For Daniel Siragusa, playing his part in the family business has been something of a round-trip. The owner/operator of Mario The Baker started his work with the restaurant in 2001 at the ripe age of 17, just a year after his father had purchased the longstanding North Miami favorite. Just 3 years later, he was off to Biloxi, Mississippi, managing a new Mario The Baker location. Siragusa was content to stay, but Hurricane Katrina had other plans. “The restaurant was destroyed,” he remembers. The result? Siragusa was brought back to Miami to open the business’s new Downtown/Brickell location. Today, he and his team work to make sure the restaurant keeps producing the same quality pizza and Italian/American cuisine they’ve become famous for…but with changing times come a few new twists. “No one was asking for whole-wheat pizza in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but we gotta offer it now,” he quips; 43 W. Flagler St., Miami; 786.316.0166; MarioTheBakerPizza.com.
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Brickell City Centre has become a destination in its own regard. Swire Properties has developed a place where the community wants to be, hang out, and enjoy their time with loved ones while shopping at some of the world’s top retailers in a vibrant destination in the heart of Downtown Miami that’s second to none.