Dominique Bartschies (L) and franchise manager at Grand Opening.

Always a popular quick bite, a Chick’nCone franchise opened recently right off US1 and one block north of Sunset Drive.  French businessman/restaurateur Dominique Bartschies welcomed the guests to his new venture.  Open in the evenings Chick’nCone is a great addition to his ever popular La Pizza and spacious garden seating.

The chicken and waffle pairing comes from American soul food. This combination of foods is beloved by many people who are influenced by traditions of soul food passed down from past generations of their families.  Enjoy a piece of Americana!

And Dominique is planning another restaurant concept on site.  To be called “Kalimera” it will feature Greek and Lebanese cuisine.  Stay tuned to SOMI Updates to learn more….

Chick’nCone | 5840 SW 71 Street | 305.763.8037 | chickncone.com

Sisters Rebeca Lago and Miriam Tischler have dreamed of opening a healthy alternative to fast foods.  They opened their Ginger & Juice Bar on March 1, 2020. Eighteen days later they were shut down for ten months.  Re-opening on December 1st, they are keeping busy at their location inside Kamps Fitness on 73 Street.  They offer a complete menu of healthy living, for kids and dogs, too.  And try their “Ridin’ Clean Cocktails”!  Open 7 days.

5829 SW 73 Street #5A | 305.639.8377 | gingernjuicebar.com

In the former location of Green Apple, Mairyn Campo opened her “In the DASH beauty” salon on Sunset Drive in South Miami in mid-February and is in the process of building out her team.  Mairyn has been in the South Miami area for ten years, and doing celebrity nails as well.  A nail technican by training and practice at DASH her clients will appreciate both hair and nail treatments.

5806 Sunset Drive | 305.418.0888 

The scent of flowers fills the La Belle Rose.A small floral boutique on South Dixie.  It is here that Venezuelan Rosalia Rodriquez fashions her floral creations.  Rosalia has been in the floral business for close to twenty years, with 16 in Venezuela and 3 years in the Doral area.   She provides weekly servicing of arrangements and maintenance for private and corporate clients, and floral arrangements for special events, holidays and weddings.  The boutique is open Monday through Saturday.

6104 South Dixie Hwy.  |  786.558.7350

Opening on Sunset Drive in early December, Maria Pia de Leon brought JOKU to SOMI.  It is an Argentine brand of handmade shoes, both of leather and vegan footwear, in very original models of High, Flat, Platform and Vegan, Maria is looking to have JOKU empower woman in wearing her shoes.  With styles in mostly black, the shoes can match any outfit.  Maria who studied fashion and design and comes from a family business background in Uruguay, is making a fashion statement here in town.  JOKU is open Tuesday through Saturday, and is available online.

JOKU | 5805 Sunset Drive | 305.546.3983 | joku-usa.com

Husband and wife Juan & Carolina are geared to open BLANCA CONCEPT STORE in mid-March.  The couple have a similar store in their native Buenos Aires and have been working on coming to South Miami for the past year.  Their store will offer a modern menu of hand-made foods, home decoration, art and apparel.  Products are sourced from around the world to make the store a special place: Indonesia, Bali, Bangladesh, Australia and Argentina are some of the countries.  They also have their own line of hand crafted candles and pillows.

At BLANCA Concept Store you will enjoy a wonderful selection of coffee, which is regulated by S.C.A. (Specialty Coffee Association).  Come in and browse the store and enjoy a specialty coffee.

Blanca Concept Store  5855 Sunset Drive | 305.400.8571

AND COMING TO TOWN – literally!

TOWN Kitchen & Bar, a favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar for over a dozen years has been shuttered since March 2020.  Now partners John Janette and Brandon Lurie are putting a fresh new look for the restaurant with interior renovations and minor changes to their branding – making Town a softer look.  TOWN expects to be opening in a couple of months

On March first RAW SOUTH moved from their South Dixie Highway location to 5845 Sunset Drive.  All sorts of great healthy options are available . Female locally owned and run by Yesenia, it’s another big reason why Raw South is ever popular.

And SOMI, GET READY for Chef Javier Florez!  His Aromas de Peru is a very popular restaurant, however Chef Javier is making the former ROK:BRG a celebrated new spot for him, opening Ceviche Lovers in a few months.  Right now his team is gutting the entire location and getting ready to offer SOMI something very special.  Chef Javier’s energy and passion are abundantly appreciated and expect he will make a great impact in SOMI.  June can’t come soon enough! 


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