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If you are considering buying or selling Coconut Grove real estate, Coral Gables real estate, Pinecrest real estate, Palmetto Bay real estate, Cutler Bay real estate, Key Biscayne real estate, Miami Beach real estate, High Pines real estate or South Miami real estate and want to work with an experienced team of real estate agents, feel free to contact the John Seidel Team directly at 786-488-9756 or email us at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your complementary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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A South Miami Treasure Closes

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in South Miami Real Estate | 0 comments

Last call for Fox’s Lounge in South Miami

Article by The Miami Herald

south miami real estateTucked along busy South Dixie Highway in South Miami sits a South Florida landmark staring down its final days.

Fox’s Sherron Inn, which has been serving heavy free-poured drinks and pretty darn good food since the 1940s, will hold its last — and final — call early Saturday morning.

After 69 years, The Fox, as it’s affectionately known, will be open just one more day.

“It’s been a crazy three weeks,’’ said manager Ricardo Gutierrez, who has seen his small bar and restaurant overrun with patrons since its closing was announced earlier this month.

“The people have been pouring in here nonstop. It has been a madhouse. But seeing so many familiar faces, people you’ve known through the years come by has been great. You really got to see what this place meant to them.”

Owner Rene Dahdah is razing the popular hangout located a few blocks south of Sunset Drive not far from UM, known
for its ample servings of alcohol and grub, and old-school ambiance. (Favorites on the menu: French Onion Soup, Steak Bits and a Reuben.)

south miami real estateWalking into the Fox is like stepping back in time.

A word of warning: Watch those first few steps. There is little light inside the windowless lounge, the only illumination coming from small red candles, a flat-screen television in the corner and the occasional glow from a smart phone.

“I’ve learned to leave my sunglasses on when I come in,’’ said longtime patron John Edward Smith, “and take them off after a few minutes after my eyes adjust.’’

The Fox will soon join a long list of popular Miami late-night spots closed in the name of progress. Like the 1800 Club off Biscayne Boulevard and downtown’s legendary Tobacco Road before it, the Fox will be torn down to make way for new development.

Dahdah has plans for apartments, retail and office space. A new version of the Fox is possible.

Gutierrez says most of the historic markings from the bar —including the Art Deco-style neon sign that fronts U.S. 1 — will be preserved for future use at the site.

south miami real estate“We’re keeping just about everything,” Gutierrez said. “We’re going to try and incorporate it in the new building.”
Hank and Betty Fox opened their humble saloon in 1946, naming it the Sherron Inn after their daughter. The Fox has only changed hands twice over the years.

In the 1960s, George Andrews bought the joint. Andrews sold to Dahdah in 2010.

The Fox has looked much like it does now for decades. In 1982, an electrical fire in the kitchen caused so much damage Andrews thought of redesigning the place but learned there are some things you don’t mess with.
Fox’s Lounge was rebuilt to look as it always had — minus the original sawdust floors.

“I was going to remodel it,” Andrews told the Miami Herald in 1988, “but the customers all started crying. They wanted it the way it was.’’

A number of longtime regulars, many of whom remember the original place, were enjoying one of their final days at the lounge Thursday afternoon.

There was Smith, a retired Columbus High teacher, sitting in a booth washing down Fox’s famed Southern Fried Chicken with a gin martini.

Although he’s been coming here since 1967 when some parents at Columbus turned him onto the place, Smith ordered the deep-fried bird for the first time.

south miami real estate“This really is sad,’’’ Smith said. “This place has charted its own history over the years. You just don’t find places like this anymore. They are born over time.’’

Across the bar munching on a burger was Tom Phillips, who lives in Hollywood but has been frequenting the Fox since the late 1980s. Phillips brought a camera to document his final visit, snapping a photo of the large jukebox jammed near the men’s room as well as the lit-up glass mural of the bar’s slithering fox logo.

“I’m just sick to see us lose this,’’’ Phillips said between bites. “I just love this place. Everything that changes in South Florida is for the worse, not the better. You’re not going to find another place like this.’’

Charter boat captain Gary Ellis has been driving here from his home in Islamorada since the 1960s.

On Thursday, Ellis leaned on the bar slowly working on a crock of French onion soup while trying to make small talk with the very busy bartender Margot Love.

“Nothing is forever, I guess,’’’ Ellis said. “It’s a landmark, that’s for sure, but you can’t really see it from the highway. You have to know it’s here.’’

Many people do.

When Ellis hit the road, Joan Madden saddled up to the bar. The Miami High grad — “Where else?” she quipped — has been coming to the Fox since her college days in the early 1950s. Thursday was perhaps her final trip to a place she described “like home. I feel very comfortable coming here, safe. And the food’s always great.’’

Friday’s final day of operation will be a battle for parking, seating and everything else. Madden said she doesn’t anticipate fighting her way in.

“It’s going to be absolutely crazy,” she said just before her soup arrived. “I figured I would come early [Thursday] and it’s already packed. I did get a nice parking spot under a tree, though, which is good.’’
Gutierrez said Fox’s final Friday will “be business as usual. Well, as much as it can be.”

The bar will open at 11 a.m. with the last and final call for alcohol coming around 2 a.m. Saturday.
Gutierrez planned a special party for Saturday night, but scaled it back.

Only employees and some of the bar’s treasured regulars will be invited. There will probably be some tears shed.
“I just want to have a few drinks with them,” Gutierrez said. “Our staff deserves that. Some of regulars who have been here for us day after day supporting us deserve that too.”

Smith, the retired teacher, plans to be back for Saturday’s final party. He’s also angling to snare one or two of
the dozen low-back bar stools surrounding the Fox’s well-worn bar.

A 70th birthday celebration for the bar would have been held next year. This final weekend will have to do.
“We didn’t make it to 70,’’’ Gutierrez said as he ran his hand over the aged jukebox, “but 69 years is one hell of a run. This place will be missed.’’

FOX’S SHERRON INN
6030 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami
Final day of operation: Friday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.)

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As one of Miami’s best Real Estate Teams, you will find that we offer Experience, Professionalism, Dedication, Quick Responses and Outstanding Results. John Seidel has over 15 years’ experience selling real estate in numerous areas within Miami Dade. As a Miami native, he not only knows the areas but specializes in many Miami neighborhoods.

If you are considering buying or selling Coconut Grove real estate, Coral Gables real estate, Pinecrest real estate, Palmetto Bay real estate, Cutler Bay real estate, Key Biscayne real estate, Miami Beach real estate, High Pines real estate or South Miami real estate and want to work with an experienced team of real estate agents, feel free to contact the John Seidel Team directly at 786-488-9756 or email us at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your complementary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Check back with us frequently as we are constantly posting the latest sales, statistics, and local news on Miami’s Real Estate Market.

A change to Coconut Grove Real Estate

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Coconut Grove Real Estate | 0 comments

A new facelift to Coconut Groves Waterfront.

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I wrote an article back in April on a new project approved in November of 2013 to update Coconut Groves’ historic waterfront.

The Coconut Grove waterfront area encompass from Peacock Park, Dinner Key all the way to Kennedy Park including the islands and anchorages.

Architecture and planning firm Sasaki Associates, Inc. was contracted by the City Commission in 2005 to design the plans for the renovations. With the input of various stakeholders (residents, merchants, restaurateurs, and other parties with an interest in the project), Sasaki was able to put together a beautiful and functional plan.

The City’s vision for the Coastal Recreational Park is “to transform the underutilized waterfront into more cohesive and vibrant public spaces and reorganizes the Expo Center and Dinner Key Marina areas into a concentrated working waterfront from recreation, education, and live-aboards.”

Developers, Grove Bay Investment Group, signed a 50-year lease with the city for the site where the Chart House and Scotty’s Landing restaurants and Grove Key Marina where just north of Miami City Hall. In the lease agreement, the developers will spend $18 million to refurbish the marina, renovate and preserve the two historic Pan Am hangers (one to be used for boat storage and the other as a marine-supply store), and replace the restaurants with Shula’s Stake House, Oceano Seafood Cebicheria (Peruvian food) and Hanger 42 Pub & Grub.

Another part of the plan includes a three-story, 39 feet tall municipal parking garage with 40,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor to be built on South Bayshore Drive. It will serve the new park, shops and Grove Bay’s restaurants and marina. The agreement requires the developers to contribute $5 million toward the project.

Other improvements include the former Grove Exhibition Center replaced with a 17-acre park (Regatta Park), updates to Peacock Park, Myers Park and Kennedy Park, landscaping at City Hall, three new piers, and the creation of a pedestrian promenade from South Bayshore Drive and ending at the new public pier over Biscayne Bay.

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As one of Miami’s best Real Estate Teams, you will find that we offer Experience, Professionalism, Dedication, Quick Responses and Outstanding Results. John Seidel has over 15 years’ experience selling real estate in numerous areas within Miami Dade. As a Miami native, he not only knows the areas but specializes in many Miami neighborhoods.

If you are considering buying or selling Coconut Grove real estate, Coral Gables real estate, Pinecrest real estate, Palmetto Bay real estate, Cutler Bay real estate, Key Biscayne real estate, Miami Beach real estate, High Pines real estate or South Miami real estate and want to work with an experienced team of real estate agents, feel free to contact the John Seidel Team directly at 786-488-9756 or email us at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your complementary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Check back with us frequently as we are constantly posting the latest sales, statistics, and local news on Miami’s Real Estate Market.

Open House in Coconut Grove

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Coconut Grove Real Estate | 0 comments

Coconut Grove Real Estate2931 Center St, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Open House

Sunday 8/2 from 1 to 3

2 Bedroom
2-1/2 Baths
1,373 Sq Ft Living Area

Asking Price $485,000.00

 

Coconut Grove! Beautiful 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath spacious townhome on Center Street, the heart of Coconut Grove. Huge outdoor private fenced-in patio. Balconies off of each bedroom. Updated kitchen with granite countertops. Lots of natural light and surrounded by windows when you first enter the townhome. Indoor utility room with washer and dryer. Just a few blocks to Coconut Grove shops and beautiful Biscayne Bay. 2 parking spaces. The small charming boutique community also has a pool. A must see.

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As one of Miami’s best Real Estate Teams, you will find that we offer Experience, Professionalism, Dedication, Quick Responses and Outstanding Results. John Seidel has over 15 years’ experience selling real estate in numerous areas within Miami Dade. As a Miami native, he not only knows the areas but specializes in many Miami neighborhoods.

If you are considering buying or selling Coconut Grove real estate, Coral Gables real estate, Pinecrest real estate, Palmetto Bay real estate, Cutler Bay real estate, Key Biscayne real estate, Miami Beach real estate, High Pines real estate or South Miami real estate and want to work with an experienced team of real estate agents, feel free to contact the John Seidel Team directly at 786-488-9756 or email us at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your complementary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Check back with us frequently as we are constantly posting the latest sales, statistics, and local news on Miami’s Real Estate Market.

Welcome to Villas at Pinecrest Miami

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Pinecrest Real Estate | 0 comments

Welcome to Villas at Pinecrest.

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Villas at Pinecrest is a new townhome development underway in one of Miami’s beautiful communities, Pinecrest.

The design for this community, same as in Pinecrest Place, reflects a coastal contemporary architecture. This boutique gated community will contain a collection of 18 townhomes with 3 elegant floor plans. These townhomes are 3 stories high ranging from 3,418 to 3,760 total square feet. Each floor plan consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2 powder rooms along with a media room located on the second level.

Some of the homes features include:

• Chauffeured Ceilings in Living Areas and Floating Ceiling in Master Bedroom
• Impact Resistant Windows and Doors
• 9′ Custom Sliding Doors in Great Room
• Spacious Walk-In Closets
• Designer Coordinated Lighting Package
• Linear Diffuser Air-Conditioner Grills in Common Areas and Master Bedroom
• 7″ Wood Baseboards
• Interior Pre-Hung Solid Core Doors
• Pre-Wiring for Cable, Phone and Internet in Family Room and Bedrooms
• Audio and Video Standard Wiring in Three Locations
• Dual High Efficiency Air-Conditioning Units
• Front Loader Washer and Duet Steam Dryer
• Tankless Gas Water Heater
• Full Security System with Siren, Motion Detector and Cellular Connectivity
• Optional Laundry Chute in Select Models
• Residential Elevator (Optional)

And so much more…

Call us today for more information: 786-488-9756

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As one of Miami’s best Real Estate Teams, you will find that we offer Experience, Professionalism, Dedication, Quick Responses and Outstanding Results. John Seidel has over 15 years’ experience selling real estate in numerous areas within Miami Dade. As a Miami native, he not only knows the areas but specializes in many Miami neighborhoods.

If you are considering buying or selling Coconut Grove real estate, Coral Gables real estate, Pinecrest real estate, Palmetto Bay real estate, Cutler Bay real estate, Key Biscayne real estate, Miami Beach real estate, High Pines real estate or South Miami real estate and want to work with an experienced team of real estate agents, feel free to contact the John Seidel Team directly at 786-488-9756 or email us at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your complementary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Check back with us frequently as we are constantly posting the latest sales, statistics, and local news on Miami’s Real Estate Market.

New Price for Coconut Grove Real Estate

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Coconut Grove Real Estate | 0 comments

Coconut Grove Real Estate2931 Center St, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

2 Bedroom
2-1/2 Baths
1,373 Sq Ft Living Area

New Price $485,000.00

 

Coconut Grove! Beautiful 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath spacious townhome on Center Street, the heart of Coconut Grove. Huge outdoor private fenced-in patio. Balconies off of each bedroom. Updated kitchen with granite countertops. Lots of natural light and surrounded by windows when you first enter the townhome. Indoor utility room with washer and dryer. Just a few blocks to Coconut Grove shops and beautiful Biscayne Bay. 2 parking spaces. The small charming boutique community also has a pool. A must see.

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As one of Miami’s best Real Estate Teams, you will find that we offer Experience, Professionalism, Dedication, Quick Responses and Outstanding Results. John Seidel has over 15 years’ experience selling real estate in numerous areas within Miami Dade. As a Miami native, he not only knows the areas but specializes in many Miami neighborhoods.

If you are considering buying or selling Coconut Grove real estate, Coral Gables real estate, Pinecrest real estate, Palmetto Bay real estate, Cutler Bay real estate, Key Biscayne real estate, Miami Beach real estate, High Pines real estate or South Miami real estate and want to work with an experienced team of real estate agents, feel free to contact the John Seidel Team directly at 786-488-9756 or email us at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your complementary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Check back with us frequently as we are constantly posting the latest sales, statistics, and local news on Miami’s Real Estate Market.