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Paved paradise. Preservationists in Coconut Grove scored a win recently – the zoning board said “nope” to a developer’s bid to demolish a century-old cottage so he could build a larger home on the lot. The Grove’s been in a fierce battle between old and new for years now, and it’s rare the preservationists win a round. The developer is expected to appeal the decision though. (Miami Herald)

Strut it out. Designer Naeem Khan – who has styled fierce ladies like Beyoncé and Michelle Obama – is ditching the Big Apple for the 305 and will be opening up a fashion school next door to his new headquarters. It will be part of Design and Architecture Senior High’s fashion program and Khan says he hopes it will take Miami’s fashion industry up a couple notches. (Miami Herald)

Boy bye. City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo, elected in November, will get to keep his seat. His opponent, Alfie Leon, took him to court, questioning whether Carollo had really met the residency requirements for the seat. A judge ruled Monday that Carollo was in the clear. (Miami Herald)

Sketch. Federal immigration agents boarded a Greyhound bus in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend and asked riders for proof of citizenship or residency. When they found a woman who had neither, they arrested her. As a cheap way to get between cities, Greyhound’s a popular choice for working immigrants – and popular among federal immigration agents looking for the undocumented. (Miami New Times)

Fixing the system. For substitute teachers, bus drivers, and other hourly employees of the Miami-Dade school system, Hurricane Irma was financially devastating. That’s because they don’t get paid when natural disasters force schools to close for days at a time. But the district is considering changes that would pay hourly workers next time around. (WLRN)

Don’t sleep on this. Felecia Hatcher and Derick Pearson, the cofounders of BlackTech Week and Code Fever, have just launched Tribe, a new coworking space in Overtown. They hope it will bring the long-marginalized neighborhood the same kind of creative collaboration that has helped the tech scene boom in places like Wynwood. (Biscayne Times)

High time. Plantain Action News is back with new episodes. This time it’s explaining why, more than a year after Floridians voted to allow medical marijuana, you still can’t actually get it anywhere (legally). P.S. The Plantain is satire. Sometimes people forget that.

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On Friday, Wynwood’s Veza Sur Brewing Co. will unveil its new Lulo Sour beer, and we’ll be getting a first taste at our meetup! Come on out from 6 to 8 p.m. to hang with us and the rest of the tribe and get a tour of the brewery. Details here.




🍺 1/26: The New Tropic Meetup at Veza Sur (Wynwood)

👩‍🎨 1/30: Miami Arts Marketing Project (Downtown)

🙏 1/31: Let (Yoga) Love Rule! (South Beach)

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✡️  Through 1/25: Miami Jewish Film Festival (Multiple locations)

🌮 1/23: Underline Social at Pilo’s Tacos (Brickell)

🙏 1/23: Trap Yoga (Miami Gardens)

👗 1/24: Future of Fashion Tech and “Pitch to Perry” Night (Wynwood)

🌎 1/24: Premiere: Battleground Everglades (Palmetto Bay)

🎼 1/25: Nu Deco Ensemble at the Bandshell (North Beach)

🎭 1/25: Opening Night: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (South Beach, running through 2/18)

🚆 1/25: 2017/18 Transportation Summit (Downtown)

🎤 1/26: PALO! At Ball and Chain (Little Havana)

📻 1/26- 1/27: Pang! – A live radio triptych (Wynwood)

🌎 1/27: Keg & Klean for our National Parks (Wynwood)

🇱🇧 1/26-1/28: Lebanese Festival (South Miami)

🖼️ 1/27-1/28: Coral Gables Art Festival (Coral Gables)

🏃 1/28: Cheer Your City: Miami Marathon (Downtown)

🎵 1/28: Southern Soul Sunday at the A+E (Downtown)

🎼 1/28: MISO Concert in Collins Park (South Beach)


Now go get yourself an Enriqueta’s medianoche.

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