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Coral Gables City Commission Reduces Centralized Valet Parking Rates from $8 to $5 to Support the Streetscape Improvement Project

11/25/15

Coral Gables City Commission Reduces Centralized Valet Parking Rates from $8 to $5 to Support the Streetscape Improvement Project

Valet Runners Have New Uniforms

New Rates Take Effect Saturday, November 28

Coral Gables, FL – November 19, 2015 – The Coral Gables City Commission has unanimously voted to approve a reduction in centralized valet parking rates to support the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID)’s Downtown Coral Gables marketing efforts and the upcoming Streetscape improvements project where construction is expected to begin the first quarter of 2016. Taking effect on Saturday, November 28, 2015 just in time for Small Business Saturday, the flat rate has been reduced to $5 for day and night from the previous rate of $8.

“This concierge valet service with reduced rates for Miracle Mile will simplify the parking experience for visitors and make it more affordable,” said Marina Foglia, Executive Director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID). “As we prepare for the Streetscape construction in a few months, our goal is to make the shopping experience in Downtown Gables pleasurable and minimize the disruption to merchants and their customers.”

Valet runners can now be easily identified, as they will have new uniforms that include red shirts. The shirts will have the BID’s Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile logo on the front, the Valet logo on the sleeve and Centralized Valet on the back.

Centralized Valet Parking is for Miracle Mile only and allows patrons to drop off their vehicles at one of five valet stations on Miracle Mile and pick them up at the station of their choice: between Hillstone and JohnMartin’s, in front of Tarpon Bend, between Benihana and Ortanique, between Morton’s and Ale House, and in front of Seasons 52 and Bellmont. Valet parking is free for disabled patrons with permits.

The approximately $20 million Streetscape project on Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue, will among other things, widen sidewalks, plant trees, create garden areas and add outdoor dining along newly landscaped curbs. The plan also calls for benches, kiosks, mid-block parks, intimate public spaces, and plazas for events and gatherings. The City of Coral Gables is planning construction starting the first quarter of 2016, in half-block increments. The goal is to minimize disruption to merchants and customers.

About the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables

The Business Improvement District of Coral Gables was incorporated in July 1997 and encompasses 19 blocks of Downtown Coral Gables including Miracle Mile. As an advocate of downtown issues and businesses, the BID empowers district members with a single-unified voice, speaking collectively to governmental and civic organizations as well as the general public in order to bring prosperity to the District. Its mission is to promote commercial vitality for Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables through marketing and advertising, and to act as a strategic catalyst for the overall improvement of the area.

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