Ribbon Cutting: Ernie’s Acai Bowls

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, June 5, 2024

     The Town of Miami Lakes, its Economic Development Committee and the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 9 to welcome Ernie’s Acai Bowls. The new restaurant is in the Royal Oaks Plaza, at 15468 NW 77th Court. Owner Andrew Platt serves Acai frozen fruit bowls with a variety of toppings, as well as smoothies made from the berries that grow on acai palm trees, and coffees and teas. 

     “It’s awesome that Andrew and his wife have been part of the Miami Lakes community for a super long time, said Matthew Casamayor, chair Economic Development Committee. “You guys went out and flourished and you grew and it’s awesome to see you come home.”

      Shown in the photo from left: General Manager Cesar Alas; Heidi Platt, wife of owner Andrew Platt, holding son Andrew Jr.; mother Raquel Platt; Ernie’s Acai chain founder Hernando Caicedo; Miami Lakes franchise owner Andrew Platt; Matthew Casamayor, chair, Economic Development Committee; Manny Perez, member, Economic Development Committee; Natalee Lima and Denise Sainz, Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee; Councilman Bryan Morera; Mayor Manny Cid; Councilman Josh Dieguez; John Tingle (not visible), member, Economic Development Committee; Magaly Rubio, vice president, Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce; Councilman Ray Garcia; Tico Casamayor, president of public relations, Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce who provided the photo; Esther Colon and Ray Palacios, Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee.