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Upper East Side

Short for “Miami Modern,” the MiMo style of architecture thrived after World War II and became part of Miami’s architectural boom. A departure from the 1920s Mediterranean revival and the 1930s Art Deco, MiMo articulated a general sense of National optimism and captured the era’s love affair with futurism, the cult of the automobile and all things kitsch.


A 27-block district between 50th and 77th Streets on Biscayne Boulevard has been experiencing its own revival as forgotten architectural gems are being restored to their former glory, forging a new identity as the MiMo Biscayne Boulevard Historic District. The rejuvenated strip is populated with charming boutiques, consignment stores and trendy eateries, all housed inside restored retro-style structures.


Miami Ironside is another creative district of showrooms, studios, furniture shops and independent retailers within the Upper East Side area. Outdoor paths link glass storefronts accented by public plazas. Visitors will find a range of cuisine in the Upper East Side, such as Italian, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, as well as casual comfort food.


The crown jewel of Upper East Side MiMo, is the Vagabond Hotel, whose lobby is a popular restaurant and bar. Live music, DJ parties and movie screenings have turned the hotel’s pool area into a hip hangout for locals and visitors.

Upper East Side

MiMo, short for “Miami Modern”, is a design aesthetic unique to Miami that simultaneously captured the prosperous decades after World War II and the city’s Latin-infused modernism. A 27-block stretch within the Upper East Side area has emerged as the MiMo Biscayne Boulevard Historic District, and is a hub of trendy eateries and retail shops.

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