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Brickell Living May Keep You Safe from Hurricanes

The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1st to November 30th. Each year, South Florida residents stock up on water, non-perishable foods, batteries, flashlights, first aid items, and prescription medications, just in case South Florida is located in a hurricane track. The peak of the season runs from late August through September, with the most activity taking place on or around September 10th.

With that being said, one of Miami’s safest neighborhoods during hurricane season is Brickell, as the modern condominium and apartment towers in Brickell have been built to meet some of our nation’s strictest building codes. All new constructions are expected to withstand winds up to 175 mph. Brickell is located in one of the regions mandatory evacuation zones, due to storm surge, but, read on to find out what makes Brickell a safe haven during hurricane season.

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Impact Glass

When a hurricane’s arrival is imminent, most Miami residents worry about putting up storm shutters or boarding up windows; but, Brickell residents don’t have to worry about that potentially dangerous and fastidious task. A large majority of residential buildings in the neighborhood have been constructed or remodeled with hurricane impact glass windows. Said windows have been tested to withstand winds over 145 mph. Fortunately, Brickell residents don’t have to live in total darkness during and after the storm, thanks to strong, shatter-resistant glass.

Vehicle Safety

Vehicles tend to be very prized positions; fortunately, for Brickell residents, most buildings have parking garages where residents can park their vehicles safely. Parking garages keep vehicles safe from falling trees and flying debris. Most parking garages in Brickell are on the 2nd to 12th floors of buildings, making the risk of flood damage to vehicles relatively low for residents.

Power Restoration

Losing power during a hurricane is almost inevitable. However, Brickell residents don’t have to contend to being without power for too long. Brickell is one of the most populated areas of the United States, with an estimated 35,000 people living in the neighborhood, which is just over 1 square mile in size, states the Downtown Development Authority. Brickell is one of the biggest international banking hubs in the nation, so FPL is sure to work diligently to restore power in this “high priority” area.

Food & Beverage Options A Plenty

Brickell has a plethora of places where residents can stock up on food and beverage items such as water, as well as prepared foods. Brickell is home to 3 Publix stores, and countless convenience stores, restaurants, and cafes. Once the hurricane has passed, and power is restored, Brickell will be one of the easiest places in Miami to find groceries and prepared foods.

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Building Standards

Many precautions have been set in place with modern building standards. Some buildings in the area have also been upgraded to tougher construction standards. Many building owners have replaced windows with tempered glass that shatters into tiny cubes, in order to avoid large shards falling all over the streets and sidewalks. Miami-Dade building code requires the first 30 feet of any high rise to be equipped with high impact windows, which can withstand being hit by a nine-pound 2×4 traveling at a speed of 50 feet per second. Above the 30-feet height, Miami-Dade building code is required to use small missile impact glass that can withstand being struck by a small steel ball bearing traveling at 130 feet per second.

With an average of 10 named storms each hurricane season, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Residents living in mandatory evacuation zones, such as Brickell, should plan on where they will flee to ride out the storm, if one comes to the region. However, if staying in your apartment and riding out the storm is the only option you have, then make sure you have enough supplies to last you for a week after the storm passes, in case storm surge flooding cuts off the area to emergency services. Also, if at any point during the hurricane, you feel that your unit isn’t safe enough to withstand the storm, head to the stairwell of your building, as that is the safest and strongest section of any high-rise. Stairwells are sturdy because they are poured-in and reinforced with shear concrete walls. Just be careful that the doors don’t slam shut, or you might encounter a problem with getting out. All in all, just remain calm, cool, and collected during hurricane season.

UNA Residences to Rise High Above Brickell Waterfront

UNA Residences is an ultra-luxury pre-construction Brickell condominium development located in South Brickell at 25th Street and Brickell Avenue. The residential tower will soar 47-stories high making a mark on Miami’s famously recognized skyline. The project will house 135 luxury units with 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom floor plans. UNA Residences Brickell brought to the area by developer OKO Group and Cain International, is said to be move-in ready by summer 2021. Award-winning architect firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) are not only the lead architect for the project, but they are also designing the interiors and common spaces.

UNA Residences’ Features

Living at UNA Residences Brickell is literally like living in the lap of luxury. Every residence will have its own private elevator entries. Floors 15, 16,17,18, and 37 will have 13-foot ceilings, while all other floors will have 11-foot high ceilings. Every unit will feature stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Living areas and bedrooms are situated along the waterfront providing unobstructed views.

All residences feature expansive terraces, which are integrated into bedrooms and great rooms. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors create an open space with a seamless transition between the outdoors and indoors.   Warm, natural surfaces and materials are present throughout the units. Residences showcase chef’s kitchens with custom-built teak and walnut cabinetry, which are inspired by the interior of yachts with a sense of comfort. Units also feature organic porcelain tile floors, ivory-color countertops, and Gaggenau appliances.

UNA Residences’ Amenities

UNA Residences offers residents some fantastic amenities such as 24/7 concierge and security services, a lobby-level lounge area, a wellness center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and entertainment options such as a catering room and a movie theater.   Resident who enjoy a little R&R will enjoy being pampered in the luxury spa with steam and sauna rooms. Pet-owners will love the dog walking area in this pet-friendly Brickell community.

For residents who enjoy the outdoors, UNA Residences offers really great features such as an entire 3rd floor water-facing terrace with outdoor amenities such as a pool, a lap pool, a family pool, a Jacuzzi, cabanas, and a grilling area all surrounded by lush foliage. Additionally, residents will have access to their very own private marina where they can dock their boats.

UNA Residences Brickell is located in the prestigious South Brickell area, which is conveniently located near Miami International Airport, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and South Beach. If you’re interested in more information regarding UNA Residences contact me at

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Ways to Keep Cool this Summer in Brickell

Summer in Miami is in full swing. So, we must grin and bear it! Surviving summer in South Florida is possible, but you need a plan to keep cool. Our 3 months of summer aren’t too bad. At least we don’t have to deal with 9 months of freezing cold weather! Here are a few suggestions on ways to keep cool this summer in Brickell. We’ll help you make the hottest months of the year pleasurable…or at least bearable.


Brickell Staycation

Carve out some time for a staycation in Brickell, rather than going on vacation. Brickell’s hotels feature luxurious pool-scapes with swaying palms and comfy lounge chairs. If you really want to keep cool rent a poolside cabana and chill out all day sipping on piña coladas or some other tropical drinks. Nothing beats a dip in the pool; followed by a cool, crisp rooftop lunch and cocktail.

Chill Out at the Movies

Brickell Movies

Take chilling out to a new level at Brickell’s luxury movie theater, CMX. Located in Brickell City Centre, this swanky movie theater offers a movie-watching experience like no other. The theater features oversized, comfortable reclining chairs so that you can relax, while keeping cool and watching a movie. The best thing about watching a movie at CMX is enjoying the luxury dining and full bar service, which is available to all moviegoers.

Go Shopping

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Brickell City Centre may be an outdoor mall. But don’t be fooled; it’s pretty cool, thanks to the covered pedestrian walkways. This mall spans three city blocks and features over 100 local and global retail brands. Saks Fifth Avenue is the major anchor store, with other brands such as Tommy Bahama, Armani, Victoria’s Secrets, and Kendra Scott thrown into the mix. For and extra blast of cool air, step inside the stores and shop away.

Explore Some Restaurants

Brickell Food

Summer is the ideal time of year to explore some of Brickell’s restaurants that tend to be super crowded during tourist season. Beat the crowds and dine on some of South Florida’s most delicious food. Some suggestions include:

  • Obra Kitchen Table – 1331 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami, FL 33131 – Obra Kitchen Table features Latin flavors brought to life by Venezuelan chef and owner, Carlos Garcia.
  • Bazaar Mar by José Andrés – 1300 S. Miami, Ave., Miami, FL 33130 – Bazaar Mar is owned by renowned Spanish chef José Andrés, and offers a taste of all things seafood.
  • Edge, Steak & Bar – 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131- Edge features a traditional steakhouse menu with food curated by executive chef Aaron Brooks.
  • La Petite Maison – 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131 – La Petite Maison is a chic, high-end French brasserie with Mediterranean touches, and comes from the team behind Miami’s well-known Zuma.
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Best Brickell Spots to Grab a Burger & Drink

Everyone loves a good burger. What’s better with a burger than beer?! Fortunately, for Brickell residents, Brickell is home to some great spots to dine and enjoy gourmet burgers and nice, cold beer. Take a look at Brickell’s best spots to grab a burger and drink, and be prepared to crave some burgers and fries now.


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Burger & Beer Joint

Burger & Beer Joint opened its first location in 2009 on Miami Beach, since then this burger concept restaurant has opened locations throughout Florida, as well as in Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico. Brickell’s Burger & Beer Joint is a great hangout located in Mary Brickell Village. B&B Joint offers patron gourmet burgers and a full bar with over 75 beers. The vibe at B&B Joint has a rock & roll feel with a bit of sports infused for good measure. Some of the spots most popular B&B Joint burgers include the Hotel California with sharp cheddar, grilled onions, guacamole, jalapeno relish, cilantro sour cream, and a fried egg on a brioche bun; the Thunder Road with thick sliced apple wood smoked bacon, American cheese, and bourbon BBQ sauce on a sesame bun; and, the Mustang Sally made with waygu beef, red onion marmalade, brie cheese, and sliced prosciutto on a brioche bun. B&B Joint also has a really great $10 signature cocktail menu.

Pincho Factory

Pincho Factory first hit the Miami scene a few years back, and serves the Miami and Brickell area some pretty good burgers and pinchos/kebabs. Patrons enjoy the freshness and quality of the food served and crafted from the co-owners family’s recipes. With a great deal of accolades ranging from the Best Fries in South Florida to the Best Specialty Burger, as well as a nod from Zagat as one of the top restaurants in the US, it’s no wonder that Brickell residents enjoy dining here. Some of Pincho Factory’s most popular burgers include the original Pincho Burger with lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, potato sticks, and our secret pink sauce; the Toston Burger with 2 fried plantains to replace the typical bun, jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and homemade cilantro sauce; and the Fritanga Burger with fried white cheese, cabbage slaw, and crema.

American Harvest Co.

American Harvest Co. located in Brickell City Centre offers patrons some of the most healthiest and “good for you” food in the Miami area. Everything at American Harvest Co. is made from scratch, with no preservatives, no gmos, and zero antibiotics making it easy to adhere to a clean eating diet. Some of American Harvest Co.’s best selling burgers include the American Harvest Burger made with an all natural grass fed, free range, chuck short rib & brisket blend, fontina cheese, house mayo, caramelized shallots, and served on a Martin’s potato bun; and, the Garden Burger which consists of a curried quinoa and shitake patty, harvest yogurt dressing, and pickles served on naan bread.

Burger Love

Burger Love located on Brickell Key has a passion for honest food. This fun and interactive burger joint, has an expansive menu besides burgers; however, the main attraction is still the grand ol’ burger. Eating a burger never was so much fun, as patrons help craft one of Burger Love’s signature burgers to their liking. First, patrons pick their choice of protein. Next, they pick their choice of bun. Finally, they pick their burger out of 10 choices, or can create their own burger. Some patron favorites include the Wingman with bacon, cheddar, caramelized onions, & horseradish aioli; the Hot Mama with pico de gallo, grilled poblano chile, avocado, and jalapeno aioli; and, the Fairchild with sprouts, avocado, cucumber, tomato, and jalapeno aioli.

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Prime Brickell Parks to Exercise & Unwind

Brickell is located in the heart of Miami, and currently serves as Miami’s financial hub. Although, living in Brickell can feel busy and stressful, at times, Brickell also offers top-notch entertainment and dining options. In addition to high-end lifestyle options, Brickell is home to a few parks that offer a tranquil oasis within the city. Take a look at our list of prime Brickell parks to exercise & unwind in.

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Brickell Key Park

Brickell Key Park is the only park on the list that’s located just off of the mainland. Situated on the southern tip of Brickell Key, this quaint park serves as an oasis on this highly developed island. This park offers visitors a quiet waterfront space scattered with swaying palms. Brickell Key Park also offers visitors beautiful water views.

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Simpson Park

Simpson Park is a gorgeous oasis of tropical hardwood hammocks nestled within the hustle and bustle of the city. This park is one of the City of Miami parks, and is one of the few tiny fragment that remains of the Brickell Hammock, which was once the largest and most diverse hammock in South Florida. Brickell residents can take a stroll in Simpson Park, while enjoying the beauty of 15 endangered plant species, as well as 9 threatened plant species located here. It’s easy to forget that this tranquil park is located within the heart of a busy city.

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Brickell Park

Brickell Park is located on Brickell Avenue, in the heart of Brickell. This park is also home to a mausoleum archeological zone, which is preserved by the Historic Preservation Society of Miami. This park is home to a pre-Columbian archeological site, as well as a mausoleum that belongs to the Brickell family. This park is a great place to explore the history of Brickell and its founders, and gives visitors a chance to experience the waterfront.

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Miami Circle Park

Miami Circle Park is also known as the Miami River Circle, Brickell Point, or the Miami Circle at Brickell Point. This park is an archaeological site, which has a perfect circle measuring 38 feet of 600 postmolds that have 24 holes or basins cut into the limestone bedrock. This site predates other permanent East Coast settlements. Historians believe that this structure was built by the Tequesta Indians, and could possibly have been their capital. The site is believed to be between 1700 and 2000 years old. Located on the waterfront near the Icon Brickell, this park gives visitors a peaceful vibe with awesome views.

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More Families Calling Brickell Home

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Brickell is high-rises, stop-and-go traffic, and nightlife, such as restaurants and clubs. Fast forward to 2018, and you might have to rethink your view of Brickell. Over the past few years, Brickell has seen an increase of families with young children, with more families calling Brickell home.

Greater Downtown Miamii

Brickell is part of the Greater Downtown Miami, which comprises 3.8 square miles south of 1-95, north of Rickenbacker Causeway, west of Biscayne Bay, and east of I-95. Six of the other neighborhoods that make up this area include Midtown, Edgewater, Historic Overtown, the Central Business District, Wynwood, and the Arts & Entertainment District.

More and more families are moving into Brickell, instead of opting for family-friendly suburbs. Despite being an urban neighborhood, it has a community feeling. Brickell is a very safe environment for children.

Formally, Brickell was not a family-oriented neighborhood. The area was mostly known as the largest financial business district of the South East. However, this notion has changed drastically. Nowadays, Brickell offers more places and events for children. Additionally, a lot of new developments include preschools.

The Miami Downtown Development Authority used data from the U.S. Census to analyze the demographics of Greater Downtown Miami They found that the population of Greater Downtown Miami has reached an all-time high of 92,235. That demonstrates a 65 percent surge from 2000 to 2010, and an additional 38 percent increase from 2010 to 2018. It is projected that the number will rise another 19 percent by 2021. Making the total population of Greater Downtown Miami to a whopping 109,617.

The most populous group in Brickell and Greater Downtown Miami are young professionals ranging between 25 and 44 years of age, equaling about 45 percent of residents. Surprisingly, the number of children 14 –years-old and younger has

soared to 11,484; that’s a 53 percent increase since 2010. The number of family household has grown 42 percent, totaling 47,958.

If you are interested in learning more about the Brickell area, contact me at Together we can discover if Brickell is the right area for you and your family to call home.

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What’s New At Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre has already become Miami’s go-to place for luxurious shopping, dining, and entertainment. And just when you thought that this Brickell hub could not get any better, think again! CMX dine-in movie theater just opened its first United States location at Brickell City Centre. The Mexico-based company, Cinemex, has over 600 locations worldwide, and is the sixth-largest theater chain in the world. CMX at Brickell City Centre spans 35,759 square feet with 10 movie screens, and doubles as a place to hangout before and after watching a film.

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CMX offers patrons two dining areas that serve sandwiches, burgers, seafood, pizza, salads, and more. Additionally, CMX offers patrons two bars that are fully stocked with international, domestic, and craft beers, as well as a great selection of wine and cocktails. The theaters all include reclining seats with USB ports for phone charging, rotating food trays, food service call buttons, and personal lighting. Moviegoers will appreciate the spacious area between seats that offer plenty of space for food servers to deliver food.

CMX Brickell City Centre provides a far more superior dine-in movie experience than its competitors, as all of the theaters feature laser projects, which provide exceptional picture quality. Additionally, CMX Brickell City Centre has one theater with Dolby Atmos that takes surround sound to the next level. A fun feature to the CMX movie-watching experience are the glasses that display subtitles in various languages.

Another recent opening at Brickell City Centre is the Apple store. This new location has become the flagship store for Apple in the Miami area. Apple at Brickell City Centre has over 100 employees with half of them being Spanish-speakers. Since Miami is such multi-cultural city, employees at the Apple store speak a total of nine different languages.

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Fashion-lovers will love that Zara has just filed for a construction permit for a new two-level store that will include 32,168 square feet of space. Zara is expected to open this coming winter. Additionally, the construction of the interior Italian food hall at Brickell City Centre is now underway. La Centrale, Italian food hall, will occupy 38,000 square feet of space covering three levels. The ground level will feature a market, a coffee shop, and an eatery; the second level will have a gelato shop and a few full-service restaurants; and the third level will have a culinary school and wine shop. La Centrale Brickell City Centre is expected to be open this fall.

Brickell City Centre continues to bring excellence to the Miami area offering residents and visitors alike luxe experiences that rival New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris. If you’d like to find out more information regarding the Brickell area, contact me at or (786) 306-4287. It will be my pleasure to share all the great things that Brickell and Brickell City Centre have to offer.

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SLS Lux – Brickell’s Latest Luxury Development

SLS Lux, one of the latest luxury developments in Brickell, is located at 801 South Miami Avenue. Arquitectonia, The Related Group, The Allen Morris Company, Yabu Pushelberg and Sam Nazarin joined forces to create this 57-story building. SLS Lux houses an 84 room, luxury hotel, and 450 residential units. This highly anticipated Brickell development is an art lovers dream with creations from world-renowned artists such as Ana Isabel Martinez, Fernando Botero, and Fabian Burgos on display in common areas.

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SLS Lux Residence Features

SLS Lux condos come exquisitely finished with either 9- or 10-foot high ceilings in living spaces and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, which lead to spacious terraces offering stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Units showcase chef’s kitchens with contemporary Italian cabinets by Italkraft, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, which include an integrated paneled 36-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, a Bosch silent dishwasher, a ceramic glass stove top, a Wolf built-in convection oven, and a Wolf drawer microwave. All master bedrooms feature spacious walk-in closets. All master baths highlight rain showers and tubs, and select residences offer spacious tubs and frameless glass-enclosed showers in master baths.

All residences incorporate Smart Home technology, which facilitates the life of residents. The entire building is conveniently pre-wired for high-speed communications, cable, and multiple telephone lines. Additionally, there is an exclusive collection of 14 penthouse residences featuring 12-foot high ceilings. A select number of these penthouse residences have private rooftop pools and outdoor spas.

SLS Lux Amenities

SLS Lux offers Brickell residents a plethora of luxury amenities, such as an expansive pool on the garden level with poolside cabanas and lounge areas, a poolside bar with al fresco dining, a juice bar, and a BBQ area with a summer kitchen. Residents will receive white glove concierge services from a multilingual staff. This luxurious Brickell condominium showcases a two-story lounge with a recreation area complete with billiards, a private wine cellar, and a poker table. Residents with children will appreciate the children’s indoor and outdoor play areas with on demand monitoring services.

For residents that enjoy sports and the outdoors, SLS Lux offers a multi-use sports center with a combined court for tennis, paddleball, and volleyball; a soccer academy court; a basketball court; and a bocce court. Additionally, residents can enjoy a rock climbing wall, a state-of-the-art health and wellness center, and an outdoor area for yoga. The outdoor lounge boasts a fire pit overlooking the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay. Additionally, residents will be able to enjoy a private rooftop sundeck and spa on the 57th floor.

SLS Lux is located in the prestigious Financial District, which is conveniently situated near some of Miami’s hottest destinations such as the Miami Design District, Coral Gables, American Airlines Arena, South Beach, and Miami International Airport. If you’re interested in more information regarding SLS Lux or would like to view condominium units, contact me at


One Thousand Museum Releases Renderings of Interior Spaces

The developers of One Thousand Museum recently released a new batch of renderings showcasing the late Zaha Hadid’s forward-thinking design. The new insight, featuring a look at amenity spaces, came in conjunction with the official topping off of the building on February 23rd.

The renderings depict the Sky Lounge, a double-height aquatic center with an indoor pool, a “Lifestyle Center and Spa,” and additional common areas. The common spaces of this project are incredible spaces to workout, relax, and simply enjoy life in.


Additional amenities include a private bank-quality vault, a multimedia theater, and a private dining room. This project is also the only private residential skyscraper in all of Florida to have planned private helipad.

Miami’s construction projects never cease to amaze, and One Thousand Museum pushes Miami to new heights, as it is the first skyscraper in the world to utilize lightweight glass-fiber reinforced with concrete (GFRC) as a permanent framework in the construction of the tower’s structure.

The construction of this unique project has been one of the most challenging builds, due to the projects curved exoskeleton. This one-of-a-kind exoskeleton is comprised of 5,000 pieces of GFRC, which was manufactured in and imported from Dubai.

Developer Louis Birdman had the foresight and Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid had the vision to dream of creating One Thousand Museum. Plaza Construction has played the instrumental role of creating the dream into reality.

According to Birdman, this building, even in its current state stands our as the most iconic architectural work in Miami’s skyline.

“We’re excited to have developed something so unique and special for Miami,” Birdman said in a press release.

Not only does this project enhance Miami’s notoriety, but it also redefines the standard of luxury for residential projects.

“To date, the project team has faced some major tests, but the project has remained on schedule and we’re looking forward to the successful completion,” said Brad Meltzer, president of New York-based Plaza Construction, which is overseeing the construction of One Thousand Museum.

The next phase of One Thousand Museum is the interior build-out of both amenity spaces and unit interiors.   All 83 half and full-floor units will include Poliform kitchens and closets, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances, Apure interior LED lighting, and Crestron home automation systems.

This 62-story tower, which broke ground in 2015, is set for completion in 2018. The project gets its name from its location across the street from Museum Park. Prices for each unit starts at $6 million USD for a 4,600 square foot residence and all units will have multiple oversized balconies.

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La Centrale, Miami’s premier Italian food hall, celebrated it’s grand opening on February 16th. The first floor will open and will be followed by the opening of the second and third level on March 1st.

Touted as Miami’s premier food hall, La Centrale houses a 40,400 square foot gastronomic emporium filled with Italian-inspired caffes, restaurants, markets, and bars, as well as a wine shop and a cooking studio all within a 3-story section of Brickell City Center.

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The Mercato, located on the first level of La Centrale, offers fresh made pastas, pastries, salads, and espresso. This place also offers Italian specialties including meats and cheeses.

The food hall’s restaurants offer Italian-inspired classic fare within an Italian setting. Patrons can either sit down for a full meal or can pop in one of the bars for a small plate or a glass of wine. The first level is also home to Pizza e Pasta and the Caffe.

The second level is home to Pesce and Stagionale. Here, patrons can enjoy a wide variety of seafood, and a seasonal, vegetable-forward menu, including a mozzarella bar, risotto, and seasonal truffles. Additionally, the second level is home to Carne, which offers the finest cuts of meat and Tuscan-inspired food; and, Gelateria by Venchi, which happens to be Italy’s most celebrated gelateria.

In addition to the delicious food options, La Centrale offers patrons three bars – Aperitivo Bar, which serves small bites and craft cocktails; Bollicine Bar, located at the Pesce restaurant; and, Enoteca, on the third floor, which serves small bites and regional Italian wines that are curated by La Centrale’s sommelier.

La Centrale showcase retail offerings featuring the finest Italian specialty ingredients. Patrons of La Centrale have a wide selection of house-made breads, pastries, and pastas to choose from, as well as fresh fish, choice cuts of meat, and premium wines.

La Centrale was brought to Miami by restaurateur Jacopo Giustiniani, and Matthias Kiehm, a hospitality industry veteran. They chose Miami’s Brickell City Centre as the spot for La Centrale because they believe that Brickell is a true urban success story, and has the feel of other large cities such as New York and Chicago, which have popular food halls.

Each restaurant on the premises will represent 20 regions in Italy. Giustiniani and Kiehm thought that patrons would like to go into one of the many restaurants, eat the food, and then go downstairs, to the Mercato, to purchase the same ingredients to prepare at home.

Giustiniani and Kiehm meticulously created La Centrale, because they wanted the market to be an experience that would evoke emotions, and not just create a modified food court. With such innovative thinking, La Centrale is sure to be popular among locals and tourists alike.