Read about some of the most exciting new occurrences in Miami in our OPTIMAR Observer.

     

     

    Miami’s Super Bowl Means Big Business For All Businesses

     

     

    When the Super Bowl comes back to its rightful home here in Miami in less than two years, it will be a great draw for the big-budget visitor. At the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, one of our main goals has been ensuring Super Bowl LIV will create great opportunities not just for the biggest movers and shakers, but for medium-sized operations and even kick off opportunities to make great connections at the individual level. For the Host Committee, big players are already on the team that’s dedicated to Miami’s experience hosting an awesome one. Leadership from FPL, MasTec, the Related Group, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the conventions and visitors bureaus are all valuable parts of the Host Committee.

     

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    Kendall Parkway: More Than Just Another Expressway

     

     

    The Kendall Parkway is a brand new expressway connecting to State Road 836 running from SW 8th Street to SW 136th Street between approximately SW 168th Avenue and SW 169th Avenue. The Kendall Parkway will have access to Bird Road, Miller Drive, Sunset Drive, Kendall Drive, Killian Parkway, SW 120th Street and SW 136th Street. The Kendall Parkway will provide an alternative to daily commuters fighting traffic to the Turnpike and will offer the West Kendall community with much-needed traffic relief. The Kendall Parkway will extend the East-West Corridor of the Smart Plan providing commuters with transit mobility options.

     

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    FIU Law graduates earn highest Florida Bar passage rate

     

     

    FIU College of Law graduates have, once again, earned the highest bar passage rate of any of Florida’s 11 law schools on the February 2018 Florida Bar Exam. This accomplishment follows first place finishes on the July 2017, July 2016, February 2016, and July 2015 bar exams. With a passage rate of 85 percent, FIU Law’s alumni also well surpassed the statewide average passage rate by 27 percentage points. “FIU Law is a leader in providing quality legal education, and these results evidence our students’ diligence and faculty’s excellence in teaching,” said Acting Dean Tawia Ansah. “At FIU Law, we have created and implemented a novel bar exam preparation program that provides all of our graduates with the resources they need to help them on this high-stakes exam. Our bar exam preparation and academic excellence programs are unique in Florida, and provide unparalleled opportunities for students to become better learners and better lawyers.”

     

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    Cub Scout Pack 280 Making a Difference in our Community

     

     

    Each Thursday evening during the school year, the cafeteria at Ludlam Elementary comes alive with the energy of dozens of 5-10 year olds. These children are learning about our community, practicing first aid, or building projects as they progress through the BSA Cub Scout program. Cub Scout Pack 280 is an award-winning organization completing it’s 57th year as members of the South Miami community. Part of the Boy Scouts of America – South Florida Council’s Hurricane District, the pack serves boys (and soon girls) from kindergarten through 5th grade. While many of the scouts are Ludlam Elementary students, some come from other regions of the county to participate in the many offerings of Pack 280.

     

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    Barton G. The Restaurant – Now THAT’s “Dinnertainement”

     

     

    Thrill seekers no longer need to jump out of a plane, scale Mount Everest or go for a dive among Great Whites to push the boundaries of their imaginations and achieve that adrenaline rush.  A simple visit to Barton G. The Restaurant will provide all of the adventure that one can fathom – and then some. Barton G. is the Cirque de Soleil meets Ultra Music Festival meets the Indy 500 of the dining world- with the quality and flavors of a Michelin-Starred restaurant. It’s no surprise that renowned restaurateur and special event impresario, Barton G. Weiss, creator of the extraordinary Barton  G. The Restaurants is the trendsetter in his field.  Creator of the liquid nitrogen cocktail and #foodporn, Barton is continuously looking for new ideas that are 100% original. “I live to create shockingly delicious and awe-inspiring dining and event experiences. Every day is a celebration.”

     

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