The Weekly Dish: Bayfront retail project planned for Brickell & more

Copper Fish is moving into the former Uncle Tai’s space at The Shops at Boca Center
By Katherine Kallergis | June 24, 2019 09:45AM

Rendering of Brickell Bay Boardwalk with Fabio Faerman and Sebastian Faerman

Rendering of Brickell Bay Boardwalk with Fabio Faerman and Sebastian Faerman

Brickell Bay Boardwalk | Brickell

A retail and restaurant project on the bay across from the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Brickell Key is under construction and expected to open by the first quarter of next year.

Listing brokers Fabio Faerman and Sebastian Faerman are working with an undisclosed steakhouse to take the mezzanine level, totaling 11,000 square feet.

The project, at 801 Brickell Bay Drive, will have 27,000 square feet of space. Triple net asking rents are $96 per square foot, and retail units range from 5,411 square feet to 13,437 square feet, Sebastian Faerman said.

The project will also be accessible by boat, he said. The space will be turned over to retail and restaurant tenants in about two months.

Black Lion Investment Group of Beverly Hills owns the space, which is at the Four Ambassadors. The company bought the commercial units in 2016 for more than $10 million, according to property records.

Former tenants include Brazilian eatery Porcao.

Meat Market | Boca Raton

Meat Market, with Miami and Palm Beach locations, is opening in Boca Raton. The restaurant is taking 6,000 square feet at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel at 2000 Northwest 19th Street, according to Tom Prakas of Prakas & Company. Meat Market signed a 10-year lease with two five-year options. The hotel is being renovation while the restaurant is built out. It’s expected to open in the first quarter of 2020.

Copper Fish | Boca Raton

Copper Fish is moving into the former Uncle Tai’s restaurant space at The Shops at Boca Center, at 5250 Town Center Circle. Copper Fish is leasing 6,700 square feet of indoor space, plus a large outdoor patio. Prakas brokered the deal.

Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar | Doral

Tap 42 is opening its fifth location in South Florida. The restaurant is leasing 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space at CityPlace Doral, at 3535 Northwest 83rd Street in Doral. It’s taking over the former Perinola South American Table & Bar space.

Moksha Indian Brasserie | Fort Lauderdale

Moksha Indian Brasserie leased 2,000 square feet at 2823 East Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. John Brewer of Native Realty brokered the deal for the 85-seat indoor restaurant.