Downtown Miami’s Tri-Rail station appears to be essentially completed, and a Starbucks is now under construction at the entrance.
The Starbucks appears to have an entrance from both inside the station and the street.
JFC Miami is building the Starbucks, according to a Notice of Commencement posted in the window. Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat is a partner in the company.
The station includes tracks on the third floor, with two levels of escalators bringing passengers up from the entry level. A pedestrian bridge is also in place connecting to the Government Center Metrorail and Metromover stations.
Although the station itself looks ready, the best case scenario is for Tri-Rail service to start in late 2019. The delay is caused by a new federal safety requirement called Positive Train Control which needs to be installed and inspected before service can begin.
starbucks under construction next to station entrance:
plans for starbucks on the table: