Greek eatery Taverna Opa will be openings its doors at the Shops of Mary Brickell Village next week. The location replaces its previous Miami-area location, which was previously housed in the space that is currently occupied by Philippe Chow. “This location will set a new standard for all future Taverna Opa locations,” said Taverna Opa owner Peter Tisaliamanis. — Alexander Britell
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Greek restaurant Taverna Opa of South Beach will close August 1 to make way for Phillipe Chow, which recently closed at the Gansevoort South Hotel, the South Florida Business Journal reported.
Taverna Opa will be relocating to Mary Brikell Village, the younger population of which will be better suited to the restaurant, broker Tom Prakas, who represented both sides of the deal said.
Taverna Opa had not struggled at the location, Prakas said, “but, as [the area] south of Fifth [Street] became high end, the lower price points and value attraction at Opa diminished.” [more]
Many luxury retailers in South Florida have been hurt during the downturn, and a number of stores are facing foreclosures and evictions. Home furnishing store Robb & Stucky was able to settle a lawsuit filed last month by its Boca Raton landlord, which alleged that the store was behind more than $550,000 in back rent. According to the company, other locations of the Fort Myers-based company are doing fine. Its Palm Beach Gardens landlord, however, claims it recently sent the store an eviction letter. Elsewhere in the county, CityPlace has filed eviction suits against Wild Olives Cafe and Taco Vida, along with a suit against Taverna Opa that was quickly dismissed. [Sun Sentinel] Comments