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The Weekly Dish: First cafe opens at MiamiCentral, Rosa Mexicano shutters Brickell location & more

First Watch, Arepa 69 and Guy & The Bird announced new locations
By Katherine Kallergis | July 20, 2018 12:30PM

Joe & The Juice and Rosa Mexicano

Joe & The Juice | downtown Miami

The first food and beverage tenant began serving at MiamiCentral this week.

The Scandinavian juice bar, coffee shop and cafe is leasing 2,400 square feet in the lobby of Brightline’s MiamiCentral station, at 650 Northwest First Avenue, suite 100.

Joe & The Juice has more than 200 locations worldwide. At MiamiCentral’s Central Fare food hall, it will be joined by Toasted Bagelry & Deli, Miami Smokers, Blackbrick Chinese, Doggi’s and other Miami restaurants. The 50,000-square-foot dining hall is located on the first two floors of the mixed-use train station, developed by Brightline’s parent company, Florida East Coast Industries.

Rosa Mexicano | Brickell

A longtime tenant of Mary Brickell Village closed its doors this week.

Rosa Mexicano was open nearly 11 years at 900 South Miami Avenue. A spokesperson told Miami.com that the Mexican restaurant’s lease expired at the Brickell shopping site. Its 1111 Lincoln Road location, which opened in 2011, is still operating.

Rockpoint Group paid $113.5 million for Mary Brickell Village in 2015.

First Watch and Arepa 69 | Miami

First Watch and Arepa 69 both signed leases at the Palm Plaza shopping center in Miami, at 16867 Northwest 67th Avenue, near Hialeah.

First Watch, a breakfast-focused cafe, inked a 10-year deal for a 3,747-square-foot space. It’s expected to open in February.

Arepa 69 signed a five-year deal for 1,700 square feet. The arepa eatery will be open in December.

Terranova Corp. represented the landlord in the leases. Other tenants include Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Boston Market, Sketchers, MD Now and Starbucks. A spokesperson for Terranova declined to provide rents.

Guy & The Bird | North Miami Beach

A yakitori-style restaurant is headed to North Miami Beach.

Guy & The Bird, a concept from Guy & The Restaurants, is leasing 2,000 square feet at 17070 West Dixie Highway, according to a release. The space will include a nine-foot yakitori grill and event space. It’s slated to open in September. The restaurant signed a five-year lease for about $7,000 a month, according to a spokesperson.

Salumeria 104 | Coral Gables

Graspa Group opened its second Salumeria 104 location.

The 3,300-square-foot restaurant, at 117 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, opened earlier this month in the former Angelique Euro Cafe space. Alan Howard of Great Miami Investment brokered the 10-year deal. Graspa has two five-year extensions, which would bring the lease to 20 years.