Spanning three city blocks, Brickell’s “city within a city” will soon be home to more than 100 retail brands in Miami.Destined to become one of the country’s most visited retail destinations and a new landmark instantly identifiable among Miami’s skyline, the retail center at Brickell City Centre will open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 3 with its first group of stores. A select group of more than 100 committed retail stores will showcase their concepts at the center for the first time at 10 a.m. that day. The kickoff will be followed by a larger rollout of not-to-be-missed experiential events that will welcome the majority of retailers opening their doors throughout the next few weeks.
After four years of construction, the expansive three-level, open-air retail center will unveil half-a-million square feet of high fashion, dining and entertainment, anchored by Miami’s first new Saks Fifth Avenue in 30 years and the country’s first CMX theater, a subsidiary of Mexico-based Cinemex, the sixth largest cinema chain in the world. In 2017, Brickell City Centre will also welcome Miami’s first Italian food hall, which will take up three floors of the project.
The center joins the project’s other completed towers, including its two, 390-unit luxury condominium residences, REACH and RISE, two class-A office buildings, which are leased so far by Akerman LLP and WeWork, Uruguayan restaurant Quinto La Huella and signature rooftop bar Sugar, both of which are located at Brickell City Centre’s flagship hotel, EAST, Miami.
Brickell City Centre currently has 92 percent of its retail spaces committed. A sizeable percentage of these brands, approximately 20 percent, are using Brickell City Centre as the venue to enter the South Florida market.
8 NOVEMBER 2016, USA