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Are non-corporate stores the future for malls?

3 weeks ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
While major store are leaving Sunset Place, new store concepts are attempting to revive interest and business. The Shops at Sunset Place is a three story mall without a roof. There are no anchor stores, instead the mall is host to AMC, LA Fitness, Splitsville and Buffalo Wild Wings. While they’re big companies, they do Read More

Coral Gables gave Local Businesses 12 months to transition away from single-use plastic bags

3 weeks ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
After being given a year for preparation, Coral Gables restaurants and stores replaced the plastic bags at their establishments with recycled paper bags and canvas bags. By: Cristina Lebrón and Kristen Torres South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram “I am super happy about the resolution,” said business owner, Sandra Moreira. Her clothing boutique is located on Miracle Read More

Monarch Butterflies Seen As a Symbol of Migration and Freedom

3 weeks ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami is hosting a collaborative group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5. The exhibit features 37 artists who derive or live in the migration path of the monarch butterfly, which travels from southern Canada Read More

Families Belong Together

3 weeks ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
The fight to end the separation of children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border has ignited a fuse within the South Florida Community. On June 30 Miami joined the national “Families Belong Together” campaign with a protest held in downtown Miami at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. The week before, thousands rallied towards the Read More

Tiki’s Great Escape

3 weeks ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
On June 9th, Tiki, a soft keel-billed toucan, escaped Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. Michael Ruggieri, Director of Animal Care, said that a keeper opened the door of Tiki’s cage and accidentally bent over to grab a bucket from the ground, giving Tiki full access to fly over her head. By: Vanessa Adrian and Amarilys Read More

SoFlo Uncovered | Final Podcast

3 months ago southfloridauncovered 0
  Residents concerned about costs of Palmetto Bay community center Palmetto Bay Community center causes concern among residents Social boating scene in Miami raises questions of safety Local watercolor artist receives publishing deal by chance Zumba instructor Janettsy Chiszar finds life through dance   Read More

SoFlo Uncovered | Episode 5

3 months ago southfloridauncovered 0
Nicaragua’s “ex-dictator” buried in Miami Flaming Classics and O, Miami host “A Night of Queer Performance and Cinema” Local Fort Lauderdale church turned cinema has a rich history “Bunker” in Coral Gables a point of historical and cultural convergence     Read More

Nicaragua’s “ex-dictator” buried in Miami

3 months ago southfloridauncovered 0
An ex-president of Nicaragua, or ex-dictator —depending on whom you ask,— is buried in Miami. Not in Nicaragua or in Paraguay, where he was assassinated, but in Miami, home of the largest Nicaraguan population in the nation, according the 2010 Census. Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaragua’s de-facto ruler from 1967-1979, is buried alongside his wife in Read More

Social boating scene in Miami raises questions of safety

3 months ago southfloridauncovered 0
Two years ago, my father spent three months house ridden and in need of a serious operation on his leg. The cause? He fell off a boat. I remember him calling to say he was on his way to the hospital, but not to worry. So I didn’t. Not until about a month later, when Read More