Sephora Applies For Permit To Build Large Store At Miami Worldcenter

Cosmetics retailer Sephora has applied for a construction permit to build a large store at Miami Worldcenter, city records show.

The construction permit filing is the latest sign of momentum building for Worldcenter’s retail space.

The Sephora at Miami Worldcenter will have 6,150 square feet of space with 14-foot ceilings, the July 7 application states.

Total construction cost is estimated at $600,000.

The store will be located in a 12-story mixed-use building known as Block H that sits next to a pedestrian promenade.

Sephora already has locations at both Brickell City Centre and the Design District. The store at Brickell City Centre is relatively small with a limited selection.

Across the street at Worldcenter’s Caoba tower, a separate construction permit now pending to build a restaurant.

The restaurant will occupy 4,200 square feet of space, and will cost $369,500.00 to build out. The permit was applied for in May.

Worldcenter’s developers have announced that Laurel, a French brasserie with Cuban influence by James Beard award winning Miami Chef Michael Beltran’s Ariete Hospitality Group, will occupy 2,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor space at Caoba and the adjacent pedestrian promenade.

 

 

The new Sephora will be located in this building (photo taken in May):

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Same stores as everywhere else… yippie

Anonymous
1 month ago

What would you expect? A new type of store that doesn’t exist anywhere else?🙄

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah. How about Penhaligon’s? Annick Goutal?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yall got unrealistic standards. Every building in Miami has to look out of this world and yall expect stores to not me the same brand.

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

Basically. It’s all very boring.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Which stores would be exciting to you?

Anonymous
1 month ago

A GREAT chocolate shop. A vodka and caviar store. A true Italian gelateria.

NYC Transplant
1 month ago

Retail has consolidated tremendously under threat from online. Generating a lot of foot traffic with restaurants, residential/hotel options, and more office space will provide the feasibility for prospective retailers to take the risk of opening new concepts.

Anonymous
1 month ago

it’s good that they are opening high end stores and restaurants but downtown is for everybody and we need businesses that serve the poor. a lot of people are moving here from guatemala, honduras and el salvador for salvadorans we need restaurants that sell ”popusas” and for guatemalans we need a restaurant that sells ”paches and chuchitos” and for hondurans we need a restaurant that sells ”nacatamales” but very cheap so that honduran mothers that just crossed the border can feed her 6 children

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually, Downtown is just another neighborhood. Neighborhoods have their own character and develop at least somewhat organically. Best we let the market decide and avoid trying to socially engineer the restaurant scene.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Plenty of affordable Cuban cafeterias scattered around off Flagler Street. Let them eat there and see what happens.

Anonymous
1 month ago

yeah but those cafeterias don’t sell popusas,paches, chuchitos and nacatamales

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank God.

Anonymous
1 month ago

they can go eat in little havana

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you hadn’t noticed, Cubans are not Central American. Completely different culture, people and traditions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Chinese, Koreans, Japanese….they all look and sound the same to me.

Marc
1 month ago

Apparently none of these people have ever set foot in Little Havana. It’s not just all Cubans. Plenty of awesome Nicaraguan, Honduran, Mexican, etc restaurants all around the neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Little Havana is no more, or I should say it exists in name only. The Cubans who lived there and were responsible for the moniker have now moved to Westchester, Kendall and the likes. There are more Central Americans hanging out at Flagler and 12th than Cubans.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Within the city limits I’d argue that Silver Bluff, Shenndoah and The Roads are the neighborhoods with a large share of Cubans. Little Havana was just a stoping point for new arrivals. Once they had enough money, the Lions share of Cubans purchased their own homes rather than live in small apartments in Little Havana.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is Sephora considered high end? Do they sell Dyptyque? Le Labo? Creed? Clive Christian? Penhaligon’s? I thought they carried stuff like Polo or Nautica.

Anonymous
1 month ago

American food >

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love that not ONE single reply picked up on your sarcasm. Go Biden migrant train go!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Move to California. This is a Caribbean and South American City

Anonymous
1 month ago

Corporate crap. Oh, joy….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Would you prefer a little empanada shop?

David
1 month ago

I actually would prefer true french bakery shop

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s coming too, under Caoba.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes….croque monsieur to go. Just like in Parisien sidewalks around the Centre Pompidou or le Marais.

Anonymous
1 month ago

yes, please

Anonymous
1 month ago

Go look around at a flea market a couple blocks south. I’m sure you’ll find something you will enjoy getting food poisoning from.

Anonymous
1 month ago

For sure I’d prefer an empanada shop! Empanadas are delicious!

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

The consumerists won’t like that comment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The non-consumerists are just consumerists in denial.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Many people just go to Walmart and Target for the most part. Consumerists is the term for people that get all hot and bothered over French bakery shops, Timeout Markets, Apple Stores, Equinox, yada yada yada.

David
1 month ago

As I understand everybody wishes this place to look like a typical mall with typical stores that you can find in any parts of Miami. Its very sad because with this mentality Miami will never be a true city.
I live right here almost next to it and I was hoping it would be a little different

Anonymous
1 month ago

What kind of stores would you want here?

Anonymous
1 month ago

***crickets***

Anonymous
1 month ago

Right David. WE can’t be a TRUE city until…
All sidewalks are 80ft wide,
there is an underground subway connecting Kendaleah to Miami-Dade College.
Shore power.
Global warming stops.

Anon
1 month ago

This entire area reminds me of River Landing that has been open now for months and nearly empty with exception of a Publix (the biggest most empty Publix in Miami which is rather luxe).

“you build it and They will come”? Not sure that is always the case. But, heck- good luck on this World Center.

Anonymous
1 month ago

River Landing just signed a major office lease tenant. As the office and residential fill up, crowds will grow. We are just coming out of a pandemic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You lack vision!

Anti Come M
1 month ago

Oh yea, super empty. There’s only a Publix, Hobby Lobby, Ross, TJ Maxx, Planet Fitness, Chic-Fil-A, Chase……………………

Anonymous
1 month ago

ive been to that hobby lobby several times….does good business from what i can see

Anonymous
1 month ago

you can’t compare a shopping center that is located in an isolated area with downtown miami which is the fastest growing neighborhood

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can’t compare with a development that is still under construction.

Anonymous
1 month ago

People really complaining of this store, this store generates alot of traffic of women who like to shop and dine.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Men too. I am a man and I wear makeup!

Anonymous
1 month ago

And I pick my girlfriends olapex from the design distract one which is always jammed packed

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

Men don’t wear makeup

Anonymous
1 month ago

I am a man and I do so you are obviously wrong.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You may wear makeup as a man but the vast majority of men do not. If it were profitable for these makeup companies to market their products to men then they would. Outliers will always exist. It’s like saying humans do not have 5 fingers on each hand because 0.001 percent of the population has 7 instead of 5.

The majority of women wear makeup. The majority of men do not. You are the outlier.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh you’d be surprised at how many men actually wear make up… more than your close-minded brain could comprehend.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should start a makeup company and market directly to them then! Run your ads on ESPN and Men’s Health and watch your profits explode!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Run your ads on ESPN and Men’s Health and watch your profits explode!”

Lol… he wears panties to!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think you missed the joke.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope they find a cure for you sick and mentally ill people

Anonymous
1 month ago

I am a medical doctor actually, I am a cardiologist so I am pretty busy with heart surgeries and all but if I even find some spare time, I’ll explore that option. Thanks for the advice😍

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wear fish net stockings and a garter belt under my pants. Feels great. I walk around with a grin all day.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sephora sells more than make-up, but let me guess, you don’t wear cologne or shower enough.

Anonymous
1 month ago

He specifically said makeup not sephora products.

Anonymous
1 month ago

i cant afford equinox but ill take an L A fitness

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then just use the gym in your building or buy some weights and work out home.

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

Silence, peasant!

Anti Come M
1 month ago

LA Fitness would be great!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Guys what about LA Fitness and Equinox!!! Why pick one?😅

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

What are they going to do with the Sephora at Brickell City Center?

Anonymous
1 month ago

THERE IS ONLY ROOM FOR ONE SEPHORA!!

– Shawn Kouri

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is enough demand for both of them plus the design distract one. The about of ig models and wanting to be ig models keeps up the demand

Anonymous ;-)
1 month ago

Yep, thanks to IG, the demand is endless.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yuck. Looks like hell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about a restoration hardware store???

Anonymous
1 month ago

I want a Walmart

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol. We don’t need that trashy-people magnet downtown Miami. Let’s have Walmart in Hialeah instead.

Anonymous
1 month ago

….and don’t forget Spirit and Allegiant Airlines.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can’t wait till Wal mart builds a mega location at World center ❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fantastic!! Miami Worldcenter is finally announcing some great commercial tenants. Waiting on Eataly now!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

And Equinox😍

Anonymous
1 month ago

I want an Apple store

Anonymous
1 month ago

I want a Starbucks Reserve!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I want a Timeout Market like the ones in NY!! The one in Miami Beach is nothing compared.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Every city is different dumb ass

Anon
1 month ago

Eatly and Starbucks reserve would be phenomenal!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Like the momentum and excited to experience this entire area including the new bridge connecting the the A&E district once complete, it’ll be completely unrecognizable!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thats actually good for that location. Like Brickell CC is a mall, and Design district is high end shit. World center will do good as a main shopping district for those types of stores that can stand outside of a mall, but aren’t exactly “high end”. Im currently located in DC, ill be back to miami soon enough and they have a street that has the sephora, H&M, Zara, and those types of stores and it is always busy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m from NYC and it makes me think of the kind of stores that are in SoHo. Whereas the design district is more like Fifth Avenue. BCC is just another mall.

Anon
1 month ago

I can tell you this makes the area definitely more enticing to me. I can’t wait for this area to be completed. It will completely change the area. Bayside needs to step up their game and improve because they have a lot of work to do.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I still hope another developer picks up the SkyRise and builds it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Geezzz.. cut it out with the SkyRise crap.. it ain’t happening!

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will. Watch it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Then hold your breath and wait for it.

NYC Transplant
1 month ago

It’s Penn Station with more sunlight.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bayside is beyond outdated