Downtown Miami could get a boost at revitalization this year.
Six new restaurants and night life operators are expected to occupy 20,000 square feet on the ground floor of Macy’s west building, 2 W. Flagler St., in downtown Miami by June 1, said Bill Fuller and Martin Pinilla II, managing partners of the Miami-based Barlington Group, which holds the master lease on the space.
Barlington Group is subleasing the space, which has been empty for five years, to the restaurants and night life operators. The partners declined to disclose the operators’ names, but said each will have between 1,000 and 9,000 square feet of space.
Macy’s will continue to occupy the east building.
“The idea is to create a night life scene and by doing that increase the foot traffic and pedestrian feel of the neighborhood at night,” Fuller said.
— INA PAIVA CORDLE