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TBT - Inside The Abandoned House At 622 South Miami Avenue

622 South Miami Avenue House

TBT (March 26, 2015) - This house built in 1920 was located behind Tobacco Road and was used as a rental. After Tobacco Road was demolished in November 2014, this house was torn down soon afterwards in the Spring of 2015. Soon to rise in this spot will be the Brickell City Centre expansion where a 54 story and 62 story condo will be built.

Located at 622 South Miami Avenue, this house was built in 1920 next to Tobacco Road, when the bar was only eight years old. The house is 1,389 square feet and was built 10 years after the original building it's associated with, which is currently used as a frame store. 

The building and land was purchased in March 2014 by Columbian developer Carlos Mattos who also purchased Tobacco Road. 

The house was used as rental units until it was cleared out last October and finally was torn down at the beginning of 2015. 

The surrounding buildings including River Oyster Bar and Restaurant are expected to be demolished later this year. 

TBT - One Final Look - A Photo Tour Of Tobacco Road

The Famous Neon Tobacco Road Sign

The Famous Neon Tobacco Road Sign

Our first TBT piece was originally posted October 27, 2014, two days after the final call of the oldest bar in Miami - Tobacco Road. Since the closing and demolition of Tobacco Road, it has been announced that the Tobacco Road lot will be part of the Brickell City Centre expansion, which will include a 54 story condo at 570 feet and another 62 story condo across the street at 654 feet.

On the morning of October 26, Tobacco Road had its final last call and turned off the famous neon sign for the final time in its 102 year old location. 

The building has been around since 1912 and has been a bakery, burlesque club, gay club, gambling den and of course a place for live music. Tobacco Road was the only place in Miami where lawyers, politicians and doctors could drink next to bikers, vagrants and drug dealers. 

Tobacco Road was hurting for business the last few years with the construction of Brickell City Centre surrounding the bar and after having the property bought for $12.5 million in 2012 by developer Carlos Mattos. 

The new owner is trying to raise money through Kickstarter to move across the lot to a new location and save the historical items in the bar.

Click here for a video of Tobacco Road and here for a more comprehensive story of the bar.

Tobacco Road Photos

Plans Revealed Of Swire Properties Proposed Brickell City Centre Expansion

Brickell City Centre Expansion Renderings

Brickell City Centre Expansion Renderings

Plans have been revealed by The Miami Herald of Swire Properties proposed expansion of Brickell City Centre, which includes two high rise condo towers.

The first tower and first expansion would have 588 residential units and be built on the site of the now demolished Tobacco Road on a lot size of 72,000 square feet. The first three levels will be retail. The development will be in partnership with Tobacco Road Property Holdings (Isanic Trading), which is owned by Colombian Developer Carlos Mattos who purchased the land for $12.5 million in April 2012. City approval for the first tower is expected by the end of the year with construction starting in 2020.

Designed by Arquitectonica, the first tower will be connected to the existing Brickell City Centre by two skybridges. 

The second expansion site, which will be a boutique tower on the site of the former Associated Photo buildings. The buildings were also purchased by Carlos Mattos for $9 million in August 2015. The second tower will be developed after the first tower.

Swire Properties also owns land just North of Brickell City Centre across from La Centrale where another condo tower was proposed in 2014. This site will be used for construction staging.

Updated: 7/16/18

First Expansion Tower: 54 story tower, 570 feet, 588 residential units, 89,130 square feet of commercial space, 839 parking spaces

Second Expansion Tower: 62 story tower, 654 feet, 384 residential units, 3,200  square feet of commercial space, 363 parking spaces

 

Swire Properties & Isanic Trading To Develop Land Across From Brickell City Centre

Future Development Site In Red

Swire Properties and Colombian based Isanic Trading are going to be developing a 72,000 square foot lot located at 650 South Miami Avenue in Brickell across that street from Brickell City Centre, according to The Real Deal.

The site is on the location of Tobacco Road, which was demolished in November 2014 and was the oldest bar in Miami. A house that was built in 1920 was also on the site and demolished in March 2015. Also on the site is an empty parking lot and the restaurants River Oyster Bar and Bonding. 

Isanic Trading is owned by Colombian developer Carlos Mattos who purchased sites across the street at 19 and 42 SW 6th Street, which were the site of the former Associated Photos buildings, for $9 million in August 2015. Mattos also purchased a site in Downtown Miami with Ytech International for $21 million in January 2015 and owns a 110,082 square foot lot next to the Miami River, which was purchased for $28 million in 2012.

Associated Photo Buildings In Brickell Sell For $9M

Purchased Properties in Red

Two Associated Photo buildings were recently sold to developer Carlos Mattos for $9 million, according to The Real Deal.

The two buildings are located at 19 and 42 SW 6th St. in Brickell near the edge of Miami River and are planned for future development. The two properties are near the under construction Brickell City Centre and across the street from where a 60 story condo-hotel is planned on the old Edge on Brickell site.

Carlos Mattos also owns the land where Tobacco Road used to be, which was demolished in November 2014.

Inside The Abandoned House At 622 South Miami Avenue

622 South Miami Avenue House

Located at 622 South Miami Avenue, this house was built in 1920 next to Tobacco Road, when the bar was only eight years old. The house is 1,389 square feet and was built 10 years after the original building it's associated with, which is currently used as a frame store. 

The building and land was purchased in March 2014 by Columbian developer Carlos Mattos who also purchased Tobacco Road. 

The house was used as rental units until it was cleared out last October and finally was torn down at the beginning of 2015. 

The surrounding buildings including River Oyster Bar and Restaurant are expected to be demolished later this year. 

Miami Bridge Lot Ventures Purchases Lot In Downtown Miami For $21M From FPL

Florida Power & Light sold a lot in Downtown Miami at 201 SW 2nd Avenue for $21 million, according to SFBJ.

The 2.24 acre lot was purchased by Miami Bridge Lot Ventures in a joint deal with Ytech International and developer Carlos Mattos.

The site can be developed for a mixed building such as residential, office, hotel and office. It has the potential to reach 36 stories.