Miami Heat’s home arena will get new name after FTX collapse
The arena where the Miami Heat play will soon have a new name, after the team and Miami-Dade County decided Friday to begin actions to terminate their relationship with FTX on the same day that the cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy.
The Biltmore Hotel recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award
Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with the Biltmore Hotel, a national historic landmark located in the heart of Coral Gables, recognized within the Top 20 hotels in Miami. This marks the sixth consecutive year the hotel has been named one of the top hotels in Miami by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice. More than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot of the top places they enjoyed this year and cannot wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and the full list of winners can be found at www.cntraveler.com/inspiration/readers-choice-awards. The 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue.communitynewspapers.com
Where to go for a dose of Miami culture
For students looking for a real dose of Miami culture over their next few years at UM, here is a guide on some places to visit including a few local spots that are must-dos. Calle Ocho/Little HavanaPerhaps what Miami is most known for is being a second home to Cubans and Latin Americans. One simply cannot come to Miami without having a taste of Latin and Caribbean culture and one of the best places to do that is in Little Havana. For a few sit-down eateries to try with friends, check out Greenstreet Cafe, Lulu, Monty’s or Glass and Vine. Bayside Marketplace/FTX ArenaA little farther away from campus in Downtown Miami is the outdoor mall and concert venue Bayside Marketplace.themiamihurricane.com
The Commonwealth Institute again honors Bean Automotive Group leader Lori Bean
Bean Automotive Group Dealer principal, Lori Bean, was honored at The Commonwealth Institutes’ 17th annual Top Women Awards in June. The Top Women awards honor Florida’s Top 100 women-led businesses and showcases the hard work and dedication these women went through to get to their positions today. Bean Automotive Group ranked third place in the Top Women awards. As one of the few female-owned dealers in the male-dominated automotive industry, Bean Automotive Group is proud to support the advancement of women in their careers and emphasizes the importance of equal opportunities in the workplace. Past honorees at the Top Women Awards have come from fields ranging from healthcare to travel, illustrating the diversity of women-led businesses across Florida.communitynewspapers.com
Spoelstra, Heat excited for opportunity of Game 7 in front of home fans
FTX Arena in Downtown Miami will soon feature a packed house of white-wearing, ravenous Heat fans hoping to see Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and the rest of the never-say-die crew defend their homecourt and propel the franchise to its seventh appearance in NBA Finals.
Another crypto closing : Downtown Miami unit sells for $7M ‘USD Coin’
Miami real estate is being bought and sold using cryptocurrency. Recently, a longtime cryptocurrency investor and businessman paid the equivalent of $7 million dollars in USD Coin for a unit in Downtown Miami. The buyer, Sergio Gutierrez, a Costa Rican software developer, was represented by Coral Gables-based attorney Richard Barbara, who along with Coral Gables Title + Escrow, closed the transaction. Coral Gables Title is owned by Barbara, Rodney Barreto and his son, Brad Barreto. The transaction was completed using “USD Coin,” a form of crypto currency known as a “stable coin.” 1 USD can always be redeemed for $1, giving it a stable price.communitynewspapers.com
What’s happening in Miami this spring?
Between music, food and fashion, the entertainment scene this spring is full of exciting events. Miami OpenTaking place from March 21 through April 3, the Miami Open returns to South Florida for another year! Carnaval MiamiTaking place in March, Carnaval is a celebration of all things Miami, with a diverse lineup of events that cover art, music, fashion, food and sports. Ultra Music FestivalAfter being canceled in both 2020 and 2021, Ultra Music Festival will return to Miami this March! Though they’re selling out quickly, three-day tickets can be purchased on the Ultra Music Festival website.themiamihurricane.com
Miami Dade College announces 2021 Endowed Teaching Chairs
Nine outstanding Miami Dade College (MDC) faculty members have been named 2021 Endowed Teaching Chairs, the college’s highest faculty honor, and will be recognized at an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at MDC Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Donors generously fund Endowed Teaching Chairs through the ongoing work of the MDC Foundation. More than 300 MDC faculty have been recognized since the Endowed Teaching Chair Program began in 1992, when MDC blazed the trail nationally with this type of recognition program at colleges. Endowed Teaching Chairs receive an annual stipend of $7,500 for three years to explore new teaching methods, develop new projects, and enhance their technological expertise. Known as Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce.communitynewspapers.com
“Rastafari in the 21st Century – What Life has Taught I&I” Comes to the 2021 Miami Book Fair
[MIAMI] – The South Florida launch of the new book “Rastafari in the 21st Century: What Life has Taught I&I” by Priest Douglas Smith and Ras I. Jabulani Tafari takes place at the 38th annual Miami Book Fair in Downtown Miami on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The two Rastafari authors are scheduled to appear at the Miami Book Fair at 5.00 p.m. in Room 8106 (the Magic Screening Room). The hour-long presentation and book launch by the Rastafari authors at the Miami Book Fair on Saturday November 20th will include music, videos and book signings before and after the event. Book Fair DetailsThe Miami Book Fair takes place in Downtown Miami from November 14 to November 21, 2021. For more detailed information about “Rastafari in the 21st Century” at the Miami Book Fair: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/in-conversation-on-rastafari-in-the-21st-century-what-life-has-taught-ii-volume-i/sflcn.com
There’s a brand new bar located in an attic in Downtown Miami
Years after Lost Boy Dry Goods and Mama Tried made waves in the local bar scene, comes Bar La Real, Downtown Miami’s newest bar and lounge. And what makes this watering hole unlike the rest is that it’s located upstairs in the attic of a historic building — the Old United States Post Office and Courthouse, built in 1912, located at 100 First Avenue.
FTX’s first real estate partnership will be with E11EVEN Hotel & Residences Miami
FTX, a U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency platform (that is slowly becoming a part of Miami’s vernacular due to becoming the new name of Miami Heat’s arena, FTX Arena), is making headlines once again — the company has announced its first real estate partnership will be with E11EVEN Hotel & Residences Miami.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner buy $11 million waterfront mansion in Miami
Goodbye, Los Angeles — two more Hollywood faces have left the City of Angels for Miami and it’s none other than married couple musician Joe Jonas and actress Sophie Turner. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner purchased their new, 10,416-square-foot Bay Point mansion in Miami for $11 million.
Poseidon Ferry LLC re-launches service between Miami & Beach
AdvertisementPoseidon Ferry LLC has re-launched ferry service between Downtown Miami and Miami Beach/South Beach. The company provides cross-bay transportation aboard a 65-foot 2012 Scarano Catamaran Ferry with a passenger capacity of 149. On the Miami side, the ferry will depart from James L. Knight Convention Center/Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second Ave. Tickets will be sold inside the building on the main floor at the Poseidon Ferry ticket window. COVID-19 impacted start of operations stated John Silvia, and he is delighted to re-launch and bring this much-needed service back to the Greater Miami area and to be working with Miami-Dade County, which has led this effort, along with the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. Poseidon also is pleased to continue the partnership with Velocia, a free mobility rewards app that enables commuters to earn free travel.communitynewspapers.com
Miami-Dade County Property Owners to Receive 2021 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM Notice) in the Mail
AdvertisementProperty Appraiser Pedro J. Garcia has mailed the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM Notice) on Monday, August 23, to all property owners. To better understand the TRIM Notice, the mailing will include “TRIM Guides” that help breakdown the information found on their notice. It will also include a letter from Property Appraiser Garcia advising all property owners to thoroughly review and understand their TRIM Notice with key deadlines. He also encourages property owners who believe their property assessment may be inaccurate to complete an Informal Assessment Review Form where we will be able to address value concerns. Property owners may also use our Tax Comparison application to compare individual property tax information by taxing district.communitynewspapers.com
A freshman’s guide to getting around Miami
Either way this is your guide to navigating Miami. Freebee runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is also offered in other areas in South Florida including Miami Beach and downtown Miami. Another common way students move around campus is biking, and the school makes it pretty easy for students to own one. You’re ReadyFrom the Metrorail to Zipcars to even free services such as Freebee, navigating Miami isn’t as hard as it initially may have looked. If you’re up to the challenge, follow this guide and you’ll be discovering new places in no time.themiamihurricane.com
Beloved Downtown Miami hole-in-the-wall speakeasy reopens over one year later
Due to the pandemic, The Corner announced they were closing on March 16, 2020 until “further notice.” However, after closing for over a year, the late-night bar in Downtown Miami has reopened its doors once more to the relief of their regular patrons.
The tallest residential building south of New York City is coming to Miami
DOWNTOWN MIAMI, Fla. – Miami’s skyline seems to resemble those of major metropolitan cities like New York and Chicago more and more each year, and now, it’s about to include the tallest building south of The Big Apple itself. Five-star hotel brand Waldorf Astoria is coming to The Magic City in the foreseeable future, marking the debut of Waldorf Astoria in the Miami market. Located at 300 Biscayne Boulevard, the Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami will rise 100 stories and 1,049 feet above Biscayne Bay as the tallest residential building south of New York City. Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami (Courtesy of ArX Solutions)The tower will consist of 360 private residences, as well as 205 guestrooms and suites within the five-star hotel. Ad“The unique nature of this project largely comes from not only creating an iconic building, but a distinguished sculpture that would permanently alter Miami’s skyline with height and design never seen before,” says Ott.
Miami-Dade Transit reinstates Metrobus 836 Express route
8, reinstated Metrobus Route 836 Express, with limited weekday service between the Dolphin Station Park and Ride Lot and Downtown Miami along SR 836. Now, Miami-Dade Transit is reinstating this route in order to provide commuters additional access to the Downtown Miami area. Although Miami-Dade Transit fares and parking fees remain suspended at this time, passengers are once again required to use the front door to board and the rear door to exit. As a reminder, all Miami-Dade Transit riders are required to wear a facial covering while waiting for their bus or train and while riding per federal mandate. For additional information about transit services during this time visit Miami-Dade County’s COVID-19 service update website or call 3-1-1.communitynewspapers.com
Historic Walgreens site to bustle with restaurants
Historic Walgreens site to bustle with restaurantsWritten by John Charles Robbins on March 9, 2021AdvertisementAn historic and iconic building on a high-profile corner in downtown Miami is being reborn as a venue bustling with new restaurants and bars, and some office space. The applicant, 200 E. Flagler Development LLC, plans to redevelopment the former Walgreens Drug Store into Julia & Henry’s. The property is a locally designated historic site known as the Walgreens Drug Store within the Downtown Miami Commercial Historic District. “The building also represents the accelerated commercial development of Downtown Miami that took place between the World Wars. The Walgreen Drug Store building was locally historically designated in 1988 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places the following year,” wrote Mr. Aviñó.miamitodaynews.com
You can walk through Van Gogh’s paintings at this 3-D art exhibit in Miami
"Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience" is coming to Miami on April 15. MIAMI – Imagine stepping into “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh and being swept away by the colors, lights, emotion, and sounds that the painting evokes – that’s what you can expect to experience at the globally acclaimed “Beyond Van Gogh” immersive art exhibit coming to Miami this April. “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience” is coming to Ice Palace Studios in Downtown Miami on April 15 to bring the world of Vincent Van Gogh to South Florida. In Miami, an event titled, “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” is being sold, as well. AdTo purchase tickets for “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience,” or for more information, visit www.VanGoghMiami.com.
A 10-mile long park is springing up in Miami, in an unlikely place
MIAMI, Fla. – “The Underline” is a park that is starting to spring up, on the underside of the Miami Metrorail. The first phase, from the Brickell Station to the Vizcaya Station, was unveiled on Friday during a ribbon cutting ceremony. When completed, it will stretch from Downtown Miami to South Miami. It will fill in the open spaces underneath the Metrorail, giving residents and visitors a chance to spread out a bit and enjoy the scenery, as they make their way around Miami. When completed, it will take up the 10 miles underneath the tracks.
City of Miramar starts construction on new Park and Ride Lot
MIRAMAR, Fla. – The City of Miramar has announced construction plans for a new Park and Ride lot along east Hiatus Road, between Pembroke Road and Miramar Boulevard. The facility would support the I-95 Express service to Downtown Miami and Brickell. It will accommodate more than 440 cars and will include electric charging stations for 20 cars. It will also have the capability to charge electric buses. The new Miramar Park and Ride lot will also include 911 cell towers and security cameras for enhanced safety.
Kevin Kehoe, Sparky's Roadside Barbecue Cofounder, Dead at 56
Gone too soon: Kevin Kehoe, pit master extraordinaire and cofounder of Sparky's Roadside Barbecue in downtown Miami. ^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Support UsKevin Kehoe, cofounder of Sparky's Roadside Barbecue and one of Miami's most beloved pit masters, died Sunday, February 24, at the age of 56 after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. It was in the kitchen of that Coconut Grove eatery that he met his Sparky's cofounder, Hans Seitz. Kehoe worked at some of the best restaurants in New York City, including Brooklyn's landmark River Café, before opening Sparky's Roadside Barbecue in 2010 after reconnecting with Seitz at a party and rekindling their friendship.miaminewtimes.com
The Ten Best Sports Bars in Miami
Here are the ten best sports bars in Miami. EXPAND Black Market Miami Photo courtesy of Black Market MiamiBlack Market Miami 168 SE First St., Miami305-400-8023blackmarketmia.com 168 SE First St., Miami305-400-8023More than 30 4K TV monitors and more than a dozen beers on draft (with lots more in bottles and cans) await you at Black Market Miami, a shiny, 5,500-square-foot-sports bar in the heart of downtown Miami. Black Market offers a weekday two-for-one happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. and, on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m., $5 burgers. The bar offers 20-plus TV sets, pool tables, daily specials, breezy Miami views, and the satisfaction of having found yourself a veritable hidden gem. Photo courtesy of Old Tom's MiamiOld Tom’s Miami 5001 NW 36th St., Miami Springs305-888-6022oldtomsmiami.com 5001 NW 36th St., Miami Springs305-888-6022It can be tough being a Miami Dolphins fan, but you can find friends with the same taste in teams at Old Tom’s.miaminewtimes.com
Carrot Express Opens in Downtown Dadeland Wednesday, January 20th
This Wednesday, on January 20th Carrot Express will open their doors in Downtown Dadeland. He shared, “We are so excited for this new chapter of Carrot Express! The space will incorporate the similar relaxed atmosphere of Carrot Express featuring their branded colors of orange and green. Downtown Dadeland is located at 8880 SW 72nd Pl., Kendall, FL 33156. Currently, Carrot Express has locations in Downtown Miami, Midtown, South Beach, North Beach, Aventura, Coral Gables and Miami Shores.communitynewspapers.com
Large police presence across South Florida as authorities track Wheels Up, Guns Down riders
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Multiple people are facing several charges for their role in what has become a dangerous tradition on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in South Florida. A large group of the Wheels Up, Guns Down riders were seen in Northwest Miami-Dade County Monday afternoon. There has been a noticeable increase in police presence across Miami-Dade and Broward counties as authorities attempt to limit the danger. Watch as Sky10 followed several of the Wheels Up, Guns Down riders below:Wheels Up, Guns Down 2021 WATCH LIVE: Sky10 following groups of motorcycle and ATV riders out for the annual Wheels Up, Guns Down event that takes place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More: https://bit.ly/3sxkwL3 Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Monday, January 18, 2021For several days, authorities have been on alert, tracking bikers and riders in South Florida for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day rideout.
Miami-Dade reaches 100 million square feet of offices
Miami-Dade reaches 100 million square feet of officesWritten by Miami Today on January 5, 2021AdvertisementOne-ninth of Miami-Dade County’s total office space stood vacant as 2020 ended and the county for the first time crossed the line of 100 million total square feet of offices, a preliminary market report this week by Colliers International reveals. In 2020 as a whole, county space absorption was a negative 657,677 square feet, although there was a positive absorption of 239,708 square feet in the final quarter of the year, reducing the annual loss. By comparison, 2019 saw an absorption for the year of 209,889 square feet after an absorption of 128,973 the year before. As the year ended, a total of 3,615,636 square feet of offices were under construction in the county. Hardest hit by the vacancies by far is Downtown Miami, where more than 6.9 million square feet of offices at the end of the year were 22.7% vacant.miamitodaynews.com
Suspension of Miami scooter pilot program has some happy, others sad
MIAMI – The City of Miami is pressing pause on its e-scooter program. The suspension goes into effect at midnight on Wednesday and it comes as thousands of the motorized scooters are being tossed down around the city. At 12:01 a.m. all of the vendors in Miami’s scooter pilot program will have to cease operations. “They buzz by you, I’m surprised more people haven’t been hurt,” said Rebecca Van Walleghem, a Downtown Miami resident. I’ve been the biggest believer in the #scooter program as effective micro mobility.
Police arrest knife-wielding homeless man after brazen Downtown Miami robbery recorded on FaceTime
MIAMI – A homeless man has been arrested, accused of robbing a man who was trying to help him. The victim thought the homeless man was asking for money, but instead found himself face to face with a knife. As a result, the day after Christmas is a day 24-year-old Jose Cabeza will not soon forget. “When I was walking back from the gas station to my house, there was a homeless man who called me and I thought he was asking for some money,” he said. But Cabeza soon realized that 48-year-old Richard Williams was not just looking for money.
Emergency road repair contract approved following major water main break in Downtown Miami
MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department has approved an emergency road repair contract related to Wednesday’s water main break in Downtown Miami. According to a spokeswoman from the department, Jennifer Messemer-Skold, Biscayne Boulevard remains closed from Southeast Second Street to Biscayne Way, as well as from Southeast Third Avenue to Biscayne Boulevard. The 12-inch water main break occurred Wednesday morning at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department issued a boil water notice for the impacted buildings due to the break. The four impacted buildings are Met 1 located at 300 S Biscayne Boulevard, Muze at 340 SE 3rd Street, South East Financial at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard and Citi Group Center at 201 S. Biscayne Boulevard.
Water Main Rupture Creates Sinkhole, Spews Sediment Into Bay
Water has been shut off and Metromover service has been suspended in parts of downtown Miami today after a water main burst, spewing water and sediment into the road and Biscayne Bay. The water also mixed with underground sediment, covering parts of the street and some parking garages with a layer of mud. Some of the sediment also infiltrated into Biscayne Bay through storm drains, according to Miami city commissioner Ken Russell. I’ve been on phone with all morning with @MiamiDadeWater director regarding this water main break - land side - in Downtown Miami. pic.twitter.com/H6IXCfWLgJ — Commissioner Eileen Higgins (@CommishEileen) December 9, 2020Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department director Kevin Lynskey tells New Times the pipe rupture was likely a "natural break" caused by weak points in the iron water main.miaminewtimes.com
Water main break leaves portion of Downtown Miami flooded
MIAMI – A water main break Wednesday morning left a portion of Downtown Miami flooded. The 12-inch water main break was reported at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department issued a boil water notice for the impacted buildings due to the break. It just literally cracked like an egg.”The Metromover system was temporarily closed due to the water main break. WATCH: Video shows extensive flooding from water main break in Miami.
Increase in cases of COVID-19 causing several major South Florida events to be postponed or cancelled
MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some popular events that bring tons of visitors and money into South Florida to be cancelled. With the positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise in South Florida, some events have even been postponed to next year due to them potentially becoming super spreader events. Art Basel has been canceled in Miami Beach, a big loss to the economy and tourism industry. In Fort Lauderdale, the Winterfest Boat Parade set to take place next month is a no-go. The big New Year’s Eve downtown countdown in Fort Lauderdale has yet to be decided upon.
This Week in South Florida: Rafael Yaniz and Burnadette Norris-Weeks
That’s Southwest Miami-Dade along the coast to Downtown Miami, and the lower part of Miami Beach. This Week in South Florida wanted to get some input on that, as well as other big stories from the week, on our roundtable. Rafael Yaniz is a political analyst and attorney from Miami who usually comes at things from the center-right perspective. Burnadette Norris-Weeks is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, and she’s a Democrat. They joined This Week in South Florida with hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney, and the discussion can be seen at the top of this page.
Officers find Metromover bomb threat was not credible
MIAMI – A caller threatened to have placed bombs on the Metromover in downtown Miami. After a Thursday evening investigation, officers found the threat was not credible. Officers evacuated areas at the Metromover stops for Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus at 300 NE Second Ave., and Bayside Marketplace at 401 Biscayne Blvd. According to Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, the officers were still investigating the source of the threats. Local 10 News Photojournalist Durrant Kellogg contributed to this report.
Eyes on Miami: Halloween, Skyview, Selina Miami, and More
It's impossible to be everywhere, but, hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami. In addition to the opening, the hospitality mavens celebrated HHG partner Navin Chatani’s birthday in conjunction with the special night making it an occasion that everyone will remember. Selina Miami Gold Dust and Peach Room Miami partnered together this Halloween Weekend to throw a Disco Inferno Grand Opening event. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Event support was provided by UHealth Jackson Children’s Care, Thermal Concepts, American Chemical Society, and Kiddos Magazine.miaminewtimes.com
Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed to Bring Formula One Racing Plans to a Halt in Miami Gardens
[MIAMI GARDENS] – Residents and homeowners associations from Miami Gardens (“Plaintiffs”) filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit against Miami-Dade County, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the Miami Dolphins organization, Formula One, Liberty Media Corporation, and others (“Defendants”) to challenge their racial discriminatory decisions and actions to bring high-speed Formula One racing to the Hard Rock Stadium in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida on Friday, October 30. §1983, and that all Defendants conspired to bring Formula One to the Hard Rock Stadium in violation of Plaintiffs’ constitutional rights. The Complaint details the longstanding customs, policies, and practices of Miami-Dade County that disadvantage Black residents in Miami Gardens. This is environmental racism, pure and simple,” said Betty Ferguson, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and resident of Miami Gardens. To protect themselves and other residents of Miami Gardens, the Plaintiffs seek a permanent injunction to prevent the Defendants from proceeding with high-speed automobile races in the community.sflcn.com
Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel opens to the public, bringing amazing views of downtown skyline
MIAMI – South Florida residents and visitors alike can now get a whole new view of Downtown Miami. Local leaders cut the ribbon Wednesday on the city’s brand-new observation wheel. Just like that, the long-awaited Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel celebrated its grand opening. “(It cost) a million dollars to give people, who pay just a few dollars, multi-million dollar views to our city,” said City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. Bringing the wheel to the downtown skyline was a lengthy process because city zoning for a Ferris wheel didn’t exist.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila to Expand With Broward Outpost and Taqueria-Only Concept
Miami-based Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is expanding with a second brick-and-mortar location. "Before the pandemic, we were looking to expand into other major markets in Florida," Galbut tells New Times. That made us realize that the food concept can go out on its own and thrive in markets that are not primary targets." In addition to the first two locations, Menin Hospitality will continue to expand with ten other Bodega Taqueria eateries within the next 18 to 24 months, including outposts in Wynwood and Downtown Miami. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila.miaminewtimes.com
Miami Beach raises red flags over county’s monorail push
Miami Beach raises red flags over county’s monorail pushWritten by Kylea Henseler on October 14, 2020AdvertisementMiami-Dade County officials may soon take the next step toward developing a “mass-transit solution” in Miami Beach, but city administrators have some concerns. According to a memo to be addressed by Miami Beach commissioners today (10/15), county commissioners will consider on Oct. 20 legislation that would approve a two-step interim agreement with a consortium of firms that hope to create a monorail system from Miami to Miami Beach. Shortly after, the item said, Miami Beach commissioners laid out a number of requests for the county regarding any proposed project. The proposed Miami Beach Station, the item said, would have eight bus lanes, ridesharing dropoff points, and “ancillary facilities” such as passenger waiting areas. The proposed multimodal hub, it continues, would provide access to the current Metromover system and proposed monorail.miamitodaynews.com
Downtown Miami observation wheel prepares to roll
Downtown Miami observation wheel prepares to rollWritten by Abraham Galvan on October 13, 2020AdvertisementWhile plans were originally to have its grand opening back in March, downtown Miami’s observation wheel will soon be up and running for Bayside Marketplace visitors, operators say. Towering 176 feet over downtown’s skyline, the new observation wheel might open at the end of this month, said Charlene Leavitt of Skyviews Miami, the tourist attraction company that will be operating and managing the giant observation wheel. Over three years in the making, the observation wheel offers 42 completely enclosed and climate-controlled gondolas, including one VIP gondola featuring leather bucket seats, a custom LED light show and a glass-bottom floor. It’s a nice and smooth view ride,” Ms. Leavitt added. Our employees say people keep passing by wanting to know when we will finally open,” Ms. Leavitt said.miamitodaynews.com
Mixed-use development opens along Miami River
Canada-based H&R Real Estate Investment Trust has announced the opening of River Landing Shops & Residences, one of Miami’s most anticipated waterfront mixed-use developments on the Miami River. “The opening of River Landing Shops & Residences is a milestone occasion for H&R REIT as our first ground-up development in Miami,” said Tom Hofstedter, president and CEO of H&R REIT, owner of River Landing. River Landing, which has injected life into a long-forgotten pocket of Miami, anchors the up-and-coming Mid River District. Strategically located between Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport, River Landing will help meet the growing demand for quality discount retail, grocery, banking, and lifestyle services. By incorporating the Miami River into the project, River Landing will offer shoppers an experience that can’t be replicated by online shopping.communitynewspapers.com
Mana Poke Restaurant Celebrates International Poke Day
Poke Lovers Are Invited to Celebrate on Monday September 28 with Free Poke Bowls and DiscountsMIAMI – Mana Poké, the healthy Hawaiian-inspired poke restaurant with freshly sourced ingredients celebrates International Poke Day on September 28, 2020. Additionally, all customers who visit the restaurant will receive $3 off small sized poke bowls* on September 28. Patrons enjoy fresh, delicious and nutrient rich meals either by choosing from the menu or building their own poke bowls. “What better way to get a taste of poke than on International Poke Day. Join us at Mana Poké and walk out feeling completely satisfied: body, mind, and spirit.sflcn.com
Miami Restaurants Offering Takeout and Delivery During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Orders and payments are contact-free through the "Takeout & Delivery" option on its website.1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-699-3447; alldaymia.com; alldayaway.com. 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-275-4963; 2996 McFarlane Rd., Miami; 786-655-0121; genuinepizza.com. 1000 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-332-6868; 2315 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-991-9343; and 1680 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8189; mistero1.com. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2601 N. Miami Ave., Miami; and 5001 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; 305-888-7072; mrbmiami.com. Mr. Kream Kitchen's hours are noon to 7 p.m. 2322 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-2337; mrkreamwynwood.com.miaminewtimes.com
Man shot multiple times outside luxury building in Downtown Miami
MIAMI Police in Miami are investigating a shooting outside a luxury high-rise. Authorities said a man was shot multiple times and was taken to a local area hospital. A large police presence was seen in the area of Northeast 1st Avenue and 9th Street in Downtown Miami. Police said they were called to the Paramount building just before 9 p.m. to reports of a man who had been shot. Some residents told Local 10 News they believe the man who was shot lives inside the luxury building.
Downtown Miami protest disrupts traffic on I-95, I-395, Brickell, Biscayne
MIAMI – Dozens of protesters met Friday afternoon at the Torch of Friendship at Bayfront Park and marched for hours through downtown Miami and Brickell. Protesters march on a ramp from Miami Avenue toward Interstate 95 southbound on Friday evening in downtown Miami. (SKY 10)About 7:45 p.m., the protesters marched on Interstate 95′s southbound ramp from Miami Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard. (SKY 10)Before marching on I-95 and blocking the Brickell Avenue Bridge, they marched peacefully to the Miami-Dade County Courthouse in downtown Miami. (SKY10)As a precaution, Florida Highway Patrol troopers closed I-95 in both directions from Florida State Road 112 to U.S. 1.
Rush hour relief is here with new 836 Express Metrobus
The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) launched its new 836 Express Bus Service on Monday, Mar. West Miami-Dade commuters now will be able to travel directly from the new Dolphin Station Park & Ride, located at 12065 NW 12 St., to Downtown Miami on the new express bus service. This service will bypass traffic by using the inside shoulder of State Road (SR) 836 when regular lanes are congested. The inside shoulder lanes of SR 836 were widened, painted with a red stripe, and stamped with Bus Only indicators to accommodate the service. The 836 Express Bus service is the first express route to provide East-West service.communitynewspapers.com
The Ten Best Brunches Under $30 in Miami
Serving everything from classic French options to waffles, the following spots let you get your brunch on for under $30. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, and its dishes are given as much attention in appearance as in taste. Photo courtesy of La Cerveceria de BarrioLa Cervecera de Barrio 836 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach305-535-74001412 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach786-359-4497lacerveceriadebarrio.com 836 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach305-535-74001412 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach786-359-4497La Cervecera de Barrio serves a boozy Mexican brunch every Sunday. Order from the la carte menu or choose one brunch menu served with bottomless mimosas or fross for $29.99. Photo by Libby VoylgesSardinia Enoteca 1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach305-531-2228sardinia-ristorante.com 1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach305-531-2228Michelle Pacheco and her Italian husband, Antonio Gallo, have been running this Miami Beach restaurant and wine shop for the past 13 years.miaminewtimes.com
New Documentary on Floridas Civil Rights Protests wins big at Miami Film Festival
// // ////by Monique McIntoshMIAMI From seaweed to lost beach balls, sun-seekers bump into all sorts of surprises swimming along Floridas iconic beaches. For black swimmers however, theres a complex history floating off Floridas blue watersone of segregation and violence, but also one of protest and resistance. I came across all of this incredible footage of the civil rights protests and just became inspired, recalls Dean, whos currently an MFA film student at the University of Miami, and the city producer of the 48 Hour Film Project, an international filmmaking competition. Found footage also shows the watershed 1961 wade-in protests that led to the desegregation of beaches in Fort Lauderdale. So there was a loss of this spiritual connection and healing.An avid swimmer herself, these stories spoke volumes on a personal level.sflcn.com
Freebee Electric Microtransit service partners with super bowl host committee and NFL to provide green transportation for NFL partners
The game-changing opportunity provides approved NFL brands the ability to connect with the Super Bowl crowds by sponsoring free rides to the general public. Freebee will serve as the official Super Bowl LIV Green Energy Transportation sponsor, providing NFL partners, executives, MSBHC partners and VIPs Green Energy transportation for all official Super Bowl Festivities at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami for Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon and on South Beach for Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowes each day and night leading up to Super Bowl LIV. Freebee will be advertising for major NFL sponsors and brands on the outside of their vehicles such as Verizon, the Super Bowl Host Committee, Pepsi, and Anheuser Busch. Miami is the City we call home and our team is excited to provide Free and fun transportation to the Super Bowl crowds! As Super Bowl LIV nears, the excitement in our community is palpable, you can start seeing branding as you drive around and enter local businesses said Rodney Barreto, Miami Super Bowl Host Committee chairman.communitynewspapers.com
10-mile-long park set to open under Miamis Metrorail
Miamis Metrorail serves as a cost-effective and easily-accessible transportation option for many of the towns residents and students. The 25-mile dual track has 23 stations throughout the city including stops at Miami International Airport, the University of Miami and Brickell. The Underline is a new project that aims to effectively use the area underneath the Metrorail. This will ultimately function as a bike path, living art installation and open space for those looking to escape the chaos of Miami roadways. Daly said she is hoping it will increase Miamis walkability while also giving people a safer option for travel.themiamihurricane.com
Chick-fil-A and a 24-Hour Starbucks Are Opening at Virgin MiamiCentral in Downtown Miami
The College Park, Georgia-based chain is set to open on the first floor of Virgin MiamiCentral, the Brightline's Miami station. A 24-hour Starbucks is also moving into the retail promenade, practically next door. Because the Virgin MiamiCentral station is only a short walk from Miami clubs Space and E11even, the coffee shop should prove extremely popular. When they open, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks will join the food hall Central Fare, Joe & the Juice, Einstein Bros., and other eateries. Chick-fil-A at Virgin MiamiCentral.miaminewtimes.com
Scooters speeding to become permanent on Miami streets
Scooters speeding to become permanent on Miami streetsWritten by Gabriel Poblete on February 11, 2020AdvertisementThe future for electric scooters in the city of Miami could be six more months, a permanent stay or an abrupt end. If passed, the city would also solicit vendors as part of a permanent scooter program. The scooter pilot began last April, after the city sent several prior vendors cease and desist letters. Moreover, the citys profit cut from the scooter pilot has led to more than $1 million for bike lane infrastructure, he has said. The permanent scooter program would still be limited to his district.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
How to Get Around Miami During Super Bowl Weekend
Thankfully, local officials, the Super Bowl LIV Host Committee, and rideshare services Uber and Lyft have released information about how to best get around Miami during the big weekend. The Metromover will remain free during Super Bowl weekend and will continue to service the stops closest to Super Bowl Live: Bayfront Park Station, First Street Station, and College Bayside Station. TrolleyMiami and Miami Beach will run trolley services that provide access to Super Bowl events and other destinations. Miami Beach road closures Courtesy of Super Bowl LIVUber, Lyft, and Other Rideshares ServicesLooking to skip the hassle of driving and parking? Miami Beach rideshare zones Courtesy of Super Bowl LIVUber and Lyft both expect a rise in ride requests and thus a likely increase in fares during peak hours.miaminewtimes.com