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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:

Lifeguard house Crandon Park Key BiscayneThe lifeguard house on Crandon Park beach.


Two tidbits

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. 😯

(Miami Herald)

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. 🏊‍♀️

(Key News)

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.


Around Town

Last Week's Sales

Location SQFT Rooms Prev Price
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.

Interior Oasis Key Biscayne January 2020The window is on the right.

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