. Initially launched in September for seven weeks, the business improvement district has extended its meal distribution program through Jan. 7. Collaborating with local charities and foodie-focused startup organization OOjEE, Grove restaurants will provide quality meals for community members suffering from food insecurity. Opening their doors for business just four weeks ago, Krüs Kitchen’s Josh Hackler said Grove Stove was a great initiative to get on board with. Obtaining the full support from the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District has been a smart move to make, especially when opening a restaurant during the pandemic, he continued.miamitodaynews.com
Surveillance video captures man who vandalized restaurant and school in Coconut Grove
One man caused damage to a school and the eatery, and surveillance cameras captured him in the act. In the surveillance footage, the vandal grabs and throws planters outside the local bar and dining spot. The man broke objects and glass at the restaurant before turning his anger towards the Coconut Grove Montessori School next door. Restaurant employees said he used one of them to cause damage at the Montessori School. Authorities are urging anyone with information, or who may know the man in the video, to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
Planta Queen Will Open in Coconut Grove This Weekend
Planta Queen, the much-anticipated sister to Planta on South Beach, is set to open on Saturday, November 7, in the newly refurbished CocoWalk in Coconut Grove. The difference is that Planta Queen offers Asian-inspired dishes, whereas the original Planta serves a variety of dishes, including plant-based sushi. "It's what you would imagine if you were going to an Asian-inspired restaurant," Lee says of Planta Queen. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Planta Queen.miaminewtimes.com
Police & Fire Dept. celebrate Coconut Grove’s resident 93 years
By Sharon MurphyIt takes a lot of wisdom and effort for anyone to become elderly. In this new age and during this pandemic, extra measures are taken to make life special for Coconut Grove resident, Evelyn Jackson. On Sunday, October 18th, she was celebrated by not only family and friends but also City of Miami Fire Station 8 and officers of the City of Miami South District Substation. In a surprise “drive by” Dingle-Jackson family birthday celebration, Evelyn who just turned 93, was overwhelmed with joy and appreciation at the kind gestures. In times such as these, it is a great reward when we can celebrate our senior citizens, especially those who have lived nine decades and are still able to tell the story of God’s goodness!thewestsidegazette.com
Miami-Dade County first place in U.S. where invasive snail from India found, it’s not good news
Found in India, it is a horntail snail (Macrochlamys indica), UF scientists discovered and FDACS confirmed it. Miami-Dade County is the first known place where a horntail snail has been found in the United States. Research is continuing to gather further information about the horntail snail, according to Commissioner Nikki Fried, who heads the FDACS. “The horntail snail is an invasive pest with the potential to cause serious health implications for Floridians,” she said. Inspectors combed the area where it was found and discovered more of the snail sites in Miami-Dade County.
Ice Cream at Fireman Derek's, Miami Heat, and Other Food Events This Weekend
This weekend, burn your LeBron jersey and win a free Miami Heat jersey at Batch Gastropub, and try Black Market's new Jimmy Butler-inspired coffee cocktail. Plus, Fireman Derek's in Coconut Grove launches a lineup of ice creams, and Miami Spice extends through October. EXPAND Try out Fireman Derek's new ice cream with a slice of pie. Courtesy of Fireman Derek'sIce Cream at Fireman Derek's Coconut GroveDerek Kaplan's Fireman Derek's in Coconut Grove has launched a lineup of hand-churned ice creams. Fireman Derek’s Coconut Grove, 3435 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 786-502-2396; firemandereks.com.miaminewtimes.com
Kids can get free COVID-19 tests through UHealth program
COCONUT GROVE, Fla. – Free COVID-19 testing is expanding this week through a special free program focused on community outreach. After that, it will be at the Church of the Open Door, 6001 NW 8th Avenue, Miami. Specialists with the unit have the capacity to test anywhere from 200 to 400 children and young adults per day. In more COVID-19 news, researchers continue to debate the impact of weather on the virus. If COVID-19 is seasonal, the study’s authors say that won’t likely be established until 2021 or 2022, after the pandemic wanes.
Crumbling Coconut Grove Playhouse’s fate still up in the air
COCONUT GROVE, Fla. – A historic building in Coconut Grove is in limbo while the landmark awaits its fate. It's graffiti and a code violation playing out as the latest drama at the iconic Coconut Grove Playhouse. At a commissioner’s meeting a year ago, Richard Heisenbottle of R.J. Heisenbottle Architects promised: “This project will get done in one form or another. The next step is a court hearing on Tuesday, June 16, to see if the historic designation of the building can stand. There are people who want it delayed until it can be heard in-person and when people can show up to court and weigh in.
Girl leads Black Lives Matter protest on Ocean Drive
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A student led a small Black Lives Matter march on Tuesday morning along Ocean Drive in South Beach. About two dozen people followed 13-year-old Egyptia Green, a Ransom Everglades School student, from Fifth to 15th Street. About two dozen protesters marched along Ocean Drive on Tuesday in South Beach. (Local 10 News)Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora, DeAnne Connolly Graham, the chair of the Miami Beach Chamber Women’s Business Council, and a few Miami Beach officers also participated.
Last-minute city order shuts down Miami bars that serve food
They are caught in the middle of an amended city order and now they are wondering how much longer they can hold on. On Tuesday, Miami City Manager Arthur Noriega V amended an order to further define food establishments – boxing out taverns, bars, pubs and breweries among other non-traditional food establishments from opening to on-site dining. The city told us that after the video was shot, a compliance task force visited the site to enforce compliance. “Breweries that operate with food on-premise, following all requirements in Executive Order 20-123 may serve alcohol as long as they adhere to social distancing and mandatory measures for restaurants and food establishments. Additional information and guidance related to restaurants and food establishments here: Restaurants – Mandatory Measures and Best Practices and Restaurants – FAQs re: Executive Order 20-123.” .
State Guidelines Keep Miami Tattoo Shops in Reopening Purgatory
And the local tattoo industry can't seem to get any answers from county and state officials about why cosmetic-surgery centers can resume operations but tattoo shops aren't allowed to. As it stands, tattoo shops are lumped in with gyms, fitness centers, entertainment venues, and massage parlors as nonessential businesses that must remain closed. "Miami-Dade County cannot allow tattoo shops to reopen until it's allowed by the state." Some tattoo-shop owners argue that excluding them from the reopening is unfair, given that the state appears to consider tattoo shops to be part of the "Personal Care Industry," which also includes barbershops and nail salons). Additionally, tattoo parlors, are subject to stringent regulations similar to those imposed on medical offices.browardpalmbeach.com
33 Kitchen's Owners Open Barbarella at Dadeland Mall
"We wanted to do something different, and that's why mall management chose us instead of another chain," says Ames. The two named the restaurant Barbarella for the movie and for their 16-year-old daughter, who signed on as a busser. Barbarella is offering takeout, which is attracting mall employees as more shops open. Barbarella. Open for takeout and dine-in service from noon to 8 p.m. Mon through Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.miaminewtimes.com
State Guidelines Keep Miami Tattoo Shops in Reopening Purgatory
And the local tattoo industry can't seem to get any answers from county and state officials about why cosmetic-surgery centers can resume operations but tattoo shops aren't allowed to. As it stands, tattoo shops are lumped in with gyms, fitness centers, entertainment venues, and massage parlors as nonessential businesses that must remain closed. "Miami-Dade County cannot allow tattoo shops to reopen until it's allowed by the state." Some tattoo-shop owners argue that excluding them from the reopening is unfair, given that the state appears to consider tattoo shops to be part of the "Personal Care Industry," which also includes barbershops and nail salons). Additionally, tattoo parlors, are subject to stringent regulations similar to those imposed on medical offices.miaminewtimes.com
Otto Boudet-Murias: Developing Yacht Harbour on Dinner Key, and more
Otto Boudet-Murias: Developing Yacht Harbour on Dinner Key, and moreWritten by Gabriel Poblete on May 26, 2020AdvertisementOne of the most highly anticipated projects in Coconut Grove is Regatta Harbour, in Dinner Key by Miami City Hall. Regatta Harbour also aspires to honor the sites Pan American Airways history and harmonize with the Grove. Otto Boudet-Murias is one of the groups founders and principals. Mr. Boudet-Murias spoke with Miami Today reporter Gabriel Poblete. To read the full article and the rest of the Miami Today issue, subscribe to e-MIAMI TODAY, an exact replica of the printed edition.miamitodaynews.com
Coronavirus in Florida: Day 2 of Phase 1 in some Miami-Dade County cities
MIAMI, Fla. – It's Day 2 of certain businesses in Miami and Miami Beach working towards getting back up and running. In Miami Beach, code enforcement officers were spotted making sure everyone knows and follows the rules and they are reporting good compliance so far. Restaurants in Miami and Miami Beach must wait one more week to open their actual dining rooms with the second part of their Phase 1 reopening happening on Wednesday, May 27. “I’m open, I’m ready, I’m excited, but what can we do?” Johnny Cardona, the store manager of D’Asis on Calle Ocho, said. [RELATED: Phase 1 Reopening Rundown, Miami-Dade and Broward counties][OPEN FOR BUSINESS?
Miami physician dies of complications from coronavirus
MIAMI – Dr. Glenn Barquet, who was an interventional cardiologist at Mercy Hospital in Miami and had a private practice in South Miami, died on Thursday of complications with the coronavirus disease. Barquet fought for his life at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he did his residency decades ago. Dr. Mark Multach, Mercy Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, said Barquet worked at the hospital for about two decades. “He was able to communicate with all people and it was his forte and that will never be forgotten,” Gallardo said. Gallardo and other colleagues are asking the community to honor Barquet’s legacy by taking care of themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
Burglars target Miami firefighters in Coconut Grove, police say
MIAMI – Detectives are searching for the brazen burglars who targeted firefighters working at the City of Miami Fire Station No. 8 in Miami’s Coconut Grove. The burglars broke into more than 20 cars and stole several items -- including two guns, police said. Some of the cars parked outside 2975 Oak Ave. were damaged.
Miami Commission approves funding for small businesses
COCONUT GROVE, Fla. – The economic impact of COVID-19 took center stage during Thursday morning’s City of Miami Commission meeting. Small Business Emergency Loan Program ($600,000)Job retention is a loan criteria with the goal of funding helping small business owners keep their current low- to moderate- income employees during the crisis. Great conversation with @certremblylaw of @TremblyLawFirm about his work helping small business owners #Survive and then plan to 👇 #Recover + #Thrive. Miami DDA launched a Small Business Task Force of local professional volunteers made up of attorneys and CPAs to help downtown business owners navigate the loan process. If you would like the one-on-one support from a member of the Miami DDA Small Business Task Force email LoanAssistance@miamidda.com to request help.
City co-hosts food distributions in Coconut Grove, Liberty City
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)MIAMI – To help the unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic, Farm Share of Florida is co-hosting two food distribution events on Friday in Miami’s Coconut Grove and Liberty City neighborhoods. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a survivor of COVID-19, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson and City Commissioner Ken Russell are scheduled to be at both events. The food distribution in Liberty City is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Second Canaan Missionary Baptist Church at 4343 NW 17 Ave. The food distribution in Coconut Grove is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Armbrister Park at 4000 Grand Ave.
South Florida’s businesses bear burden of helping to save lives during pandemic
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – As the sun sets over Lincoln Road on Thursday in South Beach, there was an eerie sight. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has been gradually shutting down the local economy to help stop the spread of COVID-19, a deadly respiratory illness that has killed nine people in Florida. The austere new measure is devastating to Tony Lockhart, who owns to beauty salons in Miami-Dade County. She doesn’t know if she will be able to open the businesses again after the pandemic is under control. On Thursday night, the Florida Department of Health reported the Centers for Disease Control and Protection confirmed 101 cases in Miami-Dade County and 96 cases in Broward County.
Aifos Agency to add Caribbean Flavor to the Lifetime Miami Marathon 2020
MIAMI The Miami Marathon, an annual sporting event taking runners through the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Brickell and Downtown Miami has added culture to its list of very attractive event experiences. See also: Aifos Agency scores touchdown for the Caribbean Culture during Super Bowl LIVE celebrationThe cultural tapas type experience will feature, light Caribbean breakfast bites, fresh pressed juices, Caribbean music, race giveaways and lots of energy, ensuring that those who come out to support the race participants, experience as authentic a Caribbean experience as possible. Having the opportunity as a boutique multicultural agency, to work alongside the mega Miami Marathon brand, while featuring our rich cultural program is both an honor and huge responsibility, as I represent for an entire region. states Asa Sealy, CEO, Aifos Agency. The group really does a great job in cheering us on to complete the race. states Yaquelin Muradas past Miami Marathon Finisher. Join Aifos Agency, Raw Juce, Miami Under 40, CVG Consulting Co and the Lifetime Miami Marathon for some culture this coming Sunday, February 9th from 6:30am to 10:30am as we cheer on those up for the endurance event.sflcn.com
January 2020 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, 1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-276-4000; ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, 1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-276-4000; ritzcarlton.com. 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-706-0744; milarestaurant.com. 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-706-0744; milarestaurant.com. 2107 NW Second Ave., Miami; 786-579-9995; omakaisushi.com.miaminewtimes.com
Dinner Key Marina hurricane damage repairs linger
Dinner Key Marina hurricane damage repairs lingerWritten by John Charles Robbins on February 4, 2020AdvertisementDinner Key Marina, which hugs the Coconut Grove waterfront and historic Miami City Hall, is in the midst of a multi-million dollar rebuild and City of Miami officials anticipate completion of the three-phase project in mid-2021. The municipal marina, owned and operated by the city, sustained serious damages when Hurricane Irma hit the area on Sept. 10, 2017. Before the powerful storm, Dinner Key Marina was the largest wet slip marine facility in Florida. City officials were hoping the bulk of the repair work to fix storm damage would be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. While some commissioners last year considered switching management and operations of Dinner Key Marina to a private company, that proposal has calmed for the moment.miamitodaynews.com
Where to Brunch on New Year's Day 2020
Photo courtesy of ArieteAriete 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove305-640-5862New Year's Day, chef Michael Beltran will offer brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EXPAND Get your New Year's Day brunch on in the Grove at Jaguar. EXPAND Enjoy a brunch buffet at the Edition on New Year's Day. EXPAND Step into the lush garden oasis at Peacock Garden Bistro for a delectable New Year's Day brunch. EXPAND The Traymore's brunch buffet incorporates Southeast Asian flavors into a variety of stations.miaminewtimes.com
Water main break prompts large hole on road near Coconut Grove
MIAMI – A water main break prompted a large hole on a highly trafficked area of 27th Avenue on Thursday afternoon near Miami’s Coconut Grove Metrorail Station. The large hole on Southwest 27th Avenue’s northbound lanes at the intersection of Southwest 27th Terrace and Southwest 28th Lane was affecting traffic in the area, according to the Miami Police Department. A Miami-Dade County public works crew and Miami police officers surrounded the enclosed area, which was steps away from South Dixie Highway.
The Seven Best Free Things to Do in Miami This Week
So now is as a good time to give your wallet a break and get some free stuff this week. Here are the best free things to do in Miami this week:The night before Nochebuena (AKA Christmas Eve), La Cocina in Hialeah will host a charitable and activity-packed Noche Noche Buena Party. Also on the agenda for the evening are free cigars, free food (including a roast pig till it runs out) and a free shot of coquito when the clock strikes midnight. The latest Jazz at MOCA show will deliver Miami Big Sound Orchestra this Friday. That means everyone gets free admission to the museum and all of the special activities designed for the whole family to enjoy.miaminewtimes.com
Impeachment Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg for This Year's King Mango Strut
The irreverent nature of the King Mango Strut can be traced to its origins in the 1970s. Modeled on the kooky Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, the inaugural King Mango Strut in 1982 sent a small group of performers and paraders into the streets of Coconut Grove. Now that Donald Trump has become only the third U.S. president to be impeached, the 2019 edition of the King Mango Strut will have a wealth of material from which to pull. Arrive early and bring a folding chair if you want a front-row seat at this years King Mango festivities. King Mango Strut.miaminewtimes.com
Sweetgreen to Open First Florida Locations in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables
However, anyone who has eaten at Sweetgreen knows why this fast-casual salad shrine has a cult-like following. Next year, Miami will get in on the action when Sweetgreen locations open in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Because Sweetgreen works with local farmers to source produce, seasonality plays a major role in menu development, and items change up to five times a year. The Coconut Grove and Coral Gables menus are still in the works, but expect a lineup of signature bowls and salads in addition to seasonal offerings that incorporate fruits and vegetables unique to South Florida. Opening in 2020 at CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; and 120 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; sweetgreen.com.miaminewtimes.com
Residents fear ‘Grove Gridlock’ with new private school construction in Coconut Grove
MIAMI – Dozens gathered at Miami City Hall for the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board meeting to voice concerns over a new private school development project built on the historic Villa Woodbine home site. While some residents were there to support the development, several in attendance were wearing “Stop Grove Gridlock” shirts and voiced opposition to the project. Among the concerns, residents fear that the new all-boys school proposal put forward by Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart will increase gridlock along Bayshore Drive and also remove iconic tree canopy. Representatives from the school project told residents that they’d be planting more trees than before with native tree species, unlike those creating the current canopy. Villa Woodbine was designed by Miami’s first licensed architect Walter De Garmo, who is celebrated internationally for his Mediterranean-Renaissance style.
The Best Pies in Miami for Your Thanksgiving Table
This year, scrap the insipid freezer-aisle pie crust and canned filling and snag an elegant Thanksgiving confection that will wow your guests and save your sanity. Local bakeshops are rolling out delectable Thanksgiving treats, from whimsical pecan pastries to traditional pumpkin pie. EXPAND Pumpkin pie tart topped with Chantilly cream. Courtesy of Fireman Derek'sFireman Derek's Bake Shop 2818 N. Miami Ave., Miami786-703-36233435 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove786-502-2396firemandereks.com 2818 N. Miami Ave., Miami786-703-36233435 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove786-502-2396Fireman Derek's is a one-stop shop for all of your pie needs. EXPAND Try this classic pumpkin pie for the holidays.miaminewtimes.com
The cheapest apartments for rent in southwest Coconut Grove, Miami
So what does an affordable price on a rental in southwest Coconut Grove look like these days and what might you get for the price? Walk Score indicates that the neighborhood is friendly for those on foot, is convenient for biking and offers many nearby public transportation options. It also features median rents for a one bedroom that hover around $1,600, compared to a $1,799 one-bedroom median for Miami as a whole. A look at local listings in southwest Coconut Grove via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide paints a picture of what budget-minded apartment seekers can expect to find in this Miami neighborhood. This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor.
Security guard shot, robbed at Coconut Grove hotel closed for construction
MIAMI - A security guard is in critical condition after he was shot during a robbery at a Coconut Grove hotel that was closed for construction. Miami police Officer Kenia Fallat said the security guard was shot and robbed of his chain. Fallat said the victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. The hotel is closed until next year while it undergoes renovation. "He's a security guard making sure nobody steals anything from the structure at night," construction worker Bernie Shane told Local 10 News.
Celebrate World Vegan Day at one of Miami's most popular vegan destinations
Whether you're a strict vegan or simply exploring the ethical, health and environmental benefits of the lifestyle, Nov. 1, World Vegan Day, is a perfect time to enjoy Miami's vegan fare. Choices Cafe - Coconut GrovePhoto: Choices Cafe/YelpTopping the list is Choices Cafe - Coconut Grove. Located at 2895 McFarlane Road, the vegan spot is the highest rated vegan restaurant in Miami, boasting four stars out of 215 reviews on Yelp. Chef Chloe and The Vegan CafePhoto: krstine r./YelpThe Little Haiti's Chef Chloe and The Vegan Cafe, located at 140 N.E. You can find the vegan spot, which offers pizza and more, at 2895 McFarlane Road, Bay A.
Miami looks to national model to humanely stifle peafowl
Miami looks to national model to humanely stifle peafowlWritten by Gabriel Poblete on October 29, 2019AdvertisementCoconut Grove is suffering from an abundance of beauty as gangs of peafowl run amok. Christopher Baraloto, director of Florida International Center for Tropical Botany and a Coconut Grove resident, said FIU students participating in the Tropical Conservation Internship have been monitoring the peafowl population throughout Coconut Grove for 16 months. Theyve found that there is a peafowl per every two hectares about 600 living in Coconut Grove. They see their reflection in darker cars, black cars, red cars, and they use their hind claw, which is like a velociraptor, and they just start tearing up the cars, Mr. Russell said. I understand how some of the neighbors feel, but at the same time, this is part of Coconut Grove peacocks, Mr. Carollo said.miamitodaynews.com
Grovetoberest 2019 Will Have a Star Wars Theme
Now in its ninth year, Grovetoberfest is one of the largest and most anticipated beer festivals in Miami, and this year it will include more than 500 brews, all wrapped in a Star Wars theme. The Wynwood brewery, which earned a reputation for brewing sour beers, will pour four Star Wars-inspired brews. "Kris lives, breathes, and dies for craft beer," Albelo says. South Florida breweries include Hollywood Brewing, Civil Society, Lincoln's Beard, Veza Sur, Wynwood Brewing, South Beach Brewing, Yeasty Brews, Bousa, and Concrete Beach. Though many beer festivals advertise unlimited suds, Albelo prefers to distance Grovetoberfest from the all-you-can-drink mentality and keep it strictly a tasting event.miaminewtimes.com
Portland's Salt & Straw Heads to Wynwood and Coconut Grove
The brand's first South Florida locations will be in Wynwood and Coconut Grove, each slated to open in spring of 2020. The Coconut Grove shop also marks the ninth tenant to ink a deal at CocoWalk, the 150,000-square-foot entertainment complex. In Portland, Salt & Straw has tapped into the the town's food scene for inspiration. Salt & Straw. 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; saltandstraw.com.miaminewtimes.com
Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Paselito-Eating Contest, Rooftop Movie, and Late-Night Bar Bites
3 Social will launch a rooftop movie series, and Paola Mendez's A Taste of Coral Gables will hit shelves. EXPAND Books & Books in Coral Gables. Books & Books will host a signing with the author, followed by a cocktail reception at the Coral Gables Museum. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; booksandbooks.com. Terrapin Beer Co. will offer a "Cuban happy meal" ($7) a frita and a Terrapin beer.miaminewtimes.com
Ambitious project aims to map and measure trees in Coconut Grove in hopes of changing policies
By Daniel RiveroThe massive oak trees dont just surround Katrina Morris home in Coconut Grove. The project, called Grove ReLeaf, has the ambitious goal of mapping every tree in the neighborhood and calculating what it calls the services provided by each of those trees. Ultimately, the data is meant to help city leaders incorporate data into tree policy for the City of Miami. Before moving to the Grove he lived in French Guiana for over a decade, studying trees in the Amazon rainforest. Now he is using some of the research techniques in an urban setting to launch the research project.communitynewspapers.com
Rotarians send kids to Shake-A-Leg camp
This summer, kids from Overtown Youth Center are having the time of their lives at Shake-A-Legs summer camp in Coconut Grove thanks to a grant from the Rotary Foundation of Coral Gables. Recently a few Rotarians including this writer, Rudford Hamon and Bill Quesenberry visited Shake-A-Leg to talk to the campers about their experience. It was apparent they all were extremely grateful for the chance be at this camp where the amazing camp counselors teach everything from water sports to manners. Coral Gables Rotarys Treasurer, Bill Quesenberry, understands what an impact this camp has on the kids as a former volunteer for Shake-A-Leg. On July 2 Gringo Bingo coordinated by the Coral Gables Womans Club and hosted by Clutch Burger raised funds for the Gilded Lilies for Easterseals.communitynewspapers.com
The Salty Donut Debuts Mango Croughnut Collaboration With Chef Michael Schwartz
The Salty Donut's annual mango croughnut special is back, but this year it includes a partnership with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz and his new Coconut Grove restaurant, Tigertail + Mary. "Every year, we do a mango croughnut that goes wild," Rodriguez says. Otherwise, find the limited-edition treat at the Salty Donut's Wynwood and South Miami locations Saturday, July 13, through Sunday, July 21. The Salty Donut South Miami. 6022 S Dixie Hwy., South Miami; 786-409-4714; saltydonut.com.miaminewtimes.com