Save the Date
Mommy Boot Camp
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Music on the Mile
2nd Tuesdays
6 - 8 PM
6 - 7 PM
Movies on the Mile
1st Thursdays
7 - 9 PM
Pumpkin Patch
October 21
10 AM - 5 PM
Merchant Social
Media Workshop
October 16
9 AM - 11 AM
Commissioner Lago at TPO meeting


Good news! In July, Coral Gables secured a seat on the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The TPO guides the transportation planning process and provides mobility options within the County. Due to its central location, it was important for the City to help shape the future growth of transportation. The City Commission appointed Commissioner Lago as its representative on the TPO, in recognition of his leadership in obtaining the seat for the city.

"WeWork builds more than just beautiful work spaces, we aim to build communities that help people
collaborate and thrive. We're encouraged by the interest and growth we've seen in the region, and
we're excited to bring our community to Coral Gables."

- Adam Wacenske, General Manager Southern Region, WeWork

Volunteers will be staffed at the new Coral Gables Information Booth at the Miracle Theatre Ticket Kiosk daily, to answer all of your Coral Gables questions. Pass by today!
Economic Development Dept.
2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 
Ste. 720
Coral Gables, FL 33134
October 1st marked the beginning of the City's 2017-2018 fiscal year. As part of its annual budget, Coral Gables has approved a robust capital improvement plan with multiple projects that will benefit businesses. The Information Technology Department, in collaboration with Public Works, Police, Parking and City departments, will invest in smart infrastructure for the downtown. This includes fiber optics communications, Wi-Fi service for Miracle Mile and Giralda Plaza, CCTV cameras with video analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), smart lighting sensors for pedestrian and vehicle traffic, parking, and environmental conditions, and digital signage interactive kiosks, to name a few. This technology will be implemented and expanded in phases. What does that mean for your business? To start, you will have valuable data at your disposal, including pedestrian and traffic counts, that may help establish patterns, improve your efficiencies, provide better service to the community and grow your business. We will keep you informed as the technology is activated. We are also working with the bright minds behind theMayor's Innovation Council to identify opportunities to make Coral Gables a smarter city. The more we invest in smart city technology, the brighter and more successful our collective futures will be.

- Javier A. Betancourt, Dir.,  Economic Development Dept.
Earth-tone pavers in an artful pattern, shady trees and warm lighting come together to create a European piazza in the heart of Coral Gables. The transformation of Giralda Plaza into a beautiful curbless public space is complete. Due to Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, the unveiling and celebration of the street was rescheduled to Friday, October 13th. The celebration will include several live musical acts and an official ribbon cutting. The City also recently provided the Business Improvement District's Giralda Plaza Committee with a one-time $125,000 marketing grant for events and promotion of the street. Stay tuned to the City's Instagram account, @CityofCoralGables, for updates. In the meantime, businesses on Giralda Plaza are open and customers are already enjoying the new Plaza.

Although it's been numerous years since Coral Gables businesses have experienced a storm of Hurricane Irma's magnitude, their level of preparedness and resiliency was evident by the limited time it took to reopen their doors. One such example was Pascal's on Ponce; the restaurant was open for dinner less than 24 hours after Irma swept through the area. A hurricane plan, properly protected storefronts, dedicated employees and a responsive City were key elements to a quick recovery. Those who opened early found eager customers looking for a cool reprieve. To ensure that you are fully prepared for future emergencies and to learn about business disaster recovery assistance, visit:
This October heralds the return of the Downtown Gables Event Series, a free, fun-filled series of weekly fitness classes and monthly musical performances and movies, which bring energy and vibrancy to our Downtown core. Running through April 2018, the robust series, organized by the City of Coral Gables and supported by various partners and sponsors, features a new weekly "Mommy & Me" workout class on Monday mornings which joins a fitness schedule of alternating Zumba and Yoga classes on Wednesday evenings. The second Tuesday of each month will feature a musical performance by an artist in the Frost School of Music, while a full-length feature film will be played on the first Thursday of each month. Area restaurants and businesses will get in on the fun, offering various goods for sale during our musical concerts and feature films. Join us in supporting Downtown Coral Gables at these free events, held at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family.