The area in Miami known as Midtown Miami is actually a junction of other three neighborhoods: Wynwood, Edgewater, north part of Downtown and the southern part of Miami Design District. This location in Miami has recently gone through a major transformation (and still is). It has suffered an urban rebirth with new constructions (residential and commercial), many shops and restaurants. The big change came after the opening of The Shops at Midtown, a kind of open-air mall with great stores.
Midtown Miami brings together a quirky and evolving neighborhood, combining a bit of local / inner life with a touch of urbanism. It is mainly a walking-neighborhood that was projected to bring the concept of New York’s SoHo way of life. This way everything in the area should be in a walking distance with a rich athmosphere that combines art, culture and urban life. Midtown is nowadays a chic location and an excellent neighborhood for shopping, dining with friends or just go for a walk and enjoy the day or night. The fact that Midtown encompasses Wynwood and Design District gives to the area an excentrict athmosphere that offers the best of South Florida art and also a rich cultural side.
Back in 2005 the idea was to revitalize the area with a large-scale project for the area planned to built 8 residential buildings, a hotel, parks and a huge outdoor shopping mall (The Shops at Midtown). Unfortunately with the real estate market slowdown in 2007 the project was just partially completed, but still running. A great part of the project was already completed and more is coming. As all neighborhoods, Midtown continues to evolve.
Restaurants in Midtown
Some of the best restaurants in Midtown are located at First Avenue. Sugarcane Raw bar and Grill and Bocce Ristorante are very good options in the area.
The Shops at Midtown
The Shops at Midtown is a 645,000 square feet outdoor mall that brings a little of New York’s SOHO neighborhood concept to Miami. The open air shopping mall is home to a variety of stores, restaurants and bars suche as Target, Guess, HomeGoods, Marshalls, Sakaya Kitchen, Baru Urbano, Novecento & IT Lounge, Riviera Focacceria Italiana, Giraffas Brazilian Grill, Spris, Bar Louie, Wine Vault, 100 Montaditos, World of Beer, Chef Leon, Mercado Latino, My Ceviche, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 4D Gelateria, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Spun Candy, Pinkberry, SugarCane, Mercadito, Lagniappe, Sustain, Cheese Course, Buro Miami, Ring Finger Studio, among others.
The Shops at Midtown is located at 3401 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, EUA, just north of Downtown Miami and west of Miami Beach. This huge commercial center played an important roll in the development of Midtown Miami, aproaching two important cultural centers: Design District and Wynwood Arts District.