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Oolite Closes Kitchen During Eviction Proceedings

Open for less than a year


Over the weekend, reported that Oolite had closed its restaurant operations amid eviction proceedings.

It seems like Oolite owes the city of Miami Beach a lot of money in back rent — close to half a million dollars, according to Eviction proceedings apparently started back in March with a hearing happening on August 14.

The restaurant's owners, including chef-owner Kris Wessel, have been "working to raise capital and have asked for a rent reduction" according to But for now, the restaurant is closed but the bar area remains open. []

Oolite Restaurant & Bar

1661 Pennsylvania Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-907-5535