A food and entertainment complex is planned just off Lincoln Road.
Time Out Market is planning to take over the ground floor retail space of a parking garage at 1601 Drexel Avenue. The parking garage was completed in 2012, designed by architect Enrique Norten and owned by owned by Ambassador Paul Cejas.
In an application to the city, the company describes the concept:
Time Out is the leading worldwide guide to art and entertainment, food and drink, film, travel and more. Time Out Market takes that concept one step further by incorporating it into a unique food, shopping and cultural experience. It brings together the best area chefs and restaurants into one inspiring, convenient and genuine food experience, all under one roof. Area chefs have an opportunity to launch new concepts as a part of a larger community. The Market creates various cooking areas, which local chefs or restaurants lease to exhibit their specialties. Patrons share communal tables and are served their meals on non-disposable tableware and silverware. In addition to the culinary experience, patrons are also treated to a cultural platform for local artists. This platform features local art, master chef classes and/or demonstrations, DJs, and readings. It serves as a creative artist forum. Patrons are able to participate become a part of the experience through participation in master cooking classes and local art.
Time Out’s first location in Lisbon opened in 2014, and attracted 1.3 million visitors in the first half of 2016. Additional locations are planned in London and New York.
Miami Beach’s Planning Board must grant a waiver, since the 2009 approval of the garage restricted the number of restaurant seats and from entertainment use. A hearing is scheduled on January 24.