Brickell City Centre’s three-story Italian food hall to open in fall 2017

Renderings of the food hall and a photo of Brickell City Centre in November
Renderings of the food hall and a photo of Brickell City Centre in November

Wine tastings, cooking demos, a market and Italian-style restaurants are all one step closer to opening in Miami now that Brickell City Centre has released new details about its food hall.

La Centrale will span 38,000 square feet and three floors at northeast end of the shops at Brickell City Centre, according to a press release. It will feature restaurants, an enoteca (wine store), cooking school and retail space when it opens during the fall of this year.

Managing partners Jacopo Giustiniani and Matthias Kiehm will be at the helm of La Centrale.

The first floor of the food hall will have a casual restaurant and communal seating, as well as coffee, breads, pastas and other Italian staples. The second story will feature multiple sit-down restaurants centered around fish, meat and seasonal dishes, and will serve lunch and dinner. Wine will be the focus of the third floor, which will have wine tastings, pairings and food programs, in addition to La Centrale’s culinary school.

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Food halls are emerging in major markets across the country. In South Florida, All Aboard Florida announced that its MiamiCentral station will have a 50,000-square-foot, two-story food hall called Central Fare. Local restaurants Miami Smokers, Blackbrick Chinese and Toasted Bagelry & Deli will be among the eateries to fill the space when it opens this year in downtown Miami.

Once La Centrale opens, the food hall will join anchors Saks Fifth Avenue and Cinemex at Brickell City Centre. The 500,000-square-foot retail component opened in November, and since then stores have been opening on a weekly basis. Check out a full list of announced stores here.

Saks will also have the first Casa Tua Food Hall, which is planned for the first floor of the 107,550-square-foot store.

Overall, Brickell City Centre is certified LEED Gold and stars the Climate Ribbon, a $30 million, 1,000-foot long twisted strip of steel, glass and fabric. The shops, developed with Simon Property Group and Whitman Family Development, are part of the $1.05 billion, mixed-use development that also includes residential, hotel and office components. – Katherine Kallergis