NEW NET ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED TO UPPER EASTSIDE  written by Nancy Liebman  I had the pleasure of meeting Sharie Blanton, our new NET Administrator, at Jimmy’s Diner for breakfast one morning. We had a great time talking about the Upper Eastside and the MiMo historic district. Sharie also shared her ideas for her new position. I was […]

History of the Coppertone Girl Sign

THE COPPERTONE GIRL SIGN written by John Bachay As you drive south on Biscayne Boulevard through the MiMo Historic District, you see the iconic 35-foot Coppertone Girl sign proudly displayed on the north side of 7300 Biscayne Boulevard. Benjamin Green, who emigrated from Slovakia to Cleveland in 1904, invented and developed the product that would evolve […]


MIMO NEON written by Debby Stander According to an April 1954 article in the Miami Daily News, a new trend in tourism had taken South Florida by storm. New motels were being opened in the area at the rate of one every two weeks. Biscayne Boulevard, the gateway to the Magic City, was an attractive […]

A Look at the 79th Corridor

|  By Mark Ingraham  |   Over the last couple of years, the MiMo Biscayne Association (MBA) has taken a keen interest in the re-emerging area adjacent to the MiMo District known as the 79th Street corridor. The street has been subject to an FDOT Roadway Plan and construction has been ongoing for approximately a […]

Notes from Upper Eastside Parking Committee Meetings

|  Rosemary Ference  |   Generating More Parking for the Area Residents from various HOA’s in the Upper Eastside and the MiMo Biscayne Association met with the Officials from the Miami Parking Authority on a couple of occasions and came up with ideas to generate more parking in the area from NE 59th St to […]

Our Growing Community

|  Mark Lovett  |   A Look at the Events and Businesses that are Building our Community.  The MiMo District of Biscayne Boulevard between 50th Terrace and 77th Street has become the up and coming neighborhood in Miami.  One of the really cool things that happens in this previously blighted area is the Upper Eastside […]

MBA and the Boulevard: Progress at Last

|  Nancy Liebman  |   A Letter from the MBA President The saga of Biscayne Boulevard becoming a pedestrian-friendly street continues at a snail’s pace, making progress step by step. At a summit meeting in July attended by Robert John and Jorge Planas representing MBA; Joseph Eisenberg, City of Miami Planning Staff; FDOT Planning staff; […]

MIMO Buzz in the Miami Herald

“The energy is there. You can just feel it,” said Nancy Liebman, president of the MiMo Biscayne Association Restaurants. Shops. Offices. MIMO District has it all.  In the Miami Herald, MIMO was featured and all the explosive energy that is oozing out of the district.  You can check out the article at  or read it […]

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Miami Today – US1 as a Walkable Village

We were excited to hear that Miami Today News published an article of our wonderful MIMO district as a walkable village.  Catch the article below. US 1 as a walking village? Written by John Charles Robbins on December 10, 2014 Miami’s mayor and city commission are backing efforts by upper eastside residents to slow the traffic on Biscayne […]