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Miami’s Top 5: A huge mall, a huge drinking holiday, a huge tragedy, and more

If you drink too much for St. Patrick’s Day, the AAA is offering free tows home.
If you drink too much for St. Patrick’s Day, the AAA is offering free tows home. Miami Herald File

Here’s what Miami is talking about Tuesday:

1. Feel like shopping? A key step that would clear the way for the country’s biggest mall to be built west of Miami Lakes will be considered at County Hall. The company that wants to build American Dream Miami — at a proposed four million square feet with indoor ski slope, water park, submarine rides, a sea lion show — needs County Commission approval for a land deal.

2. Green beer and the consequences: It’s St. Patrick’s Day — and that means no shortage of places to party in South Florida. Pubs across the region are offering special menus and events. And if you’ve overdone it, AAA is offering free tows home.

3. Consolation on the court: UM’s inconsistent basketball team didn’t get picked to play in the NCAA Tournament. But the Canes did get selected to play in the second-tier NIT. The action tips off at 7 p.m. at BankUnited Center on the UM campus against North Caroline Central.

4. Their ship has come in: South Florida, often called the cruise capital of the world, is certainly that this week. Cruise companies and ship builders are in town to talk shop at the Cruise Shipping Miami conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center, with a discussion on the state of the industry on Tuesday.

5. A sad plea: The family of a man ambushed in Allapattah is asking for the public’s help on Tuesday in finding the killer. Relatives are at the Miami Police Department to discuss the case of Willy Warren, a 77-year-old man who was killed over the weekend while sitting in his truck parked in the yard of his home.

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