The Real Deal Miami

Dr. Smood, a new health-oriented cafe, to open in SoFla

Quincoces-Dragò & Partners, G. Alvarez Architects and Amicon are working on both cafes

August 21, 2015 04:30PM

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Renderings of Dr. Smood locations in Miami

Renderings of Dr. Smood locations in Miami

Dr. Smood, a new cafe concept specializing in organic food and drinks, has begun a build-out in South Miami and Wynwood, The Real Deal has learned.

Denmark-based Dr. Smood is making its debut at 5801 Sunset Drive in South Miami and at 2230 Northwest Second Avenue in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. Both will open this fall, with a third in the works for Miami Beach. Amicon Construction is the general contractor, according to a press release.

Rene Sindlev, founder of Pandora Jewelry, is the company’s primary shareholder. Both eateries will feature an abundance of natural light, custom walnut wood slats on the ceilings, tile-cladded concealed doors, Carrera marble counter tops and library millwork throughout.

In addition to Amicon, Dr. Smood has brought on Italian design firm Quincoces-Dragò & Partners and Miami-based G. Alvarez Architects.

Abingdon Square Partners, a Brooklyn-based investment and development company, owns the Wynwood building where Dr. Smood will open later this year. The single-story building, near Mana Wynwood, was constructed in 1954, according to Miami-Dade property records. Abingdon paid $5.15 million for the site in 2013.

Courtney Sunset LLC owns the South Miami site. The Coral Gables-based LLC paid $1.4 million for the property, also a single-story building, in 1998. It was built in 1953 and is near the Shops at Sunset Place. — Katherine Kallergis

  • . anthony

    these are getting played out, do these people not realize there is one on every corner let alone in wynwood. everything looks good on paper but being and living in south florida culture we know these things are just a fad