Creating Prosperity

While South Florida witnesses a moment of immense growth and development, Coral Gables has managed to retain its unique charm by championing the businesses and business owners that call the city home.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | June 25, 2022 | Lifestyle

Celebrating 25 years of thriving business, the Coral Gables Business Improvement District (BID) has launched fun ongoing events and creative initiatives, including a series of concert performances hosted in partnership with the Frost School of Music in Downtown Coral Gables on McBride Plaza; the Capture Coral Gables photography competition at the Coral Gables Museum; pop-up Shakespeare shorts in courtyards and gardens around town; and much more. There’s always a surprise experience somewhere. The BID has overseen modern upgrades like the Streetscape Project and Giralda Plaza, an enhanced aesthetic and an augmented pedestrian-friendly experience. They encourage and support artistic and cultural installations and events, such as Umbrella Sky on Giralda Avenue and Murals up and down Miracle Mile. The pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is home to over 350 merchants offering food and beverage, beauty, apparel and specialty retail among the most popular storefronts in the area, drawing thousands of visitors daily;