The $1.05 billion mixed-use project will house a three-level, 38,000 square-foot European-style artisanal food market.
Swire Properties Inc., one of South Florida’s leading International developers of urban real estate, along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, announced the addition of a 38,000 square-foot Italian indoor food hall, which will anchor the open-air shopping center at Brickell City Centre, the 5.4 million square-foot mixed-use development nearing completion in the heart of Brickell.
The three-level Italian dining space and market will feature a wide variety of eateries, each celebrating a different aspect of Italy’s famously diverse cuisine.
A statement from the team reads: “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.”
In addition to dining, the new food hall will offer market fare such as fresh produce, home-meal replacements, imported artisanal cheeses and meats, as well as everyday culinary essentials and gifts. Guests will also enjoy live cooking demonstrations, classes by Italian chefs, instruction on wine and food pairing and other educational programming.
The food hall will be located at the north block of the 500,000 square-foot shopping center and is set to be a must-visit destination for locals and visitors alike.
“Despite Miami’s immense cultural growth and its rich culinary scene, we have yet to see a food concept quite as extensive as the food hall being introduced at Brickell City Centre,” said Debora Overholt, vice president at Swire Properties. “Miami is a thriving international city and is ready for this magnitude of culinary experience. There is nothing of this scale anywhere in the city.”
The food hall joins the dining and entertainment space at Brickell City Centre, which includes a luxury dine-in cinema, Mexico-based Cinemex, the Pubbelly Boys’ second Pubbelly Sushi and local artisanal coffee shop Pasión del Cielo. Also announced are renowned traditional Uruguayan restaurant Quinto La Huella and signature rooftop bar Sugar, both of which will be located at Brickell City Centre’s flagship hotel, EAST, Miami.
About Brickell City Centre
Brickell City Centre is a landmark $1.05 billion, 5.4 million square feet, mixed‐use development in downtown Miami from Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of real estate known for its $1 billion master‐planned development of Brickell Key. The project’s first phase includes a luxury and premium shopping center, two residential towers, a hotel with residences, and two mid-rise office towers. The project is LEED®-registered for Neighborhood Development – currently one of the largest in the U.S. Sustainability elements include the $30 million CLIMATE RIBBON™; a masterpiece of art and science, the elevated trellis will span 150,000 square feet, connecting the project’s three city blocks and acting as an environmental management system. As the largest private-sector project currently under construction in Miami, Brickell City Centre began vertical construction in 2013 and the first phase of construction is scheduled for completion beginning winter 2015. Phase II is scheduled for commencement end of 2017. More information is available at www.brickellcitycentre.com.
About Swire Properties
Swire Properties Inc, headquartered in Miami since 1979, is one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban office, hotel and condominium properties. Known for its $1-billion, master‐planned development of the island of Brickell Key in downtown Miami, Swire continues to shape the Miami skyline with its latest project, Brickell City Centre, a $1.05-billion, mixed‐use complex comprising a gross floor area of 5.4-million gross square feet, including an underground carpark and 2.9-million square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail and entertainment space. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly listed Swire Properties Limited based in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.swireproperties.us.
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit www.simon.com.
About Whitman Family Development, LLC
Whitman Family Development is a family-owned, diversified real estate development, management, and leasing company specializing in retail and headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida. Among other interests, Whitman Family Development is the developer, owner and operator of the acclaimed Bal Harbour Shops, ranked the world’s #1 shopping center by the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is the co-developer of the retail components of Miami’s Brickell City Centre.
MIAMI | April 19, 2016