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COCONUT GROVE, MIAMI LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

 

 

Check your email and browse the Internet for FREE at the Coconut Grove Branch Library on MacFarlane Rd., from Dinner Key Marina walk three blocks south on S. Bayshore Dr., which turns into MacFarlane. The library is on your right. Across the street, the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce is a good place to get information about the area. 

Have a picnic on the front lawn of The Barnacle State Historic Site, 3485 Main Hwy., in Coconut Grove. Learn about Ralph Monroe, one of Coconut Grove’s original settlers and a true renaissance man. Once a month the Barnacle hosts outdoor full moon concerts. People, kids and pets love Kennedy Park, a 5 minute walk north on S. Bayshore Dr. Safe, open and on the water, there are many paved walks, a Frisbee golf course, children’s jungle gyms, and volleyball courts.

Supermarkets & Provisions

Publix Supermarket, SW 27th Ave. is a 20 minute walk from Dinner Key Marina, and you can catch a #27 bus going up the street to make the trip even shorter. Milam’s Supermarket is also a 20 minute walk away, at Grove Gate on the corner of Bird Ave. and MacDonald Ave (SW32nd. Ave). Next door is Kmart and a Walgreen’s Drug and liquor store. There are two closer convenience stores, Kwik Stop on Grand Ave. between The Last Carrot & the Post Office, and EZ Kwik, on the corner of Bird Ave. and SW 27th Ave. Organic foods or homeopathic medicines, vitamins and all natural products are staples at Oakfeed, on Oak Ave.

Beer, Food & Salty People

Scotty’s Landing is a favorite bar and casual dining spot for locals. Live music on weekends, outdoors & on the water behind Grove Key Marina. Meet live aboards, cruisers, and local yachties at the bar.

Marine Supplies

Crook & Crook, 2795 SW 27th Ave. (305) 854-0005, and West Marine, 3635 S. Dixie Hwy. (US1) Coral Gables, Fl. (305) 444-5520.

 Coffee and magazines are best found at Borders Books & Music, at Mayfair on the corner of Mary St. and Grand Ave. Starbucks is across the street on Grand.

Need Wood or Hardware?

Visit Shell Lumber Ace Hardware store for your teak, okoume, mahogany, varnish, hardware, light fixtures, nuts, screws and bolts, plus free coffee, popcorn, and a courtesy phone. If you need it, chances are Shell has it. 2733 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove, Fl. 33133. Half a block north of US 1. (305) 856-6401, 1-800-621-6391.

The Bird Bath is a 24 hour Laundromat only a short 10 minute walk from Dinner Key Marina. Walk north up SW 27th Ave, and make a left on Bird Ave. It is half a block up, on the right side of the street. They also have laundry & dry cleaning service.

Entertainment

Walking through the Grove at night is always entertaining, but there are also movie theaters at Cocowalk & the Streets of Mayfair, and at 3500 Main Hwy., is the Coconut Grove Playhouse, for plays and drama.  

 

 

Propane Gas Fill Up

 

The closest place from Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove is Home Gas, on SW 27 Ave., two blocks before SW 8th St (Calle Ocho).

 

Healthy for your body and your pocket

Grab a fresh salad or pita sandwich at The Last Carrot, on Grand Ave in Coconut Grove, a short 10minute walk from the marina. They also make a variety of fresh squeezed juices, hummus, chicken and tuna salad, soups and spinach pies.

The local post office is only a 12 minute walk from Dinner Key Marina. Walk down S. Bayshore, turn right on MacFarlane Rd., make a left on Grand Ave., and the Post Office will be two blocks down on your right, past the Last Carrot.

Bus and Metrorail

The nearest Metrorail station is on US1 and SW 27th Ave. Metrorail runs along US 1, south to the malls, S. Miami, Kendall, and Pinecrest, north to downtown Miami, and onward to northwest Miami to Okechobee. Bus #27 goes up SW 27th Ave, and stops at the Metrorail station on SW 27th. Bus #42 runs on the hour and stops at Dinner Key in front of City Hall. It goes to the Douglas Rd. Metro rail Station and to areas north west of the Grove. Bus #48 stops on S. Bayshore Dr. in front of the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, and goes to downtown Miami. There are free bus maps at the Metrorail station and at the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce. www.metro-dade.com/mdta

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