Food Hall & Entertainment Complex Proposed Next To Lincoln Road

A food and entertainment complex is planned just off Lincoln Road.

Time Out Market is planning to take over the ground floor retail space of a parking garage at 1601 Drexel Avenue. The parking garage was completed in 2012, designed by architect Enrique Norten and owned by owned by Ambassador Paul Cejas.

In an application to the city, the company describes the concept:

Time Out is the leading worldwide guide to art and entertainment, food and drink, film, travel and more. Time Out Market takes that concept one step further by incorporating it into a unique food, shopping and cultural experience. It brings together the best area chefs and restaurants into one inspiring, convenient and genuine food experience, all under one roof. Area chefs have an opportunity to launch new concepts as a part of a larger community. The Market creates various cooking areas, which local chefs or restaurants lease to exhibit their specialties. Patrons share communal tables and are served their meals on non-disposable tableware and silverware. In addition to the culinary experience, patrons are also treated to a cultural platform for local artists. This platform features local art, master chef classes and/or demonstrations, DJs, and readings. It serves as a creative artist forum. Patrons are able to participate become a part of the experience through participation in master cooking classes and local art.

Time Out’s first location in Lisbon opened in 2014, and attracted 1.3 million visitors in the first half of 2016. Additional locations are planned in London and New York.

Miami Beach’s Planning Board must grant a waiver, since the 2009 approval of the garage restricted the number of restaurant seats and from entertainment use. A hearing is scheduled on January 24.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

This building has been empty for years. This would be awesome!

marc
4 years ago

It appears food co.. I mean halls are all the rage these days.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Was thinking the same thing! One man’s food court is another man’s food hall. One man’s station wagon is another man’s “sportback”.

FH
4 years ago

Miami Beach, please approve this

¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
4 years ago

eager to see all the comments from Eataly fan boys

Anonymous
4 years ago

This is exactly what Miami Beach needs with the upcoming James Corner plan for Lincoln Road in place. Lincoln Road will once again be the place to be. This location has onsite convenient parking. Who wants to go to all that traffic and clutter in Brickell and Downtown.

marc
4 years ago

Maybe those in the rest of the county that don’t want to deal with the traffic and clutter of Miami Beach or have you not noticed there’s traffic and clutter there too?

Anonymous
4 years ago

right…much rather deal with the scum that have taken over ocean drive and west to washinton ave….in the discussion. Type your comment here.

Savy man
4 years ago

There are too many thugs and druggies in South beach. The city needs to get cleaned up.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Lincoln Road is beginning to fizzle. This time of year two years ago, it was always crowded. Foot traffic isn’t the same.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Feeling the heat from better shopping experiences downtown, brickell and design district. Lincoln Rd is just a tourist hub

MrDreTheOne
4 years ago

Better shopping experience than Lincoln Rd. in Downtown?…

Anonymous
4 years ago

Maybe Eataly could be next in Downtown!

Anonymous
4 years ago

That makes no sense with an Italian food hall already in the city centre

Anonymous
4 years ago

Depends, if it’s in Miami World Center with their high street retail, it could be a solid spot for it given Brightline, the Convention Center, the street retail, the AmericanAirlines Arena, Museum Park, and the Performing Arts Center all around it. Plenty of foot traffic up there once construction wraps up

Anonymous
4 years ago

Again…Makes no sense. You are attracting the same clientele. Makes no sense business wise to do that. All those places are within the same area as brickell.

Anonymous
4 years ago

those places do not compete with each other, they are clear across town. this will work for the people that live nearby and the occasional tourist

Anonymous
4 years ago

It is not going to work ….. the real attraction of Lincoln road is to sit in a small restaurant , enjoy a fine food , drink , people watching ……. their concept work in big cities , not here …… at the same time , miami has so many different good new location or option , thats why Lincoln road is not so important anymore

Anonymous
4 years ago

Lincoln Road has some of the highest retail rents in the country. the only local street that comes close is Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Don’t be fooled, Lincoln Road matters, not only for the beach but for the region

Anonymous
4 years ago

What about all the employees on Lincoln Road, the City, and neighboring offices? I’m sure they don’t have the time for a full sit down lunch/dinner.

Anonymous
4 years ago

It might be a good idea as it will hold parking with a variety of food to choose from.
Unfortunately the same shady druggy crowd that has taken over ocean drive seems to be moving towards Lincoln Rd.

Anonymous
4 years ago

sorry but that “shady druggy crowd” is called Miami

wait
4 years ago

Let’s be real here. Sobe has stooped to new lows.