South Florida's recent food hall boom has expanded to South Miami, where an outdoor shopping mall is in the midst of redevelopment.
Yumbrella opened in a 6,500-square-foot space at the Shops at Sunset Place, which is owned and operated by Federal Realty Investment Trust, Grass River Property and The Comras Co. The joint venture in 2017 detailed a plan to overhaul the property to add apartments, a hotel, more office space and additional public plazas while reducing its retail component.
Food hall projects like Yumbrella have been popping up all over South Florida in recent months for reasons detailed by the South Florida Business Journal in this story. Because of continually rising rents in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic — the very spots where restauranteurs want to open their businesses — landlords offering spaces at food halls have become an increasingly attractive option.
Yumbrella has seven restaurant concepts under one roof that share a kitchen. The space also has a stage for DJs and live performances along with a room for private events.
Yumbrella is billed as South Miami's first food hall. Other recent food hall openings in Miami-Dade County include Lincoln Eatery in Miami Beach and La Centrale in Miami's Brickell.
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This 'seven-in-one' food hall is inspiring others to invest in a shared restaurant space to help with rising rent rates.