The Weekly Dish is a TRD recurring feature that showcases the latest in South Florida’s restaurant openings, leases and sales.
Coconut Grove is welcoming two new restaurants, Aventura Mall will offer another choice for a pick-me-up while shopping, and the first restaurant has opened at Downtown Doral.
Glass & Vine | Coconut Grove
Glass & Vine opened on Monday in Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park about two months behind schedule. The 200-seat, 4,600-square-foot restaurant opened in the former Coconut Grove Library space at 2820 McFarlane Road. Miami chef and restaurateur Giorgio Rapicavoli, along with Grove Bay Hospitality Group, are behind the new eatery.
The space will include a waterfront, 2,320-square-foot outdoor patio with white quartz tabletops and orange chairs; a 24-seat bar with sliding accordion and garage-style glass walls; an open kitchen; a 600-square-foot open patio area; and a vine-covered roof. The indoor space will span 1,680 square feet. Lease details were not disclosed.
Grove Bay Hospitality Group is also developing a restaurant and retail project on the Coconut Grove site called the Harbour, which will include two high-end restaurants, a casual outdoor eatery, an indoor and outdoor event space, a 400-slip marina, retail and a bay walk.
Spillover | Coconut Grove
Matt Kuscher of restaurants Kush and Lokal announced he will open the Spillover in Coconut Grove.
The new restaurant, at 2911 Grand Avenue, will open soon pending permits, Kuscher told the South Florida Business Journal. The Spillover will offer local seafood dishes and seat up to 70. It will also feature a mural from Miami artist Camilo Rojas. [SFBJ]
La Colombe | Aventura Mall
La Colombe Coffee Roasters signed a lease at Aventura Mall to open this summer. The new location marks the first in Florida for the coffee chain, which has 14 locations in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Lease details were not disclosed. The coffee shop will serve chocolate bars; “Drum Rum,” a sugar and coffee-infused rum; cold-pressed coffee; bakery items and salads and sandwiches. It will be located near Macy’s at the mall, at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard.
On New Year’s Eve, Turnberry Associates closed on a $213.5 million mortgage from JP Morgan Chase to fund the mall’s planned expansion. Construction has begun on the new wing, which is expected to open in late 2017, and will include restaurants, more than three dozen retail stores, a new food court with indoor/outdoor seating, and a VIP concierge area.
Stellino’s | Downtown Doral
Stellino’s Trattoria & Bar opened in Downtown Doral, marking the first restaurant to open at the mixed-use project. The owner of Sal’s Italian Ristorante opened Stellino’s at 8550 Northwest 53rd Street.
Koniver Stern Group’s Mickey Finkle and Arthur Shifrin represented the landlord, while Andrew Guzik of Real Estate Wealth Advisors represented Stellino’s. The 15-year lease is for 4,109 square feet, Guzik told The Real Deal.
Codina Partners also scored a grocer tenant this week for the $1 billion Downtown Doral project: Publix. The development is slated to bring 1 million square feet of commercial space, 400,000 square feet of offices and 2,840 residences to Doral when it’s completed.
Pieology Pizzeria | Miami
Pieology Pizzeria inked a 10-year lease for its first Florida location in Miami. The pizza restaurant chain opened in a 2,650-square-foot space on West Flagler Street, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
NGKF brokered the lease for the space at the Fountain Square shopping center, which is anchored by Publix and SuperTarget. The company has plans to open more locations in Florida. NGKF senior managing director David Preston in a release cited the store’s proximity to FIU and Doral.
Pieology’s menu includes customizable pizzas and salads.
Ms. Cheezious | Coral Gables
Say cheese, Coral Gables.
Ms. Cheezious will open in a 4,692-square-foot space in downtown Coral Gables in April. Westside Estate Agency’s Ari Drabkin represented Ms. Cheezious owners Brian and Fatina Mullins for the company’s second brick-and-mortar location, at 1915 Ponce de Leon Boulevard. WEA said the lease details were confidential.
The Coral Gables location will open in a single-story building built in 1945, which is about six blocks from Miracle Mile. It was formerly Cavatappi Cibo + Vino, and before that, Route 9.