Ocean Drive’s Iconic News Cafe to Reopen at the Tony Hotel South Beach

Many restaurants across the nation and around the globe were lost during the pandemic, but in Miami Beach, none hit harder than the shuttering of the News Cafe.

Restaurateur Mark Soyka opened the News Cafe at Ocean Drive and Eighth Street in 1989 after he moved down from New York with his friend, real estate developer, Tony Goldman. Together, the two men helped South Beach experience a renaissance. The café was known as the place to see and be seen. And it was, infamously, the last place Gianni Versace visited before he was murdered by Andrew Cunanan in July 1997,

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