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Ocean Drive hotels and cafés sue city of Miami Beach over liquor sales

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach Ocean Drive hotels and cafés are fighting back against a Miami Beach referendum that could potentially prevent outdoor venues on the touristy strip from selling alcohol after 2 a.m. Mango’s Tropical Cafe and 13 other… Continue Reading →

Rising sea levels may add to developers’ interest in Miami’s inland areas

Flooding in Miami Beach in 2013 Real estate speculation in lower-cost, higher-elevation areas of inland Miami may draw fuel from sea-level rise, according to an article published by Scientific American. Hugh Gladwin, an anthropologist at Florida International University, is starting to… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach voters to decide on density and height increases for proposed North Beach town center

Rendering of North Beach’s 71st Street It’s now up to Miami Beach voters to decide whether developers can move forward with plans to transform a faded strip of 71st Street and surrounding areas into a mixed-use residential district designed to… Continue Reading →

Jungle Island’s new owner in talks with adventure park hotel brand

Rendering of Jungle Island. Inset: John Dunlop Jungle Island’s new owner has more in store for the Watson Island attraction after it wraps up a multimillion-dollar renovation. Aventura-based ESJ Capital Partners is in talks with an international adventure park hotel brand… Continue Reading →

South Florida’s war with Airbnb

Tourists are flocking to Airbnb units, and the gleaming condos along the water are among the most desirable. From the June issue: South Florida is a mecca for all kinds of tourists, but local governments extend little hospitality to Airbnb,… Continue Reading →

Airbnb collected $191k in Broward bed taxes in May

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) Airbnb announced it collected and remitted $191,000 in tax revenues in Broward County in May. The short-term rental platform reached an agreement with Broward county officials in April to… Continue Reading →

Airbnb collected $522k in Miami-Dade bed taxes in May

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Airbnb collected and remitted $522,000 in tax revenues in Miami-Dade County in May, which marks the first month that the short-term rental platform collects… Continue Reading →

More Broward cities trying to regulate short-term rentals

Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach have started registering short-term rental properties. More cities in Broward County are trying to regulate residential property owners who list their homes online with Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms. Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach last… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach sets rules for medical marijuana dispensaries

Miami Beach The Miami Beach commission approved two ordinances on Wednesday that will regulate where medical marijuana will be sold and set requirements for those seeking a license to open a dispensary. The ordinances adopted on first reading will allow up… Continue Reading →

US-Russia business relations solid, despite sanctions and Trump investigation: panel

U.S. sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election have had a limited impact on business relations between Americans and Russians, and a probe of President Trump’s pre-election ties to Russia is unlikely to produce evidence of collusion,… Continue Reading →

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