Brickell City Centre Is Getting An Italian Food Hall (But Not An Eataly)

A spokesman for Eataly told Miami New Times that they are not involved with Brickell City Centre’s Italian food hall, although the concept sounds similar.

 

BRICKELL CITY CENTRE WELCOMES ITALIAN FOOD HALL CONCEPT TO MIAMI

The $1.05 billion mixed-use project will house a three-level, 38,000 square-foot European-style artisanal food market.

Swire Properties Inc., one of South Florida’s leading International developers of urban real estate, along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, announced the addition of a 38,000 square-foot Italian indoor food hall, which will anchor the open-air shopping center at Brickell City Centre, the 5.4 million square-foot mixed-use development nearing completion in the heart of Brickell.

The three-level Italian dining space and market will feature a wide variety of eateries, each celebrating a different aspect of Italy’s famously diverse cuisine.

A statement from the team reads: “We want to bring the tradition and energy of the old world Italian streets and town centers, or piazze, to Miami’s urban core, creating a vibrant central destination for the Brickell community and beyond. A food market is the heart and soul of most major Italian cities; now the same will be true here in Miami.”

In addition to dining, the new food hall will offer market fare such as fresh produce, home-meal replacements, imported artisanal cheeses and meats, as well as everyday culinary essentials and gifts. Guests will also enjoy live cooking demonstrations, classes by Italian chefs, instruction on wine and food pairing and other educational programming.

The food hall will be located at the north block of the 500,000 square-foot shopping center and is set to be a must-visit destination for locals and visitors alike.

“Despite Miami’s immense cultural growth and its rich culinary scene, we have yet to see a food concept quite as extensive as the food hall being introduced at Brickell City Centre,” said Debora Overholt, vice president at Swire Properties. “Miami is a thriving international city and is ready for this magnitude of culinary experience. There is nothing of this scale anywhere in the city.”

The food hall joins the dining and entertainment space at Brickell City Centre, which includes a luxury dine-in cinema, Mexico-based Cinemex, the Pubbelly Boys’ second Pubbelly Sushi and local artisanal coffee shop Pasión del Cielo. Also announced are renowned traditional Uruguayan restaurant Quinto La Huella and signature rooftop bar Sugar, both of which will be located at Brickell City Centre’s flagship hotel, EAST, Miami.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

It’s most definitely an Eataly, the Miami New Times source was likely from a time before the deal was struck or he may not have been given clearance to release the news. I’m sure they’re waiting on their terms to announce. It’s too similar of a concept! Cheers!

Mixtrax
5 years ago

I hope you are right!!!

claro
5 years ago

Yes, i agree with you

Procalc
5 years ago

I just hope is not a poor intent to copycat Eataly….

Anonymous
5 years ago

Could it be Sbarro?

Miami2
5 years ago

Romano’s Mac Grill!

snoɯʎuou∀
5 years ago

Maybe its Anthony Bourdain’s food market?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Or Mario The Baker

marc
5 years ago

Do you mean Mario Batali?

claro
5 years ago

Batali co-owns Eataly

Anonymous
5 years ago

No silly. Mario The Baker on Flagler St. next to the courthouse.

Anonymous
5 years ago

sounds spectacular….I live in Omni and will be there when it opens..

Raf
5 years ago

When is it scheduled to open?

Anonymous
4 years ago

it definitely should be “Eataly” never the copies are as good as the real one! Miami is ready for the real one!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Eataly can be copied and improved.

fjw
3 years ago

How would Eataly be improved?

Anonymous
3 years ago

A year+ after this article was published they opened two Italian food halls…. I don’t understand why the owners of this mall allowed this to happen. They are both beautiful but it’s kind of redundant to have two. It’s not like Brickell/Miami is known for its Italian influences. Let’s see which one survives.