Brickell will see at least four new restaurants in the neighborhood within the coming months.
Taverna Opa shuttered its doors a few months ago on South Beach and has decided to move across Biscayne Bay and open its first restaurant on the mainland at Mary Brickell Village. For those of you that have never been to Taverna Opa you should give it a try. Be prepared to dance on tables and eat some tasty and reasonably priced greek tapas.
Also, coming to Mary Brickell Village is Brother Jimmy’s BBQ. This will be their first restaurant location in Florida. They currently have six locations in Manhattan and Brother Jimmy’s BBQ just recently opened new restaurants in San Juan and St. Maarten.
Toscana Divino will open on the ground floor of Mary Brickell Village on February 11th. Occupancy at Mary Brickell Village will hover near 100% with the addition of these three new restaurants.
Tikl Raw Bar and Grill is slated to open on the ground floor of 1450 Brickell sometime in March. According the Miami New Times the concept will be a “raw bar and grill, all small plates…based on the Japanese Izakaya pub concept.”
These are all encouraging signs for Brickell. Retail tends to lag behind housing, so as people continue to move into the urban core, we will continue to see a proliferation of new retailers coming into the area. Welcome to the barrio.