The board of directors of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID) recently announced the election of Burton Hersh, AIA, principal of Burton Hersh PA, as its new president of the board.
Judy Weissel, downtown Coral Gables property owner, was elected vice president; commercial real estate developer and coowner of Daisy Tarsi, Gus Fonte, was appointed secretary/treasurer, and business owner Helena Ulloa, of I. Design Optical, was elected member-at-Large.
The remaining 2011 board of directors are: Jose Bolado, Bolado Clothiers; Wayne Eldred, Tarpon Bend; Jennifer Johnson, Jae’s Jewelers; Zeke Guilford, property owner; Abe Ng, Sushi Maki; Brad Rosenblatt, property owner; Michael Wurster, Westin Colonnade Hotel; Maria Anderson, city commission liaison (exofficio); Orlando Abella, GMI Investments, resident advisor (ex-officio), and Denise Erwin, Seasons 52, Coral Gables Chamber liaison (ex-officio).
Created in 1997, the BID’s mission is to promote commercial vitality to Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables, and to act as a strategic catalyst for the overall improvement of the area. Through the implementation of marketing, advertising, public relations, event production, and advocacy, this collective organization of property owners and merchants position Downtown Coral Gables as a desirable place to shop, dine, play, live and do business.
Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood infused with a chic European feel. Decorated with tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and lively cultural venues. With more than 160 retailers and over 70 restaurants, Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a sophisticated destination to shop, live, play and work.