Openings and Closings

Mediterranean Market on Las Olas Is Closing

For about 30 years, Mediterranean Market has been the place for boaters, locals, and tourists to buy gourmet meats, cheeses, prepared foods, and provisions on Las Olas. 

When the market first opened, Las Olas was filled with tourists and locals alike, who flocked to the palm-tree-lined neighborhood to shop, dine, and be entertained. Now, the boulevard is a little quieter and Mediterranean Market has become a casualty of the economic slowdown.

Mediterranean Market is closing its doors for good. Cindy Cunningham, the market's general manager, said the market will remain open as long as it has inventory to sell but will shut down by the end of next week.

"Las Olas traffic has slowed down," Cunningham told Clean Plate Charlie. "It isn't the same as it once was. The stores that are opening on the

boulevard just aren't attracting the tourists that they once did. We

have less business, but we're paying the same rent. It just wasn't

working anymore."

Cunningham said the market will remain

open for the rest of this week and probably into the beginning of next

week. She plans to stay open until at least next Tuesday, February

28. The market is offering deep discounts on all remaining inventory

and is still accepting credit cards, gift certificates, and (of course)


Cunningham recommends calling the store ahead of time at 954-463-1236 to see if it's still open.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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