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Paid Parental Leave Now Available for Coral Gables Employees

Posted By Jon Lee

Employees who’ve worked for the city of Coral Gables for at least a year are now eligible for paid parental leave, giving them access to the same benefits provided in a few other South Florida municipalities.

The city commission approved the new law at the June 13 meeting and it will be available to full-time employees, regardless of gender, who have worked in the Gables for at least a year. Employees will be able to take six weeks of leave during the first three months after their child is born, adopted or placed with them through foster care.

Coral Gables joins Miami-Dade County and the cities of Doral and Miami Beach in providing paid parental leave for employees. (more…)

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Small Biz Spotlight: Cafe Curuba in Coral Gables, FL

Posted By Jon Lee

While Miami may be known for Cuban cafecito, there’s a coffee scene away from the classic ventanitas that fuels locals day in and day out. Cafe Curuba is a big part of that and Debbie Rabinovici is the brains behind the beans. Since opening three years ago, this Coral Gables hideaway has cultivated a loyal following. We chatted with her to learn more about how she continues to brew success.

Why did you decide to start your business? Tell us your backstory!

I came across specialty coffee in NYC and became enthralled by it. Not just the amazing complexity and deliciousness of the coffee itself, but also the cafe environment and how central a good coffee house is to a neighborhood. (more…)

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Father’s Day 2017 Restaurants in the Coral Gables Area

Posted By Jon Lee

CORAL GABLES, FL — If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate the fathers in your life, Patch has put together a list of Father’s Day 2017 dining in the Coral Gables area. Some restaurants are offering bottomless beer and other specials to make dad feel like a king on his special day.

Remember, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. (more…)

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Taste of the Gables at the Coral Gables Museum

Posted By Jon Lee

Miami, FL – June 1, 2017 – The 10th annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week presented by Don Julio tequila is back, bringing the best of Coral Gables cuisine and exciting events. The three-week culinary adventure kicked off on Thursday with Taste of the Gables at the Coral Gables Museum, where Miami foodies enjoyed tasty bites by local Gables restaurants, cocktails by Don Julio tequila and Ketel One vodka, live entertainment and a VIP lounge area. At the end of the night, the 2017 Best Taste of the Gables winning dish was be determined by a blind tasting selected by judges Carla Torres of “Ocean Drive Magazine”, Olee Fowler of “Eater Miami” and Kiko Suarez of NBC’s “Que Rico Con Kiko.” Coral Gables Restaurant Week offers top-quality dining from Coral Gables’ finest restaurants with three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Participants this year include local favorites Cibo Wine Bar, Divino Ceviche, Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, and first timers Copper29 Bar and House Kitchen & Bar, among many others. (more…)

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Home Is in Coral Gables, Our Historic Haven

Posted By Jon Lee

I was born in Cuba. My name “Karelia” has an interesting background. The name is not of Hispanic origin but Russian. There is a region known as the Russian Republic of Karelia, and “Karelia Suite, Op. 11,” was written by Jean Sibelius in 1893.

My family immigrated to the United States when I was 5 years old. We arrived as refugees at the historic Freedom Tower in Miami and were welcomed with food and clothes. We stayed with relatives in Miami until we settled in New York. I was 13 when we moved to Fort Lauderdale, where I graduated from Westminster Academy. After high school, my family moved once again, this time to a 1940s Art Deco gem on De Soto Boulevard in Coral Gables. It was designated historic in the early 2000s. I have lived in Coral Gables ever since — drawn to the panoply of distinct architecture in this city founded by George Merrick 90 years ago. (more…)

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Masterfully Planned Estate in Coral Gables

Posted By Jon Lee

CORAL GABLES, FL — This masterfully planned estate features an English manicured garden, soaring ceilings and an enormous wine room. Find even more homes on Realtor.com.

This wow home costs $21.4 million but it doesn’t cost anything to look.

Price: $21,400,000 Square Feet: 11598 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7 Full and 2 Half Baths Built: 2005 Features: This richly appointed Classic European residence will satisfy the expectations of those seeking the most unique choices. This masterfully planned estate adorned w/8 beds, 7.2 baths, encompasses 11,598 Sq. Ft. LA. Wonderful highlights include English manicured garden, superior craftsmanship soaring ceilings, 220 WF, just 3 lots from open bay, limestone & wood floors, Macedonia stone columns, LiteTouch & Creston smart house, 6000+wine room, library, home theatre, elevator & beautiful waterfront pool

This listing originally appeared on realtor.com. For more information and photos, click here. (more…)

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Things You Can Do When You Travel To Coral Gables Florida

Posted By Jon Lee

Traveling to the South portion of Florida will probably take you into Miami. Right below Miami is a city called Coral Gables Florida, a unique location with many different tourist attractions. The reason that you are going to travel in Florida is that you want to do fun things that you can do outside. There are many attractions that you can see, and if you haven’t been there in several years, there might be a few that you have never experienced before. (more…)

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Coral Gables Summer Jobs

Posted By Jon Lee

CORAL GABLES — Businesses across the greater Coral Gables area are looking for summer workers. Patch and Zip Recruiter have teamed up to help you land your summer gig with our searchable jobs board. Here are recent summer job postings we found in the area.

Click on the job title for complete info. Find even more openings with our Coral Gables-Coconut Grove Jobs Board. (more…)

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Coral Gables Approves Florida’s First Plastic Bag Ban

Posted By Jon Lee

The Coral Gables ban on plastic bags is now official.

Commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance Tuesday, making the Gables the first city in Florida to ban the use of single-use, carryout plastic bags.

The ordinance prohibits the use of plastic bags by retailers in Coral Gables and at city special events. Violators will be fined from $50 to $500, but before the vote, the ordinance was amended to delay the levying of fines against retailers for the first year. The version that won preliminary approval in March had the fines taking effect in six months. (more…)

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Raw Juce Opens in Coral Gables, Brickell Store Coming Soon

Posted By Jon Lee

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Miami’s juice bar craze continues this week as Raw Juce unveils its third Miami-Dade storefront in less than a year. The Palm Beach-based juice and smoothie bar will open in a Coral Gables strip mall (1430 S. Dixie Hwy.) Thursday, May 18, steps from Shake Shack, Green Monkey Yoga, and Spring Chicken.

The opening coincides with a recent Grubhub study showing Miamians order juice cleanses a whopping 583 percent more than any other city in the nation, which might explain Raw Juce’s steady 305 takeover. (more…)

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