Evidence shows former Presidente Supermarkets partner was near crime scene, detective says
Manuel Marin’s cell phone was near the area where Camilo Salazar turned up dead, a detective said on Monday in Miami-Dade County court, as the Cuban-American businessman stands trial over an alleged murder-for-hire plot in 2011.
Your first semester at UM? Try this spring semester bucket list
Some UM students can answer yes, but if you’re new to UM this semester, you might feel overwhelmed with everything to explore in South Florida. Coming from a fall semester freshman, here are the can’t-miss activities for students looking to elevate their Miami experience. After brunch, walk around the bustling town and be sure to stop in the Books & Books bookstore for the most Instagrammable moving ladder. With beautiful mangrove trees and lilypads along the water, UM students are close to a national treasure. Embed from Getty ImagesWynwood Art WallsThink about putting the most vibrant colors and images you can imagine on a building.themiamihurricane.com
Spring in Miami: 6 events you don’t want to miss this semester
If you love electronic music and festival outfits, then you’ll also love Ultra Music Festival. Ultra, which will be held from March 24-26 at Bayfront Park, is Miami’s biggest, annual electronic music festival. From March 4-20, head down to the beach for Miami Beach Live, which consists of fitness, entertainment, Nike activations and live music. Embed from Getty ImagesThe Miami Open will also have artwork such as murals being created throughout the Miami Open campus, along with live music from DJs and local musicians. Don’t get left behind this spring — instead, check out these six events for some proper Miami fun.themiamihurricane.com
Authentic Cuisine in Coconut Grove Miami's Community News
On a corner of Coconut Grove’s bustling Main Highway, you will find Like Mike Italian Taste, the newest restaurant by seasoned restaurateur, Lucio Giordano. Like Mike’s menu features flavors from the Amalfi Coast, including select recipes curated by Italian Michelin-starred chef, Luigi Salomone, such as: Parmigiana Vesuvio, Pasta alla Nerano and Cacio e Pepe al Tonno. The contemporary trattoria is the newest addition to the Lucio Giordano Group, which boasts several restaurants on the Amalfi Coast, including the Michelin-starred, Re Santi e Leoni in Nola, Naples. Giordano shares: “Our customers can expect a modern, trendy vibe paired with the enveloping, traditional hospitality that recalls the spirit of the Amalfi Coast. Like Mike is located at 3433 Main Highway in Coconut Grove.communitynewspapers.com
The Great Chanukah Street Fair at Regatta Park Miami's Community News
This Chanukah the streets of Coconut Grove will be lit. In that spirit, Chabad of Miami will co-host a Chanukah Street Fair. We want to ensure that no one in Coconut Grove feels lonely during this festive time. Festivities begin Sunday, December 18 with the Parade of Light, leaving Chabad of Miami Headquarters at 2:30 PM and heading for Regatta Park for the Street Fair, running 3:00-6:00 PM. For more information contact Chabad of Miami, (305) 445-5444 or visit us at: www.ChabadMiami.comRabbi Levi Friedman, Chabad of Coconut Grovecommunitynewspapers.com
Miami Commissioner Ken Russell outraged after commission votes to cancel his last meeting
Commissioner Ken Russell attended what may have been his last public Miami commission meeting on Thursday at City Hall in Coconut Grove, ending his city service after his environmental activism propelled his political career.
A pasta enthusiast’s guide to Miami eateries
Ranging from local joints tucked away in quaint neighborhoods to elaborate restaurants in the bustling city, Miami has much to offer pasta lovers. In three short weeks, incoming students at the University of Miami will be able to begin exploring the Miami food scene. This article provides a guide to staple restaurants and student favorite pasta dishes to be sure to try throughout the first semester. Casa Tua CucinaCasa Tua is a fancy and fresh Italian restaurant located in the heart of Brickell City Centre. Sapore di MareFor students looking for a unique and high-end dining experience, Sapore di Mare offers pasta served in a parmesan cheese wheel.themiamihurricane.com
Teen suspects, victim ID’ed in deadly Coral Gables robbery
Police said 18-year-old Gary Ragin and 17-year-old Jermaine Walker exited their car at around 10 a.m. and robbed Jorge Romero-Gil while he was in the loading dock area of a building at 10 Aragon Ave., near the ritzy Miracle Mile shopping district.
Congresswoman Wilson Applauds Passage of Little Bahamas Resolution and Presents Checks for $140 Million at the City of Miami
Last month, she sent a letter to the City of Miami Commission signaling her support and advocating for the passage of the resolution. Congresswoman Wilson announced that the $2.2 million check was the first of future earmarks dedicated to the construction of the Bahamian Museum. For the upcoming fiscal year 2023, Congresswoman Wilson has already requested and applied for a $4 million community project earmark to supplement the existing appropriated funds. “As a Bahamian American, I could not be prouder of the passage of the Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove designation resolution today presented by Commissioner Ken Russell. It is because of the hard work of our federal government that made it possible to deliver for Florida’s working families,” said Congresswoman Wilson.thewestsidegazette.com
Trailblazing Women from LIL Bahama in Coconut Grove
No views Jul 18, 2022 Introducing three dynamic Bahamian African American women who are trailblazers in their community. They have worked unselfishly to uplift the City of Miami and Miami Dade County as a whole. They are asking to support resolution 12037, which is to rename Coconut Grove to Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove.thewestsidegazette.com
Rotary Club of Coral Gables visits Shake-A-Leg campers
Members of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables (RCCG) recently visited campers at Shake-A-Leg in Coconut Grove. The RCCG Foundation has provided funding over many years for multiple campers from the inner city to attend camp at Shake-A-Leg. This camp offers these youngsters an opportunity to learn how to sail and enjoy the water. Pictured with campers and Shake-A-Leg founder Harry Horgan (far right) are (l-r) RCCG president Ana Fournaris, treasurer Bill Quesenberry, and RCCG past president Yolanda Woodbridge. Connect To Your Customers & Grow Your Business Click Herecommunitynewspapers.com
Mangrove restoration remains key to keeping South Florida shorelines safe and beautiful
Part of the Don't Trash Our Treasure franchise has included discussing the benefits of restoring mangroves to South Florida's shorelines, especially when it comes to protecting us from storm surge and sea level rise.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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