David Grutman Files Plans To Build Mysterious Multi-Level Restaurant At Historic Miami Women’s Club

The man behind LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau is working on plans for a new restaurant at the historic Miami Women’s Club.

David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality is listed as the tenant for a construction permit filed in August to build out the space. Grutman hasn’t publicly announced the restaurant yet.

The new restaurant will span 14,838 square feet, including 11,396 square feet of renovated space and a 3,442 square foot addition.

Grutman’s Womens Club Holdings, LLC has obtained a $6.5 million mortgage to fund construction from Firstbank Puerto Rico, according to documents filed last year.

The Women’s Club property was built in 1930 and is being restored under a plan approved in 2017 by the Historic Preservation Board. A rooftop lounge and bayfront outdoor dining deck are among the approved plans. A baywalk was also recently opened to the public behind the property.

There is also room for a second tenant to be added to the property.

 

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Anonymous

Beautiful historic building cant wait for the rooftop! The baywalk connection was sorely needed and will only help further connect the entire area.

Anonymous

Agreed. I wish the city would convince/require Genting to build their portion on the old Herald site with connection to Ferré Park as well.

Anonymous

I wish we could convince Genting to reconstruct the Herald building.

Anonymous

Herald building was fugly.

Anonymous

I wish Gentings would be allowed to build their Casino – Resorts World Miami.
That would be outstanding for Miami.

Anonymous

I agree with you completely. I have been to the Hard Rock in Hollywood twice since they opened and going back a third time tomorrow to see Chris Angel. The place is beautiful. We need that in Miami.

Anonymous

That architecture is so beautiful, wish we could get an skyscraper with that style downtown.

Anonymous

Grutman is an egomaniac everyone says they like him but no one really does

Anonymous

Anyone know what’s taking him so long on the restaurant in south beach where Firestone was? Across from bodega…

Anonymous

Curious as well…

Anonymous

I live at Venetia…this project is one I’ve been waiting years for… now it sounds even better than I imagined…should be quite successful ..views from rooftop will be beautiful

Anonymous

I used to live at the Venetia and could not agree with you more. I was just at The Grand having some Chinese food and walked by this property it was cornered off and there was construction equipment on it. This place will be spectacular!

Anonymous

Will there be a LIV nightclub in this place? Miami can use a good Nightclub. I hate going to that fountainbleau clusterfuk traffic hotel.

Anonymous

The Melo group is overcrowding Edgewater. No parks (besides Margaret Pace) will cause young families to move out. Grave mistake. Biscayne boulevard traffic is becoming a nightmare!

Anonymous

Nice

Omar Ghaffar

This is my neighborhood – its about time something positive happened with that building. Props to DG.

Grutman's lover

I love him.

Anonymous

i see the Kardashians joining the Miami womens club

Anonymous

I hope they stay farrrr away and never come back to Miami.

Anonymous

HPB should have required the developers of Moderna to donate the Eastwood/Unity Mansion which was part of Unity on the Bay, to be relocated across the street instead of destroying it. Flanked by that and the women’s club, this park would’ve been great, almost like Lummus Park, except utilized well.

Henry

Grutman can take his ego and his casual dress, he looks like a schlub..maybe he can open a place that has 29 dollar cocktails