Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She was born in Orlando and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after her family decided to trade the Sunshine State for the frozen Midwest. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, where she was a writer and editor for the school paper, she promptly moved back to Florida. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she wrote about crime, general assignment, and education. She joined New Times in 2016.
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Harry and Corine Bradley opened their namesake store in Overtown almost 50 years ago, selling groceries alongside Corine’s famous country fried chicken. For decades, Corine’s homemade meals drew customers from across the city and sold out each day.
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