Biscayne Bay Brewing To Open At Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Building In Downtown Miami

 Old United States Post Office and Courthouse 

Old United States Post Office and Courthouse 

Biscayne Bay Brewing is opening a second location at the Old United States Post Office and Courthouse building at 100 NE 1st Ave in Downtown Miami, according to The Real Deal.

The 3 story United States Post Office and Courthouse building was built in 1917 by architect Oscar Renderoth in a neoclassical style, with an addition added later in 1937 designed by Kiehnel and Elliot when it was converted into the First Federal Savings and Loan Bank. The bank occupied the building until 1990. In 2013, the first two floors were occupied by the Miami Center for Architecture and Design after spending over $300,000 in renovations.  The lease for the Miami Center for Architecture and Design ended at the end of last year. 

Daniel Peña of Stambul Ventures purchased the 35,455 square foot building in June 2014 for $11 million.  

Inside The Abandoned Hooters Restaurant At Cocowalk

 Hooters Restaurant at Cocowalk

Hooters Restaurant at Cocowalk

As the Eastern portion of Cocowalk began demolition last week to make way for the new 5 story office, One Cocowalk, interior demolition began months before on the Duffy's Sports Grill on the second floor and eventually the Hooters Restaurant on the third floor.

Opening in 2008, Hooters eventually closed in 2012 and sat empty until now.



Moishe Mana Purchases Another Downtown Miami Building For $13M

 201 East Flagler

201 East Flagler

Moishe Mana has purchased a 2 story building located at 201 East Flagler in Downtown Miami for $12.9 million, according to The Real Deal.

The 29,042 square feet building built in 1947 sits on a 14,000 square foot lot. 

Mana recently purchased 26,000 square feet of office space at 100 Flagler Street in March for $4.75 million.

Mana has purchased over $350 million in Miami real estate in Downtown Miami and Wynwood over the past 8 years.

Five Story Mixed Use Commodore Place Coming To Coconut Grove

 Commodore Place Rendering

Commodore Place Rendering

A 5 story mixed use building will be coming next to Greenstreet Café in Coconut Grove located at 3102 Commodore Plaza called Commodore Place, according The Real Deal.

Metronomic is expected to pay $4.8 million for the 7,167 square foot lot and to close in July of this year. This site is currently being used as a parking lot and was last sold for $1.3 million in June 1997. 

Commodore Place will a Class A retail building with a boutique bed and breakfast hotel residences. Commodore Place is also located next to the under construction 5 story office The Optimum.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. 

Demolition Begins On Eastern Side Of Cocowalk

 One Cocowalk Location

One Cocowalk Location

Demolition has begun on the second phase of the Cocowalk redevelopment in Coconut Grove. 

The first phase of the redevelopment started earlier this year on the Western portion of Cocowalk where Chili's and The Cheesecake Factory used to be. The interior gutting of Duffy's Sports Grill and Hooters Restaurant began last month before the Eastern portion officially comes down.

The Eastern side of Cocowalk will be replaced with One Cocowalk, which will be a 5 story Class A office building with ground level retail, 4 stories of office space, 250 underground parking spaces and a rooftop terrace all totaling 73,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be finished by the end of 2019.

Eventually the main rotunda, where there used to be a Fat Tuesday's and where there is a Starbucks, will be demolished to create an open courtyard. 

Cocowalk was purchased in May 2015 for $87.5 million.

Photos Of Paradise Plaza In The Design District At Night

 Paradise Plaza at Night

Paradise Plaza at Night

As the Design District continues to expand with the addition of Museum Garage and Paradise Plaza, both places are equally as impressive at night. 

With colorful designs throughout Paradise Plaza such as the work of Freeland Buck, the colors pop at night with the right lighting. 

Officially opening in December 2017, more stores continue to open weekly in Paradise Plaza as the whole area is beginning to take shape compared to how it looked four years ago.