Downtown Dadeland’s burgeoning lifestyle center has announced the launch of The Brick, its first farm-to-table restaurant opening at the end of August.

With a core belief in sustainability, The Brick, opening in Pinecrest, Florida, will be crafted with reclaimed wood and natural greenery offering a rustic ambiance and a seasonally inspired menu that features locally sourced ingredients.

“When it came to selecting a location to execute my dream restaurant, I was extremely selective and particular,” says Corey Bousquet, owner of The Brick. “With the revitalization of Downtown Dadeland underway and its close proximity to the farming community in Homestead, I figured that this area would be the perfect location for our farm-to-table infused concept and seasonally inspired menu to thrive.”

With a name derived from its rustic interior and the brick oven by which most of its dishes are prepared, the restaurant will immerse guests in a one-of-a-kind dining experience allowing them to see the product from start to finish with an open kitchen design. 

Along with a full bar and carefully curated selection of handmade spirits, the establishment will work with renowned restaurant consultant and James Beard Award-winning chef Allen Susser to create unique culinary staples such as cauliflower mac and cheese bites, brick oven lobster pot pie and a kale and avocado bowl.

In addition, the restaurant will feature a specialized “executive menu” targeted toward local professionals looking for a quick bite. 

The Brick is the latest lease to be signed under Downtown Dadeland’s revitalization plan that was launched by DHPI, a joint venture between Duncan Hillsley Capital and PEBB Capital, since 2014.

“We are excited to welcome The Brick as Downtown Dadeland’s first-ever farm-to-table restaurant,” adds Shane Hillsley, managing director of Duncan Hillsley Capital. “The concept is so unique and is going to offer guests a refreshing alternative to a regular restaurant chain.”

Rafael Romero, CCIM and Steven Henenfeld of Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC) represented the landlord in the transaction for The Brick, which will measure approximately 2,670 square feet. Mitash Kripalani, CCIM, Douglas Elliman Commercial, represented the current tenant and owner of The Brick, Corey Bousquet.

“The vision behind Downtown Dadeland’s revitalization plan is to create a destination that has all the amenities that a person could want,” says Rafael Romero, CCIM, associate vice president of CREC. “The Brick is exclusive to Downtown Dadeland, and we are expecting it to draw in a variety of visitors and retailers from all over South Florida.”

Downtown Dadeland has recently signed a number of new tenants to its 127,000 square feet of retail space. Chef Jorgie Ramos launched the highly anticipated pop-up restaurant Faith & Pizza this summer and will soon open Barley an American Brasserie. Other recent additions include: BurgerQ, which opened in March, as well as Nanndi Frozen Cream & Pastry Shops and Orangetheory Fitness, both slated to open later this year. As Downtown Dadeland continues expanding its culinary offerings, the urban hotspot will announce yet another chef-driven concept in the coming weeks.

With the new tenants, Downtown Dadeland has succeeded in creating a culinary and lifestyle destination with a unique metropolitan feel serving Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, and Kendall.

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