The world’s biggest yard sale? We hear you can join the Village of Palmetto Bay for a Community Yard Sale at Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152nd Street, on Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” You can just shop or you can sell stuff. Set-up will begin at 8:00 a.m. Space is limited. $10.00 per slot for sellers. Go to the East side parking lot entrance on S.W. 77 Avenue. For rules and regulations visit www.palmettobay-fl.gov. Register online at www.123contactform.com/form-1919988/.
Arts & Crafts Festival: On May 21 there’s the CRP Arts & Crafts Festival at Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152nd Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to this outdoor festival
Development news… On Monday May 2 the Palmetto Bay Village Council voted in favor of and approved by a 3-2 vote an application that will allow the construction of 85 additional units, for a total of 485 “higher-end apartments and condominiums in Palmetto Bay” at the Palmetto Bay Village Center located near Old Cutler Road and SW 184th Street. Some residents have expressed concern over how this would impact the environment and traffic in the area. A similar project just south of the dividing line between Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay was withdrawn by the developer after protests from residents and a possible rejection of it by town officials. We’ll have to see what happens next here.
Foodie alert… There’s a new restaurant in the neighborhood and it specializes in Italian food (and who doesn’t love Italian food?). Bellina’s Italian Kitchen had its grand opening at Southland Mall on Friday, April 22. A number of government officials and other local dignitaries were on hand to welcome the new place and to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony. Peggy Bell, Mayor of the Town of Cutler Bay, did the honors with owner Ryan (Sonny) Bellina.
From what we hear, Bellina’s is more than a great pizzeria, it serves authentic Italian, home-made cuisine. Customers will soon enjoy delicious pizzas, pasta, and more. Bellina’s makes all their pasta, bread, gelatos, pastries and cookies in-house daily. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
“We welcome this new addition to the Southland Mall family,” said Maggie Anzardo, the marketing director for Southland Mall. “We’re confident this Italian gem will quickly become a favorite dining destination at Southland.”
Owner Ryan (Sonny) Bellina, his wife Jennifer, daughter Isabella and son Jace were joined by not only Mayor Bell but also Maggie Anzardo of Southland Mall, Rick Morgan representing Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, members of the Cutler Bay Business Association, JoAnn Parns of Palmetto Bay Village Center and former commissioner Lynda Bell.
The restaurant will be located near the mall’s Center Court, across from Starbucks.
Thought of the Day:
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. – John Wooden
Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.
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