Brickell has become the ‘new’ face of Miami, seemingly overnight. Mary Brickell Village added both charm and infrastructure to the up-and-coming neighborhood of Brickell Avenue/Downtown and made it come alive! Mary Brickell Village is basically by SW 10th Street, just west of Brickell Avenue… offering vibrant night-life, with both upscale and more “neighborhood/laid-back” dining.
A brand new Publix just opened there a month ago: 31,000 square feet of “Green” supermarket on the west side of Mary Brickell Village. You’ll also find a drycleaner , tobacconist, ice-creamery, chocolatier, Kinko’s, FedEx, and a pharmacy… along with several delightful dining spots.
Mary Brickell Village is a charming ‘center of town’ (in the heart of the financial and banking center of Miami)… a quick ride from the Miami International Airport… a stone’s throw from Brickell Key, Bayfront Park and the Performing Arts Center… and literally right across the bridge from both Miami Beach and Key Biscayne (with their endless water, sandy beaches, and resort lifestyles … )
The neighborhood around Brickell could definitely use a movie theatre, and is screaming for a local bookstore (Books & Books would be a definite asset!) … but Brickell is coming along by leaps and bounds.
The Brickell MetroRail station and People Mover offer easy access into and out of MaryBrickell Village. Reasonably priced parking is available (street and garage).
A few blocks north you’ll find the Capital Grille, the quaint and characteristic Miami River Waterfront and waterfront promenade, Il Gabbiano’s stunning waterview dining, and Tobacco Road …. And within Mary Brickell itself are newly-opening shops and boutique-style stores… Mary Brickell Village restaurants, many offering OUTDOOR dining, are worth seeking out even if you’re not living in the immediate area!)
Among our favorites are Balans, Oceanaire Seafood, Abokado Sushi, Blue Martini, Grimpa, Segafredo, Blu Pizza e Cucina, and Rosa Mexicano… (Mary Brickell Village reminds me of what Lincoln Road brought to Miami Beach, raising real estate values and encouraging further development and growth in that area of the beach).
Love to hear your thoughts, and your favorite spots in and around Brickell… what you enjoy about it, and what you’d like to see added to Mary Brickell Village.