Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Newly Renovated Overtown Shopping Plaza and Two Guys Restaurant

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 2.04.03 PM(Miami, FL March 31, 2015) – City of Miami Commission Vice-Chair and Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA) Chairman Keon Hardemon will be joined by City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commission Chairman and SEOPW CRA Vice Chair Wifredo “Willy” Gort, City of officials, local business owners and residents to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Overtown Shopping Plaza and Two Guys Restaurant on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00am at 1490 NW 3rd Avenue.

The ceremony will mark the completion of a $1.5 million renovation to the Overtown Shopping Plaza as well as the Grand Re-Opening of Two Guys Restaurant. The Overtown Shopping Plaza is owned by the SEOPW CRA and is considered to be the oldest and largest shopping center in the area, but without any significant renovations, had become rundown and was sorely in need of a facelift. In an effort to attract more businesses to the area, the SEOPW CRA provided funding to renovate the shopping center. The improvements included interior renovations to a major portion of the building to make way for a major grocery story and the installation of new impact windows and canopies to the entire building. The plaza’s façade was enhanced with paint and landscaping.

The shopping plaza renovations have begun to attract new and existing business such as Two Guys Restaurant, a popular neighborhood eatery. The local restaurant, known best for its Caribbean infused delights, recently reopened at the shopping plaza after receiving a $150,000 grant from the SEOPW CRA which was awarded to assist with the build out of the new restaurant as part of the SEOPW CRA’s efforts to assist local area businesses.

Other local businesses such as Nancy Beauty Supply and Metro PCS have also recently moved into the shopping plaza. Additionally, the Overtown Shopping Plaza will have Top Value Supermarket as its anchor store. The supermarket is expected to open in the summer of 2015 and will be the first major grocery store in the area. Other tenants that have remained at the Overtown Shopping Plaza include Regions Bank, the sole banking institution in Overtown, the City of Miami’s Neighborhood Enhancement Team Office, and the Overtown Business Resource Center.

WHO: City of Miami Commission Vice-Chair and SEOPW CRA Chairman
Keon Hardemon, Mayor Tomas Regalado, and
Commission Chairman and SEOPW Vice Chair Wifredo “Willy” Gort

WHAT: Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the
Overtown Shopping Plaza and Two Guys Restaurant

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00am

WHERE: Overtown Shopping Plaza
1490 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL

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