Stories written by Donna Shelley

Lime, the best for the freshest Mexican food

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Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is the place to go when you want fresh Mexican food readily prepared and quickly served in a modern, friendly environment. Born on South Beach in 2004, the popular Lime brand has grown to national status, with a number of locations in South Florida. Representing the “fast-casual” Mexican food concept, Lime […]

Sunset Elementary, World-Class School

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Children wheeling small suitcases, parents with tempting arrays of holiday sweets and bustling school staff are coming in and out of the administration office at the Sunset Elementary School. This early morning routine, heightened by the winter holiday, is played out in schools across the country. But this is no ordinary school. Sunset Elementary is […]

Musicians Discount Center Provides EverythingMusical

Music holds a special place in our lives: celebrating events, marking milestones and generally lifting the spirit. Upon entering the Musicians Discount Center you are immediately reassured that this is a place that is serious about music, musicians and music-making—very serious. Owner Mike Cohen has been in themusic business one way or another for most […]

Biscayne Bank opens in the Plaza 57 building

Biscayne Bank opens in the Plaza 57 building

There’s a new bank in town. The Biscayne Bank recently opened its third branch in the Plaza 57 Building. With banks in Coconut Grove and Doral the bank believes that South Miami is the perfect location for its community banking model. “South Miami fits our structure; we’re happy about banking here,” said Ana Dominquez, Executive […]

Eberjey opens first retail store in South Miami

Eberjey opens first retail store in South Miami

The chic lingerie, loungewear and swimwear of Eberjey is available at their new retail location in South Miami. The first store to exclusively feature the Eberjey label opened in late July of this year. The word “lingerie” may conjure up lacy teddies or flowing, ankle-length peignoirs but the original meaning of the word came from […]

Green Apple, haircutters for the family

Green Apple, haircutters for the family

Green Apple Haircutters is the kind of business that contributes to the hometown atmosphere of South Miami’s Town Center. In operation for over 30 years in the same location at 5806 Sunset Drive, owner and stylist Norma Khoury is the driving force behind the tidy salon’s continued success “There is something special about South Miami. […]

Commissioner Suarez presents ideas for South Dade busway

Commissioner Xavier Suarez is challenging residents of Miami-Dade County to “think vertically” when it comes to the South Dade busway. The stretch of bus lane which runs 21 miles from the Dadeland Metro stop to Florida City is getting a serious “re-think” by the County. Currently, a study by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is […]

MexZican Gourmet makes it happen with Chef Zé Carlos Jiménez

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The complex and delicate nature of Mexican cuisine often goes unrealized by many Americans. Unfortunately for them, culinary delights from south of the border have been mistranslated into lackluster arrays of soggy burritos and bland tacos slathered with a timid sauce. Chef Zé Carlos Jiménez has been changing that misconception at his MexZican Gourmet restaurant […]

Bluefish: Fashionable and Functional Fitness Apparel

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Bluefish Sport has established a flagship retail store in South Miami. Opened in May 2012, the Bluefish concept blends the functional qualities of fitness apparel with a fashion-forward sensibility, resulting in active wear that can transition from the gym to the office with ease. The soothing sounds of a fountain great you as you enter […]

The Shops at Sunset Place — The neighborhood mall

The Shops at Sunset Place, located on Sunset Drive in downtown South Miami, continues to play an important role in the commerce of the city, while also representing a significant architectural figure in the city’s streetscape. Constructed in 1999, the mall was initially designed to feature high-end retailers. Today, the Shops are evolving into a […]

Biscayne Bank Opens Doors in South Miami

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Mari Colina, Vice President / Branch Manager
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Biscayne Bank recently opened its third Miami-Dade County banking location in the Plaza 57 Building in the heart of South Miami. “South Miami fits our structure,” said Ana Dominquez, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. “We’re happy about locating here.” Already well-established in Coconut Grove and Doral, she believes South Miami is the perfect […]

R&T Signature Grill hosting Miracle League fundraisers

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R&T Signature Grill recently began its special fundraising efforts on behalf of the Miracle League of Miami-Dade. Dan Kaplan, the restaurant’s owner hit upon an idea to attract customers to his new eatery while fundraising. On the third Friday of every month from 4 to 10 p.m., 15 percent of all purchases will be donated […]

Musicians Discount Center Provides Everything Musical

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Music holds a special place in our lives: celebrating events, marking milestones and generally lifting the spirit. Upon entering the Musicians Discount Center you are immediately reassured that this is a place that is serious about music, musicians and music-making—very serious. Owner Mike Cohen has been in the music business one way or another for […]

Family Recovery Specialists hosts grand opening

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Family Recovery Specialists (FRS) recently hosted a grand opening celebration at their new facility located at 9350 Sunset Drive. Health professionals, colleagues, and friends were on hand to tour the facility and network. Family Recovery Specialists provides substance abuse treatment, counseling and consulting to adolescents and young adults. As the name implies, it is the […]