March 1, 2024

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/10/2022

› Popular Florida eatery Jay’s Sandbar Foodboat sinks on Mother’s Day
The owner of a Fort Lauderdale food boat is promising to rebuild after his vessel sank on Mother’s Day while workers were still on board. Fortunately, everyone got safely off Jay’s Sandbar Foodboat on Sunday afternoon, news outlets reported.

› Some South Florida hospitals came under cyberattacks. Here’s what you need to know
A group of hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward, including North Shore Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital, lost computer or phone service for an undisclosed period in April due to a cyberattack at one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital companies, Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

› Sarasota cocktail maker Bushwacker Spirits takes the liquor market by a storm
Together, Michael Smith and Carter Echols, two childhood friends, founded Bushwacker Spirits, a new Sarasota-based spirit company that managed to recreate the taste of the Caribbean cocktail inside of a 750-milliliter bottle. Echols and Smith founded the company in 2020 in Sarasota, and just two years later, it's valued at $12 million.

› Coconut Grove’s scenic waterfront road, historic trail is a mess. Can $16M revamp fix it?
In Coconut Grove, Miami’s oldest neighborhood, lies one of the city’s most picturesque and popular roadways — and one of its messiest and most stressed. South Bayshore Drive, for much of its two-mile length a narrow historic road, threads its way under a dense tree canopy past waterfront parks, Miami City Hall, marinas and sailing clubs, and mansions and estates, including the grandest of all, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

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