Brimming with locally loved bars and eats (love us some Blackbird Ordinary and Dolores You Can Call me Lolita!), allow us to parlay yet another valid reason to visit Downtown Miami this week in particular: Brickell City Centre mall is opening its doors on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 10 a.m.
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Four looooong years in the making, the highly anticipated mall spans three city blocks and features more than 100 global and local retail brands. A larger-than-life Saks Fifth Avenue serves as an anchor while shops by Audemars Piguet, Armani, All Saints, Ted Baker, Chopard, Diptyque, Hugo Boss, Intermix, Kendra Scott, Lafayette 148 New York, NARS, Nest Casa, Ted Baker London, Tommy Bahama, Victoria’s Secret and more are in the retail mix.
A $30 million climate ribbon was designed to keep shoppers cool at Brickell City Centre, which opens on Nov. 3. C.M. GUERRERO. email@example.com
Developed by Hong Kong-based Swire Properties Inc., along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, Brickell City Centre is radically changing the retail landscape to the 305’s Financial District.
“Brickell City Centre is certainly a first for Miami and will inevitably solidify the city as a true world-class destination. What we’ve done here is unique; there’s no handbook or manual for it because it hasn’t been done before,” Swire Properties President Stephen Owens says. “We have carefully created a vertical shopping experience that is very urban in its design, with many firsts and many internationally recognized retailers. I feel privileged to finally share with the world what we felt was always missing in Brickell: a destination,” Owens adds.
Construction worker gather inside Brickell City Centre as it get ready for its grand opening on Nov. 3. C.M. GUERRERO. firstname.lastname@example.org
The expansive three-level, open-air retail center will unveil half-a-million square feet of high fashion, dining and entertainment such as 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. Mangia!
The mall 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 is a destination in and of itself — with the hotel, cinema, and other attractions creating an environment where shoppers want to stay longer and make a day out of their visit,” Swire Properties Vice President of Retail Debora Overholt says. She adds, “We’re also looking forward to Brickell City Centre’s strong collection of men-specific retailers, with brands like Boglioli, Kiton, Baldinini, Stitched — which will have a scotch lounge — and Acqua di Parma, which will operate a barber shop within its store. The Saks Fifth Avenue will even have men-specific stylists and luxury dressing rooms.”
Welcome to the Magic City, Brickell City Centre.