The Real Deal Miami

Biscayne Bay Brewing to open at historic post office in downtown Miami

Langford hotel developer Daniel Peña owns the building
By Katherine Kallergis | May 22, 2018 02:30PM

100 Northeast First Avenue, Jose Mallea and Daniel Peña

Biscayne Bay Brewing is opening a second location in a historic building in downtown Miami.

The brewery, based in Doral at 8000 Northwest 25th Street, is opening a 6,200-square-foot brewery and taproom at the Old United States Post Office and Courthouse building, at 100 Northeast First Avenue. It’s slated to open this winter, according to a spokesperson.

Stambul USA, led by Daniel Peña, paid $11 million for the building in 2014. Barrett Wolf of Wolf Co. Real Estate Brokerage and Investments represented the tenant and landlord in the 10-year lease. Stambul also redeveloped and owns Eurostars Langford hotel nearby.

Biscayne Bay will likely mark the first brewery in downtown Miami thanks to a recently passed ordinance in the city, Wolf said. The company, owned by Jose Mallea, is leasing the third floor of the courthouse building in a space that once housed the Miami Weather Bureau Office, the first national weather service.

The property, designed by Kiehnel and Elliott, and Oscar Wenderoth, was built in the early 1900s and designated historic in 1989, according to a press release. It’s across the street from WeWork’s flagship Miami location at the Security Building.

Wolf declined to comment on asking rents in the building.