Construction Permit Is Now Pending For 51-Story Natiivo; South Beach’s Bodega Taqueria & Dolce Mercato Announced As Tenants

Construction will soon begin on the new 51-story Natiivo tower planned in downtown Miami – and tenants have been announced for the restaurant space.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for Q1 2021.

Bodega Taqueria and Dolce Mercato – both spin offs of the South Beach restaurants with the same name, will both be on the ground floor of the tower when it opens.

City records show that the developer was actively moving through the process of obtaining a construction permit as of last week, the final step before groundbreaking.

Developer Sixth Street Miami Partners LLC, (an entity of the Galbut Family Office) applied for the permit in July and submitted the plans in August.

Natiivo will include 604 lodging units in a 51-story tower with 932,859 square feet of space, the permit states.

Construction cost is estimated at $164 million. A contractor is not yet listed on the permit.

The developer announced that over 64% of the building has now been sold, including 12 sales in October alone. Natiivo will feature 448 condominium residences, 140 condominium hotel residences and a 100 unit hotel.

The developer has also issued a release clarifying the roles of those involved in the Natiivo project.

Keith Menin and Marisa Galbut of the Galbut Family Office are the sole developers for Natiivo Miami.

The Galbut Family Office originally embarked on a development partnership with Harvey Hernandez and NGD Homesharing in 2019 and has since taken over the Natiivo Miami development 100 percent, eliminating any other development partner. Sixth Street Miami Partners LLC, an entity of the Galbut Family Office, is licensing the Natiivo name from NGD Homesharing.

Here’s how Natiivo describes the new restaurants, in a press release issued today:

Dolce Mercato at Natiivo Miami will be curated by culinary dynamic duo John Meadow of LDV Hospitality, who is also creating the culinary experience at Natiivo Social, and developer/hospitality entrepreneur Keith Menin. Capturing the timeless spirit of Fellini’s 1960’s Rome, Dolce is known to bring ‘la dolce vita’ to life with its effortless charm and approachable sophistication. The original Dolce restaurant at the Gale South Beach opened in 2013 and has since been named “Best New Restaurant in America” by Bravo TV’s national restaurant competition for offering the best authentic Italian food in Miami.

The restaurant will span over 7,100 square feet on the west side of the ground floor and include an indoor dining restaurant, outdoor garden, cafe area, a communal market area, a gourmet market on the go with coffee and dessert options and a bar. As the third location from the brand, Dolce Mercato will boast a vibrant indoor-outdoor atmosphere with an array of food offerings, combining the feel of a sophisticated food hall with the charm and service of a sit-down restaurant.

Dolce Mercato will feature its well-known authentic Italian cuisine, in addition to a healthy Mediterranean palate and an exhibition of various food stations, ranging from homemade pasta and wood fired pizza to an expansive grill area with an array of fresh, local catches, dry aged meats, vegetables and more. The gourmet market on the go will be located off the side of the building and feature Corso coffee, in-house made gelato, freshly made paninis and salads, imported meats and cheeses and other delicacies to take on your way out. The bar will offer aperitivo (happy hour) with a spritz menu and cicchetti (small plates), as well as a selection of over three dozen regional Italian wines for guests to enjoy by the glass. Pre-order and delivery will be available.

Bodega Taqueria at Natiivo Miami, is the new spin-off concept of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, South Florida’s iconic spot known for its authentic Mexican street food and late-night speakeasy with locations in South Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Bodega Taqueria will mirror the award-winning fast-casual food portion that makes up Bodega Taqueria y Tequila and will offer tacos, burritos, and other customer favorites. The restaurant will have an expansive outdoor patio and airstream located on the east side of the ground floor at Natiivo Miami. Founded by Keith Menin and Jared Galbut of Menin Hospitality, the menu is developed by Chef Bernie Matz, the culinary director for Bodega, and is set to be another local favorite.

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Jesus
3 days ago

That area is so dense, its wonderful. I drove through downtown for the first time in a while, and it almost looks like a different city. Some improvements still needed of course if you walk around the area but overall, me gusta!

Anonymous
3 days ago

Bless bless

Anonymous
3 days ago

Imagine 5 years from now! There are still so many lots to develop, it will be beautiful

Anonymous
3 days ago

This will provide alot of foot traffic to the future retail and resturants.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Git er done!

Anonymous
3 days ago

Fill fill fill fill

Anonymous
2 days ago

I wish it had bigger windows and more glass. Nonetheless, anything new is good and I welcome the growth.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Harvey Hernandez…good bye, good riddance.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Looks like brick at the bas… my goodness how refreshing to see that In Miami instead of stucco! I only wish the whole building was brick!

Anonymous
1 day ago

Can we get more diversity in food options!? Seems like there are 5 Italian restaurants and 2 food halls for every non italian place. Why cant we showcase more south american cuisine or even asian, indian. Something other than italian for fcks sake!

Anonymous
16 hours ago

Harvey Hernandez is Miami trash. A coworker of mine sold for his properties complained abot him. Total creep. Heard Cervera ghosted him and his company went under.

Anonymous
16 hours ago

Claro
New developers distance themselves like 3 times from Hernandez in one paragraph. Lol Google esta escoria. Dios mio.

Anonymous G
2 days ago

I hope they release who the General Contractor is asap!

Anonymous
17 hours ago

Google Harvey Hernandez & the laundry list of lawsuits should paint the picture of “why not to buy here” assuming you want a functional garage, use Airbnb, etc etc.

Anonymous
17 hours ago

Not sure about that but home sharing without Airbnb as a OTA is like sailing without sails

Mario
16 hours ago

Read the article clear the Galbuts want nothing to do with Harvey Hernandez, can you blame them!!

Anonymous
15 hours ago

Harvey Hernandez is a complete fraud. Everything he touches ends in failure. Just Google his name and you’ll see, this will fail too.

Anonymous
59 seconds ago

Haha Harvey Hernandez got kicked out of his own development! What a tool!

Anonymous
2 days ago

the only thing I like about this building are the first few floors, the rest it is just another rectangular box, not tall enough, not adding anything to the skyline but another flat top.
more is usually not better

Anonymous
3 days ago

This building looks nowhere as good architecturally as Melo’s new proprosed tower.

Anonymous
2 days ago

hahaha

Anonymous
2 days ago

Oh my God! With the exception of Aria I find Melo’s buildings devoid of any aesthetic value. Bad taste at its worst.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Please.. this building look like something a 3rd grader drew up.