Nov 19, 2018

Small Business Saturday is November 24!

Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, November 24th! In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launches Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving - to encourage people to #ShopSmall and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. This year the Coral Gables Chamber, City of Coral Gables and the Business Improvement District have partnered up to support our local small businesses and highlight their rich culture.
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Nov 13, 2018

This Thanksgiving Make Memories in Downtown Coral Gables

As Thanksgiving quickly sneaks up on us, you may be trying to figure out whether to prepare the meal yourself or let someone else do it for you. Well, think no more, Downtown Coral Gables has everything you need. On this special day, give thanks surrounded by family and friends at one of our local restaurants.

Nov 05, 2018

Bridal Boutiques in Downtown Coral Gables

Let’s be real, shopping for your wedding dress is no easy process. Even if a bride has been dreaming of her dress since she was five years old finding the dream gown can be stressful and take time. Luckily for you, Downtown Coral Gables is home to multiple bridal boutiques ready to guide and help you find the dress of your dreams.

Oct 23, 2018

Giralda Under the Stars

The neighborhood favorite, Giralda Under the Stars event series, is returning to Giralda Plaza from November 2018 to April 2019!

Oct 16, 2018

A Cheat Sheet to Spanish Food in the Downtown

Spanish food is the type of cuisine that brings people together. Going out and bonding over tapas is a popular activity that Spanish restaurants offer all around the world. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional or modern take on this type of cuisine, here a few options for you.

Oct 01, 2018

Keepsakes for Kids

Downtown Coral Gables is a family-friendly destination, everyday you’ll catch families sharing ice cream on Aragon or walking down Miracle Mile hand-in-hand. Our retail stores specialize in providing unique and distinct gifts for children to keep forever. Shop for your family or the special children in your life in Downtown Coral Gables and find something with meaning made of quality materials.

Sep 25, 2018

Grab an Apron and Get Cooking!

Ditch your usual weekend plans for a fun and out-of-the ordinary activity: a cooking class! Whether you’re interested in having a good time, improving your cooking skills, meeting new people or gift a class for a foodie friend here is a list of places to consider during your search.

Sep 17, 2018

Pizza Tour of Coral Gables

There’s something so magical about that timeless combination of dough, tomato sauce and cheese. You can never have too much pizza and in Downtown Coral Gables, you’ll never run out of pies to try. Take a pizza tour of Coral Gables and start with these slices from our local pizzerias.

Sep 11, 2018

Home Shopping in Downtown Coral Gables

As fun a project decorating a home can be, we know it can also be daunting and challenging. That’s why we want to help by letting you know about go-to furniture and décor stores in Downtown Coral Gables.

Sep 04, 2018

Signature Coffee Beverages to Sip in Coral Gables

Most of us are around Coral Gables every day. Whether you’re one of the 50,000 people who work in Downtown Coral Gables or the 761,600 who live within twenty minutes of the area, you aren’t too far from a caffeine blast to keep you up and alert. Downtown Coral Gables’ cafes and coffee shops have you covered.

recent news

Venice in the Gables Art Initiative

The City of Coral Gables is celebrating the completion of the Downtown Miracle Mile and Giralda Streetscape Project with an exciting art project, Venice in the Gables.

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Taste Your Way Through The Gables

This June, the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables will be dishing out a forkful of flavor with our Coral Gables Culinary Month. Wine and dine at a variety of tastefully crafted events that celebrate the culinary culture of Downtown.

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A Classic South Florida Street has Finally Re-Opened.

Miracle Mile's dramatically wider sidewalks and its fresh, modern look have already sparked renewed life along the street, they say — especially after dark and on weekends, when residents and visitors come to dine and then stroll around to check out the enhanced ambiance.

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Giralda Plaza Event Series is Here!

The pedestrian promenade, Giralda Plaza, is welcoming its very own Event Series taking place every Wednesday to Sunday from February to July 2018.

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press releases




9th Annual Giralda Under The Stars Returns to Downtown Coral Gables

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is bringing back a crowd favorite with the 9th annual Giralda Under the Stars six-month series presented by Diageo.




Downtown Coral Gables Welcomes 17 New Establishments to the “City Beautiful”

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is excited to announce that 17 new businesses have recently opened in Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile. The new retailers contribute to a lively epicenter infused with international flair, one-of-a-kind offerings and experiences, where locals and visitors can take advantage of a tastefully-cultivated community and effortless lifestyle.




Umbrella Sky Art Installation arrives to Downtown Coral Gables this July

This July, Giralda Plaza will be transformed into a vibrant and colorful art experience with the installation of the Umbrella Sky Project. Starting Friday, July 13th and continuing over the next two months, hundreds of umbrellas will gently sway over the newly transformed Giralda Plaza, the pedestrian promenade located at the 100 block of Giralda Avenue.




Downtown Coral Gables Kicks-Off its First Ever Culinary Month

This June, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables will be dishing out a forkful of flavor with its first-ever Coral Gables Culinary Month, celebrating Downtown Coral Gables’ thriving food and beverage scene. An expansion of the BID’s signature dining promotion Coral Gables Restaurant Week, Culinary Month promises 30 days of exclusive, interactive and mouthwatering events, promotions, special menus, chef demonstrations and more.




Downtown Coral Gables Celebrates the Arts

As Miracle Mile completes its transformation, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is pleased to introduce Pop-up Art Galleries to Downtown Coral Gables. Enjoy a period of color and public art that will reintroduce the arts to Downtown Coral Gables.




Back to Beautiful Celebration, Marks the Official Completion of Miracle Mile Streetscape

To celebrate the official unveiling of the new Miracle Mile, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, City of Coral Gables and Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to partner and host the Miracle Mile Back to Beautiful Celebration on Saturday, April 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.




Business Improvement District of Coral Gables Plans for Bright Future

The operating charter for the Business Improvement District (“BID”) of Coral Gables has been renewed for five more years by a majority vote of its property owners.


Miracle Mile Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our Beautiful party this past Saturday, April 14! We had a great evening and were delighted so many people made the effort to come and celebrate with us.

Live Music on the Mile

Every Friday and Saturday from August 10 to September 29, musicians play on each block of Miracle Mile from 7-10 p.m. Pedestrians stroll the streets of Miracle Mile while enjoying a lively and musical atmosphere in Downtown Coral Gables, drowning out the sounds of traffic with beautiful melodies!