Publix Set To Open At Brightline’s MiamiCentral In August

Publix has scheduled an opening date of August 19 for a new supermarket at MiamiCentral.

It will be the first new Publix opening in the downtown Miami area in nearly a decade.

The Edgewater Publix at 1776 Biscayne was the chain’s most recent in the area, opening in 2012. A Whole Foods opened at Met 3 in 2015. Both quickly became among the busiest stores for each respective chain.

Publix’s website was updated recently to show the August opening date for the Overtown store.

According to the Publix website, the MiamiCentral supermarket will have 26,671 square feet of space, and will include a pharmacy. That is much smaller than the chain’s typical supermarket size of nearly 50,000 square feet.

Brightline’s headquarters office is directly above the new store.

The surrounding are is also exploding with thousands of new residential units.

Some of the major projects planned adjacent to the new store include Miami Station, Block 55, and Block 45.

Target and Aldi are among the retailers who have signed leases at the under-construction Block 55 complex across the street.

3 MiamiCentral was developed by Brightline’s parent company, but was sold earlier this year to New York’s Blackstone in a $230 million deal that also included 2 MiamiCentral. Shorenstein Properties of San Francisco purchased the buildings in 2019 for $159M, netting a big profit.

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

Overtown finally getting its time to shine!

Anonymous
2 months ago

the projects in overtown seem to have affoardable housing units which i love to see. hopefully this prevents soe gentrification

Anonymous
2 months ago

Stop it with that gentrification BS. That’s a made up word just like the issue itself.

Anonymous
2 months ago

LOL the gaslighting has no ends

Anonymous
2 months ago

Its not bs, i am studying urban develop and its one of the biggest toics discussed in class, educate yourself because just because you dont know about it doesnt mean its not real

Anonymous
2 months ago

I am an architect actually so I think I took a bit more urban development classes than you did. Gentrification is a made up word and it’s made up to justify the loser mentality of people that don’t understand how the world works. Gentrification is about growth, modernization, progress…and its a global phenomenon. It’s not about race as it also occurs in countries where there is just one race but it’s about class. Luckily we live in a country where you can change class and improve yourself just like the world around us does. You can’t pretend for the world to stop because you have! Grow up.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yeah it happen in hamburg, Germany. working class areas near the docks got priced out by upper middle class Germans, both groups are 95% white. Even seen it in Boston too.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Even Japan is experiencing gentrification. JAPAN! Where they are all Japanese.

Anonymous
2 months ago

yeah thats gentrification

Anonymous
2 months ago

i never mentioned race so idk why you decided to call me out on that, gentrification is something that has to do with class as you mentioned. im all for the growth and modernization of overtown but i would like to mke sure the people who live there have some place to go and seeing that the developments have afforadble housing units its something thats already being thought of

Anonymous
2 months ago

Affordable housing shouldn’t be in expensive areas and prime real estate.

Anonymous
2 months ago

you are a very classists person, if I was rich i would n’t mind poor people living in my neighborhood as long as they are not tacky, respect law, order and community rules

Anonymous
2 months ago

If they did all of that they wouldn’t be poor.

Anonymous
2 months ago

there goes another classist and stupid comment. there are a lot of poor people that are good citizens and have good manners, you don’t need a college degree to do that. you can be poor for many reasons you could be poor because you mismanaged your money and are in debt or you have a health issue that limits your ability to earn a higher income or you may have a big family to support. I know a lot morons that have college degrees and make good money but have no manners, are disrespectful and arrogant

Openyoureyes
2 months ago

Really that’s because you leave in a utopia. Can you drive a Ford or a Mercedes Benz. Life is about what you do with it and your choices the government can assist but they should not carry you all of your life. Even in the animal kingdom the young are let go after they learn how to hunt.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Well said.👏

Anonymous
2 months ago

your class is a indoctrination course than, funny thing im sure you class doesn’t have a name for when a neighborhood gets worse or a label for mexicans replacing blacks in southern California neighborhoods

Anonymous
2 months ago

Wherever you’re getting your education, maybe instead of studying the merits or demerits
of gentrification, you should be studying the English language and learning to spell and how to construct a sentence.

Azarius
2 months ago

Gentrification is not made up. If we don’t create affordable housing now I don’t complain about the homeless later

Anonymous
2 months ago

another lie yall like to promote, many of those homeless want to be on the streets because they dont want responsibilities. Yes theyre sad stories with some but yall act like half of them were just priced out of the market.

Openyoureyes
2 months ago

Also the addiction and the mental illness. We have a lot of people who won’t take medicine even though is provided and drug dependence …very sad but real

Anonymous
2 months ago

Sweetie, this project defines gentrification as the term is used.

However, please tell me how homeless people can buy food in a neighborhood without a grocery store.

The gentrification term is very chicken and egg. People hate the term gentrification but also cry out that their neighborhood is ‘blighted’ and full of crime and then hate when someone spends money to turn it around.

Jalexander305
2 months ago

Gentrification never made sense to me the only people “losing” are the people who don’t own anything. Nobody ever talks about the person who struggle and hustled bought a crappy house in say wynwood when nobody wanted to be there and now they get a huge pay day when some developer wants to build something. That’s a come up. All this talk about wanting housing for generational wealth, well there you go.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes finally Overtown gets a bit of cleaning and revamping.

Anonymous
2 months ago

If you are not buying up in Overtown now, you are a fool! This will soon be an extremely expensive area😉

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not extremely expensive, no. Extremely expensive is Key Biscayne and Star Island. Not gonna happen with Overtown.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It will get extremely expensive for the area and the return on investment will be way higher than any other neighborhood, including Star Island.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^^^You sound like a middle schooler with that BS.

Inland next to I-95 will NEVER be prime real estate on par with Star Island. NEVER.

Waterfront rules in South Florida. Housing projects in Overtown could be torn down and replaced with 20,000 sq ft mansions, and those homes still wouldn’t touch Star Island values.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s all about ROI! The ROI in this area will be way higher than the ROI in Star Island. Even a middle schooler would understand it so why don’t you?

Anonymous
2 months ago

^^^Even an elementary schooler can realize Overtown will NEVER be “extremely expensive”. But you are not even on that level.

ROi is another game son, not the same as “extremely expensive”, so don’t change the subject because you got embarrassed saying something dumb.

Anonymous
2 months ago

S/he’s right though, extremely expensive is always relative to the area. The embarrassed one should be someone else in this conversation.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^^^^^relative to Miami metro, Overtown will never be extremely expensive you clown. Quit while you’re still behind.

Anonymous
2 months ago

You are boring me. I said what I said and I stand by it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

And what you said in your first post is dumb and I stand by your ORIGINAL statement (not later when you backpedalled and brought in ROI) being dumb.

Realtalk Reilly
2 months ago

You’re the one who’s saying something dumb but don’t worry, nobody’s expecting you to recognize it. The person made a simple factual statement that you’re too simple to understand. He said the ROI potential is greater in a rapidly-developing area like Midtown than it is in an established area like Star Island, despite the latter being a more upscale area.

If you had $50 million to invest right now, and were looking to maximize the short-term (<5 year) return on your investment, where would it be more profitable to buy properties? Overtown, or Star Island?

The answer is Overtown and it's not debatable.

Anonymous
2 months ago

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

Anonymous
2 months ago

Look at the original statement dummy—does extremely expensive mean ROI to you? The original statement said nothing about ROI. Real talk=Dumbtalk from you.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Extremely expensive ALWAYS relates to the circumstances. Even Star Island isn’t extremely expensive when you compare it to some areas in Dubai for example. Everything is relative and everything is quantified in comparison. Overtown will reach prices above one million and that is extremely expensive for Overtown and Miami.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The reality is some people are middle class or rich and most In a neighborhood like Overtown are poor! Most poor neighborhoods the residents are black! We are not talking about other countries we are just talking about here in America. We know most black neighborhoods are gentrified and it pushes the people out because they cant afford to live there anymore. Is it about race? Not necessarily but we know they dont have the power to do anything about it so it’s so much easier to build there with little to no resistance. They built 95 right through Overtown basically destroying that neighborhood and the powers that be knew it would but since it was a black neighborhood nobody gave a damn. Dont believe that? It’s a documentary on it, look it up! So this thing about it’s not about race is not entirely true. Take David Beckham for instance everybody wants that stadium built in Overtown God forbid they build it on that nice golf course or somewhere in a white neighborhood. Build it there because who cares if it brings more traffic to the area, there is nothing the people can do about it they have no power to fight it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

That’s a correlation then and you are implying causation. Wrong way to look at stats!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Fantastic! As density increases in Miami Worldcenter we need a Publix there but we also need a Trader Joe’s, a Whole Foods (yes one more!) and a clean up of the area to make it more walkable! …especially after it rains, unless you like street swimming pools😂

Anonymous
2 months ago

I think we need a “Clean up on Aisle 3,” thank you very much.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Aldy’s is coming to where Target is setting up shop.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I found out why they were took so long, they had a permitting issue and then a elevator issue. But hopefully this will relieve pressure from the biscayne blvd store.

Anonymous
2 months ago

is it just me or does the interior look like its straight out of the 70s

Anonymous
2 months ago

Maybe it’s a 70’s theme.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s just a grocery store, so…..

Anonymous
2 months ago

People in Miami expect everything to look inside like komodo, chi brickell, paper fish and casa florida.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I mean, why not?

Mana Moishe
2 months ago

Trader Joe’s looks far more outdated than Publix. All their stores look like their straight out of the 70’s.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Publix opens before Brightline.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Oh please
Not another Publix

Anonymous
2 months ago

Trader Joe’s please!!

Anonymous
2 months ago

For some reason TNM won’t let me downvote your comment. I’ll try later.

Mana Moishe
2 months ago

Another Presidente would be better for you?

Anonymous
2 months ago

yes and a dollar tree store

Anonymous
2 months ago

What is wrong with Publix ?

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s nice to get variety.
Better breads
Better deli