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Historic Olympia Theater in for a facelift

Historic Olympia Theater in for a facelift

The historic Olympia Theater in downtown Miami is in store for a million-dollar facelift, with help coming from a sizable state grant. The City of Miami owns the aging and grandiose Olympia Theater at the…

Zoo Miami misses million-visitor goal, tries again

Zoo Miami misses million-visitor goal, tries again

Zoo Miami failed to reach its goal of a million visitors in the year ended Sept. 30 but did celebrate its second-highest annual total since opening in 1948. Now, the zoo is looking to 2019…

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New Flagler Street civil courthouse meets ‘significant cost inflation’

New Flagler Street civil courthouse meets ‘significant cost inflation’

A new Flagler Street civil courthouse that county commissioners OK’d in July has run into “significant cost inflation” due to costlier construction materials, higher interest…

Colleges and universities in Miami-Dade hunt international students

Colleges and universities in Miami-Dade hunt international students

Enrollment and retention rates of international students are rising for most colleges and universities in Miami-Dade. The increases for some institutions affirm the success of…

Miami International Airport arrivals key to Miami Beach health

Miami International Airport arrivals key to Miami Beach health

Some in Miami Beach are looking to Miami International Airport arrival figures as a marker of the health of the city’s leisure and tourism industry,…

Miami Beach Convention Center hotel to open within 5 years

Miami Beach Convention Center hotel to open within 5 years

Miami Beach is finally coming into its own as a full-fledged convention destination after voters approved lease components of a hotel adjoining the newly-renovated Miami…

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Opinion

Made in Miami brand must manufacture excitement, funds

Made in Miami brand must manufacture excitement, funds

Miami-Dade commissioners last week agreed to have officials explore “Made in Miami” labels for what we make here. As a point of pride, we’d love labeling of our products. It sounds great to toot our own horn about what we do. If I were offered identical products made here and made elsewhere, I’d want to buy locally, both for pride and to support local industry and jobs. But beyond pride, serious questions arise about whether branding would be practical – or even…

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Carlos de la Cruz Jr.: Supporting world’s largest ecosystem restoration project

Carlos de la Cruz Jr.: Supporting world’s largest ecosystem restoration project

Carlos de la Cruz Jr. has helmed several organizations, but his current work as chairman-elect and treasurer of The Everglades Foundation will likely be most impactful. “[It’s] the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world [and] involves our citizens in so many ways,” he said. “It involves having clean beaches, waterways [and] lakes, [but] it also indirectly involves having clean water and a clean environment. That’s probably the most important reasons we need to worry about it.” The $16 billion effort has…

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Real Estate

Preserving historic districts pays off in Miami-Dade

Preserving historic districts pays off in Miami-Dade

Preserving historic districts isn’t just good for protecting Miami-Dade’s past for posterity’s sake; it’s also a smart financial investment, according to recent economic impact reports published by the county. “Together these studies indicate preservation has…

Government

New Flagler Street civil courthouse meets ‘significant cost inflation’

New Flagler Street civil courthouse meets ‘significant cost inflation’

A new Flagler Street civil courthouse that county commissioners OK’d in July has run into “significant cost inflation” due to costlier construction materials, higher interest rates and need for a taller building, Mayor Carlos Giménez…

Business & Finance

Miami Beach Convention Center hotel to open within 5 years

Miami Beach Convention Center hotel to open within 5 years

Miami Beach is finally coming into its own as a full-fledged convention destination after voters approved lease components of a hotel adjoining the newly-renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. Developer David Martin says Miami Beach Mixed…

Communities

Coconut Grove Business Improvement District gets new lease on life

Coconut Grove Business Improvement District gets new lease on life

Property owners have granted another 10 years to the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District’s lifespan. The organization has just won approval by a 61% vote from property owners within its boundaries – 140 of 229…

Arts & Culture

Four-block-long street mural coming to Wynwood

Four-block-long street mural coming to Wynwood

A mural spanning four blocks in Wynwood is expected to arrive next spring. The organization leading efforts to revamp Northwest Third Avenue plans to collaborate with 200-plus volunteers in either late February or March to…

Education

Colleges and universities in Miami-Dade hunt international students

Colleges and universities in Miami-Dade hunt international students

Enrollment and retention rates of international students are rising for most colleges and universities in Miami-Dade. The increases for some institutions affirm the success of new recruitment strategies. Jody Glassman, director of undergraduate admissions at…

Healthcare

Telehealth finds multiple successful niches in Miami-Dade

Telehealth finds multiple successful niches in Miami-Dade

Baptist Health South Florida, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami Health System and the MAVEN Project are finding success in the telehealth space and room to expand. Baptist Health’s Care On Demand continues to…

Transportation

Miami International Airport arrivals key to Miami Beach health

Miami International Airport arrivals key to Miami Beach health

Some in Miami Beach are looking to Miami International Airport arrival figures as a marker of the health of the city’s leisure and tourism industry, no longer relying solely on diminishing hotel occupancy rates as…

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