The Weekly Dish: Time Out Market releases food hall concepts, Punch Bowl Social opening in Wynwood & more

Owner of historic downtown Miami Walgreens is planning a 48k sf project

Renderings of Time Out Miami
Renderings of Time Out Miami

Time Out Market Miami | Miami Beach

Time Out Market Miami unveiled new chefs opening at its Miami Beach food hall in February.

Chefs Norman Van Aken, Antonio Bachour and Giorgio Rapicavoli are each taking space at the food hall, at 1601 Drexel Avenue. Veronica Menin and Diego Tosoni will open Love Life Cafe; Suzy Batlle is bringing Azucar Ice Cream; Christian and Dominica Plotczyk, the owners of Ella’s Oyster Bar, will open Salt & Brine. Other openings will include chef Shuji Hiyakawa’s Wabi Sabi; and Phuc Yea from chef Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold.

The market will have 17 food and beverage concepts and seat up to 400. Previously announced chefs are Jeremy Ford, Michael Beltran and Alberto Cabrera. Instead of charging rent, Time Out takes a percentage of the chefs’ sales revenues.

Punch Bowl Social | Wynwood

Punch Bowl Social, a Denver-based chain of arcade, karaoke bar and restaurant wrapped into one, filed plans with the city of Miami’s building department to build out a 21,000 square-foot space at 2660 Northwest Third Avenue in Wynwood.

Goldman Properties paid $1.1 million for the property in 2012. The location will mark the first for Punch Bowl Social in Florida, according to its website.

Historic Walgreens property | downtown Miami

Stambul filed plans for a 48,000 square-foot restaurant inside the historic Walgreens at 200 East Flagler Street in downtown Miami.

In July, Stambul paid nearly $20 million for the building and said it planned to build out a “multi-level entertainment complex” with retail and dining in the space, which was most recently home to La Epoca department store.

The permit, filed with the city’s building department, calls for other structural repairs to the building, including 20,000 square feet of repairs and a 4,000-square-foot kitchen.

Stambul’s Daniel Peña could not immediately be reached for comment.

India Kitchen and Bar | Midtown Miami

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India Kitchen and Bar is opening in the former Brasserie Azur space at the Shops at Midtown Miami, according to new signage.

Brasserie Azur, which opened in 2015 and closed earlier this year, was leasing about 5,000 square feet at 3252 Northeast First Avenue, unit 109.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill | Midtown Miami

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill just opened in a 2,616-square-foot space at Midtown Five at 125 Northeast 32nd Street. Other tenants that have recently opened at the 26-story apartment tower include MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza; Biostation, a medical wellness center; Solidcore Pilates and Omni Nail Salon.

Tacocraft Taqueria and Tequila Bar | Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Tacocraft Taqueria and Tequila Bar signed a 10-year lease with two five-year extensions for a space in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, at 4400 North Ocean Drive.

Marc Falsetto of JEY Hospitality Group brokered the deal for the 4,000-square-foot restaurant. It’s expected to open early next year.

Dr. Smood | Coral Gables

Dr. Smood leased 1,250 square feet at Giralda Place in Coral Gables.

The healthy cafe chain is set to open in the first quarter of next year at the downtown Coral Gables development, at 271 Giralda Avenue. No brokers were involved and a spokesperson for the project declined to provide the asking rent. The mixed-use project includes office space and 33 condos, which are being marketed by EWM Realty International. John Ellis with RKF is handling commercial leasing.

Del Frisco’s Grille | Fort Lauderdale

Del Frisco’s Grille recently opened at 501 Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

The restaurant group is leasing about 8,000 square feet in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Comras Company represented the landlord in the 10-year deal, and Koniver Stern Group and Newmark Commercial represented Del Frisco’s.