Food halls are popular all over the country (Eataly, anyone?) but the trend hasn’t really made it’s way to South Florida — until now. Today it was announced that Brickell City Centre will house a three-story, Italian dining space.
The 500,000 square-foot shopping center currently being built out by Swire Properties Inc., Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, is located smack dab in the middle of the Brickell neighborhood. The food hall will be modeled after "old world Italian streets and town centers, or piazze" and feature plenty of dining options, along with a market on hand selling things like fresh produce, take-home-meals, imported cheeses and meats, along with other "culinary essentials" and gifts. Also live cooking demonstrations, classes by Italian chefs, instruction on wine and food pairing and other educational programming will be incorporated into the programming.
The mall already has a bevy of food options heading its way including luxury dine-in cinema, Cinemex, the Pubbelly Boys’ second Miami Pubbelly Sushi outpost, Taco Chic, American Harvest, Big Easy, Haagen Dazs, Calissons Du Roy Ren, David’s Tea, Dr. Smood, Luke’s Lobster, Sante Fe and coffee shop Pasión del Cielo. Also announced are traditional Uruguayan restaurant Quinto La Huella and signature rooftop bar Sugar, both of which will be located at Brickell City Centre’s hotel, EAST, Miami.
UPDATED (2/2/17) After almost a year after its initial announcement last April, the food hall finally has a name: La Centrale. The three floor space, will feature a market on the first floor, multiple restaurants and bars on the second floor, and its culinary school and wine offerings on the third floor. It is slated to open sometime in the fall of 2017.