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Oldest Public Building In Miami Beach Gets New Life

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Miami Beach’s oldest surviving public building, most recently called the Miami Beach Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, has been restored as the Carl Fisher Clubhouse along with an adjoining annex building as part of the Miami Beach Convention Center complex.

The clubhouse, opened originally in 1916, and the annex, opened in 1937, have been restored as a single entity by R.J. Heisenbottle Architects and now host a restaurant and meeting space.

Under the management of Spectra Venue Management, the 5,000-square-foot clubhouse offers public parking and public transportation accessibility on Washington Avenue. The new Rum Room restaurant and Venu meeting space opened this year in the restored structures.

The clubhouse was constructed in 1916 for flamboyant promoter Carl Fisher, the developer of Miami Beach, and was designed by August Geiger, a prolific Miami architect. Records from the time say “the clubhouse was designed in an eclectic revival style with Spanish and Dutch Colonial elements.”

The City of Miami Beach brought in the Heisenbottle firm in 2016 to restore the clubhouse after years of neglect. In 2018, the city approved clubhouse renovations for more than $3.2 million.

“It’s a great historic building in Miami Beach that can continue to be enjoyed by generations to come thanks to its new use,” Mr. Heisenbottle said in a written release.

That use is Venu, which the Heisenbottle firm describes as “a newly renovated space for elegant private events and upscale meetings” in the clubhouse and the Rum Room, in the annex building, “a 1920s restaurant with an enticing tapas-style menu and local South Florida rums.”

 

Source:  Miami Today

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Iconic New York Pizzeria To Open Its First Florida Location In Miami Beach

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New York staple Roberta’s, a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant from co-founder Brandon Hoy and two-Michelin-starred chef and co-founder Carlo Mirarchi, has been announced as a tenant at its luxury Miami Beach condominium 72 Park. The Miami Beach outpost will be the iconic brand’s first location in Florida.

Established in 2008, Roberta’s started in a modest cinder-block warehouse in Brooklyn. The restaurant quickly became a neighborhood icon, capturing the hearts of foodies across the state with its diverse menu of artisanal plates and seasonal dishes curated with local, international and homegrown ingredients from its rooftop garden. The success prompted the owners to open a handful of locations across New York City. The brand has since expanded globally with a variety of eateries, from full-service restaurants to more casual concepts.

“We are very excited to introduce Roberta’s to the vibrant city of Miami,” said Roberta’s chef and co-founder Carlo Mirarchi. “The energy and diversity of Miami’s food scene resonates deeply with our commitment to providing fun and memorable dining experiences for our guests. With its rich cultural tapestry, Miami provides the perfect canvas and 72 Park the perfect home for Roberta’s first step into the Florida market.” 

In addition to the restaurant, the Roberta’s team will also be bringing some of their popular programming.

“We love the neighborhood,” added Roberta’s co-founder Brandon Hoy. “And can’t wait to not only serve this community, but to also add some Brooklyn charm to the city’s culinary landscape.”

Roberta’s will wrap around the northwest corner of 72 Park, a brand-new residential building located at 580 72nd St. The eatery will occupy 3,000 square feet of 72 Park’s approximately 10,000 square feet of prime, ground-floor retail space. The 22-story tower is slated for completion in Summer 2024 and will feature luxury residences ranging from 410 to 2,200 square feet, with prices starting in the $700,000s.

Designed by Built Form, 72 Park is centrally located within a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood where residents and guests can enjoy the best of both worlds: a peaceful, charming beachside community alongside the excitement of Miami Beach with instant access to recreation, restaurants, retail, music, arts and culture.

 

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3-Story Food Hall Planned For Aventura

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An affiliate of Cabi Developers is planning to build a three-story food hall on a vacant site in Aventura.

The developer filed an application with city officials concerning the 1.45-acre site at 2777 N.E. 185th St. The developer acquired the property for $5.77 million in 2007. It’s located behind the Walgreens and Wild Fork Food stores.

The development design for a retail and restaurant establishment with both indoor and outdoor dining space is being modified by Cabi. On the ground floor alone, plans include various restaurants with a combined indoor space of 14,091 square feet, plus extra space on the second and third floors, according to the preliminary site plan by Miami-based Arquitectonica. A drop-off area and a modest parking garage would be present.

The food hall, dubbed L’Isola, will include select restaurants and vendors with a varied selection of international cuisine, as well as a rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge, according to Miami-based attorney Brian S. Adler, who represents the developer in the application. He stated that there would be 19,200 square feet of internal area, in addition to rooftop and outdoor eating.

 

Source:  SFBJ

 

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Construction Permit In Process For 289-Unit Wynwood Urby, Contractor Named

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The permit was applied for in May, with the full plans filed on June 27 and now in review.

The hard construction cost is estimated on the permit at $69,800,000. Beauchamp Construction is listed as the contractor.

The project was first reviewed by the Wynwood Design Review Committee in April 2022.

A total demolition permit to clear the site was applied for last July. Then in August, a utilities deal for water and sewer was signed.

Wynwood Urby is planned to include:

  • 289 apartments
  • 8,000 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 9,200 square feet of retail
  • 1,450 square feet of office
  • 193 parking spaces

Urby is a joint venture between David Barry and Brookfield Properties.

Amsterdam’s Concrete is the design architect, with 5G Studio the architect of record.

 

Source:  Next Miami

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Total Demolition Permit Submitted For 2000 Wynwood

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A total demolition permit has been submitted for the 2000 Wynwood site, where an apartment building is planned.

The demolition permit was applied for on July 20, with the full plans filed August 9 and now under review.

The estimated cost listed on the permit is $13,000.

A new construction permit to build a multifamily rental building was submitted in December 2022 and is still in process.

In February, the developer signed a deal for water and sewer utilities for 310 apartments, 1,000 square feet of full service restaurant, and 8,300 square feet of retail.

In June, the project had hearings before the Wynwood Design Review Committee and the Urban Development Review Board.

Both boards voted to recommend approval with conditions.

The 12-story project is proposed to include:

  • 310 residential units
  • 9,416 square feet of retail
  • 308 parking spaces

 

Source:  The Next Miami

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Tricera Capital And LNDMRK Development Secure Several Exciting Tenants At Society Wynwood

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Tricera Capital, the Miami-based commercial real estate firm led by Ben Mandell, and LNDMRK Development completed several leases totaling almost 14,000 square feet at major mixed-use development Society Wynwood.

Newly signed tenants include Starbucks, Chama De Fogo Brazilian Steakhouse and Nacho Daddy.

Starbucks will occupy 2,615 square feet of retail space at Society Wynwood. The Seattle-based coffee giant has a strong presence throughout South Florida, including at Tricera’s Shops at the Press in West Palm Beach.

Chama De Fogo leased 5,522 square feet at Society Wynwood for its second Miami location. The Brazilian steakhouse concept has become extremely popular over the years, and Chama De Fogo prides itself on its authentic gaucho barbecue and high-quality meats. The Society Wynwood location will feature a casual dining restaurant, butcher shop and delicatessen.

The Las Vegas-born Nacho Daddy opened its first store in 2010. Today, the modern Mexican-style restaurant has grown tremendously with six locations nationwide serving gourmet nachos and more. The 5,434-square-foot lease in Society Wynwood will be the restaurant’s seventh and the only one in Florida.

“We are excited to be part of the continued growth of Wynwood and bring compelling tenants such as Starbucks, Chama De Fogo and Nacho Daddy to this project,” said Tricera President | Head of Leasing Dustin Ballard. “Society Wynwood will add to the elevated ecosystem of restaurants, retail and living experiences the eclectic art district offers its residents and guests.”

Irma Figueroa, Andrew Rosenberg and Max Gelband with Comras Company are Tricera and LNDMRK’s leasing representatives at Society Wynwood.

Elizabeth Higgins, Marty Arrivo and Aracibo Quintana of Acre represented Starbucks in its lease. Elizabeth Hazan of Byblos Hospitality Holdings was a consultant for Chama De Fogo. Jenny Geffen and Dave Preston with Colliers represented Nacho Daddy.

In partnership with Society Wynwood developers PMG and Greybrook Realty Partners, Tricera and LNDMRK are forward-purchasing over 32,000 square feet of ground floor retail at the project. The 2431 NW Second Ave. development is conveniently located in the center of the Wynwood Art District, within walking distance of many new developments and retail shops. Along with the ground-floor retail, Society Wynwood has almost 300 modern residential units and a private parking garage, making it the area’s premier new development.

 

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Miami Retail Leads Nation In Rent Growth As Brands, Chefs Follow The Money

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Michelin-starred chefs and high-end retailers continue to expand into Miami as they follow their customers from places like New York, California and Chicago.

The flow of new tenants is pushing up rents to prices second only to New York City, according to a Lee & Associates report, and driving vacancy down to among the lowest levels in the country.

Miami retail vacancy is at 3.7%, 50 basis points below the national average of 4.2%, and the city leads all major U.S. markets in rent growth, rising 11.6% year-over-year to $42.40 per SF, according to a second-quarter report from Marcus & Millichap.

The market “is exponentially better in terms of occupancy and rental rates than pre-pandemic. I think it’s just a different world that we live in now,” said Lisa Ferrazza, the senior director of retail leasing at the Miami-based investment firm Tricera Capital. 

The city’s trendiest neighborhoods have seen the greatest growth, driven by a rise in demand from restaurants and luxury retailers. Asking rents in Brickell and Miami Beach were above $70 per SF at the start of April, according to Marcus & Millichap, and highly coveted space can fetch considerably more.

Ferrazza said her firm has done deals above $115 per SF in Wynwood with retailers looking to capitalize on Miami’s rising profile. She said retailers are bringing flagship stores to the city in growing numbers.

In the second quarter, Ralph Lauren and Amsterdam-based furniture company Eicholtz opened flagship locations in the Miami Design District, a high-end shopping destination that spans 18 blocks.

Lincoln Road, the iconic shopping destination in Miami Beach, landed eight new tenants this quarter, including Cheesecake Factory and a range of retailers selling everything from footwear to candy. The Museum of Ice Cream revealed plans for a 14K SF experience-focused shop at Miami Worldcenter, a 27-acre mixed-use development in Downtown Miami that will host the company’s first permanent location.

“If they have determined that Wynwood or the Design District or Lincoln Road is their market and where they want to have a flagship, they’re usually willing to pay the freight regardless,” Ferrazza said.

Much of the demand for space is coming from the food and beverage sector. Miami now has 12 restaurants with Michelin stars after the acclaimed guidebook announced in 2021 that it would begin rating restaurants in the city. The growth of the city’s food scene and influx of new residents is drawing more star chefs and creating expansion opportunities.

“Retailers are one thing,” Ferrazza said. “The pool of expanding soft goods, fashion retailers is much more shallow than the food and beverage market. That’s really where we see most of the activity.” 

Just this week, celebrity chef Juan Manuel Berrientos opened Elcielo Miami at the SLS South Beach hotel, the second location in the city for the Michelin-starred restaurant. Michael Beltran, the chef at Michelin star-earning Ariete in Coconut Grove, announced in May that he would open a cigar and cocktail bar in Miami Worldcenter.

Some of the new upscale restaurants coming to Miami are aimed squarely at the wealthy new arrivals who moved to South Florida during the pandemic.

In March, chef Shaun Hergatt announced plans for a private restaurant and speakeasy concept exclusively for residents at the Perigon condo tower in Miami Beach, which is expected to open in 2026. Weeks earlier, Todd English signed on to open a private lobby restaurant at the Bentley Residences, a 62-story luxury condo tower in Sunny Isles that is also slated to deliver in 2026.

Tricera is working on deals with chefs from Las Vegas and Boston, Ferrazza said.

“We’re getting a lot more Michelin chefs, and everybody knows how competitive the F&B market is,” she said. “So everyone is trying to outdo each other in the Miami market to have a presence to be talked about and be seen.”

Developers are responding to the strong demand by building more space. Across South Florida, there is more than 3.5M SF of retail space under construction, including around 1.9M SF in Miami as of March.

Miami is slated to see 1.6M SF of new space come online in the second half of this year, following the completion of around 400K SF through the second quarter, according to Marcus & Millichap.

Deliveries in Miami will be four times higher than in 2022 and “may result in some upward pressure on vacancy in the near-term while new stock leases up,” the report’s authors wrote. But with vacancy rates at some of the lowest levels in the country, Ferrazza said the market is well-positioned to absorb the new inventory.

The inflow of new residents, growth of tourism and the business-friendly environment in the state has made Miami an ideal location for retail tenants looking to grow, she said.

“I don’t know where else you would look if you are looking to expand throughout the country,” she said.

 

Source:  Bisnow

 

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Two Mixed-Use Projects Proposed In Wynwood, With Green & Wood Exteriors

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Plans for a pair of new mixed-use projects have been filed in Wynwood.

The project names are listed as W2 & W9183 in the submittals.

W9183 is proposed to rise 5 stories and include:

  • 34 residential units
  • 5,250 square feet of ground floor retail space
  • activated rooftop
  • no onsite parking, six offsite spaces (reduced by payment into the Wynwood Parking Trust Fund)

Architectural materials will include green aluminum railings, green metal architectural frame, engineered wooden ceilings, green stucco with scorelines, green mullion, grey tinted glass (upper levels), and clear glass (ground floor).

W2 is proposed to rise 5 stories and include:

  • 34 residential units
  • 5,250 square feet of ground floor retail space
  • activated rooftop
  • no onsite parking, six offsite spaces (reduced by payment into the Wynwood Parking Trust Fund)

Architectural materials will include white aluminum railings, wooden architectural frame, engineered wooden ceilings, dark stucco with scorelines, white mullion, grey tinted glass (upper levels), and clear glass (ground floor).

Arquitectonica is the architect for both projects.

A hearing before the Wynwood Design Review Committee was scheduled for July 18.

Kushner and Block Capital are shown on the submittal package as the developers.

 

Source: The Next Miami

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Residential Building Boom Hits Aventura

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Aventura and North Miami are in the midst of a multi-billion-dollar transformation, featuring new housing developments, schools, retail, transit and more.

Aventura, where the median single-family home price jumped 25% from $990,000 in 2022 to $1.237 million in the first quarter of 2023, according to a market report from ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

Aventura’s population has steadily increased since 1990, when it was about 15,000. It grew to 25,000 by 2000, 35,000 in 2010, and today roughly 40,000 people call Aventura home. North Miami’s population jumped from about 50,000 to nearly 60,000 during the 1990s, and it has remained steady since then.

The same is true just south in North Miami, which has seen a more than 400% increase in residential units from 2019 to 2022, with more on the way, plus seven new schools and a boost to its local commerce. Nearly 20% of the area’s nearly 2,300 businesses opened since the start of 2022.

Now, developers are working to capitalize on the region’s growth with a series of housing developments new to the market, in construction or in the planning stages.

One of the largest is the 184-acre SoLé Mia community, led by Jackie Soffer’s Turnberry Development and Richard LeFrak’s LeFrak Organization. The developers have plans for thousands of residential units, 1.5 million square feet of retail and commercial space and a 10-acre University of Miami UHealth Medical Center, scheduled to open in 2025. The residential offerings will include the 33-story ONE Park Tower by Turnberry overlooking South Florida’s first seven-acre swimmable lagoon.

North Miami developments in the works include:

  • Aliro Luxury Apartments, 1820 NE 142nd St., approved to add 519 additional residential units and a parking garage.
  • Allure of North Miami, 1810 NE 146 St., approved to build a two-acre apartment complex with 360 units and a percentage of affordable housing options.
  • La Maison, 1850 NE 123rd St., approved to develop 297 residential rental units and 18,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
  • NoMi Square, 13855 NW 17 Ave., approved to build a seven-story development with 338 units and a public park.
  • North Miami Condos, 840 NE 130th St., approved to build a six-story, 67-unit luxury residential project with green building design and transit components.
  • Oleta, NE 151st St. & NE 20th Ave., approved for four residential towers with nearly 20,000 square feet of commercial and restaurant space.

Aventura is witnessing a wave of building and infrastructure improvements as well. The projects will upgrade Aventura Mall, add the new Brightline train station, bring on a new Hyatt House Hotel and introduce several new restaurants, retai shops and luxury residences.

Some residents there have expressed concerns about proposed changes to the land development regulations in the city’s master plan. They cite the potential for increased traffic and an influx of high-rise buildings along the beach. Last month, a change.org petition launched seeking to “stop excessive development in Aventura,” and it has collected more than 1,400 signatures.

How that might affect the future of development in the area is still unclear, but there’s no denying Aventura and North Miami are booming.

 

Source:  South Florida Agent Magazine

 

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W3 Proposed In Wynwood, Painted In Red

Plans for a new mixed-use project have been filed in Wynwood.

The project name is listed as W3 in the submittal.

The new development is proposed to rise 143 feet and include:

  • 34 residential units
  • 5,250 square feet of ground floor retail space
  • no onsite parking, six offsite spaces (reduced by payment into the Wynwood Parking Trust Fund)

Architectural materials will include red metal railings, red architectural frame, red painted stucco, red mullion, grey tinted glass (upper levels), and clear glass (ground floor).

A total of 2 zoning waivers are requested.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

A hearing before the Wynwood Design Review Committee is scheduled for July 18.

Wynwood 83 Owner LLC is the applicant. Kushner and and Block Capital are shown on the submittal package as the developers.

 

Source:  The Next Miami

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