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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

🌱 Hyatt Regency Redevelopment + Virginia Key Camp Draws Protests

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Here are the top stories in Miami today:

1. The Florida Board of Medicine agreed in Fort Lauderdale on Friday to take a petition approved by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and filed by the Florida Department of Health that would ban gender-reassignment surgery for youth as well as hormone replacement therapy and various other medications. The LGBTQ community rallied in Dania Beach to protest the move. (WSVN)

2. A 40-year-old Summerland Key man who goes by the nickname “Redbeard” is facing charges after allegedly stealing his roommate’s eclectus parrot and leaving it injured at a bus stop, according to authorities. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been launched to help pay for the vet care of the bird. (Miami Patch)

3. An planned Hyatt Regency redevelopment will make a $25 million contribution for affordable housing to Miami after talks between the city and developer. The city owns the property where the developer plans to build in downtown Miami. Voters will need to first vote in November for the measure for it go through. (Miami Today)

4. Protesters organized to block the Virginia Key homeless camp recently approved in Miami by commissioners after an initial failed vote. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a memo that the county “is now exploring to understand potential challenges with the site.” (WPLG Local 10)

5. Grove Bay Hospitality is partnering with a Michelin-starred Chef Jeremy Ford on a new restaurant opening this fall called Beauty and the Butcher. It will be located at 6915 Red Road in Coral Gables. The 5,700-square-foot space will seat 170. (Subscription: South Florida Business Journal, Free: Modern Luxury Miami)

Today in Miami:

  • Vizcaya Village Farmers Market at Vizcaya Museum And Gardens. (9 a.m.)
  • Sunday Meditation With Franci at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. (9:30 a.m.)
  • CityPlace Doral To Host Cars And Coffee Car Show Series. (10 a.m.)
  • A Taste Of Italy Class (Ages 9+ Family) at Taste Buds Kitchen. (10 a.m.)
  • Sundays On The River With DJ Cardi at The Wharf Miami. (noon)

From my notebook:

  • State Senator Ileana Garcia and City of West Miami Mayor Diaz-Padron attended a groundbreaking on Tuesday for the $2 million dollar Phase III Potable Water Replacement Project that Senator Garcia worked to secure. (Miami’s Community News)
  • The Miami Jewish Film Festival and Miami Beach OnStage! is hosting a viewing of the live action and animated film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” on Thursday, August 11. (Twitter)
  • MD Now Medical Centers will more its headquarters to Palm Beach Gardens from West Palm Beach. (Subscription: South Florida Business Journal)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.


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