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Normandy Fountain Construction Update

September 30th, 2014

Normandy Fountain Updated Construction
Nearly restored to it’s former beauty, the Normandy Fountain once again stands gallantly over Normandy Isle and it’s residents. With it’s bright white pillar and colorful imported tile, the Normandy Fountain demands the attention of passersby. Only a few more steps remain before we can yet again enjoy watching the water dance over each of the two brilliantly colored tiers.
So far, construction is going smoothly and is on track [...]

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How to Raise Your Property Value: Upcoming Home Design and Remodeling Show

August 21st, 2014

Miami Home Remodeling & Design Show - August
Increasing your property value can be as easy as making improvements where it counts. These enhancements will reward you with a larger return on investment when you’re ready to sell and most of them don’t have to break the bank.
Example of Recessed and LED LightingLighting can make a remarkable difference [...]

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Improvements Underway at the North Shore Bandshell

August 14th, 2014

North Shore Bandshell Ampitheater
As we here at Urban Resource will tell you time and again, the Bandshell located at 7275 Collins Avenue is one of our favorite venues in North Beach. Where else in Miami Beach can you enjoy an outdoor concert at an exceptionally designed venue that is just steps away from the ocean? Everyone from live entertainment fanatics to food truck connoisseurs must admit they’ve spent an outrageous amount of time at [...]

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Miami Beach Plans to Improve “Blueways”

July 31st, 2014

North Beach - Normandy Isle
During their initial public workshop on June 22nd, 2014, the City of Miami Beach announced their plans to improve the waterways that surround and connect our charming communities. Their goal is to connect “people to the water at convenient locations allowing aquatic recreational opportunity and transportation by water within a community” as described by the City. What does this mean for residents? Imagine having access points to the [...]

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O Cinema Looking for Home at the Byron Carlyle

July 21st, 2014

Byron Carlyle Theater
Do you remember when the Byron Carlyle was one of the only movie theaters in Miami Beach? Well, O Cinema is interested in managing this wonderful North Beach Venue, bringing independent films and art installations to North Beach. O Cinema won the support for this endeavor from the Mayor’s North Beach Blue Ribbon Committee but the city commission wants to hear from its residents before approving.
We’ve seen the success of independent [...]

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Normandy Fountain Gets a Facelift

July 10th, 2014

Normandy Fountain Construction 2014
You’ve seen it. Towering amongst the swaying palms and boasting its proud history, the Normandy Fountain has been a landmark for almost 90 years and is now undergoing some serious repairs. The Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel of North Beach and the City of Miami Beach are orchestrating the restoration of the fountain. The scope of work includes:

Repairing the interior plumbing and electricity
Restoring the concrete
Sourcing the original tile to replace [...]

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Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival

July 1st, 2014

Bandshell Arial Shot - Tagged
This year’s Miami Beach Fourth of July festivities will be held in North Beach! The Fire on the Fourth Festival will have food trucks, live music, fireworks, and more. The event will take place from 9am to 9pm at the North Shore Bandshell located at 7275 Collins Avenue.
This event is free and open to the public and has something for all ages.
The Line-Up
9:00am – Green Monkey Yoga on [...]

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The Beach House – 6080 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

June 26th, 2014

The Beach House
As we hear of so many mega projects happening in Miami, some towering over 65 floors, vying to be the tallest in the city, it is refreshing to come over to Miami Beach and see boutique development. This is small scale, skyline sharing, new construction that is usually within steps from the sand, where you’ll still get sunshine. One such new development recently approved is the Beach House, standing [...]

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North Beach Trolley Coming Soon

June 12th, 2014

North Beach Trolley Example JPG
North Beach is soon to acquire its very own trolley service! The North Beach Trolley will run Monday through Sunday between 8:00AM to 12:00AM. The trolley is FREE and open to the public and is scheduled to begin service in October 2014.
The route will offer service between the stretch of 65th street to 88th street and from the western tip of Normandy Isle to Collins Avenue. The route passes [...]

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Brighter Days Coming to The Howard Johnson Dezerland -8701 Collins Av

June 9th, 2014

Biltmore Terrace Front Rendering
At the end of last year, The HoJo Dezerland Hotel sold for $65 Million to the Terra Group. I remember being fascinated by the classic cars spread around in the lobby diner when I was much younger. Given that these classics still adorn the Dezerland today is a good sign that a serious make-over is long over due. The total acquisition consisted of the hotel property with 227 [...]

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