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Coconut Grove, Florida
Alternate spelling: see Cocoanut Grove (disambiguation).
Coconut Grove is a neighborhood located in the City of Miami, Florida in Miami-Dade County. The area is defined as southeast of US 1, from N. Prospect Ave as the southern border to the intersection of US 1 and Brickell Ave as the northern border. The western border is Le Jeune Rd. and the eastern border is Biscayne Bay. Technically, all of Coconut Grove has a zip code of 33133, which actually extends the area north of US 1 into what is called Silver Bluffs. The region is often referred to simply as "The Grove".
The Grove is sometimes known as Miami's Food Court, for its many and varied restaurants. Open air cafes are quite popular as well. Some local favorites include Greenstreets, Tuscany and Mr. Moes, and there are plenty of chain franchises as well, such as Seņor Frogs, The Cheesecake Factory and Johnny Rockets. Shopping is also abundant in the Grove, with two large open-air malls, CocoWalk and Streets of Mayfair, and many street shops. The Coconut Grove Playhouse is a very popular destination, and has launched a number of popular plays and musicals. By night, the Grove becomes a center of nightlife frequented by young professionals and students from the University of Miami.
The southern border of Coconut Grove is Biscayne Bay, which lends itself to a boating community. The area features a sailing club (Coconut Grove Sailing Club), a yacht club (Coral Reef Yacht Club) and a marina (Dinner Key Marina). Pan Am's seaplane operations were based out of Dinner Key, and the Miami City Hall is based in the old Pan Am terminal building.
Coconut Grove is also home to The Kampong, an 8-acre tropical garden that forms part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden .
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