Category Archives: Bayside Marketplace

Brickell City Centre Is Set To Open This November

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The Brickell City Centre located in Miami, Florida long-awaited opening is just around the corner. After years of speculation and construction; the waiting game is over. Starting November 2016, the doors will finally open. Here is a breakdown of the tenants whom have officially been announced.

  • Clothing: 100% Capri, 120% Lino, Addict, Adolfo Dominguez, Agent Provocateur, Armani Collezioni, BDBA, Crocus Studio, Chopard, Cole Haan, Intermix, In-Sight, Kiton, Koko & Palenki, LIVE!, Lululemon, Mirto, Orlebar Brown, Onda de Mar, Rhythm of Grace, REISS, SportsAction, Sundek, Ted Baker, Vilebrequin
  • Fashion and accessories: Addict, Audemars Piguet, Acqua di Parma, APM Monaco, Bally, Caudalie, Capritouch, Coach, Diptyque, Designer Eyes, Font, Harmont & Blaine, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Italia Independent, Illesteva, IRO, Kendra Scott, Kreations. Leetal Kalmanson, Michele Lopriore, Nars, Nest Casa, Pandora, Porsche Design, Richard Mille, Santa Maria Novella, Stuart Weitzman, Westime, Valentino
  • Dining: American Harvest, Big Easy Winebar & Grill, Calissons du Roy René, DAVIDsTEA, Dr. Smood, Häagen-Dazs, Luke’s Lobster, Pasión del Cielo, Pubbelly Sushi, Quinto La Huella, Santa Fe Ca Café, Sugar, Taco Chic
  • Arts and services: the Apple store, AT&T, Bojanini Art Gallery, Brickell Nail Bar, Musart, Sean Donaldson Hair

A few newly announced tenants have been added to the list as follows: Bruno Magli, Carmen Steffens, Baldinini, Boglioli, Lafayette 148, Samsonite, SPARIS and Violetas/Baccarat.

Swire, Simon, and Whitman property group have previously announced the anchor tenants as well: Cinemex, Saks Fifth Avenue and an Italian food hall. The City Centre is expected to draw in over two million visitors per year.

 

Until next time,

Scott…

The Aventura Mall Expansion Is Underway

Aventura, FL – The beautiful city of Aventura is not only a great place to live in the many communities such as Porto Vita, Island Estates, Aventura Estates and also play golf at The Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club but the city is known for one of the nations largest and highest grossing luxury shopping malls in the US., “The Aventura Mall”. To many of us, it has become not only a convenience but staple of our Lifestyle.

The Aventura Mall not only has some of the best shopping around, its also has great restaurants, a movie theater, and an Equinox Gym. Well, if anyone is wondering what all the construction is on the east side of the mall, you can bet it’s going to be big. The new expansion of the mall includes a 315,000 sq. ft. retail wing and parking garage along with a host of destination restaurants and a new state of the art food court.QE5oWH2 Starting to sound good to you isn’t it? To top it all off, renderings have revealed plans for a new Tesla store to be included in the expansion. Let me know what stores you would want to see be included in the expansion in your comments below!

– Scott

Miami Continues to Reach for the Sky With Bayside Marketplace

Bayside MarketplaceEarlier this summer, The Miami Commission reached a decision to officially approve a 99-year deal with the developer of SkyRise Miami and the operators of Bayside Marketplace. After several hurdles were overcome a unanimous decision was reached to allow the two parties to breathe new life into the retail and entertainment center that has seemingly lost its draw and luster. It’ll be a welcome upgrade for the great City of Miami.

Both SkyRise Miami developer Jeff Berkowitz and Bayside Marketplace operators were pleased to hear the news after numerous meetings with the city to hammer out concerns of what would need to happen should the tower not be built as promised. The City of Miami was decidedly nervous amidst past occurrences haven’t exactly materialized.

“History tends to repeat itself,” said Commissioner Frank Carollo, mentioning large, voter-approved projects that haven’t quite panned out. “For [Jungle Island] we had voter approval and also for [a yacht marina on] Watson Island we had voter approval. Apparently we’re going to have to amend the contract now.” 

As it stands, the $400 million tower is set to be completed by the year 2017 and will include three observation decks, a nightclub, a ballroom, fine dining, and even three amusement park-type rides. Over time, the marketplace would also be expanded upon. It all would halt until the Commission was satisfied that the language in the agreement included protection to the city.

A very confident Berkowitz (who has invested millions of his own dollars into the SkyRise Project proclaims the Commission has nothing to worry about:

“The bottom line is I’m going to build the tower,” he said.

Under the approved verbiage, Bayside operator (General Growth Properties) will pay $10 million upfront to the City of Miami and will increase it’s rent paid. They would also commit a minimum of $27 million for improvements as stated by Henry Torre, the director of public facilities for the City.

The hurdles were further overcome with wording that allows for Bayside to take over the tower’s construction should Berkowitz fails to hold up his end of the bargain. The duo with have a total of 6 years to complete the tower. At that point, the City of Miami has the power to renegotiate the leases. This seemed to be the resolution that the doctor ordered and all went well from there.

Additional terms were agreed upon and were to be heard at the public referendum which is the final step to moving towards breaking ground. A public vote is required due to this being a waterfront on city land. Should the vote pass, our wonderful City will have one more beautiful monument to enjoy. Go Miami, go.

Until next we speak,

Scott