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.