The Midtown Miami & Edgewater area will soon be getting a large new organic supermarket.
Developer Crescent Heights announced that they have a signed lease for the store, set to occupy the ground floor of the new Nema Tower planned at 2900 Biscayne Boulevard.
The announcement was made at a meeting of Miami’s Urban Development Review Board on October 21.
The supermarket operator is a “nationally renowned organic grocer” that is not currently in the area, according to an attorney for the developer. The actual name of the grocer could not be revealed yet, the attorney said.
The supermarket will be large, with a total of 38,950 square feet of store area. That is about the same as the Whole Foods at downtown Miami’s Met 3. It is also similar in size to a Whole Foods that Crescent Heights has proposed on Alton Road in South Beach.
The organic grocer will have an indoor and outdoor cafe seating area on the mezzanine level of the new tower, above the ground floor supermarket. A sidewalk seating area on the ground floor was not requested by the grocer, Crescent Heights founder Russell Galbut said.
Nema will include a 38-story tower with 588 apartment units. The Nema brand is known for a high level of amenities, and a full floor of the project is being devoted to indoor and outdoor amenity space.
At the meeting, the Urban Development Review Board voted 6-0 to approve the project.