The Real Deal Miami

TRD Video: Inside Miami’s Midtown

July 29, 2010 07:30AM

One of Miami’s newest developments, New York-based Midtown Equities’ Midtown Miami, is thriving, with a wave of rental and retail activity in the area just south of the Design District. The three residential buildings — Midtown 2, Midtown 4 and MidBlock — are at nearly 100 percent occupancy, and a host of new eateries have arrived, like Mercadito, which also has two locations in New York, and Shimon Bokovza’s Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill. The retail space is almost fully leased, and Midtown‘s office activity has picked up as well. “Florida has so many great buildings, but it’s missing that community feel,” said Deborah Samuel, lead broker at Midtown Miami. “I think that’s what was originally envisioned — to have a place where you can go outside, meet friends, have a drink, walk city blocks. We went out of our way not to make it look like a development.” Accordingly, she said, each building at Midtown was designed by a different architect. Learn more in the video by The Real Deal above. TRD