In a dazzling celebration that unfolded on November 30th, 2023 at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, an iconic establishment nestled on South Miami Avenue, marked a significant milestone as it commemorated the 100-year anniversary of its beloved firehouse building. The event marked the unveiling of the building’s official plaque designation as a historical landmark, setting in stone the rich history and legacy of the building and restaurant. The owners of Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolitas, Carlos Galan and JC Chamizo, were true visionaries when they sought to create a restaurant in Brickell over a decade ago in one of Brickell’s most iconic buildings prior to the boom of what the city is today. The celebration paid homage to the brave firefighters who have served the Miami community for an impressive century.
The event’s highlight was the unveiling ceremony, graced by esteemed city officials, commissioners, and other dignitaries. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita was honored to have hosted these esteemed guests, fostering a sense of community and shared history. Among the distinguished attendees were newly elected commissioners for the City of Miami, Damion Pardo, and Miguel Gabela, who added an extra layer of significance to the celebration. Their presence underscored the importance of Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita in the fabric of Miami’s history and its continued commitment to serving the community. The festivities were made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Ketel One, Moët, Don Julio, and Estrella Galicia. Their contributions added to the joyful atmosphere, ensuring that guests enjoyed an unforgettable experience.
The festivities were made even extra special by introducing the Fire Station No. 4 Crafted Beer, a unique brew that adds a distinctive touch to the commemoration. This beer, available indefinitely, invites guests to raise their glasses in honor of the historic Fire Station No. 4 building, which has been an integral part of Dolores and Lolita’s history since 1923. Brewed with love, passion, and a dash of Brickell’s enchanting spirit, this beer is not just a beverage; it’s a toast to life, love, and the enduring tale of Dolores and Lolita. Crafted with care and a nod to tradition, this beer embodies the spirit of the historic firehouse that has stood strong for a century.
“We are thrilled to introduce Fire Station No. 4 Crafted Beer, a labor of love that captures the essence of Dolores and Lolita’s cherished home. It’s not just a drink; it’s a celebration of our rich history and the stories that have unfolded within these walls,” said Carlos Galan, President and CEO of Passion Restaurant Group, the hospitality group behind Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita.