Perricone’s Closing For Demolition Mid-January, Will Reopen Nearby

Brickell’s Perricone’s Marketplace is now in its final weeks of operation, but a new location will be opening soon.

Demolition permits are pending for the current building, city records show.

In its place, a 19-story, 252-room CitizenM Hotel will be built. A construction permit was filed last week, with Suffolk Construction listed as the contractor.

Closure of the current Perricone’s restaurant is scheduled for mid-January, Steven Perricone told Miami.com.

In mid-March, the restaurant will re-open at 1700 SW Third Ave – a 13 minute walk from the current location. Until then, delivery will continue through Uber Eats and Postmates.

 

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M.B.

Miami Dade city planners who approved this are a$leep at the wheel. This building has already aged considerably and concrete hasn’t even been poured yet. Very 1970-80’s Miami.

Anonymous

Looks like what student housing would of looked like for MDC North campus or the building 1 and 2 for Wolfson Campus.

William

These are private land owners. If they want an outdated look. It’s up to them.

Anonymous

Actually, that’s no true when thousands of people will look at this building a day. City planners and board members absolutely have a say in it’s appearance and they are asleep as OP states.

Anonymous

I agree that people will be looking at it, and I am not a fan of it at all, but does a property owner not have a right to do what they want with their propriety? It is not infringing on someones rights… The right to look at pretty buildings is not protected under the law… I would prefer for the PEOPLE to pressure the developer..i.e. boycotting, calling the company with complaints, etc.. let us stop asking the gov what they can do for us, and ask what can we start doing to promote change ourselves.

Anonymous

Cities have every right to have some control over building design without diminishing developers rights. Miami has multiple staff and citizen boards that set design standards. NYC has some of the strongest building design controls in the country which results in so many of the best designed buildings in the world being built there. Miami design managers were indeed asleep at the wheel on this and many other recent buildings.

M.B.

The City of Chicago also have some of the strictest building codes (when it comes to design and architecture) in the nation. Developers’ projects there go through a strict approval process before going forward, hence, the placement and design of beautiful buildings and relation to their neighboring buildings.

Anon

This is exactly what the planning department is supposed to prevent. It’s why planning and zoning department are together as one. Zoning quantifies development rights while planning “qualifies” design, looking at things like uses, materials, street activation, urban forestry/landscaping, etc. Planning regulations usually has language like “developments must uphold the neighborhood integrity,” which this certainly does not. But this is absolutely the city’s right to opine and reject on design of a project, even if it’s well within the zoning regulations, which I’m sure this project is.

Because of the massive trees being removed (urban forestry), and this ugly piece of crap building being planned, if this is approved, city officials were likely on the take, once again.

Anon

The comment below makes good points as well. The urban design review board is also another layer to making sure we don’t get an ugly POS like this.

Anonymous

Heck, if they approved that ugly designed Skyrise tower, then why not this building?

Anonymous

Actually, they never should have been able to purchase the land. Part of the assemblage is Allen Morris Park which was gifted to the city by the family that kicked off turning Brickell into what it is today. The case is still in court. A shame on the city of Miami’s part they are allowing this to move ahead.

Anonymous

You missed your chance at buying the building/land and adding on to the park.. LOL

Anonymous

What are you talking about? The park never should have been made available for purchase…

Anonymous

I totally agree! this is because we have a cuban government which is so corrupt!!!!

Anonymous

Even 1970-80’s Miami had more charm than this box with a queasy mural covering the parking garage.

Anonymous

PLEASE SAVE THE TREES!!!

Anonymous

Allen Morris Park should not be touched! Another joke use of land by the City of Miami.

Anonymous

If you guys have a hunger for wilderness, the Everglades National Park is a short drive away where you can get lost for days and days and days.

Anonymous

🙁

Anonymous

we’ll see about when you or someone you love has lung cancer from lack of clean air.

Anonymous

Hey super stupid, if I get cancer from a lack of clean air, so will you, DUMMY!!!

Anonymous

I’m going to answer this comment again and TMN please don’t delete it, AGAIN!!!

If you don’t anything when capitalization belongs in a sentence, not only are you dumb and need to go back to school, your mother should be ashamed that you have an IQ lower than a first grader.

Anonymous

Delete it

Anonymous

Here, let me rewrite what you wrote.

Delete it.

See, you didn’t include a period.

Sheesshh, no wonder Bezos skipped Miami.

Anonymous

I hope somehow they block this construction. besides loosing the trees, the proposed structure is horrendous.

Anonymous

Perricone’s is betting on SW Third Avenue because he is a tried-and-tested visionary. Don’t doubt it for one second. His is a calculated bet that will pay off BIG.

Anonymous

Patrons won’t mind a 10 min. walk.

Anonymous

or a 2 minute Uber.

Anonymous

Exactly! I live at Infinity I am pretty sure it is the same distance for me 🙂

Anonymous

Another 20 years in new location.

GyroMeat

New location is closer to my place. I’m happy

Anonymous

still in Brickell.. yes

Anonymous

No its in the Roads.

Anonymous

I am happy that they bought the clown building on 3rd Ave. That is an eye sore to say the least it burns my retinas every time I drive by it. I think they will do ok. Moshi Moshi will be next door which is good, but I am sure the people at Tutto Pasta and Tutto Pizza will not be too happy about the competition. I have been going to Perricone’s since they opened and I will continue to do so now.

Anonymous

Austin Powers called. He said he wants his building back!!!

Anonymous

LOL, you probably mean the Austin of 1967 not the one of 1997. This building sucks!

Anonymous

That’s exactly who I meant. This building is horrendous!!

Anonymous

Disgusting

Anonymous

Yeah.. too bad your life will never be the same.

Anonymous

The new location will lack the scenery and vibe of the current location. And its been replaced by a giant concrete box with a terrible mural.

Anonymous

Oh well, they knocked down the Orange Bowl to, so, whatever…..

Anonymous

I really hope they at least build something nicer than this rendering. That building is FUGLY!!!

Anonymous

I’d love to see a streetcar/light rail down SW 3rd Avenue, continuing along 22nd Street/Coral Way into Coral Gables, and maybe up to Shenandoah and Little Havana/Riverside.

Anonymous

New location sucks compared to the current location. It’s not in “the city” anymore.
Also building going up now sucks, too small and pointless

Anonymous

Both the new lot size and the building size are substantially the same as the old building and lot size. The new location is about 2000 feet from the old location so your comment is pointless.

Anonymous

Perricone’s is paid. Keep hating.

Anonymous

These idiots will never get it.. MONEY TALKS!

Anonymous

what does that have to do with the fact the proposed building is UGLY AS HELL!! what’s so wrong about giving an opinion?!

Anonymous

Ok, I don’t know how old you are but for Gen Xers such as myself I can tell you that when Perricone’s first opened they were not in “the city” either. In fact the only other building was a fire station down the street that now houses Lolita’s, and a free standing taco stand that sold beef, chicken, and tongue yes tongue tacos. Other than that there were just trees all around and that was a little over 20 years ago. The new location is in The Roads and I can guarantee you that by 2040 “the city” will be all around it as well. I am happy for them keep the pasta coming!

Anonymous

Good points. I would say that SW Third Ave is primed for development, especially retail restaurant, etc. It’s scenic, surrounded by the Roads, Brickell and the Grove, with Little Havana and the Gables relatively close by. Perricone is right to bet on that area. Expect big changes in the next decade along SW Third Ave and east Coral Way.

Anonymous

I am super happy! My group is currently subleasing a spot right in front of the new Perricone’s, we will get it back soon and open a walk-in medical practice. This area is all set for a boom, can’t wait.

anon

I remember when he was on Washington Ave in South Beach….. he is way ahead of the curve.

Anonymous

Everytime I’ve passed by that area I’ve always thought it was overlooked. I’m still upset it’s moving cause it was only a short metromover ride for me but it could have been worse. At least he didn’t move it to a shopping center in Doral.