SOMI introduces you to some new business owners and one who has taken up a change in location.

A grand opening as family and friends gathered with the Taboada’s on Friday, November 12 as they launched the pilot retail seafood and Fresh Florida Beef ® market. For 30 years Enrique Taboada has scoured the seas throughout the world sourcing the best sustainable fish, and now coupled with the Florida Cattlemen’s Association is exclusively offering fresh, never frozen beef.

Enrique’s son Anthony, a Columbus HS alum, is running the operation as CEO.

7221 SW 57th Ct. | 305.667.3419

With 15 years experience, Sherry Liu welcomes you to her new location on 57th Court.  She offers Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Walk on Back, Swedish, Reflexology services.  Become a new person. Open 7 days.

7225 SW 57th Ct. | 305.786.453.9389

Meet Joanni Marquez and Katherine Acosta cousins from Venezuela who have acquired the salon from Rosendo and Douglas after 35 years on Sunset.  The cousins are opening another Beach Club in the Gables come January.

5718 Sunset Dr. | 305.666.2917

Perhaps one of the stores with the richest longevity, recently mother and daughter, Elena and Darylena have acquired the sixty year old tradition on Red Road  from Maura Periera who owned the store for the past twenty years.

7283 SW 57th Ave. | 305.669.6899

Moving to the salon’s new space on US1 after 42 years in their prior location, Erica Porter has created her boutique space offering the same exceptional service for which they have been known over the years.  The salon offers Hair, Spa, Nails, Lashes & Make Up services.

Myra & Company is open seven days a week.  Enjoy their new space, as Erica would say: “New Location, Same Vibes.”

6114 South Dixie Hwy. | 305.661.2381

For over the past ten years Josh Pascual has built his brand in the South Florida community with an extensive list of family and hospitality industry customers.  Reportedly during the pandemic, Josh regularly provided meats to some 800 families from his warehouse near Miller Road. For the past six months he has built-out his new retail and operations functions to Red Road where once was Gardener’s Market.  He opened in September, and since has enjoyed a steady stream of customers, both old and new. Josh’s Premium Meats is known as the source for the highest quality Wagyu and premium meats. 

Josh’s Premium Meats is a truly family run. business with relatives working in the front and back of the house.  Roman Fernandez, seen here pictured with Josh, is his best friend from when they were freshman at Columbus; he was brought on as chief financial officer. 

The retail store is open seven days a week; delivery is also available seven days a week. Josh is available to his customers for culinary consultation both for selection of product and preferred preparations, a commitment to educating the consumer.

7295 SW 57th Ave. | 305.646.8817

Edward Bitar with his father Fernand greet you at their hidden gem on 74 Street. The family, with mom Malake the cook, made their way down from Michigan to SOMI to operate the eatery.  In Michigan the family owned and operated  La Saj Lebanese Bistro a fine-dining restaurant, and Malake was a regular on the FOX TV cooking show.  Delights of Beirut is open seven days and they were just awarded “Top Eats” for Uber Eats.

7400 SW 57th Ave. #4 | 786.558.4954

Meet Astrid Bavaresco and Kellie Calafell who opened their boutique center on Red Road in early October. The Vanity Mode specializes in aesthetics and permanent make-up. They are open Tuesday to Saturday. 

7222 Red Road | 305.834.7274

Not a new face to the location on east Sunset, but a new name and owner as Carline Metellus, the former front desk manager at Carole Flamant. A cosmetologist and medical esthetician, she acquired the business on July 31 after retiring as 1st Lt. from the U.S. Army.

1561 1/2 Sunset Dr. | 786.360.5423


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