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Feb 2, 2009 05:53 AM

Jake's Coral Gables

I drove by Jake's yesterday and saw it was closed. There was a sign for a gastropub or something like that. Does anyone have any information on this? I liked Jake's.

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  1. Are you talking about the one on Red Rd in South Miami?

    1. I was in whole foods yesterday but did not notice. Jake's is an institution and I would be upset to see them go, but perhaps they could not afford new rents. My guess is the landlord will regret that decision (if such a decision was made)

      1. Yeah, the one on Red Road. I was shocked also. My wife and I always knew we could get a good meal there in a good atmosphere, and I loved Sunday BBQ.

        1. My office is right down the street, so once I read the post I did a walk by. They are not out of business, they are remodeling and then reopening as the Gastropub@jakes. When you look in the restaurant, it is shocking, all the beautiful dark wood is gone, the floors have been sanded and bleached and everything is painted white.

          My husband and I loved going to Jake's, what I am wondering is why they would make a change, the place always seemed to have steady business.

          South Miami is already a dining wasteland, and to lose Jakes is a shame

          1. Some of the investors have bailed out and the ones that remain decided to turn it into a gastropub. It's going to be closed for a couple of days, then it will re-open.

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            1. re: Sativa

              I drove by yesterday and there was a big sign outside saying "3 more days for Gastropub". I hope its good!