Downtown Miami’s Newly Opened The Wharf Draws Thousands

Thousands of Downtown Miami residents have been packing into a newly opened entertainment venue on the Miami River called The Wharf since it opened earlier this month.

The space includes seafood from Garcia’s, food trucks, entertainment, and a bar. There is also a dock for boaters.

For now, it is only open weekends.

In two years, The Wharf property is planned to become a permanent development called Riverside Wharf.

It will include 58,000 square feet of restaurant and entertainment in a $30 million building, in a private-public deal approved by voters last year.

Melo’s troubled Flagler On The River restaurant complex remains unfinished next door.