Startups

Tea ‘n Sanity has books ‘n more

THE PLACE: Tea ‘n Sanity is the last used book store in Miami-Dade County. Eunice Rodriguez takes in more than 2,000 books every week, but at this shop, you’ll find much more than books. It’s a combination book exchange ‘n medicinal herb shop. Rodriguez is a self-taught herbalist and will custom-blend herbs and essential oils […]

/ March 28, 2019


The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is Miami’s Hidden Treasure

THE MUSEUM: Cully Waggoner has coined the term “train-scendental meditation.” He’s the chief of training at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum and can teach you how to drive a train. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, established in 1957, is a hidden treasure in Miami. It’s home to more than 40 historic railcars, including the “Ferdinand Magellan” Presidential […]

/ March 27, 2019


Video: Claps for Mr. Yap

People say Mr. Yap is crazy. But ask him, and he’ll tell you he’s just “crazy happy.” George Yap migrated from Jamaica to Miami in 1976 with $50 in his pocket. With the help of family and friends, he founded Leasa Industries in 1977 inside a dilapidated warehouse in Liberty City. Today, his company is […]

/ February 13, 2019


Video: Meg Daly, the visionary behind the Underline

Meg Daly thinks great cities are defined by great public spaces, so she’s building a park. But this isn’t your ordinary park. For starters, it spans 120 acres. Running from Dadeland to Brickell, The Underline will transform the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, biking and jogging trail, and outdoor art gallery. […]

/ February 11, 2019


Video: Meet Overtown’s RBG, Ms. Jackie Bell

At 81, Jackie Bell is far from retirement. She may not have a computer or a smartphone, but what she lacks in technology, she makes up for in resilience. She remembers the Overtown she grew up in, before the construction of I-95 drove businesses out of the community. “You didn’t know you were segregated,” she […]

/ January 10, 2019


Video: History meets hospitality at the Copper Door B&B

Chefs Jamila Ross and Akino West recently converted an abandoned 1940s motel in historic Overtown into a vintage-styled bed-and-breakfast concept that’s equal parts love and hospitality. The Copper Door B&B features 22 rooms, three private suites, and a banquet table where travelers can share stories over a homemade breakfast prepared by the couple. Sure, you’ve […]

/ January 3, 2019


Video: Forget what you think you know about Overtown

Overtown is a neighborhood that knows all about change. Once considered “The Harlem of the South,” it was the gathering place for musicians such as Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billie Holiday. But when the construction of I-95 divided the neighborhood into quadrants in the 1960s, Overtown’s economic stability collapsed, and so did its […]

/ December 17, 2018


Matt Haggman on five years building a startup scene

We gave the former Knight Miami Director an “exit interview” on where Miami stands five years after he launched his quest to turn Miami into a tech hub.

/ November 5, 2017


What job hunting in South Florida’s tech scene is really like

South Florida’s tech scene is growing fast — but not fast enough, or in not the right ways, for many local jobseekers.

/ October 16, 2017


Things to do on the startup scene

Weekly favorites like Waffle Wednesdays and one-offs on everything from funding to hackathons

/ October 3, 2017