Last month it was reported that longstanding The Bookstore In The Grove would be closing due to rising rent unless a buyer was found — and in the eleventh hour one was. The Miami Herald is reporting that LointerHome, a local real estate development company who has several projects in the works in Coconut Grove, bought the space and the deal closed last week.
The store plans to hold a grand reopening this Friday, July 7, with plans to renovate the space throughout the summer while remaining open to the public with the completed revamp to debut this fall.
The store’s restaurant has already gotten a menu makeover thanks to former Eating House chef de cuisine Adriana Egozcue. On its new menu are items like brioche toast with whipped ricotta and jam; chicory ‘caesar’ salad; toasted coconut granola and an assortment of pastries. As for the cafe, it has gotten a revamp too by Amber Rapicavoli, who served as Eating House’s catering and sales manager. It is serving up a variety of coffee concoctions made with locally roasted Per’la Coffee like the Nutellino made with espresso and Nutella and the Dark N’ Spromy with espresso, ginger soda, vanilla syrup and lime. Plus, it’ll feature smoothies, juices and soon, beer and wine. Pop-up dinners and seafood brunches are also in the works.
As for the books at the bookstore? Looks like those are going to stick around, too. With the new owners looking to keep a “quirky, well-curated” stock of books in the store along with other local products like olive oil on site.