Hello Key Biscayne!
A little tremor this week had us talking but not moving much. There’s also a bit about some money, some places closing, and the following photo:
The shakes This has got to be a first: a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Cuba, and you could feel it on the Key. The shaking was mild, but it was felt in higher buildings, namely Casa del Mar. The buildings here aren’t built to handle earthquakes, because, well, the ground isn’t supposed to shake here. Makes you wonder what would have happened if it was a 9.0. 😯
Big money borrowing This island is going to need a lot of money going forward to make sure we’re not under water, to the tune of $100m+. To get this money, the Village is looking to borrow it soon while interest rates are low. Lucky for you, if you like swimming, you’ll get a chance to vote on it come August. 🏊♀️
Openings & Closings
Puntino – the upscale Italian restaurant shut its doors indefinitely to remodel the kitchen, according to a note posted on the door.
Bohème – this little boutique next to the Island Shop is gone, and now the space is up for sale for $3m.
Doggi’s – this casual dining spot that specialized in arepas, but had other sandwiches and bites, suddenly stopped its retail operations before Christmas. Instead they’re reportedly using the location as a base of operations for a catering shop.
- Today 1/30
- 🍷 Wine & cheese, and Paris (Community Center)
- Tomorrow 1/31
- 🍳 This is your brain (Rusty Pelican)
- 🎶 Malone? Malone who? (Virginia Key)
- Saturday 2/1
- ⛵️ Watch for the sailboats (Key Biscayne)
- 🚬 Smoke on the water (Virginia Key)
- Sunday 2/2
- 🏈 Superbowl for the pious (Crossbridge Church)
- Saturday 2/8
- 💖 Make out under the lighthouse (Bill Baggs)
Last Week's Sales
|Ocean Village 109||1450||2/2||'14 $565k||$494k|
|KC II 1228||1532||2/2||'87 $240k||$750k|
Is the Oasis window open yet?
It is not. It looks like they built out the whole thing, finished it up, and are now using it as a storage space.
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