New Restaurant Building Could Be Coming To 1428 Brickell Avenue

A two-story restaurant is proposed at 1428 Brickell Avenue, and the pre-construction space is being marketed The Comras Group.

The property is located across from the Four Seasons. It has been the subject of two lawsuits recently.

In the first (filed in 2013), property owner The Taplin Company sued Walter Defortuna, who owns the 1414 Brickell property next door. According to the suit, Defortuna was trying to force the sale by lending the cash-strapped Taplin (Sagamore owner) funds, and then not cooperating on the loan in order to exercise a below market option to buy at $23 million. That suit remains ongoing.

Another lawsuit filed last year involves a father-son dispute over control. It was filed by Andrew Taplin, who was given a stake by his father Martin through a trust. That lawsuit claims the property is now worth $50 million, and the suit is also still ongoing.

Martin Taplin died earlier this year.

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Beautiful design.

Javier
5 years ago

This Design Will never happen… Did anyone Read about the lawsuits on the property??

suomynona
5 years ago

A 2-story building there? Does that make sense to anyone?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Looks like all steps. Where’s the accessibility for wheelchair users? And if it’s hidden off to the side or in the back, why? Would we, in 21st century, be happy if a new building relegated all black people to entering through the kitchen, around the back? If not, and I certainly hope not, why accept the exact same discrimination toward people with limited mobility? Do they not have civil rights? Did we spend decades retiring Jim Crow for African Americans…only to keep it going strong and bigoted against wheelchair users??

Anonymous
5 years ago

My god, so many people whine about the silliest of things.

Anonymous
5 years ago

You do realize that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires ramps for people in wheelchairs???

“Unless one of a few limited exceptions apply, the ADA requires that business and government buildings built for first occupancy after January 26, 1992 and first occupied after January 26, 1993 be accessible to people with mobility disabilities. That means, in part, that those buildings must have accessible entrances that are either level with the street or reachable by a ramp instead of by climbing stairs.”

source: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wheelchair-ramps-legal-requirements-commercial-property-owners.html

Duh
5 years ago

So eventually being sued by disabled groups of people is the silliest of things? Do some of you people even think?

Damn
5 years ago

It’s a Civil Rights law, far from being a “silly” thing.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Now that you mentioned it, you have a case in point. Where is the wheelchair ramp? People in wheelchairs can’t use the steps. I wonder, if there is a law that requires wheelchair ramps for new buildings? Oh there might be somewhere. Lawsuits will come flying in very soon, then they’ll take notice.