Melo’s Miami River Restaurant Complex With A Sushi Samba Is Under Construction

In Downtown Miami, the Miami River could soon be teeming with new restaurants and clubs.

Melo Group broke ground late last year on a new multi-level restaurant complex in the Miami River, which will include a Sushi Samba.

The developer recently submitted revised plans for the complex across from the Flagler on the River apartment complex, and toned down the architecture. The new plans call for a three-level building with 19,788 square feet of space, designed by ITEC Design.

Next door, commisioners recently approved the Riverside Wharf complex, which is proposed to include four restaurants. Across the river, Chetrit Group and JDS Development are building a restaurant and club.

 

discarded design:

 

riverside wharf next door:

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Anonymous
5 years ago

The first design looks weird but unique and that’s why I like it. It’s so unusual that it grabs your attention but as usual someone wants to bitch about it so now we get a more basic common design.It’s still nice but could have been something more I just wished for once someone could build something in Miami the way they envision it without someone trying to change it.

marc
5 years ago

Fairholme Building anyone?

Oscar
5 years ago

I’m sure the are factors beyond aesthetics at play here but it’s disappointing that we won’t be getting that first rendering. I remember being excited when I first saw it and have followed the project since. It’s a shame.

William
5 years ago

agreed that it’s not as appealing of a design. However, it’s still fairly clean and the clear view to the river from street level is quite nice.

marc
5 years ago

Toned down? More like a different design.

Marc305
5 years ago

Love it! Having my business partner living at Latitude, this project will give us a number of options to dine by just walking over the bridge. Amazing!

Anonymous
5 years ago

I like it. Its unique. I actually also like the discarded design. They should of kept it.

Alpina
5 years ago

why, why, why, why???? Sad to see go one nice design…

Anonymous
5 years ago

The second one obviously looks cheaper to construct.

Rod
5 years ago

Smart Windows!

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

You know people those boxes looked kind of airy. It might have had something to do with hurricanes.