Coconut Grove

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.

TBT - Grove At Grand Bay Close To Being Topped Out

Grove at Grand Bay In Coconut Grove

Grove at Grand Bay In Coconut Grove

TBT (February 26, 2015) - Four years ago the under construction Grove at Grand Bay was about to top off at 20 stories in Coconut Grove. The two twisting buildings designed by Bjarke Ingels would eventually officially top off in June 2015. The buildings were completed in August 2016. Construction progress photos of the Grove at Grand Bay can be viewed here.

The Grove at Grand Bay is an architectural marvel located in Coconut Grove, Miami. When you drive into Coconut Grove the two twisting towers immediately catch your eye and are gorgeous to look at. At night is when the towers really come to life and the twisting columns are more pronounced and prominent. 

The two twenty story towers were designed by architect Bjarke Ingels and developed by Terra Group. Both the towers are a floor away from being topped out to their maximum height. 

Previous photos of construction can be seen here.

The Optimum Getting Closer To Completion

The Optimum in Coconut Grove

The Optimum in Coconut Grove

The 5 story The Optimum in Coconut Grove is getting closer to completion since we last looked at the project in October 2018.

Located at 3480 Main Hwy, The Optimum is next to the abandoned Coconut Grove Playhouse and the restaurant Greenstreet.

The building started going vertical December 2017 and topped off June 2018.