Miami Shores has two main shopping areas, the biggest being our downtown, known as Village Place, which extends along NE 2nd Avenue from 94th to 101st Streets. Recent improvements to the streetscape and several new or renovated buildings have positively improved the downtown experience. Dedicated parking has returned in front of the shops to add to a total of over 966 parking spaces. Sewers will be installed in 2014 by the Village which will allow for expanded restaurant and retail development. There are several pocket parks downtown as well.
The Miami Theater Center (MTC) is home to live performances for adults and children, and movies are shown in the restored 1949 theater auditorium many evenings, under the auspices of Miami’s renowned O Cinema. With the addition of the intimate 50-seat Sandbox Theater, MTC now occupies much of the 9800 block.
The popular Miami Shores Starbucks is a good place to fuel up for strolling NE 2nd Avenue and checking out the village’s streetscape. Recent retail additions include gourmet butcher Proper Sausages, Bike Nerds, Roadrunner Packing & Shipping, and Shores Cleaners. They join salons Salon Dahlia and Silky Smooth Body Waxing & Nails, Enchanting Creations, Miss Jane’s Music Studio, Jolly Mutt Pet Grooming, a specialty food shop, jewelry store, convenience store, phone store, and numerous banks, medical, and professional offices. The Chamber of Commerce operates the “Shores Shop”, where over 700 items that say Miami Shores can be found for the perfect gift idea.
A Publix supermarket anchors Biscayne Boulevard, which sits across from a shopping center featuring GG Salon & Spa, Pinch a Penny pool supplies, Tamayo Medical Center and Urgent Care, TD Bank, Burger King, a drug store, a dollar store, and two framing shops, among other tenants. A neighbor is Tropical Chevrolet.
Dining options are numerous along NE 2nd Avenue. Gourmet French cuisine awaits at Cote Gourmet in the Shoreview Building, while more casual family fare can be found at Pizza Fiore and Iron Sushi. Lunch and sandwich offerings are available at Enchanting Creations, Proper Sausages, Starbucks, Subway, and Football Sandwich Shop.