Posted on Thu, Aug. 07, 2003

New Businesses


Brother and sister David and Jennifer Leshner recently opened Mold Detection Services at 3550 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400, Miami. The company uses trained dogs to sniff and detect mold where conventional methods fail. The company's other detection tools include hydrometers to detect humidity levels, moisture meters and laser particle counters. Services are offered for residences, offices, commercial properties, boats and other locations. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 305-571-2280.


Critter Sitters offers pet-sitting, pet safety education, pet supplies pick-up and pet taxi rides. The company, owned by Genevieve Maignan and Anjenys Eilert, provides customized service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For information, call 786-200-4066.


Jerry Berman, formerly of Bagels & Co., and Joanie Mulvenna, formerly of Arnie & Ritchie's, have become partners in Bagel Cafe, located at 1736 79th St. Cswy. in North Bay Village. The cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 305-868-0161.


Everything Wine, owned by Molly Lonstein, recently opened at 3544 N. Miami Ave. The boutique offers fine wines, custom labels, etched bottles and wine-tasting parties for corporate and private events. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 305-438-9475.


Nelly's Fashions, owned by Nelly Albano, recently opened inside Loehmann's Fashion Island, at 18789 Biscayne Blvd. The store specializes in wedding gowns and offers custom-made options. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 305-682-1687.


Miami Beach native Scott Fredel, recently named one of the top 10 chefs in South Florida by Ocean Drive magazine, has opened Pilar in the Promenade Shops at 20475 Biscayne Blvd. The restaurant, whose name is inspired by Ernest Hemingway's famous fishing boat, offers seafood and American fare. Fredel previously served as executive chef of Rumi, a South Beach eatery. Pilar is open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. The restaurant will also be open for lunch in the fall. For reservations, call 305-937-2777.


Miami Lakes-based ServiceOne Title Corp. has opened a new location in Miami Beach, at 407 Lincoln Rd., Suite 710. The company offers real estate closings, purchases, refinance transactions, foreign national purchases and real estate-related legal services. For more information, call 305-695-1076 or e-mail info@

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