CitizenM Moving Forward With Plan To Demolish Perricone’s In Brickell, Build 252-Room Hotel

Netherlands-based hotel chain CitizenM is making preparations to demolish Perricone’s Marketplace in Brickell, replacing it with a hotel.

On October 4, the company finalized a deal with Miami-Dade County to supply water and sewer utilities to the site for the new hotel.

According to the agreement, the entire 4,447-square-foot restaurant building currently on the site will be demolished. It will be replaced with a 252-room hotel, along with 4,218 square feet of retail space (no restaurant space is listed in the new agreement).

On September 25, CitizenM applied for a tree permit with the city of Miami. The application states that six trees are to be relocated. It was denied by the Environmental Resources department on October 4.

CitizenM purchased the Perricone’s property in September 2017 for $16.1 million.

 

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Anonymous

That location deserves a more daring design.

Anonymous

%100 Agree.. It looks so ugly and old school

Anonymous

I wish it was “old school,” and not the typical modern Miami standard of a giant parking pedestal concealed by queasy art.

Anonymous

It’s a mid-rise building tucked between some pretty tall neighbors. You’ll only be engaged with the street level views.

Anonymous

Ugly hotel concept which looks cheap and cheesy. The rendering is crazy because the street is no where near that width.
It will add revenue to the area since it will bring tourists in but will add absolutely zilch to local residents other than more traffic. With the entrance to Flat Iron and the hotel being in the same area, it will be more of a nightmare than it already is.
Hate to see a building that has lots of character including the tree in front knocked down for this. Truly a shame.

Anonymous

Please, please, please
Can you use another adjective other than cheesy?
That is so Not Miami!!!!
I can see it being used in Oklahoma, Little Rock, or Ft Worth, but not here.

Anonymous

Ok, how about what it’s synomous for cheesy, cheap looking and inferior?!! Not quite sure what “That is so not Miami” matters in the context of the conversation.

Anonymous

Bravo.

Anonymous

I started living and/or working in Brickell in 2002.
There is just a certain type of person that was whining about “traffic being a nightmare” with every new development back then. Those people whined in 2003, 2004, 2005,…and so on until today.
These people are generally not that interesting, if these types of people were a building, they’d be an AT&T Switching facility in Kendal. Not even as interesting as a Tibor Hollo skyscraper.

Anonymous

Well said

Anonymous

I’m sorry. I disagree with most. The new owners will make a significant impact on Brickell just as my friend Steve perricones has made on Brickell. What is not being recognized is that Steve was most concerned with his many employees, and he calculated the time that the restaurant would be “ down” before reopening the new Prricones. He cares most about people and his employee family who rely on him to support their family’s.
The “ NEW” pcones will certainly be an important component of the westerly progression of Brickell and most certainly a huge success.

Anonymous

Really? Can u please b nice!

Anonymous

One of the best restaurants in Brickell is going to be knocked down and in the agreement no restaurant space is mentioned for this giant rectangle block. And what is going to happen with the trees if the relocation was denied.

Anonymous

The restaurant shouldn’t have sold. Go tell the owners not to take the money!

Anonymous

Seriously

Anonymous

Which restaurant is that now? Because Perricone’s is aggressively mediocre. Outdated interior with bland touristy food.

Anonymous

Really? Have u been there?

Anonymous

Are u alive on the planet?

Anonymous

They WILL b preserved

Anonymous

This looks like a storage facility , very bad move for Brickell. This is mess up right in the middle of Brickell with this stupid design. Fckrs will disturb the tenants for 3 years for this shitty design!

Anonymous

Please b quiet. Mr. Perricone does nothing mediocre! Have a happy new year. See u at the NEW Perricones:

Anonymous

As I’ve mentioned in every post, I will destroy this hotel if perricones is gone forever.

Anonymous

Man, you really need to get a life.

Anonymous

Wow, where is the TNM Police? They let this terrorist comment stand but any derogatory word against Mana gets taken down immediately. Seriously?!

Anonymous

merry Christmas and a happy healthy new year

Anonymous

It is not

Fire Alice Bravo

Maybe the Perricones owner wants to retire and not reopen the restaurant. The hotel will probably have a restaurant or bar in the lobby.

Anonymous

It states no restaurant space.

Anonymous

They’re reopening in Gables I believe.

Anonymous

With no bayan trees though 🙁

Anonymous

That’s BS, I eat there almost every Thursday and I asked multiple people who work there. It is not re-opening in the Gables.

Anonymous

You are right, it’s not re-opening in the Gables.

Anonymous

Yes on Coral way

Anonymous

Yes, perhaps the owner has been a tireless entrepreneur in this space…. giving jobs, great food, friendship, and comfort to locals for 3 decades. And maybe his health is not as good as it was 30 years ago.
He bought the land, he built the business, he can do whatever the hell he wants tho with it. He doesn’t owe “us” or you anything.

Anonymous

ugly 1980s office building

Anonymous

???? For the Enviornmental resources department denying them!!

Citizen M, hire a better architect to design a structure fitting of Central Brickell, please! And find a way to keep some of those trees. You have way more height available at your disposal. If you integrate your product into the context, the neighborhood will embrace it! Maybe even have a restaurant or cafe at ground with a nice green screen wall around it like some of the new buildings in the design district. Thanks!

Anonymous

It’s a Citizen M folks, not a Shangri La or a Peninsula Hotel brand. Give me a break.

Anonymous

Good point. They bitch about BCC being too upscale and then bitch about CitizenM being to downn scale.

Anonymous

que feito 🙁

Anonymous

The new Shake Shack diners will be thrilled to have construction debris rain down on their burgers.

Anonymous

i wonder who would allow something like this be built in such great location?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous

Americans who believe in private property rights.

Tania Hagge

Do you know who the GC is yet for this project? We woudl like to do the demolition scope

Anonymous

Too bad – Miami is losing its iconic places

Anonymous

You said it, I have been eating there since 2002

Anonymous

ALSO UGLY

Anonymous

The design of the Hotel fits well to neighboring tacky Mary Brickell Village. Another reason to avoid the area in the future.

Anonymous

and where do you live Mr. Fancy Pants?

marc

Allapattah

Anonymous

Lets go get Chimi’s on 36st

Anonymous

I’m with you on that one!!!

Anon

Perricone’s is nothing special food-wise, but it’s a fun, intimate space. Unfortunately, that’s where miami is heading, standalone longstanding businesses are selling to developers and closing up.

more importantly, this design is pretty boring, bland and not fitting to the neighborhood. This is a step up from the previous renderings we’ve seen, but still pretty lackluster.

as for the trees, just because they’re old, doesn’t mean they belong to stay. i live within a couple blocks from here, and this passageway in front of perricone’s is the hardest to navigate. there’s always old people sitting there and makes it nearly impossible to get by with my dog. also, the trees have uprooted the sidewalks for years. the trees should have been trimmed or removed long ago by the city, and that Right of Way area cleaned up. It’s a sad sight to see how run down that corner has become, which is now a B&B for the homeless.

Gene

Let me tell you something pal; you’ll be old someday sitting on a bench with little f’s like yourself pushing your old self out of the way. Cities are made up with all ages of people –
Who do you think you are? Privileged little f who needs to get more feeling and less money. Tell me you’re a RE broker…..?

Anon

Man, you old farts are sensitive. Can we all please lighten up? I didn’t say anything insulting, just my observation. I think Perricone’s attracts a slightly older crowd than a lot of other places in Brickell, specifically the valet at Perricones. Most younger people don’t drive, they walk or Uber.

My point was just that people, who i observe usually to be older, are standing there on that very narrow, ripped up stretch of sidewalk which connects MBV and Brickell Ave. More to my point was the sidewalk condition because of what the large trees have done.

I also think the sidewalks around SLS Lux are too narrow, and when this popularizes as a food/drinking establishment, that sidewalk will be crowded with young people in the way. The City has done walkability a major disservice by allowing these new developments such narrow thruways.

Anonymous

I am a Gen X’er and I remember when I used to crack on old people. Let me tell you something Anon the 11 years between 29 and 40 are the fastest years you will ever experience. Enjoy talking about the “old farts” that truck will hit you at a 1,000 miles per hour.

Anonymous

So true!
“…that truck wil hit you at 1,000 MPH!”
When the old farts tried to warn me, I laughed at them.

Anonymous

The sidewalks in front of SLSLux only get skinny at the driveways. Seems like a sensible safety measure to me.

Anonymous

What old people are sitting out front?! Seriously?! Let me guess, you are some entitled millennial?!! Walk by there daily and yes, tough sidewalk with the tree and foliage but come on.