“Enough!” Mayor Dan Gelber proposed on Wednesday, July 22 that the seemingly out-of-control party tourism that has been plaguing residents for years is coming to a halt. How? By instilling (and in some cases making permanent) rules and regulations that will limit the sale of alcohol after midnight, enforce noise ordinances and reinstate the open-container law. These proposals, however, are short term and beg the question – Where does South Beach go from here? Read more

How to Celebrate July 4th Amid Lockdown in Miami

The mouthwatering smell of smoke mixed with charcoal lingering in the humid air could only signify one thing — a barbecue. Miami locals know grilling is an international affair. For the rest of the USA, barbecues serve as a representation of American culture, but here in Miami, they also represent Brazilian, Argentine, Haitian, Uruguayan, Cuban, Korean, Jamaican… Well, you get the picture. Read more

Beach Baby Green, a Raw Salad Subscription Service

Within the constraints of a suffering economy and catastrophic loss of jobs, a silver lining can be seen for some in the form of new local business. Throughout the country, citizens have been forced to get creative to make ends meet. That’s where Beach Baby Green, a Raw Salad Subscription Service, comes in! One of the latest Meal Subscription Plans to emerge from South Florida, Beach Baby Green is the only local salad-based meal delivery service! Read more

Miami Beach’s Beaches Are Opening

A collective exhale could be heard amongst many of Miami Beach’s local residents when the news was released that the city’s public beaches would be reopened for visitation. Not without its own set of rules, beach-goers are now permitted to swim and sunbathe just in time for a major spike in temperature and humidity.
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Little by little, Miami is opening its doors to residents who have had enough of dining, shopping and watching Netflix at home. For those that are ready for date night out instead of date night in, here is a list of restaurants that are welcoming diners into their establishments. Miami Beach in particular is embracing dining al fresco, literally, by shutting the iconic Ocean Drive to vehicular traffic in favor of generously-spaced outdoor seating.  Read more

Tacos Tuesdays at 222 Taco

Who doesn’t love a good taco place. If you like a good vibe with truly amazing food, then 222 Taco is the place for you. 222 Taco is located in the North Bay Village neighborhood right on the 79thstreet Causeway.  When you step inside you walk towards the left to order your food at the registers, you get a buzzer and then go find a table.  While you wait for the deliciousness to be prepared, they feed your ears with some of the best music I’ve heard in a restaurant in a while.  We went the other day with some friends and we ordered quite a few dishes off the menu. And I have to tell you that their fish tacos were the best I’ve ever had in my life. We had some great margarita and the food was so good that we decided what better place to go to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We went last night, and it didn’t disappoint. The Djs were playing some great music,  the atmosphere was so much fun, and again food and drinks were on point. Read more

wynwood walk

Thor Equities is beginning construction on its planned retail and restaurant development Wynwood Walk, after securing construction financing, The Real Deal has learned.

New York-based Thor won approval from the Wynwood Design Review Committee in May for the project at 2800 Northwest Second Avenue, to be built on 2.3 acres the firm owns in the artsy neighborhood. Read more

A company tied to New York-based Knickpoint Ventures just secured $13.75 million in financing for a Class A self-storage facility in Miami’s Upper East Side, property records show.

Florida Community Bank provided the loan to Bel Air Crest LLC. Records show the entity paid $840,000 for the 29,000-square-foot lot at 7865 Northeast 10th Avenue in 2003.

Knickpoint was founded this year by Zain Koita, a former development executive with Related Companies and Matt Sprayregen, formerly with BBH Capital Partners, a private equity fund based in New York. Read more

The organization behind Art Basel agreed to hold the annual art fair from 2019 to 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center after the city agreed to install a new elevator and escalator there.

The Art Basel organization also took an option to hold the art fair in Miami Beach from 2024 to 2028. The fair has been held in Miami Beach since 2002. Read more

Miami Spice 2017 Exted to October

To help local restaurants, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has extended Miami Spice through October. The dining program, which traditionally runs August 1 through September 30, is designed to give a financial boost to local eateries during Miami’s slowest months for tourism.

Spice public relations rep Larry Carrino says all restaurants currently participating in Miami Spice are invited to participate in October, but no new restaurants will join. About 90 percent or more of those restaurants are expected to extend the program through Halloween. The GMCVB is still reaching out to restaurants, but fewer than five have declined to continue through next month. The program and price points — $23 for lunch or brunch and $39 for dinner — will not change.