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Inside Brickell City Centre’s Italian food hall, Estates at Acqualina & more

BCC's La Centrale is now set to open in December

The developers of Brickell City Centre, the Estates at Acqualina, Akoya Boca West and others just released a slew of new renderings.

La Centrale

Brickell City Centre revealed what’s planned for the three-story Italian food hall, La Centrale. The 40,000-square-foot food hall, located at the northeast end of the shops, is now set to open in December. It will include:

  • A market with grab-and-go options, an espresso bar, salad bar, fresh bread, cheese, a cafe and retail items. The 5,000-square-foot mercato will be on the first floor.
  • Pesce La Centrale, 5,000-square-foot fish restaurant on the second floor
  • Stagionale, a 1,500-square-foot restaurant on the second floor with a seasonal menu
  • Enoteca, a wine cellar on the third floor with a private dining room. The 3,000-square-foot space will also include La Cucina.
  • A steakhouse on the second floor spanning more than 2,500 square feet
  • A pizza and pasta eatery with a wood-fired oven. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant will be on the first floor.

Estates at Acqualina penthouse

The Trump Group (no relation to the president) is unveiling a penthouse at the planned Estates at Acqualina. The 15,000-square-foot unit, which is on the market for $29 million, will feature six bedrooms, marble and wood floors, sunset and ocean lounges, a private pool and sauna, and luxury appliances, according to the developer.

The firm is a step closer to owning the 5.6-acre oceanfront site where it plans to build the Estates. It owns the majority of the property, which is currently a timeshare resort, that’s set to be auctioned on Friday. Trump’s A3 Development LLC will make the reserve bid of $26 million.

Akoya Boca West

Siemens Group is developing Akoya Boca West, a 139-unit luxury condo building under construction at the Boca West County Club in Boca Raton.

The developer released new exterior renderings of the project, which recently hired Douglas Elliman to handle sales. It’s registered to be marketed and sold in New York.

Siemens is aiming for an early 2018 delivery date. The country club spans 1,400 acres with about 400,000 square feet of club facilities and amenities, including a sports complex, clubhouse, a 38,000-square-foot spa, tennis facilities, dining and entertainment venues, and four 18-hole championship golf courses.

Ocean Terrace

Sandor Scher’s Ocean Terrace project in North Beach is moving forward. The developer submitted its plans to the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board for a meeting in October.

In all, the development would have a 58-unit residential building; a 76-key hotel with a restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, gym, spa, pool, pool bar, rooftop lounge and parking; about 15,000 square feet of retail space on Collins Avenue and about 3,000 square feet of retail on Ocean Terrace.

Scher and his investor Alex Blavatnik are developing the mixed-use project. RJ Heisenbottle Architects and Revuelta Architecture International are the architects. Scher and Blavatnik have spent more than two years and about $65 million buying up most of the buildings on Ocean Terrace, and last year lost a citywide vote on increasing FAR in the area from 2.0 to 3.0.