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Beach Buzz: Suitsupply celebrates grand opening of Miami Beach store

Michael Comras, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Suitsupply Vice President Nish de Gruiter.
Michael Comras, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Suitsupply Vice President Nish de Gruiter.

More than 400 guests flocked to the grand opening cocktail bash June 25 for Suitsupply, to check out the European menswear brand’s body-hugging tailor-made suits, casual wear and accessories.

Suitsupply designs, manufactures and distributes its own collections, making them more affordable than other designer suit brands. The chain eschews advertising, opting instead for e-commerce and word of mouth to drive people to its stores.

The Miami Beach store — Suitsupply’s 61st worldwide and 14th in the United States — is located at 1000 17th St., off Lincoln Road at the corner of 17th Street and Michigan Ave. It’s on the third floor in a new three-story modern building (formerly a parking lot) built by local real estate developer Michael Comras of the Comras Company.

The bold, bright space includes 4,500 square feet of retail along with a 1,500 square foot roof-top terrace offering a foosball table, outdoor seating and a coffee/beer bar where customers can relax while waiting for their selections to be altered by an on-site tailor.

The grand opening featured free-flowing champagne (more than 300 bottles of Veuve Clicquot were consumed), DJ Gabby Mejia (who spins at all Suitsupply grand openings) and a Suitsupply-operated drone taking photos and videos of rooftop guests for uploading onto the chain’s website.

Notable attendees included Suitsupply CEO and founder Fokke de Jong, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, Alan Randolph, Bertil Espegren, Brandon Weitz, Chapman Ducote, Dan Scala, Frederic Marq, Irene Marie, Jennifer Valoppi and Mack Scott.

For now, Suitsupply is the only business operating in the building, but additional retail is expected to occupy the first and second floors. While the Miami Beach store is the brand’s first retail location in Florida, insiders say there will be more to come in the state. New stores are also slated to open in Greenwich, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Suitsupply Miami Beach is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. To learn more, call 305-349-3941 or visit us.suitsupply.com.

Barre Motion celebrates 1-year anniversary

Barre Motion fitness studio celebrated its first anniversary in Miami Beach on June 20 with three complimentary yoga classes — Advanced Motion, Signature Motion and Yoga Motion.

“The past year has surpassed my expectations,” says Julie Jacko, founder of Barre Motion and master instructor. “I can’t wait to see what year two has in store for us.”

Co-sponsored by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, the event featured mimosas and cold pressed juices by SUJA Juice (after class), plus drawings for Barre Motion tank tops and socks.

Located at 1560 Lenox Ave., Suite 103A, Barre Motion offers classes seven days a week for $35 each. Packages and memberships are also available. For a complete schedule, visit barremotionmiami.com.

Dentists for all ages

The Dental Care Group in Aventura celebrated the launch of its new Dental Care Group Kids brand with an afternoon party on June 25. The event featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the updated facility and a meet-and-greet with pediatric dentist Dr. Dalia Rosenfeld and her team. There was a bounce house and face painting for kids, as well as refreshments and prizes.

Previously known as Aventura Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for more than 20 years, the new name serves to unify the Dental Care Group pediatric and adult facilities in Aventura and Pembroke Pines, according to Dr. Rick Mars, managing partner. Other dentists in the adult practice are Dr. Joel Glicksman and Dr. Joshua Coussa.

Dental Care Group is located at 2797 NE 207th St. in Aventura (ground floor), with Dental Care Group Kids on the second floor. The Pembroke Pines site is at 12634 Pines Blvd.

For details or appointments, call 305-935-2797 or visit www.dentalcaregroup.net or www.dentalcaregroupkids.com.

Tapas, wine and more

Vintro Hotel + Kitchen is offering a new summer special nightly from 7 to 9 p.m. It features a choice of two tapas plus unlimited red or white house wine for $25 per person.

Tapas selections include piquillo peppers, mini lamb burgers, crispy pork belly, stuffed calamari, octopus carpaccio cannoli, mini BLTs with cilantro, beet tartlets or croquettes with goat cheese, prosciutto and vegetables.

Winner of Trip Advisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award, Vintro Hotel + Kitchen is located at 2216 Park Ave., next to Collins Canal in the South Beach cultural district. The pop art-laden property features 50 rooms and suites, a 1,450 square-foot rooftop and infinity pool and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. It is open nightly from 7 p.m. It’s manager is 2014 James Beard Award finalist Giorgio Bakastias.

In addition to the tapas special, there’s a summer hotel deal for Florida residents: 10% off the best available room rate and complimentary valet parking when reserved via phone using promo code “FLR”.

Coming in September: construction is slated to begin on a new wing which will enlarge the property to 95 rooms, with a new spa and exercise room.

For reservations, call 305-704-3680 or visit www.vintrohotels.com.

Beach Buzz appears every other Sunday, and focuses on people and businesses throughout the Beaches, Aventura and Miami. To reach Debra K. Leibowitz, call 305-531-7887 or email beachbuzz@att.net, or become a fan of her Beach Buzz page on Facebook.

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