► Santiago Vengas paid $6.25 million for a 15,000-square-foot Brickell redevelopment site at 239 and 243 SW Ninth St., Miami.
► The Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami would be partially demolished to build 400 apartment units and a 200-room hotel under plans submitted to the city.
► Marketing agency Pinta has launched Bodega Media, which will target U.S. audiences via more than 30,000 Hispanic-owned retail locations and a database of 4 million Hispanic mobile customers.
► Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez said he supports the idea of merging the Beacon Council and Greater Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce.
► The Brightline high-speed rail service has appointed Patrick Goddard as executive VP for operations, and Kevin Vaughan as chief revenue officer.
► Bank of the Ozarks has granted a $212.11 million construction loan for the Ritz Carlton Residences in Sunny Isles Beach.
► Miami Dade College says this spring it will become the first educational institution in Florida to offer an undergraduate degree in data analytics.
► A unit of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. is closing a Miami Lakes manufacturing plant, costing 112 jobs.
► ASG Wynwood is planning a retail project called Wynwood Park in the 2600 block of Northwest Second Avenue, Miami.
► Bayside Marketplace gave the city of Miami a $10 million check for its lease and unveiled Zyscovich Architects’ plan for a makeover.
► Housing Trust Group and Alonzo Mourning’s nonprofit AM Affordable Housing celebrated the grand opening of Courtside Apartments, a $22.8 million, 84-unit residential community at 1699 NW Fourth Ave., Miami.
► ROVR Development has announced plans for Fairchild Coconut Grove, a 26-unit, five-story waterfront condominium at 3581 Glencoe St., Coconut Grove.
► Dominican Wings has started weekly service from Punta Cana and Santa Domingo to Miami International Airport while Scandinavian Airlines launched four weekly flights from Oslo, Norway, and three weekly flights from Copenhagen, Denmark.