How Coconut Grove Got Its Groove Back
By Ernesto Poblacion
Feature Image Photographed by Alex Medina
On Thursday, March 5th, Coconut Grove residents from all corners of the city gathered at The Residences
at Park Grove to witness a historical moment. The city’s most influential locals got together to discuss the future of Miami’s oldest and dearest neighborhood.
The panelists included owners of businesses of which helped the city flourish with their ever-growing companies. Among them were Büro Urban Workspaces owner, Michael Feinstein, Herman Bredemeier of H & H Jewels, and Arquitectonica’s Raymond Fort. Naturally, these successful business owners of Coconut Grove gathered at the city’s latest talk of the town: The Residences at Park Grove. They were very excited to share what they believe is next for their beloved city.
Led by Carlos Rosso of The Related Group and David Martin of Terra Group, the discussion began with shared stories of their past and present with the city. They shared intimate stories of the beginnings of their companies and how their love for the Grove has grown over the years. Like most business leaders, their stories began with nothing but a dream. Presently, they were excited to share how their dreams flourished and continue to grow.
Some of the inspiring stories included those moving to Miami on short notices and eventually building their lives here. Most of these movers and shakers grew up outside of the city and admit to being unable to imagine themselves living elsewhere.
Although Miami Beach has always been the center of attention for tourists (even locals), the true heart of Miami is making its comeback in a big way. And, we can thank all of these business owners for helping the city flourish but it’s the people who keep coming back and who bring life to the Magic City.
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