Miami Shores has two main shopping areas, including downtown 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. There are several pocket parks downtown and over 966 on-street and municipal parking lot spaces.
The Miami Theater Center (MTC) is home to live performances for adults and children, and movies are shown in the restored 1949 theater auditorium most 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. New stores that have opened over the past year include gourmet butcher Proper Sausages and Precision Barber Club, a men’s salon that features a line of trendy casual clothing. Along with many professional and medical offices, hey join a gourmet food store, an optician, convenience store, phone store, a bakery and several salons.
The Chamber of Commerce operates the “Shores Shop”, where over 600 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 a drug store, Burger King, dollar store, pool store, two framing shops, a walk-in medical clinic, salon, and TD Bank, among other tenants. A neighbor is Tropical Chevrolet.
Dining options are numerous. The Miami Shores Country Club on Biscayne Boulevard, open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, is a mainstay of our community and features one of the most beautiful bars in Florida. Back in Village Place, 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, Cooking with Kids Miami, and Subway. Biscayne Diner, Mama Jennie’s, Football Sandwich Shop, and Fish Fish round out the greater Miami Shores dining scene.