Coconut Grove

Mr. C Hotel Coconut Grove Expected To Open Today

Mr. C Hotel Coconut Grove

Mr. C Hotel Coconut Grove

The Mr. C Hotel Coconut Grove is expected to open today after beginning construction in the Summer of 2017.

The 5 story hotel has a rooftop pool overlooking Biscayne Bay and Coconut Grove along with a rooftop restaurant.

Previous construction photos of Mr. C Coconut Grove can be viewed here.

The Optimum Nearly Completed in Coconut Grove

The Optimum Coconut Grove

The Optimum Coconut Grove

Construction on the 5 story The Optimum in Coconut Grove is almost completed since starting to go vertical December 2017.

A year ago, construction was reaching the 4th floor of the building.

The Optimum will have 44,000 square feet of office space and a 6,500 square foot rooftop restaurant.

Previous construction photos of the Optimum can be viewed here.

One Cocowalk Taking Shape As Construction Reaches 3rd Floor

One Cocowalk Construction

One Cocowalk Construction

Phase two of Cocowalk renovations are well underway as One Cocowalk reaches the third floor of construction before finally topping off at 5 stories.

Just two months ago, a crane was installed on the site and vertical construction was beginning.

A 7,500 square foot Los Generales Mezcal & Grill will be opening at the end of the year with a rooftop terrace and bar.

The completed Cocowalk will be finished first quarter 2020.

Previous construction photos of One Cocowalk can be viewed here.

TBT - Inside The Abandoned Coconut Grove Playhouse - Photos & Video

TBT - Inside The Abandoned Coconut Grove Playhouse - Photos & Video

Built in 1926, and located at the corner of Main Highway and Charles Street, The Coconut Grove Playhouse opened 90 years ago on January 1, 1927, with a D.W. Griffith production of Satan of Sorrows that was attended by over 1,500 people. The building was originally named the Coconut Grove Theatre.

The Coconut Grove Theatre was built by Miami locals Irving J. Thomas and Fin L. Pierce as movie theater for the Paramount Enterprises Chain and the largest in Miami. The theater was designed by architect Richard Kiehnel of Kiehnel and Elliot to resemble a Spanish Rococo Palace in the style of Mediterranean Revival. The building originally had seven stores on the ground level, ten offices on the second floor and the third floor were apartments. It had the latest Wurlitzer pipe organ and had a very modern amenity at the time - air conditioning. 

Before the theater opened, Irving J. Thomas and Fin L. Pierce sold the building to Paramount Enterprises and the theater thrived until the Great Depression of the 1930s hit and attendance dropped significantly. The Coconut Grove Theatre eventually closed in the mid-1930s until it was used to train Air Force Navigators during World War II.

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Coconut Grove Playhouse Plan Denied By Miami Preservation Board

The Abandoned Coconut Grove Playhouse

Miami’s Preservation Board voted 6-4 to deny a $20 million plan approved two years ago to restore the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

In April 2017, the Preservation Board approved plans that would demolish the auditorium and theater, but restore the front V shaped part of the building. The plans called for replacing the 1100 seat theater with a 300 seat theater and a new parking garage.

The County may appeal the decision.

The Coconut Grove Playhouse has sat abandoned for almost 13 years, since April 2006.

Grove Bay Parking Garage Getting Closer To Completion

Grove Bay Parking Garage in Coconut Grove

Grove Bay Parking Garage in Coconut Grove

The Grove Bay Parking Garage is getting closer to completion and for a Spring 2019 opening date.

The two story garage began construction June 2018 and will have 253 parking spaces. There will also be a small park and surface parking next to the garage.

Previous news on the Grove Bay Parking Garage can be viewed here.

One Park Grove Tops Off

One Park Grove

One Park Grove

The Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of OMA designed One Park Grove has topped off in Coconut Grove at 24 stories. When we last looked at the project in December, the building was on the 15th floor.

One Park Grove is the last tower in the 5.2 acre Park Grove complex. The other towers, the Club Residences and Two Park Grove opened in the Fall 2018.

One Park Grove is being built on the site of the old Coconut Grove Bank building and is expected to be completed before the end of 2019.

Previous construction photos of One Park Grove can be viewed here.