South Miami Category

Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Open House Sunday May 2nd from 3-5 at 5600 SW 85 St.

TK Heatley

Have you always wanted to live in the High Pines/Ponce Davis area next to downtown South Miami. Well here is the house for you. 5600 SW 85 St.  will be open this Sunday May 2 from 3-5. We call it the "Great Entertainer" because of its open floor plan which is perfect for entertaining friends & family. You enter the house through a foyer to a bright living room overlooking a large screened outdoor area with a sparkling...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- What Is Happening Downtown South Miami

TK Heatley

I stopped by to see Miss Val and to find out the scuttlebutt in Downtown South Miami. She was visiting with long time resident (High Pines & South Miami)  Whit Kirtland. Whit amusingly said that the  Le Royal Bakery needed to expand as they were always running out of the raspberry tarts and chocolate dipped strawberries. That's a man after my own heart !! Seriously you should visit Le Royal because the french pastry is top notch which is why...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Georges Restaurant Is Coming To Downtown South Miami !

TK Heatley

Popular Georges Restaurant of Commodore Plaza will soon be opening a restaurant at 1549 Sunset Drive in downtown South Miami. I met the  owner, George Farge, who was working with the contractors remodeling the location. Georges is hopeful that the restaurant will be open for business in 1 1/2 to 2 months.  Downtown South Miami is fast becoming the home for top flight restaurants and this addition will continue to cement South Miami's reputation as a culinary hot spot.Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- What Is Happening In Downtown South Miami

TK Heatley

If you shop in South Miami you undoubtedly know Val Fox, "Miss Val", who runs the security at the "Blue Mall" but in reality is the "Mayor " of  Downtown South Miami.When you want to know what is happening in Downtown South Miami you need to talk to Miss Val. Yesterday she mentioned that the recession hasn't seemed to have hit the South Miami business district  which includes not only the City of South Miami but also sections of Coral...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- What is Happening To The Mojitos At Casa Larios

TK Heatley

What has happened to the mojitos at Casa Larios ? . I have been going to Casa Larios in downtown South Miami since it opened, and one of the best things to do was to drink a cool sweet mojito in the evening. But, the last 2 times I have ordered them I have had to send them back. Last Monday I had to send it back 2 times (I shut up and drank the 3rd one even though it...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami,High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables-Update on 5100 SW 73 Terr., Miami

TK Heatley

I just thought you might want to know the status of 5100 SW 73 Terr. which was a "spec home" abandoned by its builder (Lets hope he doesn't come into our community ever again) about a year ago. I spoke to the officer handling it at Total Bank who was very nice. She is frustrated at not being able to do anything as the court has not permitted Total Bank to go onto the property except to secure the place...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Furniture Exchange

TK Heatley

It  sounds like business is going well for Miriam Gilmore at the Furniture Exchange next to Fox's in South Miami. I saw her earlier today, and she mentioned that she was getting ready to open a 2nd store at 124 St. and South Dixie in Pinecrest. In addition the  set designer for Fox TV's new show "The Glades" has purchased the 2 chairs Miriam is sitting in  for the show which is about to start filming in Broward. Way...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Kendall Chevrolet

TK Heatley

Day in and day out I am forced to drive by Kendall Chevrolet and look at the tremendous line up of Corvettes facing South Dixie Highway (8455 S. Dixie Highway to be precise). I have always wanted a 'vette, and  today I just couldn't control my car and found myself in the lot. So, I went in and visited my friend Larry Barditch the Director of Business Development at the dealership and former president of the Pinecrest Business Association. Larry...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Trip To The Coral Gables City Hall

TK Heatley

Today I had to make a trip to Coral Gables City Hall to get some permit information regarding a duplex we have for sale at 5366 Orduna Drive in Coral Gables. To say I was concerned is an understatement. Because of everything I have heard & occasionally experienced at  Building & Zoning in Coral Gables I was prepared to deal with our own "soup nazi"... Well, was I ever surprised !!!. The gentlemen I worked with couldn't have been nicer...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- What Has Happened To The Gastropub At Jake’s In Downtown South Miami

TK Heatley

Have we lost one of our fun spot's in downtown South Miami ? It looks like we might have !!!! One of my neighbor's  tried to go to Jake's for dinner 2 times in the last few days only to find everything black... I went down this morning to check it out . The restaurant looked dark  & forlorn, but it was still early so I went back after lunch only to find the name  and menus taken...Continue Reading!

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