Press Release 2009-10 Walking Tours of Biscayne Boulevard and Neighborhood of North East Miami

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MiMo Biscayne Association Announces its 2009-2010 Season of Scheduled Walking Tours of Biscayne Boulevard and the Neighborhoods of North East Miami

John Bachay and Antolin G. Carbonell, tour guides

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Biscayne Boulevard/Belle Meade Historic Tour

Covers 160 years of recorded history of North East Miami starting with the 1857 Military Trail that became Biscayne Boulevard in the 1920’s and served as the spine for the development of the area. Focuses on the boom time Belle Meade and Aqua Marine subdivisions and the architecture of the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco and MiMo periods. Also includes the history of Coppertone, Benjamin Green, its forgotten inventor, and the historical Coppertone Girl Sign.

Tours begin at 10:30AM from the Vagabond Motel, 7301 Biscayne Boulevard, across from the Coppertone Girl Sign. They last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and cover about a mile on foot.

A $10.00 donation for the Biscayne MiMo Association is requested. No credit cards

This tour is offered in conjunction with the Taste of MiMo promotion by local restaurants on the six following Saturday Mornings:

Saturday, October 31, 2009 (MiMo-WEEN)

Saturday, December 5 (Art Basel Weekend – free shuttle circulating from12 Noon to 6PM from Miami Art Fair to MiMo District’s Taste of MiMo)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010 (MiMo Madness Street Festival)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Theses dates coordinate with the Taste of MiMo at participating MiMo District Biscayne Boulevard Restaurants from  68th=77th Street – 12Noon to 5PM.

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