Demolition

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.

Duffy's Sports Grill In Cocowalk Under Demolition

 Duffy's In Cocowalk Under Demolition

Duffy's In Cocowalk Under Demolition

Demolition is underway at the Duffy's Sports Grill in Coconut Grove at Cocowalk.

Duffy's first opened in the Fall of 2013 as a popular place to watch sporting events in Central Grove before finally closing at the beginning of 2018. 

In its place will be One Cocowalk, which will be a 5 story Class A office building with 73,000 square feet. There will be four levels of office space, ground floor retail and a rooftop terrace. 

Construction has also started on the Western portion of the new revamped Cocowalk.

Cocowalk was purchased in May 2015 for $87.5 million.

Inside The Abandoned Babylon Apartments

 Unit at Babylon Apartments

Unit at Babylon Apartments

The Babylon Apartments in Brickell located 240 SE 14th Street was approved to be demolished earlier this year and demolition has started as the building has been fenced off.

Built in 1982 and with only 15 apartments, the Babylon Apartments were designed by Arquitectonica as a 5 story building with a folded ziggurat façade. Over the years, the single family homes surrounding the building have been demolished and replaced with high rise condominiums. Plans have not been revealed, but once the Babylon Apartments are demolished another high rise building will most likely rise in its place.

Below are photos and a video of the inside of Babylon Apartments before it was demolished.

 

Inside The Apartments

Demolition Begins At OKO Group's 830 Brickell Site

 Demolition at 830 Brickell

Demolition at 830 Brickell

Demolition has begun on the Latin American Kitchen building at the 830 Brickell site at 830 SE 1st Ave in Brickell.

830 Brickell is owned by OKO Group where they plan on building a 712 foot luxury condo.

The Chicken Kitchen, also on the site, is still open for business.

Coconut Grove Bank Nearly Demolished

 Coconut Grove Bank Almost Demolished

Coconut Grove Bank Almost Demolished

After starting demolition in August, the Coconut Grove Bank is nearly gone. It will be replaced by a new 20 story tower called One Park Grove.

A new Coconut Grove Bank, now called Grove Bank & Trust, was completed this Spring and located beside the old building.

Demolition Begins At The Chart House Coconut Grove

 The Chart House Coconut Grove

The Chart House Coconut Grove

The Chart House in Coconut Grove is now being demolished after the initial demolition date of September 11th was delayed because of Hurricane Irma.

Built in 1982, with 10,515 square feet, The Chart House was designed by architect Joe Lancor of Hawaii who also designed many other Chart Houses across the country.

The Chart House closed in November 2015 after 33 years to make way for a mixed use development called The Harbour that will have two restaurants, entertainment event space, marina with 400 boat slips, a public baywalk and converting the seaplane hangars into retail space. It will be developed by The Grove Bay Hospitality Group who received the contract by Miami City Commissioners in 2013. The Harbour was approved by voters in a 2013 referendum. 

The Harbour is expected to be open early 2019 and cost $80 million.

Demolition Video

Demolition Begins At Coconut Grove Bank

 Coconut Grove Bank Being Demolished

Coconut Grove Bank Being Demolished

As the towers of Park Grove - Two Park Grove and the Club Residences - become closer to completion, the next tower, One Park Grove is will start construction soon with the demolition of the old Coconut Grove Bank.

Built in 1959, the six story Coconut Grove Bank has been replaced by a new building in front of it and renamed Grove Bank & Trust. The new Grove Bank & Trust was completed at the end of March and the pool deck of Park Grove is located on the roof.

Previous photos of the Coconut Grove Bank can be viewed here.