Serendipity 3 on Lincoln Road, OTC in Brickell, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza just off the MacArthur Causeway and the 17-year-old Romeo’s Cafe in Coral Gables are among the 20-plus restaurants that have closed in the last few weeks.
One source told the Miami Herald it’s been a “bloodbath” in the Miami-Dade County food-and-beverage scene.
Governor Scott was in West Palm Beach Monday morning to sign a deal to keep baseball spring training in South Florida.
Florida has been fighting increased competition from Arizona as the preferred destination for Major League Baseball spring training, a big tourist draw for sports fans.
Governor Rick Scott signed into law a land swap between the city of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County, removing the last obstacle to the construction of a $135 million spring training facility for two Major League baseball teams.
The land along Key West's western shore was one of the first areas of the island to be developed, when the U.S. Navy established a base there in the 1820s. It eventually became known as Truman Annex, after the president who liked to vacation in Key West. Now it's called the Truman Waterfront, and it's set to become a new park for the city.
Key West Mayor Craig Cates says it's always been an important part of the city.
While Americans all over the country were celebrating the Fourth of July with pies, and apple pie is considered a national emblem, Key Westers were devoting themselves to the island chain's signature fruit — the Key lime.
This holiday weekend is forecast to be a scorcher -- temperatures will hang in the lower 90s. Under a blistering sun, the cool blue water at the pool in Virrick Park might prove to be particularly inviting and, as of Friday, is also free.
A swimming race involving several local commissioners raised $5,000, enough to waive the $1.00 fee for kids and seniors and $3.00 for adults at this one pool for the entire summer.