August 30, 2022

An Over-The-Top Dining And Entertainment Concept Will Debut In Miami Worldcenter

Miami Worldcenter, a $4 billion, 27-acre mixed-use development remaking the center of Downtown Miami, will welcome a national dining and entertainment concept to the already eagerly awaited list of tenants scheduled to launch soon. The project's owner has a contract in place with Live! Hospitality & Entertainment to implement its highly regarded Sports & Social concept.

Sports & Social will become part of Miami Worldcenter's alluring list of recently revealed tenants, including Sephora, Bowlero, and Lucid Motors. Also, food and beverage concepts like Brasserie Laurel and El Vecino under the direction of Michelin-starred Chef Michael Beltran and Chicago's Maple & Ash and etta restaurants. In the "city-within-a-city" of Downtown Miami, these seven concepts and the newest tenant occupy about 110,000 square feet of leased retail space.

"The addition of Sports & Social to our tenant mix proves that there will be something for everyone at Miami Worldcenter," said Nitin Motwani, Managing Partner of Miami Worldcenter Associates. "Every restaurant and store that will open at Miami Worldcenter is carefully selected to ensure the ultimate live-work-play experience that appeals to Downtown Miami's growing residential and commercial population."

Sports & Social, a top dining, entertainment and sports viewing concept, came from the vision of one of the country's largest and most successful developers of restaurants and entertainment concepts, Live! Hospitality & Entertainment. The company's main goal is to build iconic venues in renowned entertainment and leisure areas, renowned casino resort locations, and close to professional sports stadiums across the nation. There are nine Sports & Social sites across the country, including Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium in St. Louis, The Battery next to Truist Park in Atlanta, and Texas Live! in the Arlington Entertainment District. In addition, Sports & Social will open a second store in South Florida in the winter of 2022 at Dolphin Mall.

The Sports & Social Miami Worldcenter, just a few steps from Miami's FTX Arena, will occupy about 20,000 square feet in the development's glass-encased "Jewel Box" retail building. It will feature an open-air third level and a rooftop restaurant overlooking World Square's public park and plaza. The establishment will provide sophisticated food and beverage options, including homemade gameday favorites, handmade cocktails, specialty drinks, its distinctive Crush selection, and various beers from popular local and national beers. In addition to hosting several special food-related events, Sports & Social will also offer a must-try brunch experience on Saturdays and Sundays that will feature its renowned #brunchtails table drinks and menu favorites like avocado toast, savory breakfast skillets, and its famous Chicken & Bliss.

Throughout the week, Sports & Social Miami will host a range of live music performances and unique activities, including one of the greatest sports viewing occasions in the area with its premium game-day Sports Watch activations. With cutting-edge technology, the venue will include a striking 53-foot LED display as its focal point, streaming different athletic events and games simultaneously. Various social activities, including shuffleboard, skeeball, foosball, pop-a-shot, arcade games, and Beirut, are also available for guests to enjoy. ICRAVEJeffrey Beers International, and Knauer Incorporated, three of the most prestigious firms in the world, each contributed to the distinctive design of each Sports & Social venue with great attention to every detail. ICRAVE, an internationally renowned award-winning strategy, design, and development agency, is creating Sports & Social at Miami Worldcenter. The agency has offices in Miami and New York. It has been in charge of guiding the design for Sports & Social's nationwide expansion.

“Miami Worldcenter Associates and CIM Group are one of the premier development teams in the country and we are excited to work with them to bring Sports & Social to downtown Miami at Miami Worldcenter,” said Reed Cordish, Principal of The Cordish Companies and CEO of Live! Hospitality & Entertainment. “As we continue to expand the concept nationwide, we take great pride in ensuring that each location of Sports & Social is specifically curated from our elevated food and beverage offerings and premier entertainment experiences to our best-in-class architecture and design.”

CIM Group, a partner in Miami Worldcenter, and The Comras Company, based in Miami, are in charge of retail leasing there. CIM Group is a real estate and infrastructure owner, manager, lender, and developer with an emphasis on the community. The Comras Company is a premier boutique real estate company serving South Florida with retail leasing, asset sales, consulting, and development advisory services.

“People are drawn to walkable areas that provide a welcoming environment with beautiful public spaces and a mix of experiences. At Miami Worldcenter we are delivering all of that, and the addition of Sports & Social brings a high-energy and captivating concept to the development that further evolves the premier array of retail, dining and entertainment options that our team has assembled,” said Shaul Kuba, Co-Founder and Principal, CIM Group.

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