Citizens Food Hall Opening At Brightline’s MiamiCentral In November

Brightline has announced a partnership to open an expanded downtown Miami food hall called Citizens MiamiCentral.

The food hall will open in November when Brightline train service resumes, according to the Herald.

Miami-based food and beverage company C3, which was created by SBE hospitality group founder Sam Nazarian, is a partner on the project.

There will be a total of 16 food vendor kiosks, 12 of which will be brands owned by C3, with the others returning from the previous incarnation of the food hall formerly known as CentralFare.

The space itself is being redesigned using C3’s “engaging design aesthetic.”

The 12 new food options will include:

  • Umami Burger
  • Sam’s Crispy Chicken
  • Krispy Rice
  • Cicci di Carne
  • Sa’Moto by Chef Morimoto
  • Ella Mia Gelato
  • Cindy Lou’s Cookies

Returning food and beverage options will include:

  • Rosetta Bakery
  • Patagonia
  • CAO Bakery and Cafe
  • Artdevie

There are a lot more potential customers of the food hall since MiamiCentral was last open.

Park Line MiamiCentral is now open with 816 apartments directly above the food hall.

There are also thousands of new apartments planned, under construction, or recently completed nearby, including the Downtown 5th project, which recently open with 1,042 apartments that are 100% leased.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

This area is growing a lot along with Overtown. We always focus on Miami Worldcenter but all that is happening behind it is amazing!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overtown will soon look like Midtown!

Going to Wynwood before Wynwood Walls
1 month ago

Midtown is find of more self contain though

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is why Overtown has even more potential and it could actually look better than Midtown!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stop being polite and calling it Overtown. This is downtown that expanded and pushed out Overtown. Nothing remaining here ‘of Overtown’ except for historic placards and street signs. No Overtown resident is showing up to Miami Central to buy $5 latte and $6 croissants, or buy a $25 ticket to west palm beach. We did nothing for Overtown. Lets at least acknowledge that!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not at all true – lots of new nearby job opportunities for Overtown residents. Besides Brightline, the new Publix and soon to open Target, Aldis, etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Have you driven thru Overtown? I am a retail broker and can confirm none of my clients recruit retail workers there. Overtown will benefit marginally at best from downtown development. Miami and community leaders failed Overtown, the developers are the real heros here. Otherwise it would be worse

Anonymous
1 month ago

I have been to Red Rooster several times. I also go to Jackson’s. Great food.

Brook T Washington
1 month ago

Plenty of OT residents will yall act like we never have something nice sometimes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Geez, all those thumbs down votes because he told the truth.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overtown land is all overtown but if you checked history and do research you would No the Fact Florida native

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Midtown is find of more self contain though”

What are you trying to say?.. I can’t understand that gibberish.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’re trying to say “kind of more self contained”.

Brook T Washington
1 month ago

You could tell this person is a V

Anonymous
1 month ago

The first coming of the food hall was a disaster. They opened too early. There was no one there. They then lost the limited local office customers with $15-$20 lunch options with inconsistent quality and slow service. I stopped going after a while. Hope Citizens can do a better job at pricing and quality.

Going to Wynwood before Wynwood Walls
1 month ago

Well with alot more options this time they should do better, I noticed umami is currently made in a reef foodtruck.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They food in the food hall was bad and way overpriced as you say. Let’s hope this food hall version 2.0 offers good options at decent prices (not crossing my fingers judging from the list of names provided).

Anonymous
1 month ago

If whomever markets and runs the place really wants to keep the booths rented all the time they should stick with proven winners that sell cheap food: Subway, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Chipotle, Taco Bell and the likes. Try serving upscale trendy stuff with outrageous prices to a lunch crowd downtown, and you will have to constantly be looking for renters. Who the hell wants to go to Morimoto’s inside a train terminal. It’s just stupid marketing.

Anonymous
18 hours ago

There’s already a Starbucks and Chick-fil-A open at Miami Central

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown and Overtown are growing beautifully and there are still soooooo many empty lots. I can’t wait to see it all built out!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Soon Overtown will looks like South Beach And viceversa 😳

eymay
1 month ago

what 🤣

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol…got it!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gentrification folks!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Get eggslut in there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

YYYYAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

$$$

Going to Wynwood before Wynwood Walls
1 month ago

What happen to house of mac

Anonymous
1 month ago

They had good food but its hard to make it as a lunch spot when your customers have to wait 30-40 minutes for their food after ordering. A lot of the working professionals don’t have that time especially those who don’t work in the building so people just opted not to eat there despite them having good food.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep! 10 mins to order then 35 mins for a $16 burger + tip. They screwed themselves man. No office worker will wait that long The guy was more focused on his marketing than his operations.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Right on (sounding like “JR Brief”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Covid

Azarius
1 month ago

This should turn out pretty good.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is this in Downtown or Overtown?!? Sorry, new here.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is on the boundary of Overtown, Downtown and Parkwest. For all intents and purposes, it is the central core of Miami’s downtown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you!

Anonymous
1 month ago

This area is considered Downtown

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah it’s Overtown

eymay
1 month ago

overtown begins west of the tracks

Anonymous
1 month ago

… and from about 5th st and 1st ave all the way up to about 22nd st and north Miami ave.

Anonymous
1 month ago

isn’t there already a food hall at miami central??

Anonymous
1 month ago

Read the article again.

Anonymous
1 month ago

By again they mean “besides the title”

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s being replaced

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope they provide choices other than pastelitos y croqueticas.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Guess you didn’t read the post.

Going to Wynwood before Wynwood Walls
1 month ago

literally said CAO Bakery and Cafe

Anonymous
1 month ago

As if you can’t get that bs almost anywhere in the city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can move north if you don’t like them. But thankfully, were the majority in the city and we like our pastelitos, croquetas and cafe con leches.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And Trump is trying his best to get rid of a bunch of you illegal a-holes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Suave, suave. Soon we’ll be ordering ‘KIMCHI’!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I guess the Trump Derange Syndrome still alive !!
I’m glad we have a very presidential President incredible articulated and with many, many accomplishments like
border out of control
Back to Paris deal
Inflation
Energy independence gone
Back to Iran nuclear deal
Berny Sanders give away trillions
And the last great thing of all
Show the wold that America is weak and we are a bunch of racist .. ask the Taliban 🧐

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ And after all that bullshit you mentioned, Liz Cheney still doesn’t want Trump’s ass near the White House.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Liz who? Oh that congress woman from Wyoming. Liz Cheney’s opinion on Donald Trump is irrelevant to the public at large.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ What?.. too chicken shit to say it right? Here, let me help you:

Liz who? Oh that “REPUBLICAN” Congress Woman from Wyoming?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look what your president just did!
A government watchdog group says the U.S. military is leaving behind 75,000 vehicles, 600,000 weapons and 208 aircraft in Afghanistan as forces evacuate the country after a 20-year war.

We’ve made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer for the next decade,” said Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of Open the Books. “They now control 75,000 military vehicles. This is about 50,000 tactical vehicles, 20,000 Humvees they control about 1,000 mine-resistant vehicles, and even about 150 armored personnel carriers.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Dude, that Military equipment was equipment the U.S. gave the Afghan army and security forces. If they can’t hold on to military equipment that was given to them to protect themselves, then tough titty. The U.S. has been in Afghanistan for 20 years now.. so what do you want, 20 more years with no end in site? When the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam, hundreds of artillery pieces, trucks, planes, mortars, tanks, armored personnel carriers, rifles and ammunition were abandoned that totaled over a billion dollars. The North Vietnamese army benefited from that like you said the Taliban is doing.. and who was the president who pulled out of Vietnam?.. yes, a Republican named Richard Nixon. So now do you understand the cost of war?

Anonymous
1 month ago

We retired from Vietnam when a Democratic majority voted not to continue the support
A Democrat President let the Ayatollah take over Iran and take American hostages
A Democrat President stop the support to the Cuban brigades trying to overthrow Fidel
A Democrat President and Hillary let Benghazi happens
A Democrat President let the Russian take Crimea
And yes the problem is not leaving Afghanistan .. is the way this Democrat President did

By the way the President with big c@jones was a Republican named Ronald Reagan 🧐

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ronald Raygun?.. aaaahhhhh hahahahaha

Anonymous
1 month ago

Making fun of a name and not debating all the example of Democrats failures.. very mature!! It hurts to face reality.. you most be a millennial 🤓

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Oh really?! I wasn’t going to, but here it goes:

Ayatollah Kohmeini came into power after the Shah of Iran stepped down because of the revolution and Iranian militants overtook the embassy there and held American citizens hostage. No political party (Democratic or Republican) in the USA saw that coming.

The Bay of Pigs fiasco happened – 1. Because of bad weather and 2. Citizens of Cuba didn’t rise up and revolted like the Cuban invasion forces said they would when they found out and heard whats happening.

After 27 hearing and investigations into the Benghazi incident, they found no wrong doing by Hillary Clinton and Republican politicians still want the US taxpayers to throw money at more investigations into useless hearings and investigations.

As for Crimea, there is nothing odd about some kind of turmoil in that region. Remember the USSR? Anyway, that’s was a European conflict which I don’t know why anyone in their right mind would blame any president of the USA for some kind of culpability.

As for Afghanistan, the Republicans marched the U.S. military into that region and sat up camp there. As for making some kind of smooth exit out of Afghan after twenty years, if there was some kind of blue print on how it should be done, Trump and the rest of the Republican party were sure keeping tight lipped about it.

Now, do you remember when Reagan was president and the barracks in Beirut was bombed and 241 U.S. marines were killed? All of America were devastated and cried about that, but no one blamed Ronald Reagan for it happening or being a chicken for cutting and running. So miss me with the “President with big c@jones was a Republican named Ronald Reagan 🧐” crap.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh, and the American people had grown weary of seeing American Soldiers coming back in body bags from that war in Vietnam and didn’t want to support that conflict anymore with their tax dollars.

Geez will you Republiloons learn a little something before you talk.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Forgot to mention Kosovo under Clinton !!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who care about Liz Cheney…. The world just witnessed the President of the United States take orders from a band of barbaric terrorists while ignoring the pleas of our international allies and American citizens he will leave behind. Joe Biden is a coward.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

And kneeling in the White House with the woke basketball team !! Pathetic.. only a Marxist group like BLM will appreciate the disrespect to the flag and the anthem!

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ I’m pretty sure the Black Lives Matter organization already witnessed the utter disrespect towards the flag when that mob of insurrectionist beat policemen with poles carrying the American Flag while storming the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Haha… Micheal Cohen, Trump’s ex-lawyer, said Trump is a racist and a conman. Even William Barr considered Trump to be nothing but a looney.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I guess you can’t argue Biden’s critic, so you use infantile arguments … even the main stream media can’t cover this disaster we have in the WH

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Waaaahhhhh!!!!… sniff.. sob….

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Haha.. didn’t Trump make a deal with the Taliban? Didn’t
Trump say he will pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by May 21, 2021? Biden did what your fuhrer Trump negotiated and you’re still slandering him. Boy, you guys are really Republitards.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Trump
Had a deal with the Taliban but he put them on their place with his bully behavior.. he told them if you brake the negó or an American due I will go after you!!
But Biden that cancelled every thing Trump implemented didn’t cancel that.. why? Explain please..
And by the way , Trump deal with the Taliban was not giving away the control and less the Army Base in Kabul !!
Don’t blame this on Trump … your president is a coward, senile corrupt politician that is protected by the media and the Left!!
😝

Anonymous
1 month ago

“but he put them on their place with his bully behavior”

Yeah, Trump was a real badass with other peoples lives… a straight up warrior who got five deferments to get out of going to Vietnam.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Trump was too young when Vietnam crisis!

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Trump is 75 years old, so you do the math.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And why Biden didn’t cancel that … he cancelled everything else !! 🤨

Anonymous
1 month ago

I though that AntiTrumps love ilegal immigrants !😁

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Didn’t Trump tell us that Mexico loved America so much that they’ll pay for a border wall?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another slogan …. Look what’s going on now at the border ….. even if the Mexicans didn’t pay, at least the Mexican gangs were controlled, now it’s a disaster.. and your Vice President thinks the solution is give money to all the corrupt governments of Central America and that the problem is global warming !!
P.s
Stop arguing with slogans and get facts ! 😘

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ You’re arguing facts… aaaahhhhh hahahahaha….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Except it’s been the other way around for about the past twenty years, and you won’t like the prices if these food halls offered pastelitos, croquetas, and cafe con leches.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I never said I didn’t like them. But I guess it’s because of people like you we have little choice here in Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly