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Developers and preservationists square off over Al Capone’s Miami Beach mansion

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One of Miami Beach’s most notorious properties is slated for demolition, and historic preservationists are racing to save 93 Palm Ave. from a bulldozer.

The $15 million, 30,000-square-foot property, which includes a guest house, pool house, and nine-bedroom, six-plus bathroom mansion was once the oceanside estate of Chicago mob boss Al Capone, the FBI’s first-ever Public Enemy No. 1.

Al Capone’s Palm Island home in 1938 (Photo: Fox Photos/Getty)

But last week, the Miami Herald reported that developer Todd Michael Glaser wants to raze the property to make room for an even statelier manse worth three times more.

Renderings for 93 Palm Ave. (Photo: ToddMichaelGlaser.com/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Now the stage is set for a potentially drawn-out showdown between local preservationists who want to designate the home as a historical landmark and leave it be and a developer who wants to do away with it.

The poolhouse photographed in 2015 (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Upcoming South Beach Seafood Festival shines spotlight on local chefs

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There’s something fishy going on in South Florida.

That’s about as cheesy as things are going to get at the South Beach Seafood Festival this weekend.

Fox Miami‘s (WSVN 7) ‘Deco Drive’ took the plunge to find out what delicacies from the deep await you.

Listen up, foodies.

The South Beach Seafood Festival is back.

“We’ve got the best cuisine, the best chefs, the best restaurants, and it’s the best seafood in the world,” said Tod Roy of South Beach Seafood Festival.

Read more and watch the report from Fox Miami (WSVN 7).

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South Beach Seafood Festival returns to Miami

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The South Beach Seafood Festival is kicking off this weekend. With more than 20 restaurants participating, NBC Miami gives us a sneak preview as to what we will taste.

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Halloween 2021: The seven best ghost and cemetery tours in South Florida

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If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, October is filled with opportunities to mingle with the spirits of South Florida’s past.

As the days toward Halloween dwindle, brave souls can avail themselves of ghost and cemetery tours at some of Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s oldest haunts.

Deering Estate (Photo: Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County)

Some tours even welcome ghost-hunting equipment for those who happen to have a pendulum, dowsing rod, and EMF meter lying around the house.

Below is a randomly ordered list of South Florida’s best ghost and cemetery tours.

Yesteryear Village (Photo: South Florida Fairgrounds)

Happy spirit stalking!

HistoryMiami’s Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery tour with Dr. Paul George (Photo: Ali Goebel)

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