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
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