For the last four years Brickell has been pained with the roadblocks, insane construction, and more traffic than we thought could be handled. But it’s all finally paying off, as Brickell City Centre is finally open! The massive property in all of its gorgeous glory is finally ready for use!
Here’s what we can expect from BCC:
Brickell City Centre is destined to become one of the country’s most visited retail destinations and a new landmark instantly identifiable among Miami’s skyline, the retail center at Brickell City Centre. A handful of stores opened to the public on November 3rd and the rest of the stores plan on following in the coming weeks.
After four years of construction, the expansive three-level, open-air retail center will unveil half-a-million square feet of high fashion, dining and entertainment, anchored by Miami’s first new Saks Fifth Avenue in 30 years and 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.
The center 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 (a personal favorite of the Brickell Living Team), both of which are located at Brickell City Centre’s flagship hotel, EAST, Miami.
Brickell City Centre currently has 92 percent of its retail spaces committed. A sizeable percentage of these brands, approximately 20 percent, are using Brickell City Centre as the venue to enter the South Florida market. A full list of tenants opening throughout the holiday season and beyond can be found at: http://bit.ly/2fa29Hc
More Information About The Retail Center
Developed by Hong Kong-based Swire Properties Inc, along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, Brickell City Centre will fill the void in Miami’s retail landscape by bringing one of the most diverse offerings of over 100 luxury, contemporary, international and local brands to Brickell’s underserved 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,” said Stephen Owens, president of Swire Properties. “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.”
Luxury brands will be located throughout the street-accessible first floor. Others will open on the second and third floors, emphasizing premium and contemporary retailers along with a mix of beauty, home decor, jewelry, apparel and other stores. The restaurants and bars, an integral piece of the Brickell City Centre retail concept, will be situated throughout the third floor, offering a mix of fine dining, casual fare and new international brands opening flagships in the U.S., providing a unique vertical shopping experience.
“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,” said Debora Overholt, vice president of retail at Swire Properties. “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. BCC’s Saks Fifth Avenue will even have men-specific stylists and luxury dressing rooms.”
The retail center will seamlessly connect with Miami’s key transportation nodes. Swire Properties integrated the Miami Metromover with a stop that exits directly into the retail center’s third floor to allow easy and convenient access. The retail center will also ease vehicle movement with an expansive two-story underground carpark that traverses streets in the lower level.
The entire project will be intricately linked by its architectural crown jewel, the innovative CLIMATE RIBBON™, a $30 million elevated trellis of steel, glass and fabric that connects all components of the project and is designed to harness Miami’s bay breezes while deflecting the sun to create a comfortable open-air shopping environment, among other sustainability feats.