Friday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Brickell building boom surprised everyone
Brickell’s development business is back, and it’s booming. Whereas last decade saw empty condo towers standing tall as skeletal reminders of a recession past, 2013 saw the continued construction of the Brickell CityCentre.
› South Florida's grocery shopping options increase in 2014
Coming soon to a corner near you: at least one new grocery store. There's a lot of excitement over the long-awaited arrival of Trader Joe's in 2014, but several other stores are bracing for a fight over your grocery dollars.
› Clearwater Marine Aquarium voted ‘Best Florida Attraction’
Voters ensured that a real-life dolphin beat out a cartoon mouse for the title of “Best Florida Attraction” in 2013. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be announced as 10best.com’s “Best Florida Attraction” in the Friday edition of USA Today, the aquarium announced today.
› Publix lends $21M to store developer
A developer went shopping for a deal at Publix and came away with a $20.7 million construction loan from the grocery chain to redevelop a former Branch Banking & Trust Co. site in Miami into a store.