Another Staff Backroom Deal Has Been Cooked; Burger Bob’s New Deal Agreed To Prior To An RFP

First, there was Wawa. Then, there was Greco. Now there is Burger Bob’s. On more than one occasion, residents have been told these were one-off cases and that there are no other deals being done behind the scenes, Gables Insider…

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Burger Bobs Lease To Be Extended Through December 31st

Over the last several weeks, many in the community had been reaching out to the Commission to seek a way to keep Burger Bobs, the diner at the Granada Golf Course, open. In a letter from the City, Bobs had…

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The Local And Eating House Closing Their Doors

Coral Gables has long been seen as a location for culture and food. Patrons come from all over the County to find great dining. However, come July 18th, they will find two less restaurants to enjoy. On June 19th, as…

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After 44 Years, Swensen’s Shuts Its Doors

From University of Miami students grabbing dinner after class to families going out for ice cream on weekends, Swensen’s Grill and Ice Cream has been a staple of our community since opening in 1977. Located on US1 in Coral Gables,…

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Trader Joe’s Coming To Coral Gables

When Gables Insider broke the news of Target coming to Coral Gables, many of you commented about your desire for a Trader Joe’s. Seems like Christmas has come early for you, Trader Joe’s is officially coming to Coral Gables. Although…

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Restaurants Reopen At 50% Capacity

On Monday, August 31st, restaurants in Coral Gables reopened following months of closed dining rooms. Following a reduction of the positivity rate, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez authorized the reopening of restaurants throughout the County. For local restaurants like Bellmónt…

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Coral Gables Police Seeks Community Assistance In Reporting Violations Of COVID-19 Orders

Although the strength of Coral Gables’ mask order is still being called into question by residents, the Coral Gables Police Department has been issuing warnings to violators of the City and County’s mask order. Between July 3rd and July 22nd,…

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Restaurants Defiant Of New Reopening Rollbacks, Will The City Enforce?

Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, took additional moves today to rollback the reopening of businesses, by ordering the closing of “restaurants (except for takeout and delivery services), along with ballrooms, banquet facilities, party venues, gyms and fitness centers, and short-term…

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Fritz & Franz Has Provided 900 Meals To Homeless, And Counting

The COVID-19 pandemic has served to bring out the best in many in our community. Although restaurants have struggled through mandated closures and numerous restrictions, some have sought opportunities to make a difference in our community, during a time of…

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VIDEO: City Holds Press Conference To Mark Phase One Reopening Of Restaurants

Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli and Vice Mayor Vince Lago held a press conference on May 20th, to mark the phase one reopening of restaurants in Coral Gables.

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