New York City’s Sullivan Street Bakery is coming to Little Haiti.
The wholesale bakery and cafe will lease 4,000 square feet in the 12,000-square-foot Lemon City Square building at 5550-5570 Northeast Fourth Avenue, the Miami Herald reported.
Sullivan Street owner Jim Lahey is partnering with Steven Perricone of Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe in Brickell.
Perricone’s Upper Eastside Partners bought the two parcels, a 18,530-square-foot site, in May for $2.76 million, according to Miami-Dade property records.
“We know there are a lot of great restaurants in Miami, and we’re just really looking forward to forming some quality relationships and making some beautiful bread,” Lahey told the newspaper.
Sullivan Street Bakery has locations in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea. The bakery reportedly sells bread to more than 250 New York restaurants.
The lease, which is on the eastern border of Little Haiti, marks the latest commercial activity in the neighborhood where redevelopment is heating up. A new co-working space, MADE at the Citadel, just opened at 8325 Northeast Second Avenue, in a 26,000 square-foot building that was Bellsouth’s former headquarters. Developer Avra Jain is also expanding into the neighborhood, and a California company purchased the old 178,810-square-foot Bank of America building in March for $6.2 million. [Miami Herald] — Katherine Kallergis