Photos: Pompei Arch At Former Tobacco Road, La Centrale Progress At Brickell City Centre

At the former Tobacco Road property, workers are building an arch that states “Di Pompei,” along with what appears to be a replica of an Italian village:

the top reads “di pompei”:

Down the block, workers are finishing the La Centrale Italian food hall at Brickell City Centre. A mural on one wall reads “Terra Sicilia”:

There’s also a brand new traffic circle on the block (no Italian references though):

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Anonymous
3 years ago

The place where Tobacco Road is will be a restaurant by an italian guy out of NYC. Everything will be cooked in a big oven he has in the back, neat project, hope he does well.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That big oven.. game changer.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah… people in deep SW Dade County are going to start complaining about missing Sheep.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Cool!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Fantastic concept…. Miami is on fire!!!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Columns, no. Arch, yes. It looks fantastic!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Traffic circle should have bike lanes.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You people kill me. One day you’re complaining about traffic in Brickell, and the next you want all these bicycle lanes that will surely slow down traffic in Brickell… smh……

Anonymous
3 years ago

how much slower could it get? bikes are a good alternative to the gridlock…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, and a good alternative to committing suicide other than a bullet to the head in Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

With more bike lanes, you’ll find out how much slower.

aceraroja
3 years ago

Bike lanes don’t slow car traffic. Pretty common sense: is having to go around someone on a bike faster than them being in their own lane not requiring you to pass? Anyway, cars go fast enough in Miami, the problem isn’t bicycles but that people drive EVERYWHERE and you’re all in each other’s way. If you’re stuck in traffic just going between Brickell and CBD or something like that: good, you deserve it. And if you’re using downtown as a through route instead of 95: good, you deserve it. The only problem is that you’re pumping toxic air in my face.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Stop taking his bait. There is so much traffic that cars can barely move at this point and its only getting worse as more buildings are completed.

Bikes will soon be the only option to get around.

Anonymous
3 years ago

There should be a weight bench and a squat rack in the middle of the circle so that I too can do my exercise in the street.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Squat racks are unnecessary. Squatting happens all over this city with just a box and shipping cart.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I disagree with you but I will admit that was hilarious lmfao

aceraroja
3 years ago

“There should be a weight bench and a squat rack in the middle of the circle so that I too can do my exercise in the street.”

It’s transportation for many people and could be for more if people in cars weren’t so enraged at the prospect of having to slow down to pass a bicycle for ONE SECOND in their motorized vehicle requiring zero effort to accelerate. The key to that is adding exclusive bicycle lanes on all major routes. Right now we have no lanes where we need them: Biscayne, NE 2nd, SW 7/8, Flagler, etc, and lanes where they are totally unnecessary: Brickell Plaza where cars are slow enough that bikes have to pass THEM.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Guess no development there for a while now at this point…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wow.. beautiful area for an Italian village.

Ceasar
3 years ago

this is heresy

Anonymous
3 years ago

What are you doing here Ceasar… didn’t you get stabbed by like, TEN KNIVES, in your back?

Anonymous
3 years ago

awful. is there anything worse than fake bullshit like this?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Uh, yeah, “fake boobs!”

Anonymous
3 years ago

You might be in the wrong town if that’s your outlook.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh great, another radical modernist… If it’s fake, we’ve been making “fake” Greco-Roman stuff for at least a good two thousand years now.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Tear down DC, replace with slate walls and crooked windows.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is still Little Havana. No matter how “Italian” it may look.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Haven’t you heard, there are more hispanics from other countries now living in so called “Little Havana” than there are Cubans.