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Friday, July 21, 2017

Did I tell you about the time I had dinner with OJ?

So OJ Simpson will be back on the streets October 1, he received parole from the Nevada prison where he has been incarcerated for the past nine years. This reminds me of the time I had dinner with OJ.
Well, it wasn’t really dinner, but we sat at the same table at Flanigan's (the Loggerhead), right here in Coconut Grove, maybe 12 years ago. It was crowded,  there was a football playoff game on.
There were the usual tables around the place and the bar and at the back, there was one very large table, which consisted of a bunch of tables pushed together. There’s were we sat together. I was with a friend or two and we ate and drank and sort of across from me, maybe one person over, was OJ.
He just acted as if everything was normal. This was of course, after the murders, so I’m not sure how he would show himself in public, but there he was, cheering his team on. I wanted to talk with him, I never spoke to an alleged murderer before.
At one point, they turned to the weather channel, so I asked OJ why they changed to that from the game. He said, “We want to see what the weather is in Philadelphia, that’s where the next game is.” Then he explained some things about the current game that was going on.
That’s the extent to our conversation. At one point he got up, I guess to go to the bathroom and all these fools in the restaurant were falling all over themselves to get to him, he shook hands as he slowly walked to the bathroom, with is head up. No guilt, no shame. Just another OJ day.
The next day, my friend Victor who was with me said, “That was smart of you to agree with what OJ was saying, he knows what he’s talking about.” I looked at Victor and said, “Did you think I was going to disagree with him?”
I had seen him off and on a few more times when he lived in Miami. I saw him driving out of a school once, his kids went there and another time I saw him at the Pinecrest post office. After he left, the clerk at the counter said, “People are so excited. I guess they like seeing a murderer!”

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer reading; Little Free Libraries

I have a friend who is fixated with the little free libraries that you may have seen around the village. There are only four of them, this one shown here is in the South Grove, but now his, and I guess my objective, is to have more added. Places like Lake Worth have as many as 80 around their town! It started small and grew from there.

According to former Grovite AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt, now a Lake Worth resident, Palm Beach County has a REAP program (Resident Education to Action Program) that funds the boxes now through grants. The libraries started off with three, where AnnaMaria had a couple of sailors build the boxes. 
 "The three were hand built with re purposed items and dumpster diving. One looks like the replica of the owner's home. The other was done from a hope chest and mine incorporated [AnnaMaria's late husband] Fred Hunt’s dresser," she says.

She went on, "We ask all the talented artists in the community to paint one and they all come out.  Now we have someone local who is able to build them.  The only ones what required variance were in public right of ways. i.e Forestation, the ones by City Hall.  Everyone is on board.  In fact the Library used to divest of books via selling or trashing  if they were in good condition they would now be kept and picked up by the Library Steward." It’s so popular that she can no longer get books at the library but now they are looking to publishers for donations. 

She has a story about the library boxes in her Lake Worth Every Minute blog


These Little Free Libraries or "book boxes," as they are called are loved by the neighbors. I won't give out the Grove locations because they seem to be a private sort of thing - you know, for the neighbors in a particular area or street. There is one public one at LoKal, the burger place on Commodore Plaza, they call it the "bootleggers library." That's Adrian from Lokal, he enjoys the library and has some great suggestions. Ask him about his favorite books when you stop by.


The advantage of these little libraries is that neighbors meet neighbors through them and in a way, they are sharing more than just neighborly visits. Books are being shared that were read by neighbors who are now sharing the books with fellow neighbors. It would be interesting to see what books are being shared in which neighborhoods.

A nice project would be to have a bunch of the libraries sponsored and then maybe painted by artists, like we did with the peacocks a few years back. In this digital age, its nice to hold paper and ink in hand, have the smell and feel of an actual book and enjoy sharing it.


Hopefully it will catch on. In Lake Worth, the Palm Beach County School District collaborates with residents. It's a perfect  thing for a small village like Coconut Grove.

There are more than 50,000 book boxes around the world in 70 countries; they are in all 50 US states. 

This is an excellent idea to share the books you already read and loved.

Related posts:

Little Free Library


Plans and tips for library builders

Set of plans 

The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit

The Low-tech appeal of Little Free Libraries 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain Watch Party with Players

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is hosting a watch party at Monty’s Raw Bar in Coconut Grove for their soccer match against Roma tonight at 8 pm. Fans can join PSG soccer players as they watch the PSG vs Roma match.

Happy hour specials, including half off drinks and beers, will be available all night and for the first 100 fans that show up, you'll receive free food and drinks!

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Grove BID is looking for a new permanent director

The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID) is searching for an Executive Director. As you may remember, the last director, Manny Gonzalez moved on to Wynwood to direct their BID and currently Tim Schmand is holding down the fort until a new permanent director can be found.

The BID is a semiautonomous board of the City of Miami, dedicated to protecting and enhancing the vitality of Coconut Grove’s commercial core (the District). Established in 2009 by its property owners and merchants, the BID has developed a variety of programs to keep the District clean and secure, fund marketing projects, beautify streetscapes, manage capital
improvement projects, collect and disseminate economic development research and information, facilitate access to parking, foster new business relationships and partner with national, state and local organizations.

The Executive Director exercises supervision over and is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of all BID activities and facilities. There is a Board of Directors that meets monthly. Their next meeting is Tuesday, July 25 at the Mayfair Hotel (3000 Florida Avenue) at 3:30 pm, it's open to the public. The Board consists of property owners, business owners and the like from the Center Grove.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, and/or other related field and preferably a minimum of five (5) years experience in the management and operation of a Business Improvement District or like operation. Additional work experience may be substituted for education.

An employee in this class is appointed by the Coconut Grove BID board of directors, subject to City of Miami Commission approval. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience, it is usually in the $80,000 to $100,000 range.

Please refer to MPA web site for more info: www.miamiparking.com

Forward resume to:
Miami Parking Authority
Attn: Dir. of Human Resources
40 NW 3rd Street
Suite #1103
Miami, FL 33128
Fax: 305-371-9451
Email: employ@miamiparking.com

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Opening on Village Council for temporary seat

There is an opening on the Cocoanut Grove Village Council. This is to fill a vacated seat and it's for three months only. The elections are in November and the seat will be up for election then.

If interested, please email Coconutgrovevillagecouncil@gmail.com


The Villge Council meets this Friday, July 21 from 6 to 8 pm at City Hall (3500 Pan American Drive).

On the agenda:
Treasury & Budget Update
Police / Net Office Report

Discussion Items
By Law Additions / Standing Committees (first reading)
Resignation / vote on new board member
NCD Review update

Old Business
QuickBuild Crosswalk Update

2017 Elections / Candidates forms

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I'm missing my Healthy Hen bowl

I'm hoping someone in town can duplicate the bowls they used to have at The Bookstore. I lived on those things! I used to get the perfect mix of veggies - sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocado and other things, sometimes squash, peas, carrots and green beans and also, corn, with a bit of chicken or salmon and it was perfect. Very healthy. Now I cannot find that anywhere. It's sort of a paleo meal.

I know, I can make it myself, I tried awhile back and I thought I was stir frying, but I was deep frying and my cholesterol went through the roof. I suppose I should try again, the right way this time. What I did was I would heat up the left overs from lunch, but I was doing it the wrong way.


If someone can duplicate these stir-fry bowls and make them between $10 and $12, they will get lots of lunch traffic. A lot of the office workers seemed to stop by for them daily, they looked to be their number one seller. I wish I had saved the old Bookstore menus because it listed everything that was in each bowl. There was a chicken bowl, a fish bowl, beef, even tofu and quinoa. You could make the bowls from scratch, too - just add what you wanted.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

City is sponsoring art contest

The City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council is sponsoring its sixth annual juried art contest.

The deadline to enter is August 9, 2017.

Contest Guidelines:
- Subject: The inspiration for the painting must be a location within the boundaries of the City of Miami 
- Medium: Solely painting. Other mediums such as drawing, collage, etc. will not be considered.
- Size: The smallest side should be not less than 20 inches and the largest side should be no more than 48 inches.

How to enter: Click here to apply paintmemiami.com/entry-form/

Exhibition: The finalists & winners will be exhibited at the Little Haiti Cultural Center from September 2nd to September 9th, 2017. Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.

Don’t miss this great opportunity for exposure as an artist in Miami and to exhibit your work alongside other local artists!

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The conscientious cop

On Sunday morning, I went to the gym about 7 am. Across the street, there was a cop car stopped in front of CocoWalk and his red and blue emergency lights were blasting away on top of his car. He was giving a ticket to a driver who was stopped in front of him. What was odd was that there is no traffic at that time and they were blocking a lane of traffic. I think the cop would normally have had the guy pull off the road if they were blocking traffic. So he was giving the driver a ticket, most likely for blowing passed stop sign at Grand and Virginia, which people do daily.

For the next little bit of time, the cop drove around the Center Grove. Just checking things out, which is a good thing. He was his own security patrol. A bit later, as I was coming around the block, I saw him coming toward me and the lights were on again. No one else was on the road, and I wondered what I had done.

It turns out that there was some activity with cars and/or vans at the loading dock at the Mayfair on Mary Street. This was interesting to me because I didn't notice it and most people wouldn't and if there was some shady business going on at that early hour on a weekend, most people wouldn't notice.

I liked the fact that this cop stopped to check it out. Were those people robbing the place? What were they doing at 7:00 am in the loading dock with what looked liked three vehicles.

I'm not sure why the cop felt the need to light up the emergency lights atop his car to stop and check out the loading dock situation. But it made me laugh because the cop is a small guy and perhaps the lights give him a bigger presence.

Either way, I was glad to see that someone is that conscientious on the police force and protecting the neighborhood early Sunday morning and hopefully at all times of the day and night. I didn't stop to ask his name or ask him what he was doing because I feared getting a ticket for not minding my own business. He means business.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Community Budget Meeting at Virrick Park

FROM COMMISSIONER KEN RUSSELL'S OFFICE

Of all the legislation passed by the City Commission, the most important is the annual Budget - the one document that puts your money to work behind all the policies we debate throughout the year. As residents, you have the right to know what’s in the budget and how it shapes your quality of life.

The City is hosting a series of Community Budget Meetings to present the proposed budget for next year, which begins on October 1. The meeting for District 2 residents will be held July 18 at 6:30 pm at  Elizabeth Virrick Park (3255 Plaza Street). (Community Budget Meetings Info) It’s a great opportunity to learn about the  budget and have your questions answered.

On another note, I’ve been reading through the 49-page list of capital projects the city and residents have identified as potential projects funded by the General Obligation Bond the Commission will be approving later this month for the November ballot. There are a lot of great ideas on the list, from street projects in every neighborhood to affordable housing, historic preservation and resiliency. Not all of them can be funded from this bond, but I salute the residents who participated in workshops over the past few months to help shape our priorities.

Finally, on this week’s agenda, there are several complicated potential ballot questions related to leases on City waterfront properties. I’ll be advocating for a robust public education effort to ensure that voters are fully apprised of the details of each of these questions.

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Art Box has a lot going on this summer

Art Box held the Family Art Workshop last Saturday. They had a great time learning about Cubism.  These are some photos from that event.
Art Box offers these workshops on the second Saturday of every month. Join them again on Saturday, August 12 at 10:30 am.

Also coming up is Intro to Printmaking on Thursday, July 20. It's a lesson for adults. This is from 7:30 to 10 pm. BYOB welcome. Cost is $20 per person.


And there are five weeks of summer camp left. Kids can learn about traditional art from around the world as well as some of today's most renowned contemporary artists. Cost is $260 for the week. Art materials and snacks are provided. Campers bring their own lunch.


For more info on any of these events and to reserve slots, please email Sofia at: sofia@artboxmiami.com 

You can also call 305-778-1270

Art Box is located at 2911 Grand Avenue, suite 400E in the Mayfair Promenade. 






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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Grove artist Erika King receives Key to the City

Coconut Grove artist Erika King's art was featured Friday night at City Hall in an exhibit called "Commemorative Collages."

The collages features the Miami Centennial which Erika did in 1996, there was the UM 75th anniversary collage, the Miami Heat championships, the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove, the Barnacle's 125th anniversary, a tribute to Monty Trainer, the Vizcaya centennial and many more.

The best part was when Mayor Tomas Regalado presented Erika with a Key to the City. That was very special. 


Mayor Tomas Regalado and Erika.


Bruno Carnesella and Marty Margulies flank the mayor and Erika. Bruno and Marty are well-known, established art collectors.

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Grove Sports Hall of Fame Gala Induction Ceremony

On, Friday, July 21 from 11:30 am -1:30 pm, Leadership Prep Foundation, Inc. will add 15 new inductees to the roster of Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame at the Third Annual Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Gala Induction Ceremony “Breaking Down Barriers Through Sports” at the Courtyard by Marriott, whose national chain is the official sponsor of the NFL, 2649 S Bayshore Drive. 

Highlights include a University of Miami 1983 Miami Hurricanes National Champion football team tribute to Rodney Bellinger DB, “Sports Saving Lives” Community Leadership Awards, the announcement of the Leadership Prep Foundation’s Nathaniel “Traz” Powell Scholarship Fund through Miami Foundation, and the introduction of the proposed Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Virtual Mobile Museum, and the unveiling of plans for The Coconut Grove Sports, Fitness, and Wellness Center.

The event is from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 2649 South Bayshore Drive. Tickets are $40 per person, there are tables of 10. Call 786-914-1687 for tickets or by visiting cgsportshalloffame.com

“The Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame inducts and honors those Coconut Grove residents of Bahamian and African American descent who have exemplified outstanding accomplishments and achievements as high school, college, and professional athletes, and coaches, that overcame hardships and obstacles, racism, (especially during Jim Crow segregation), poverty, and inequality to achieve success in their professional and personal life, and their commitment to inspire future generations in sports and life," says Anthony Witherspoon, Founder/President Leadership Prep Foundation.

“Breaking Down Barriers Through Sports," began at George Washington Carver Senior High School, Coral Gables, and Mays Senior High Schools, for such legends as: Olympian Gerald Tinker, a Gold medal track athlete who played for the Falcons (1974—1975) and the Green Bay Packers (1975), the renowned Nathaniel "Traz" Powell, the head coach at George Washington Carver Senior High School who won nine state championships under his leadership, Craig Curry, Coral Gables, first Black quarterback, recognized as one of the most outstanding players in Florida High School history, a record breaking career as quarterback at The University of Minnesota where he received All Big Ten honors; later drafted by The Miami Dolphins, Joe Taylor, a cornerback who had an eight-year career in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, and Neal Colzie, a defensive back who played in the NFL for nine-years with the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, just to name a few.

The primary purpose of the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame is to preserve, value, support, and promote Black Coconut Grove’s Sports heritage, history, athletes, and coaches that have made the sports world a better, equal place, and to establish a network of Coconut Grove, national, and global sports, cultural, health, media, corporate, education, and civic leaders who will help to develop sustainable, healthy communities through sport for social and economic change.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Would you like to be a Village Council member?

The Cocoanut Grove Village Council is having elections on November 7, nine seats are up for election. You are welcome to put your name on the ballot.

Each Member of the Council shall be a registered voter and shall have resided within Coconut Grove (specifically within the boundaries as set for the within Article II, Section, I, in which the composition of Coconut Grove is defined), for a period of not less than twelve (12) months prior to his or her election or appointment as a Member.

Each Elected Member will be expected to participate in at least one of the standing committee’s which are; 
• Transportation
• Civic & Cultural Life
• Commercial & Retail
• Parks & Public Spaces
• Housing & Zoning

The Village Council usually meets the third Friday of each month at City Hall, from about 6 to 9 pm.

If you meet the requirements please fill out the Cocoanut Grove Village Council Qualification form which is here on their Facebook page and include a copy of Valid Driver’s License, Voter Registration card and Filing fee and deliver to:
Cocoanut Grove Village Council
PO Box 330466
Coconut Grove, FL. 33133


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Coconut Grove Comedy Festival at St. Stephen's

Comic Cure is presenting the Coconut Grove Comedy Festival at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 29.

The show starts at 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm.

Tickets are $15 for early bird and $25 at the door, a VIP table, which includes four tickets, premium seating and a bottle of wine is $125.

First come, first serve seating, two item minimum purchase. 

This event benefits the St. Stephen's AIDS ministry. 

Early bird tickets may be purchased here.

Performers include:
Angela Nacca – 2017 Florida’s Funniest Female Finalist
Annette Gallagher – 2017 Coconut Grove Comedy Festival Winner
Ben Zieper – 2015 & 2016 Brickell Comedy Festival Winner, 2016 Pride Comedy Festival Winner, 2015 Wynwood Comedy Festival Winner
César Muñoz – 2016 Latin American Comedy Festival Winner
CinCin Boisson – 2017 Florida’s Funniest Female Finalist
Cristian Munarriz – 2016 Brickell Comedy Festival Winner, 2016 Coral Gables Comedy Festival Winner, 2016 Latin American Comedy Festival Winner
Fasil Malik – 2017 Grove Comedy Festival Winner & 2016 Gables Comedy Festival Winner
Gina G – 2017 Florida’s Funniest Female Winner
Jamal Hattar – 2017 Coconut Grove Comedy Festival Headliner
John Everyman – 2017 Coconut Grove Comedy Festival Winner
Justin Wales – Editor, ThePlantain.com, Miami’s Satirical News Site
Shana Manuel – 2016 Pride Comedy Festival Winner
William “Rock the House” Lewis – 2016 Wynwood Comedy Festival Winner & 2016 Palmetto Bay Comedy Festival Winner

St. Stephen's is located at 2750 McFarlane Road.

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Vizcaya's Halloween Ball almost ready to sell tix

I know, it's only July, but it's time to mention that Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is hosting the 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner, one of Miami’s most iconic events which attracts 1,000 guests each Halloween. The all-inclusive party takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 8:00 pm to midnight, and benefits the continued preservation of Vizcaya, a National Historic Landmark. The party takes place behind the mansion, on the big patio where tents are set up over the dance floor and DJ, and it flows down toward the bay where bars and food are usually wet up

This year’s event will feature a theme of Mystery, Myth and Fantasy. Guests are welcome to dress for the theme or wear the costume of their choice and enter to win great prizes in the following categories: Best Male Costume, Female Costume, Best Couple and Best Group Costume.

The Halloween extravaganza will feature five full open bars by Bacardi, including specialty themed drinks. The bars will be further supplemented by wine and beer sponsors.

Guests will be treated to delicious treats and dance the night away with live entertainment and DJ on several stages.

TICKETS: 

Early Bird tickets are available at a discounted price of $130 for Vizcaya Members from August 11 through September 12, 2017. Not a member? Sign up for a discounted Boo Membership ($35), a one-year membership to Vizcaya valued at $50, and become eligible to buy up to two (2) Halloween tickets at the discounted Early Bird price.

General Admission tickets are $170 ($140 for Vizcaya Members) and $150 for Groups of 8+.

VIP tickets are $250 and include all General Admission benefits as well as exclusive access to a VIP Lounge area located in the courtyard of the Main House, featuring VIP bars with drinks and a catered buffet as well as an air-conditioned lounge and entertainment.

In addition to the VIP tickets, there will be availability of four VIP Reserved Tables of 6 for $3,000 which includes the benefits of the VIP tickets plus three bottle champagne service.

Tickets are all inclusive. Must be 21 and over to attend. Proof of age required at entry. This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.VizcayaHalloween.org. For questions, please email events@vizcaya.org, 305-860-8420, 305-860-8408.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

You're invited to a Public Visioning Workshop

The Coconut Grove BID (Business Improvement District) is holding a Public Visioning Workshop on Saturday, July 29 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

The meeting is at CocoWalk, ground floor in space 112.

Agenda:
10 am - indroduction
10:30 am - hands-on public input
11:30 am - break (food provided)
noon - wrap-up / presentation

Attend for a chance to win a bike!

Take the survey now: http://plusurbia.com/grovesurvey/

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Home Depot back in the Grove spotlight

I saw a post on Facebook where a lady was asking Commissioner Ken Russell about the Coconut Grove Home Depot. She wanted to know why the City had the outdoor plants and propane tanks removed. She liked them and feels the outside of the store is a "barren concrete wasteland," now that the colorful flowering plants have been removed.

The whole reason the store is there today is because many people fought at the time to keep the store contained. Residents did not want a big box store at all, but if there had to be a big box store, they didn't want it overflowing out into the street. There is no garden department and no lumber department. The goal was to keep it from ending up like the mess that the SW 8th Street store has begun.

Many now want plants and propane, even though they can run across US1 to Shell Lumber to get those items.


Is this another case of gentrification of Coconut Grove? Everything that those in the past have created is being undone. What is ironic here is that the Home Depot is what propelled Marc Sarnoff into the spotlight and this cause got him elected as Commissioner. Will our current Commissioner undo this?

I don't think I ever really agreed with Marc Sarnoff about much, but I did agree that a big box store did not belong in our neighborhood and while it took me a whole 10 years to set foot in the Grove Home Depot, I do go there now and I have bought small plants - mostly orchids and poinsettias, but do they belong outside on the sidewalk and perhaps in the parking lot areas? They did make the store appear friendly and attractive. 

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

City to extend Monty's lease?

Monty's Raw Bar & Restaurant may be around for another 32 years. The City is considering a longer lease with Monty's and also may spend $7.5 million to renovate the property.

The adjoining 34-slip dock area would be realigned to have fewer slips.

I haven't been to Monty's in years. One of the last times I was there, they had the upstairs restaurant, I remember we had all-you-can-eat stone crabs. Guess its time to go back.


You can read more about it in Miami Today here.

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Music Summer Camps - Now Registering for July 24

This hits all the right notes for a fun week...  Kids with or without musical training can enjoy a Summer Music Camp here in the Grove! The Music Discovery Camp which exposes children to a variety of instruments and the Mini Music Theater Camp will give children a taste of Broadway start July 24 through the 28.  

For details on these camps or for other MC of M programs and to register online please go to miamiconservatoryofmusic.com



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A fresh modern-day interpretation of the bookstore

Yesterday, I spoke about my first impressions of the "new" Bookstore. Since then I had the chance to ask Amanda De Seta, the new owner, some questions regarding the store. 



TOM: Hi Amanda, I stopped by the "new" Bookstore and noticed quite a few changes. Mostly it appears that the cafe is quite different regarding the menu. It's much smaller than it was and many favorites are missing. Are there plans to bring back the poke bowls and large burgers?

AMANDA: At the moment, we are focused on serving the authentic menu famed chef Adriana has exclusively created, but she is constantly evolving and is open to possibly creating her own versions of some favorites in the near future.

TOM: What other plans does Amanda have for the bookstore? I see it is so much less cluttered and looks beautiful. 

AMANDA: Thank you! We have many exciting interior design plans in process and will share soon, we are just getting started!

TOM: In this day and age of bookstores closing, is it a good idea to make the menu so small at present?

AMANDA: Evolution, diversity and authenticity in the food industry are key. The new team embraces these values and knew we needed a fresh new menu to deliver the type of culinary experience we were expected to and the consumer is looking for.

As for the menu size - we believe that less is more. When menus are too long quality can sometimes suffer. Our menu is small but carefully chosen. With a smaller menu, we can focus on creating memorable dishes that are consistently great and customers will remember.

In regards to renovations and any fixing we’ve done: The company knew the store needed a fresh new look and feel to start this new chapter. We felt it needed to evolve to keep up with the modern consumer and revival in the Grove. The goal is to create a fresh modern-day interpretation of the iconic bookstore that appeals to a wider audience and new generation yet retain its warmth and charm.

There were more than a few things “broken” that needed to be fixed and improved to meet the most upmost standards we are accustomed to and we think customers deserve.

TOM: Thanks, Amanda! Wishing you the best of with the Bookstore!

NOTE: The Bookstore is having a Reopening Night event on Friday, July 14. From 5 to 7 pm, stop by for complimentary beer, wine and bites off of their new menu. 


The Bookstore is at 3390 Mary Street at Florida Avenue.

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