Grocery Store Coming To Midtown Miami At Newly Approved Midtown 6

Midtown 6 was recently approved by city commissioners, and a grocery store on the ground floor is part of the plans.

On February 23, Miami’s commission voted to approve a MUSP for Midtown 6, as well as a Class II Permit for Midtown 7.

Architect Grace Ames of bKL Architecture told commissioners that the ground floor of the towers will have a grocery store, as well as shops, cafes restaurants and cafes, according to Miami Today.

Plans for Midtown 6 show nearly 40,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. However, the space is divided into four, with the largest at 21,988 square feet, which is about half the size of a typical full sized Publix supermarket.

The proposed towers are across the street from the stalled Midtown Walmart, and in between the newly opened Midtown 5 and under-construction Midtown 8.

 

 

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Anonymous

Thats slightly larger then the footprint of a Trader Joes… One can only hope

Anonymous

“with the largest at 21,988 square feet, which is about half the size of a typical full sized Publix supermarket.”

Cool…huge supermarkets are not necessarily needed all the time and everywhere.

Anonymous

I agree.. this size seems about right for Midtown.

Anonymous

Plus, there’s already a Target with groceries…

Anonymous

That Target is meh for groceries.

Anonymous

I think more residential towers would be a much better fit for that site where Walmart wants to build.

Anonymous

Why give this comment about residential towers instead of a Walmart a thumbs down? Like the first comment above pointed out – huge retail stores like Walmarts are not necessarily needed all the time and everywhere.

Anonymous

As long as it’s not another Publix, I’m down? A Whole Foods would do that area good, no?

Anonymous

No, a Wal-Mart would be good enough thank you. Or are you afraid of the poor element it may attract to the area? Be honest now. I suspect some racism/bigotry on this site all the time.

Anonymous

Poorness is a race?

Anonymous

A dedicated grocer is definitely needed there. Will be good for the area.

Anonymous

the introduction of retail, specifically groceries is going to be crucial to alleviating traffic. we have to break up the mono-culture of our zoning so that people have a chance to avoid driving for every little thing.

Anonymous

An Aldi perhaps?

Anonymous

Great ….. more stores in the area , less use of the vehicle . Thats the idea , to walk more or bike ….less cars 🙂

Anonymous

Please build the Walmart. That area is sorely lacking any affordable grocery.

Anonymous

Walmarts are not grocery stores. You can buy grocery in them, but they are not like Publix Supermarkets.

Anonymous

Are you serious? I buy my groceries all the time at Wal-Mart and I get a very good value for my money. I’m sorry if you don’t like affordable grocers, but not all us are made of money. Understand? Excellent.

Anonymous

Again, for those that’s lacking comprehension, I’ll repeat – “Walmarts are not grocery stores. You can buy grocery in them, but they are not like Publix Supermarkets.”

I have nothing against affordable grocers, or people who don’t have a lot of money. But again, Walmart is not a “grocer” like Winn-Dixie. That area where Midtown six is proposed to go is looking to become a more social gathering and day/night entertainment driven neighborhood. To do that, more structures with housing for people who can appreciate the flavor and character that midtown will provide if done right, is greatly needed. A walmart can only bring people there to shop in it, and when they’re done shopping, they’re gone. That does not make a neighborhood vibrant. That’s why you don’t see a Walmart in South Beach. I’m not against Walmarts, I’m just saying they’re not right for that area.

Anonymous

Spot on.

Anonymous

Most people who live there aren’t worried about affordable groceries.