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



    Best Place’s To Watch Fireworks on 4th of July



    Independence Day is next week! That means it’s time to make plans for our BBQ and firework celebrations. There are many amazing pyrotechnic shows in Miami. The trick is to find a comfortable spot where you can enjoy them with your friends and family. Lucky for you, we have the top places to catch this year’s 4th of July fireworks!


    Colorful fireworks will fill the night skies over Coral Gables this July 4th. Enjoy a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, concessions and a spectacular fireworks display.





    Lincoln Road Commercial Complex Has A New Owner



    A commercial complex in Miami Beach called 1111 Lincoln Road has a new owner. Miami Beach developer Robert S. Wennett paid $23.5 million for the property in 2005. The Miami Herald reported confirmations from multiple sources that a sale of 1111 Lincon Road closed Wednesday.


    But neither the buyer nor the sale price were revealed. Current tenants got letters Thursday instructing them to send their rent payments to a new address. The property’s $65 million parking garage with 263 spaces opened in 2010, and its design by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron drew national attention.





    MDX Building Transportation Infrastructure To Move Commerce



    People love Miami, but they dislike its poor planning. Unbridled growth in the western and southwestern fringes was allowed to take place without providing a proper transportation infrastructure. The same poor planning encouraged unfettered vertical densification with urban infill to the east, while again ignoring the transportation infrastructure capacity.


    If the traffic situation isn’t addressed in a comprehensive way, all the economic successes of this gleaming city by the bay will turn to economic collapse.




    Miami FC & Play for Change’s ‘Kick It Miami’ Soccer/Mentoring Program



    Kick It Miami was launched to mark the brand new weekly soccer sessions for children with a day of celebration and fun. Activities included an inflatable soccer game, a freestyle demonstration with street soccer star Jason Jayzinho Quezada, and a training drill with J10 Futball Academy and Miami FC Players.


    Play for Change (PFC) hosted kids and stars at the Wilde Community Centre in the City of Hialeah for the official launch of ‘Kick It’ the exciting soccer and education program.




    Featured Restaurant: Katsuya at SLS Lux



    Related Group and the Allen Morris Company have just revealed new renderings for the SLS Lux. The renderings give a glimpse into the 58-story tower’s 15,000-square-foot ground floor restaurant Katsuya, by chef Katsuya Uechi, and cocktail lounge by SBar. Related’s executive Carlos Rosso previously told The Real Deal the buildout for Katsuya cost $22 million. The photos also show off the tower’s 9th floor garden, the restaurant’s entrance and the tower’s lobby designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Arquitectonica was behind the designs for the mixed-use building.