Midtown Miami & Edgewater Will Be Getting A ‘Nationally Renowned’ Organic Supermarket At The New Nema Tower: Lease Has Been Signed

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.

 

Ground floor grocer plan:

Mezzanine level with seating area:

 

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Its Whole Foods. Midtown was trying to get them on the old Walmart site but they couldnt strike a deal. The downtown store does crazy numbers so makes sense . Exciting for neighborhood.

Wolfgang731
7 months ago

I’m speculating that it’s going to be Sprouts. They did state that it is grocer that is not currently in the area and being that Sprout’s is the working man’s Whole Foods and seeing as they don’t have any in the area, it’s fair to assume it’s them. We have them here and they’re quite nice and somewhat reasonably priced

Anonymous
7 months ago

Better be Whole Foods!! Or Trader Joe’s

Wolfgang731
7 months ago

I love TJ’s but they’re already in the area and are not considered an “organic” grocer. They are supposedly opening one in Coral Gables, though.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hooray! Not another Publix!

Anonymous
7 months ago

best news all day

Anonymous
7 months ago

Love the growth.. Cranes and more cranes coming.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Much needed during a pandemic

Anonymous
7 months ago

Fresh Market or Whole Foods

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hope they widen 29th street because the traffic will be insane.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hallelujah!!!!!!!!
We need more variety. I’m so sick of Publix.
So meh….

Anonymous
7 months ago

A Whole Foods and Trader Noe’s will probably pop-up in Park West at the Miami World Center so this could be something else… although a Whole Foods in Midtown would be great too.

Anonymous
7 months ago

*Trader Joe’s (damn autocorrect)😅

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s Whole Foods already signed deal . Will be biggest one in FL

Anonymous
7 months ago

I see only German cars are allowed in the vicinity of this building…I may be unable to visit.

William
7 months ago

Amazon’s trusty whole paycheck strikes again….:)

Anonymous
7 months ago

we need a burguer king at that location

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s already a Burger King on Biscayne & 17th St and 36th St & 7th AV

Anonymous
7 months ago

Publix’s GreenWise Market has been popping up around Florida. I’m betting its them.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Greenwise is not a “nationally renowned” organic grocer. They’re regional.