In November of 2016, the City of Coral Gables in partnership with the Business Improvement District and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, engaged a retail consultant, Downtown Works, to provide a retail strategy for the City. A little over one year later, the strategy is in full implementation mode, bringing the ideal retail mix to Downtown Coral Gables. With a focus on chef-driven restaurant concepts, home & design stores, women's fashion & accessories and men's fashion & accessories, you can see a shift in retail tenancy. This year we've welcomed Blue Mercury, Doc. B's Kitchen, and Café Grumpy to our downtown. In addition, athleisure brand 828 Clothing & Baby has "popped up" at 263 Miracle Mile, they are joined by four new art galleries that also popped up just in time for the opening of Miracle Mile.
The city continues to see an increase of capital investments in the area, which is infusing the downtown with a vitality and energy intrinsic to the retail strategy. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the world of retail and restaurants!