Brickell City Centre unveils food hall design

BY Al Urbanski

Miami’s recently opened Brickell City Centre has unveiled plans for La Centrale, the 38,000-sq.-ft. Italian food hall that figures to be the huge, mixed-use development’s answer to Eataly in Manhattan’s Chelsea district.

Design motifs of the three-level collection of restaurants, cafés, shops, and a culinary school are to be inspired by prominent regions of Italy such as Campania, Apulia, and Tuscany. The first floor will feature accessible fare like coffee shops and bakeries. Full-service restaurants will take up the second floor, while the third level will house a culinary school and host wine tastings and food pairing events.

Urban Robots Associates of Miami is handling the interior design work.

Bringing Italy to Miami is the goal, according to La Centrale managing partner Jacopo Giustiniani, a hospitality industry veteran who worked in his family’s winery in Tuscany growing up.

“It’s chic, lively, effortless, and one hundred percent authentic. We are importing products straight from Italy and serving fresh, local produce,” Giustiniani said.

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