In 1983, it would be a 19-year-old with two first names that would answer America’s cry for lunch – Jimmy John Liautaud.  And for the years following he’s been busy making “the world’s greatest gourmet sandwich,” and now the brand has over 2000 stores open.

Jimmy John’s is different from the rest: it’s good, it’s fast, at a decent price!  Bread is baked in-house everyday and served fresh. Meats and veggies are sliced fresh in-house everyday. Nothing is delivered pre-sliced. Real Hellmann’s mayo, real Grey Poupon, real olive oil and red wine vinegar – it’s the best of the best.

jimmy-johns-bicyclist“Love the Taste.  Taste the Love,” is a neon sign hanging in their window on Red Road at Sunset Place.  Walk in, and you’re greeted by smiling friendly faces.  And talk about “Serious Delivery,” they’ve got cyclists to get your sandwich real fast within 1.5 miles of the SOMI location, seven days a week.

5701 Sunset Drive | 786.476.8700



Jewel Be Mine is a a new fashion boutique opened in mid-February on Sunset Drive.  Owners Natalie Mery and Valentina Osuna, native Venezuelans, first started their business three years ago as the online fashion jewelry destination. At first it was just jewelry, and now the store carries casual wear and accessories.  They have opened a retail location in mid-town Miami and now here in SOMI.  Price points from thirty to sixty dollars.  And the ladies want you to know: “We’re here to help, and to make sure each shopping experience with us is the absolute best it can be! We’re always ready to help with personal styling advice, as well as tips for styling your bridal party!” Jewel Be Mine is open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm.

5829 Sunset Drive | 305.510.5167

Opened a second location here in SOMI in early February on 73 Street near Winn Dixie.  Known for its “Be Sharp and Look Sharp” edge, we welcome Bean to the area.

J.McLaughlin is opening their newest location at 5825 Sunset Drive.  With locations in Boca Raton, Las Olas Blvd and the Keys, McLaughlin is well-known for their ladies and men fashions.

The French linen boutique is getting ready to open at 7227 SW 57 Court.

The mega screen restaurant and entertainment lounge located on the ground level at the South Miami Municipal Garage is gearing up for its grand opening real soon.

Has moved from its Sunset Drive location to Suite 411 at the 5901 SW 74th St, office building.  There’s a Grand Re-Opening Party on Thursday, April 30, 6-9p and SOMI Magazine readers are invited.

We first announced Rice House of Kabob was “Coming Soon” in last year’s April/May issue.  Well, patience finally prevails.  Expect you’ll be reading about Rice in our next issue after they open.



SMPD Detective Lisa King has won the prestigious L.E.O.  Investigative Services Division Award for 2014. The award was presented on March 7 at Jungle Island, by the L.E.O. Foundation and The Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police. Pictured above: Det. King receiving the Officer of the Year Award at the City of South Miami Commission meeting.


First National Bank of South Miami’s Dianne Everett McGovern has retired after 25 years.  Dianne was also a member of the ChamberSOUTH Board of Directors, and co-chair of the annual Chamber EXPO.

Pictured presenting signed t-shirts of the ChamberSOUTH art festival are: Mary Scott Russell, Joe Gallaher, Claudia Cancio and Dianne.


Saturday, May 9
Orange Bowl

Paddle Championship.

Miami Rowing Club

Tropical Audubon Society Conservation Concert Series
at the Doc Thomas House.
Last Saturday of the month 7pm

Sunday, May 31
Twlight 5K

Event in honor of “Papa Hans” Huseby

Sunday, May 3
Porsche On Sunset
The Greatest Porsche Event in South Florida.


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