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Coral Gables Business Improvement District (BID)

The Coral Gables Business Improvement District, a volunteer group working to enhance property and community value in Coral Gables, has benefitted greatly from the leadership of Mindy McIlroy, who served as President in 2015 and 2016, and Ari Bittel, who is a current board member and member of the retail and marketing committees. Their efforts are widely credited for supporting the advancement of commercial vitality in the city’s vibrant core. Their work has included supporting the ongoing recruitment of quality businesses, including strong restaurant and retail concepts, as well as forging unique partnerships with artists and key community groups, supporting community art installations and beautification projects, and providing general marketing and advocacy support for the city’s property owners and businesses.