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Biochemist and entrepreneur Fernando Fischmann brings blue lagoons and beachfront landscapes to the world through his company, Crystal Lagoons.
Album ID: 1981736
The Davide brothers had formula for success
When Hurricane Andrew struck Miami, the brothers Anthony and Salvatore Davide put aside their university studies to enter the real estate business. They never returned to college and instead set about enlarging the boundaries of a family company founded in Little Havana.
Album ID: 1981733
Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design
More than 80 employees who make up Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, where Kobi Karp is president, are busy with residential, retail, mixed-use and hospitality projects, most of them in South Florida. Since he founded the firm in 1995, Karp and his team have designed projects around the globe that cost developers over $36 billion to build. The company offers both architecture and interior design services.
Album ID: 1971740
Oasis Park Square in Doral provides extra room to entertain
At Oasis Park Square - 150 single-family homes in Doral - some backyards are large enough for a 392-square-foot pool. But the flat rooftops - tricked out with a jacuzzi and the option of a summer kitchen, as well as a bathroom - are where many homeowners will entertain. Oasis Park developer Masoud Shojaee of Shoma Group said the majority of the homes are going to Venezuelan buyers. Project architect Francillis Domond, who grew up in Venezuela, said "Venezuelans have large extended families, and it's very common to get together for family events at least every month."
Album ID: 1967605
Cubans build a business on classic car craze
After the 1959 revolution, Cuba became something of a car museum. A group of Cuban private entrepreneurs have formed NostalgiCar to ferry visitors around the island in classic style. Customers like the pointy fins, heavy chrome and streamlined hood ornaments of 1950s U.S. cars.
Album ID: 1966124
Fuddruckers: A familiar brand is back
The popular hamburger chain with the funny name - Fuddruckers - is back in South Florida.
Album ID: 1964064
Redland Ranch is a dream come true for owners
Redland Ranch is a popular produce and smoothie shop in the agricultural area of Southwest Dade, a "dream come true" for Rolando and Carmen Zedan, the husband and wife owners. The Zedans created Redland Ranch to be a relaxed family environment. Hammocks are strung between some of the 42 avocado trees, and guests lie back while sipping tropical juices, smoothies and shakes made from locally grown fruits of the Redland. In addition, 28 shaded sapodilla trees, eight lychees, four dragon fruits and one kumquat freshen the air around the property. “It’s a dream come true for both of us,” Rolando said, explaining that he had always wanted to own a farm and Carmen had always wanted to own a smoothie store.
Album ID: 1955311
Woody's Tavern: barbecue and rock in Miami Springs
Its full name is Woody's West End Tavern, but in Miami Springs they prefer to call it Woody's, an attractive restaurant where the residents of this city go on weekends to enjoy the specialties of the house, or just a few chicken wings, or a succulent burger, while listening to a band that usually plays rock and roll.
Album ID: 1951724
Retirement homes serving upscale meals
Chef Christophe Pellier greets diners as he works the room in his chef’s coat. “Hello… hello…hello.” Soup of the day is lobster bisque, the salad mixed greens with artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives and roasted red peppers. Entrees include osso buco, chicken Milanese and pan-seared scallops, with roasted rosemary potatoes and ratatouille. Welcome to dinner at The Palace at Coral Gables, a luxury retirement community whose administration believes that aging should never mean an end to enjoying the finer things in life.
Album ID: 1947563
.CO set out to change the .com mindset
For the millions of people who equate the Web with .com, .CO Internet set out to change that mindset. The Miami startup that manages and markets .co wants "to change the fabric of the Internet."