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Starbucks Pulls the Plug on Teavana — Including These South Florida Stores

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Teavana’s nine stores in Coral Gables, Miami, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Boca, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington will close

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Tea time’s over for Starbucks Coffee’s Teavana stores in South Florida. (more…)

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Common Edge Podcast: Landscape Architecture in the Age of Climate Change

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alter Meyer and Jennifer Bolstad founded their Brooklyn-based firm, Local Office Landscape Architecture (LOLA) a little more than ten years ago and quickly established the practice at the forefront of resilience by tightly integrating design and science. In this podcast I talk with the partners about the relationship between science and design; how to apply community organizing principles to billionaire developers; the difference between sustainability and resilience; and how the firm became an advisor to the Obama Administration. (more…)

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  • 3 months ago

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OCIO Expands to Coral Gables with Larger Menu + Latin Flare

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After one year since opening in Doral, Ocio has added a new home in Coral Gables. Their new escape is nestled in the heart of the gables and just a few blocks from Miracle Mile. Similar to the Doral flagship, followers will feel the same relaxing atmosphere with warm color but, a more intimate dining room. In addition to Italian pastas, Ocio is adding a Latin flare to honor the owner’s Colombian heritage. The owner, Carlos Pieschacon has an Italian and Latin background as he opened Ocio adjacent to his first restaurant, Tierra Bomba. He said, (more…)

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After New State Limitations, Coral Gables Will Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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After a new state law put limits on how local governments can regulate medical cannabis dispensaries, Coral Gables has taken a step toward banning the businesses in the city.

The City Commission on Tuesday gave initial approval to a citywide ban on shops that sell medical marijuana. It continues the city’s stance that, although Florida voters last fall approved the use of medical marijuana, Gables will not allow dispensaries until they are also allowed under federal law. The council approved a zoning change in 2014 that said dispensaries are not allowed unless the city attorney offers an opinion indicating that federal law has changed. (more…)

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We work to Open Co-Working Center in Coral Gables This Fall

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WeWork, a global co-working company with three locations in South Florida and others on the runway, announced it will open its first Coral Gables location, WeWork Ponce De Leon, this fall.

The 32,000-square-foot space, located on the first floor and floors 3 through 7 of 2222 Ponce De Leon, will accommodate a community of about 550 members in private offices holding one to 16 people and common desk areas. Like its two WeWork locations in Miami Beach and its recently opened Brickell City Centre site, amenities will include conference rooms, meeting nooks and event spaces, as well as member discounts and other services geared to entrepreneurs and small businesses. (more…)

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Where You Should Go in Coral Gables FL When You Visit

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Coral Gables is a beautiful location that you should consider visiting. If you are going to be traveling into Miami, this is a place you should go. It is south of Miami, directly across from the Miami Seaquarium. There are many fun things that you can do in the city once you arrive. Let’s go over some of these attractions that you may find interesting. (more…)

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Berkshire Group Purchases 276-Unit Luxury Apartment Community in Coral Gables, Florida

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CORAL GABLES, FL – Berkshire Group announced the purchase of Aviva Coral Gables. The recently built 276-unit luxury apartment community will be renamed Berkshire Coral Gables. The property is located in the Miami market in Coral Gables, Florida, near the Shops at Merrick Park. (more…)

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Long-Delayed Center in Historically Black Area of Coral Gables Celebrates Grand Opening

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A long-delayed community hub for a historically black Coral Gables community is now open, its completion celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Members of the Lola B. Walker Homeowners Foundation and city leaders gathered Saturday for the opening of a community center that will be part of the Bahamian Village development. (more…)

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Hines Sells Aviva Coral Gables Apartments for $100m

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Aviva Coral Gables and Jeffrey Hines, president and CEO of Hines

Houston, Texas-based Hines just sold a recently completed apartment complex near Coral Gables for $100 million to the Berkshire Group.

Property records show Ponce & Bird Miami Development LLC sold the 276-unit Aviva Coral Gables at 3880 Bird Road to Delaware entities managed by Boston-based Berkshire, BIR Coral Gables I LLC and BIR Coral Gables II LLC.

Aviva, completed in 2015 and about 95 percent leased as of April, sold for about $362,000 per unit. No financing was recorded. (more…)

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Miami Vice Style in Coral Gables

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CORAL GABLES, FL — With its sleek modern architecture, this estate home is reminiscent of Miami Vice. It features direct ocean access and a second-floor rooftop terrace. You can find this home and many others on Realtor.com.

This home costs $14 million but it has an open layout, gourmet kitchen with Italian marble, Miele appliances and an infinity pool, spa and new sea wall. (more…)

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  • 4 months ago