The 500,000 square-foot shopping center currently being built out by Swire Properties Inc., is located nicely in the middle of the Brickell neighborhood. Yes, it’s called The Brickell City Centre, is said to bring a three-story, Italian dining space when it makes its grand debut. Food halls are popular all over the country, but the trend hasn’t really made it’s way to South Florida until now.
The food hall will be modeled after “old world Italian streets and town centers, or piazze” and like other food halls around the country, Brickell City Centre‘s will feature plenty of dining options, along with a market on hand selling things like fresh produce, take-home-meals, imported cheeses and meats, along with other “culinary essentials” and gifts. Also live cooking demonstrations, classes by Italian chefs, instruction on wine and food pairing and other educational programming will be incorporated into the programming. It will be located in the north block of the shops, according to a release.
The owners of the Miami food hall have yet to be released, although the unnamed team issued a statement: “We want to bring the tradition and energy of the old world Italian streets and town centers, or piazze, to Miami’s urban core, creating a vibrant central destination for the Brickell community and beyond. A food market is the heart and soul of most major Italian cities; now the same will be true here in Miami.”
The mall already has a bevy of food options heading its way including luxury dine-in cinema, Cinemex, the Pubbelly Boys’ second Miami Pubbelly Sushi outpost, Taco Chic, American Harvest, Big Easy, Haagen Dazs, Calissons Du Roy Ren, David’s Tea, Dr. Smood, Luke’s Lobster, Sante Fe and coffee shop Pasión del Cielo. Also announced are traditional Uruguayan restaurant Quinto La Huella and signature rooftop bar Sugar, both of which will be located at Brickell City Centre’s hotel, EAST, Miami.
Stay tuned at Miami City Social for more information.
Source : New Times, Real Deal, Eater