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  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    South Florida's Gold Coast Beverage Distributors To Be Acquired by Reyes Beverage Group

    In what could be a pivotal move in the worldwide beverage arena, Chicago-based Reyes Beverage Group has reached an agreement to acquire Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Inc. Terms of the acquisition, scheduled to close in January, have not been disclosed, but the transaction stands to place Reyes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Harassment Lawsuit: Versailles Owner Felipe Valls Sr. Had Secret Room "Littered With Sex Toys"

    A former Versailles restaurant worker has filed a discrimination and harassment lawsuit that includes sordid allegations of sexual misconduct by Versailles' Felipe Valls Sr. According to the lawsuit, filed this past August 29 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Ayler Ayala was a cashier at Miami Internati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Democratic Senator Calls for Boycott of Burger King

    Burger King's merger with Canadian coffee join Tim Hortons is official. While the company will keep the burger chain's corporate headquarters right here in Miami, the corporation will become a corporate citizen of Canada. That means they'll be paying their corporate tax bill to our northern neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    CVS Buying Navarro Discount Pharmacy

    America's largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain is set to become a subsidy of a Fortune 500 company. CVS Pharmacy is set to buy Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy. The chain will continue to operate under its original name and will mostly focus on Hispanic customers.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    LeBron James Is Producing a Sitcom for Starz

    LeBron James is going multimedia. The two-time champ is teaming with premium cable channel Starz to produce a sitcom that isn't quite autobiographical, but its easy to see where the inspiration comes from. The show, currently titled Survivors' Remorse, follows the lives of two kids from the street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    MIA Brewing's Eddie Leon's Secret to Beating Florida's System: Start a Distribution Company

    Florida's three-tier alcohol distribution system prevents manufacturers from distributing their own product to retailers or customers, but Eddie Leon from Most Wanted Brewery--now known as MIA Brewing Company--found a work-around: invest in a new distribution company. Under Florida's beer statute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Sillerman, SFX, and ID&T in Miami, Possibly Announcing TomorrowWorld Festival Location

    It seems only fitting that the rising kingpin of electronic dance music, Robert F.X. Sillerman, is using Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week as a platform to make some still secret announcement regarding his recent acquisition of ID&T North America, the U.S division of the Netherlands-based ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Banah Sugar, Hialeah Firm Promised Big Tax Breaks, Files for Bankruptcy

    Things have gone sour for Banah Sugar. The fledgling, troubled Hialeah-based sugar company has filed for bankruptcy protection less than a year after city and county leaders renamed a local roadway "Banah Sweet Way" and promised to give the firm $400,000 in tax breaks if it hired 300 people. On Jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Miami New Times Partnering with Foursquare, Badge Included

    Are you a fan our Best of Miami issue, right? Of course you are! You're still holding on to last year's issue crossing off the places you've visit and are eagerly awaiting until June comes along for a new set of restaurants, nightclubs, and shops to hit up. You've even gone so far as to download the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    LeBron James Wants to Star in Space Jam 2

    With his icon status its easy to forget that LeBron James was just a child in the '90s, and like all millennials he recognize 1996 film Space Jam as the true cinematic masterpiece that it is. So obviously King James would love nothing better than to star in Space Jam 2, which really, the world deser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Miami Subs and Pitbull Announced Brand Revamp, World Expansion

    In a private party for franchise owners and key employees, Miami Subs chief executive Richard Chwatt announced a partnership with recording artist Pitbull that will see a major rebranding and expansion of the restaurant chain.The Fort Lauderdale-based company, which formed in the 1980's, hit its str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Plum TV Files for Bankruptcy, Agrees to Sale

    ​Apparently Jerry Power wasn't joking about Plum TV's sad financial state. The company, which produces local television in luxury markets such as Miami Beach and the Hamptons and for a short while was in the magazine business, announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    American Airlines "Poisoned Food" Caused Passenger's Death, Claims Lawsuit UPDATED

    It's been a rough week for American Airlines. Not only did the company file for bankruptcy protection, but a widow is claiming her husband died sweaty after eating the airplane chicken. According to the suit, Miamian Othon Cortes and his wife Raquel were on a flight from Barcelona to New York's JFK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Nick Arison Takes Over for His Dad as Miami Heat CEO

    ​It may not be as dramatic as last July's personnel change, but the Miami Heat have a new CEO and they didn't have to look far. Nick Arison will take over the position from his father, team owner Micky Arison.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Carlos Gimenez Adds Two Staffers, One at $225K Per Year

    Genaro "Chip" Iglesias is back at County Hall. ​Carlos Gimenez is turning to a trusted face to help him run Miami-Dade County government. Banana Republican has confirmed Gimenez is bringing back Genaro "Chip" Iglesias, whom we predicted last week would be part of the new mayor's team. Iglesias wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Report: Moody's Downgrades City of Miami Bond Rating to 'Negative'

    ​Concern over a looming budget gap and leadership turmoil has led Moody's, the bond rating agency, to downgrade its outlook on the City of Miami's $226 million in obligations from "stable" to "negative," according to an investor's report obtained by blogger Al Crespo. The agency also down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    944 Magazine is Closing

    ​944, the magazine for people who find Ocean Drive too challenging of a read, is closing. The chain of glossies with a Miami Beach edition published its last set of issues with the June edition, and then will be no more. The company filed for bankruptcy protection last year, and though it found a ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Leonard Abess, Miami's Most Generous Banker, Named Chairman of University of Miami's Board of Trustees

    ​Remember Leonard Abess, the former banker who sold his company and gave $60 million to his own employees? Well, he's just been named the new chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Miami. 

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Snake Farm Shooting: Tom Crutchfield and Business Partner Bruce Stephenson Involved in Deadly Argument

    via YouTubeTom Crutchfield was grazed by a bullet after an argument with his business partner. ​The story of the stand-off at a Homestead reptile farm has more twists and turns than a snake slithering through the jungle. Riptide has learned that Bruce Stephenson was found dead after a stand off wi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • News

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Miami Beach Scion Steven Posner Dies in Speed Boat Collision

    Via​Steven Posner, 67, a member of one of Miami Beach's most wealthy and notorious families, died yesterday in a collision of two "go fast" boats off the coast. The death comes just months after Steven's twin sister Gail passed away after a fight with cancer. They were the eldest children of Victo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Will There Be Bottle Service When LIV at Sun Life Stadium Debuts This Sunday?

    LIV's signature sky boxes are mimicked at its Sun Life Stadium outpost. ​Last month, Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee announced a partnership between Sun Life Stadium and Miami Marketing Group to bring the South Beach nightlife experience to Dolphins home games. Well, this diabolical concept has a name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Dwyane Wade Settles Lawsuits But Will Continue to Battle Baron Nemesis

    Jacob Katel​Miami Heat demigod Dwyane Wade's life got a bit simpler today when he settled a series of lawsuits with former business partners. The dollar amount of the settlement to the suits, which stem from a thwarted chain of restaurants and a charter school bearing his name, is confidential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Fontainebleau Miami Hasn't Made a Loan Payment Since September, Looking to Restructure Debt

    ​The owners of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach borrowed about $620 million to complete its recent $1 billion makeover, but according to Business Week, they haven't made payments on any of the loans since September. Now BW says they're offering a restructuring plan to lenders. Yes, yet another Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Food News Roundup: Hungry People, Cuba, Hugo Chavez, Lee Schrager, and Miami Subs

    An estimated 800,000 people in South Florida are going hungry, and food pantries are struggling to meet the demand. [SunSentinel]Upcoming Miami Conference on the Caribbean features Crowley Maritime Corp, a company that ships food from Ft. Lauderdale to Cuba. [SunSentinel]Venezuelan billionaire who p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Bernie Kosar: Bankrupt

    You know the economy has really gotten bad when our beloved sports stars start filing for bankruptcy. Former UM quarterback and NFL star Bernie Kosar filed for chapter 11 today, according to the Herald.According to the filings, Kosar reported his assets are only worth between $1 million and $10 mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Crunch Gym Files for Bankruptcy

    Amongst a certain crowd in South Beach, which gym you go to is almost as important as which night clubs you frequent. I found this out first hand when I joined a fancy SoBe Gym, luckily it wasn't Crunch. The "designer gym" chain has twenty-two locations in trendy neighborhoods in six major cities, i ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2009

    Treasure Island

    In legendary outlaw haven North Bay Village, a prominent physician's reputation is on the line.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Carnival Cruises Staying Afloat Fine During Recession

    I imagine being stuck on a boat with a bunch of cruise ship people is bad enough, but recently returning to Miami I was stuck on a plane full of cruise ship people. Pure airline hell: horrendously behaved toddlers, people eating strange smelling food, and quite a few folks who maybe should have aske ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009


    Celebrations begin at 5:30 p.m. April 16 for the grand opening of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill's Midtown Miami location (3201 N. Miami Ave.). Free beer samples from Dos XX will be on tap. There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and, tacos, and a mariachi band promises to be on hand to anno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Donna Shalala's Extra Curriculars

    Poor Donna Shalala. While she's not busy being president of University of Miami she sits on the board of directors for various companies. Duties for which she gets paid nothing, but which must be causing stress at the moment. She's a director of both Lennar and Gannett. While she's not involved in t ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008

    A Strip Club and a Mayor Rumble in Sunny Isles

    Is Norman Edelcup's spat with Thee Dollhouse about community values or cronyism?

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    The (Burger) King Has No (Perry Ellis) Clothes

    Photo via Political Masks Two Miami-based corporations reported their recent earnings this week, and taken together we can only assume Americans are getting fatter and wearing less clothes. Burger King reported a profit surge of 42% in its fiscal fourth quarter due to increased sales, but margins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Why the Sirius-XM Radio Merger is Good for Consumers

    As of yesterday, the long talked about merger between satellite radio giants, Sirius and XM radio, is one step closer to happening. FCC chairman Kevin Martin, approved, on principal, a merger which would allow the two companies to become one based around a series of concessions and a three-year pric ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2007

    Scotchy Scotch Scotch

    Tonight we’re feeling blue, not black

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Bebop for Bags

    Groovin’ for Bags

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2005

    Zulu Time

    Dashing doggy is more than just a pretty face

  • Music

    August 26, 2004
  • News

    November 13, 2003
  • News

    November 13, 2003

    NAFTA: Saint or Sinner ?

    The North America trade pact remains a battleground

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    A Fissure Runs Through It

    Miami's chapter of the Audubon Society loses a leader and gains critics

  • News

    May 7, 1998
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    April 30, 1998

    Fall from Grace

    Health Crisis Network's stunning financial meltdown has spurred an outpouring of concern and a raft of rumors

  • News

    April 17, 1997
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    March 30, 1995

    Sick Figures

    Funding cuts, allegations of fraud, and a marriage gone sour: La Liga Contra SIDA falls on hard times

  • News

    June 16, 1993

    Death and Profits

    When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.

  • News

    February 12, 1992
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    December 25, 1991

    The Art of Bankruptcy

    Southeast Bank's vast art collection awaits the auction block

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