The Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market could soon be gone, as new development replaces the community’s landmarks, piece by piece. The market, amid lush almond and live oak trees, feels almost immune from encroaching development. But the market’s history is also part of a larger story of a changing Coconut Grove.
#BlueGrove is one of four quarterly initiatives in the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District. This seasonal campaign focused on water-quality awareness, is connecting a series of interrelated events inspiring businesses to take a leadership role in providing smart, sustainable options to their customers and guests.
Regatta Grove, the long-awaited entertainment venue on Biscayne Bay in the spot of the former Chart House, just opened. Located near the historic Miami City Hall building, the open-air water-front venue is a slightly more upscale Wharf, which makes sense: Breakwater Hospitality, the creators of The Wharf Miami and Wharf Fort Lauderdale, owns and and operates the sprawling new place to eat, drink and play.
The pandemic accelerated the Grove’s popularity, attracting transplants from New York, Chicago and California due to its proximity to all things great about Miami — including well-regarded private schools, a relatively quick drive to downtown, sophisticated dining, bayside parks and the revitalized Dinner Key pleasure boat marina.