Robert Is Still In The Redland

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC BK 3126272

1Robert Is HerePicture Transfer 130Living in the Redland I have plenty of fruit trees in my yard.  Try as I might, I can’t have all the fruit that’s out there though.  We sometimes go elsewhere to get our fruit fix!

I drove over to Robert Is Here yesterday afternoon.  The kid’s been wanting to try a dragonfruit and we figured they’d have it.  We were right.

Picture Transfer 129Robert Is Here has been there for about 47 years now.  The story goes that when Robert was a boy and trying to sell cucumbers on the corner no one stopped at his stand.  Robert’s father decided he needed to be more visible and made two big signs to put on either side of Robert’s table each proclaiming in big red letters “Robert Is Here.”

The signs were marketing genius and by noon the next day Robert had sold out all his cucumbers.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Picture Transfer 124Today Robert’s stand is much bigger and widely known.  It sits on the corner of 344th Street and 192nd Avenue and there are always plenty of people stopping for fruit, herbs, honey, snacks, touristy items or one of their incredible milkshakes.  Some people consider this the Redland but the address is technically Homestead.  It doesn’t matter.  Just head South and West and you’ll be glad you did.

There was live music yesterday and people sitting at the tables enjoying it.  My kid did find the dragonfruit and I convinced her to buy the half of one for $3.00 instead of buying a whole fruit.  Thanks for giving us choices Robert!  The truth is that we didn’t like the way it tasted.  It was something like unflavored Jell-O.  Not too appetizing, but it sure was pretty!

Picture Transfer 123Robert’s has lots of different fruits that you won’t find easily at your local grocer.  There are lots of different honeys and a honey tasting station too.  we shared some laughs with other patrons while sampling the different flavors.

If you’re driving to the Keys, leave a little early and take a detour over to Robert Is Here.  You might even get lucky and have Robert himself wait on you!

  • Robert Is Here
  • 19200 SW 344 Street
  • Homestead, FL 33034
  • 305–246–1592
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Closed September – October
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Maggie Dokic - Broker/Owner - Special Miami Homes

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Very interesting....maybe I need to create signs that say "Gary is Here" and post them in front of my open houses!
Nov 07, 2007 01:08 AM #1
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Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
Maggie, I love local success stories like that. Good for Robert.
Nov 07, 2007 01:30 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
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Gary - LOL  you're funny.  Make sure they are huge, handwritten and ugly, OK?  Marketing works!!

Mana - me too!  Robert is about my age and it was nice talking to him on Sunday.  We were asking him about a hard-to-find fruit.  He's very knowledgeable about his business.

Nov 07, 2007 01:59 AM #3
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
I think I'll just walk around with a billboard....your pro agent here!  That place surely made a name for themselves and a wonderful place to buy local.
Nov 07, 2007 04:45 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
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Sally - you're funny.  I need one of those too!  Those front and back walking billboard type things.  LOL
Nov 07, 2007 04:50 PM #5
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
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Hey...I got a good one...billboard, Mai Tai drink in had (the one with the little umbrella), lei ready and waving to the incoming planes at the airport.....what ya think?

Nov 07, 2007 05:53 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
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I'm buying my ticket now!  Would love to have you meet me there dressed like that!
Nov 07, 2007 06:21 PM #7
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Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Signs do capture people's attention, perhaps our real estate signs should get a little more colorful? I remember seeing dog posters stuck to the CB signs for a  while - that captured my attention - jst wondering what they meant.
Nov 08, 2007 01:26 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Judy - I still see those doggie riders on the CB posts.  They sit on top of the posts.  They DO catch my eye!
Nov 08, 2007 02:42 AM #9
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent
This is awesome. Robert is Here!  Do you have a Bad Ass coffee or a Master tackle store? :)  Can't resist. I just love stores with fun names.
Nov 09, 2007 09:44 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
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Chris - no, your side of the state takes the cake for truly outrageous business names. ROFL =)
Nov 09, 2007 09:46 PM #11
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Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Up here in the mountains they love to be a little off color.  Your Master tackle reminded me that we have Master bait and tackle here. Maybe that is what Chris has in Bonita Springs and she just didn't want to say it!  Also in Beaver Creek, a very expensive area, is Beaver Divers.  They specialize in scuba diving gear and trips.  (no oceans here!)
Nov 10, 2007 12:44 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
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Joanne - that is exactly what Chris has.  She wrote a post on it and the comments were outrageous. =)
Nov 11, 2007 08:13 PM #13
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Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL
Maggie - If I lived in Redland I would definitely be a frequent shopper of Robert!  I love the fruit stands who offer a discount to the community on home grown goods!!  Great post!
Nov 11, 2007 09:23 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Susie - Robert's is great alright, but most of their stuff is not discounted.  Because they carry specialty items that are hard to find, a premium price is usually attached to that.  I was glad that I was able to buy half a fruit instead of the whole one because I didn't know if we were going to like the taste of it.  We didn't LOL  Pricey or not, some things are worth the longer drive and the higher prices =)
Nov 12, 2007 12:00 AM #15
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