Picture of the Day: Dinning on Giralda Avenue

Last Saturday the City of Coral Gables closed one block of Giralda Avenue to motor vehicles. Restaurants set up tables on the street and diners enjoyed live music. What a brilliant idea. Perhaps the City Beautiful should consider a permanent street closure? Needless to say it was a complete success.  The street closure coincided with… Read more…

Downtown Infill: New Restaurant Transforms Garbage Dump into Urban Lounge

The owners of the hugely successful CVI.CHE 105 are opening a new restaurant next door. On February 24 Juan Chipoco and Luis Hoyos will introduce Pollos y Jarras & Wasska Lounge to downtown foodies. Their newest restaurant menu will include Peruvian rotisserie chicken, BBQ, grilled meats and tapas. According the owners they will use organic… Read more…

Flagler Street to Become More Business and Pedestrian-Friendly?

Miami Today reported last week that the County might have a little extra pocket change to dish out to the Miami Downtown Development Authority to make some improvements to Flagler Street. Last year the DDA commissioned a study of Flagler Street and the study called for  “wide sidewalks that are clean, safe, uncluttered and shaded;… Read more…