Miami’s Citigroup Center, a prominent 34-story, 810,000-square-foot office tower, has recently secured a lease with the Cactus Club Cafe. This new venture will see the opening of a 10,000-square-foot, combined indoor and outdoor restaurant and lounge on the building’s ground level.
Cactus Club Cafe, renowned in Canada with 34 outlets, is known for its modern dining experience featuring a fusion of global and local cuisines. This new location in Miami marks the brand’s first foray into the Florida market, as part of its broader U.S. expansion strategy. Cactus Club is celebrated for its high-quality menu, exceptional service, and inviting ambiance, which is achieved through a blend of modern interior and exterior designs, a commitment to friendly and enthusiastic service, and a menu that offers both sophistication and accessibility. The Miami location will also feature atmospheric lighting, artistic elements, and an outdoor patio area, aiming to provide a unique dining experience for both Citigroup Center tenants and the wider Brickell area community.
Andrew Latchford, President of Cactus Club Cafe, expressed his enthusiasm about the new Miami flagship location. He emphasized the restaurant’s appeal for various dining occasions, from lunch to late-night gatherings, catering to a diverse clientele including building tenants and local diners.
In addition to the new restaurant, Citigroup Center is also undergoing significant lobby renovations and has recently completed leasing 37,000 square feet of speculative suites. The building has undergone a rebranding this year, adopting a new logo, website, and a “Built for Success” brand philosophy.
The leasing deal was brokered by Lyle B. Stern and Sara Wolfe of Vertical, a Miami-based boutique real estate company, representing the landlord. The tenant, Cactus Club Cafe, was represented by Taryn Brandes and Emily Green of Brand Urban, along with Michael Sullivan and Sam Singer of Vertical.
Lyle B. Stern commented on the significance of the Cactus Club Cafe addition to the Citigroup Center, highlighting its potential to become a major dining destination in downtown Miami. He noted the brand’s success in Canada in attracting a professional clientele and anticipates a similar reception in Miami.
Citigroup Center’s amenities include a car wash, valet parking, an ATM, a 9,000-square-foot conference center, a Tenant Services Coordinator, a tenant experience app, and access to the Intercontinental Hotel’s fitness center, spa, and rooftop pool.
The tower is strategically located in downtown Miami, providing easy access to major transportation routes and landmarks. It is managed by a team from JLL, including Steven Hurwitz, Doug Okun, and Madeline Fine.
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