HOME   CALENDAR OF EVENTS    AD RATES   33133 STORE   PARKING MAP

grapevine-restaurant-head

Daily updates on what's up in Coconut Grove and beyond including Brickell, Coral Gables and Midtown Miami

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's a slow moving September, which is a good thing

It's very quiet in the Grove these days, for lack of a story today, I was going to re-run something from the past, which I may end up doing one of these days soon. Fall is here (as of yesterday), so things should be kicking in, but I don't really see much going on.

I hear that Snow Days is no more and that is a shame since that was one thing that set us apart from other areas. That was always fun. Grovetoberfest and the Pumpkin Patch are coming up this month and next month, but it almost looks as if the Grove has sworn off events, but not really because the last big even was the Great Grove Bed Race which was earlier this month.

Usually September flies by, but for some reason, this month has stalled, which, I think is a good thing, because who wants their life to fly by? It's hard to believe that the Bed Race was this month, it feels like it was so long ago and we still have a week to go in this month! Love it. Slow September.

I'm off to the gym and then to Buena Vista Deli in Midtown, to meet some friends for breakfast. I've been branching out of the Grove a lot lately, to enjoy other things. I was at Roaster n' Toasters, across from Dadeland, yesterday, which is next to the old Borders Books, which will become Trader Joe's soon.

When I brought up Trader Joe's the other day, I wasn't trying to put down the Pinecrest location meaning that the Grove was better. I just know that for years, there were serious talks with Traders Joe's about coming to the Grove. I was asked to not say anything by those involved in the talks and I just don't understand how that ball was dropped on that. That's all. We never seem to close the deal around here when it comes to things like that, but the good news is that once the door is open in the county, who knows where Trader Joe's could end up next. Oh, and the Grove location was possibly part of the big project in Village West where the Publix may or may not go, so either way, there was no way Joe's was going to end up there anytime soon since the ground has not even been broken yet in that area.

FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS STORY ON YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS
For linking to this one story, just click on the time it was posted & just this story will open for sharing!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one with a head on their shoulders and a good business model will open in the grove for years to come. The margin is simply too thin in 95% of the retail sector. That's why the empty storefronts continue to grow.

you will see further exodus, and any upstarts fail. I don't mean to be negative, but rather, just wanted to provide the plain truth. The costs when compared to the traffic in the grove dictates the outcome. by far the worst of any competing area - eg. Brickell, Design District, South Miami, etc.

September 24, 2012 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRING THE BIG DANCE CLUBS BACK AND LOWER THE RENT AND THEY WILL COME.SIMPLE AS THAT GEEEEEZ WHATS SO HARD ABOUT THAT .AND YES IM WRITING IN ALL CAPS.SO SAD TO SEE THE GROVE BECOME SO BORING AND OLD FASHION WE ARE IN 2012 PEOPLE

September 24, 2012 10:29 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home