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The Weekly Dish: Bocce Bar’s space to become Skorpios restaurant & more

Grandview Public Market food hall opened in West Palm
By Katherine Kallergis | February 23, 2018 12:30PM

Skorpios | Midtown Miami

Skorpios, a Mediterranean-style eatery, is set to open in the former Bocce Bar space at the Shops at Midtown Miami.

Partners Eric Milon, Stephane Dupoux and Sami Kohen are opening Skorpios at 3252 Northeast First Avenue, unit 107, on Friday. The restaurant spans 4,900 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Executive chef Erhan Ozkaya previously led the kitchen at Mandolin in the Buena Vista neighborhood.

Milon declined to provide rents, but said the restaurant signed a 10-year deal with two five-year extension options. Michael Silverman of the Comras Company brokered the lease.

The owners were also looking at locations in Edgewater, but ultimately decided to open in Midtown and took over the space about four months ago. Milon is also a partner in Coyo Taco.

Grandview Public Market | West Palm Beach

A new food hall opened in the Warehouse District in West Palm Beach. The 14,000-square-foot Grandview Public Market is home to Celis Produce, Clare’s, Zipitios, Crema, Grace’s Fine Foods, Poke Lab Eatery and more.

Johnstone Capital Partners is developing the Warehouse District, a roughly 85,000-square-foot project, owner representative Will Earl said. He declined to provide asking rents.

Other tenants include the Steam Horse Brewery with 6,300 square feet, the under construction Steel Tide Distillery with about 6,000 square feet, a squash club, barre and cycling studio and an office user. The developer also has plans for a 4,000-square-foot to 6,000-square-foot high-end restaurant.

Shake Shack and Bulla Gastrobar | The Falls, Miami

Shake Shack is heading to the Falls. The burger chain is expected to open in September, according to Simon Property Group’s fourth quarter earnings report. Miami-based Bulla Gastrobar also leased space at the Falls.

Simon owns 50 percent of the outdoor mall at 8888 Southwest 136th Street.

Shake Shack’s other South Florida locations are in Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Boca Raton. The company is also planning to open at the Shops at Mary Brickell Village.

Seasons 52 | Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise

Seasons 52 is also expected to open at another Simon property. The restaurant chain, owned by Darden Restaurants, will open at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, according to Simon’s latest earnings report.

Simon is the sole owner of the 2.27-million-square-foot outlet mall.

Tatel | Miami Beach

Tatel, a restaurant owned by partners Cristiano Ronaldo, Enrique Iglesias, NBA player Pau Gasol and Rafael Nadal, closed temporarily at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach. It’s expected to reopen when the hotel, which closed following Hurricane Irma, opens its doors again next winter, according to

Henry’s Sandwich Station | Fort Lauderdale

Henry’s Sandwich Station is opening in Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village Arts District on Saturday.

The JEY Hospitality Group concept is taking 1,700 square feet at 545 Northwest First Avenue. The company signed a long-term lease for the sandwich shop, which was previously set to open as Proper Sandwich Fine Meats & Provisions. JEY’s other concepts include TacoCraft, Rok:Brgr and Himmarshee Public House.

Christian Bautista contributed reporting.