I’m very happy to announce that I have leased space at Marina Village to YIP which is a dim sum food hall concept founded on handcrafting dumplings from scratch every morning. I used to drive 45 min just to go to Wynwood just to eat that delicious orange chicken. Now I am proud that I am taking them to Fort Lauderdale. Marina Village is a 35,000 sure foot open air food hall set to open towards the end of the 2023 year. Here is YIP’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yipmiami
Use a commercial real estate agent to find a restaurant space
When searching for a restaurant space it is ideal to use a commercial real estate agent. A commercial real estate agent specializes in this particular space whereas a residential real estate agent may not have the tools or the network necessary to get the job done. Many realtors use the MLS which is the multiple listing service to search for spaces. The problem with that is most commercial real estate agents do not use the MLS primarily. They use COSTAR which is around five hundred dollars a month. That fee is enough to weed out most residential realtors and then they do not have the right access. Furthermore, the commercial real estate agents operate in a much smaller circle. For instance, many of the commercial real estate agents to do restaurant and retail leasing know each other.
Commercial real estate agents even attend national events and meet at conferences. They are on email blasts, Facebook groups and more. Many times there are properties that are not listed in a very easy way to find them, whereas the commercial real estate agents have the access. The residential agents do not have this network making it not only harder to know who to call, but to actually get in touch with them. The reason why is, most commercial real estate agents are operating in a more challenging environment, they typically are more professional and prefer not to deal with residential realtors unfortunately. This is not true for all residential real estate agents, however, with low barrier to entry and glitzy television shows there is a huge draw to the residential world that creates a very saturated and competitive environment. This is just not the case for commercial real estate agents. Not to say there is a failure rate in commercial, but there is a much higher level of professionalism and focus in the field.
An magnificent waterfront resort, Marina Village at Bahia Mar offers top-notch food, drinks, and entertainment. With dock accessibility, it offers easy access by foot, car, or even boat. This distinctive town guarantees an unmatched experience and is located in the center of Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is frequently referred to as the Venice of the United States.
Together with the famous architect Kobi Karp, the brilliant brains behind Tate Capital and Rok Enterprises have created a magnificent work. Eight outstanding cuisine concepts and a mainland bar are housed in this extraordinary 35,000 square foot venue, which is tucked away within a welcoming open-air promenade. Two other bars are housed inside a grand ferry boat that is permanently parked next to the charming pub. Enter this extraordinary setting to enjoy the special pleasures of docking, dining, and indulging in cool drinks. The position, which is inside a marina, provides stunning views of majestic mega yachts to the west and mesmerizing ocean views to the east.
Jimmy Tate, the developer who is the driving force behind Bahia Mar’s ownership, has given CEO Jaime Sturgis and COO Kaley Tuning the exclusive representation for leasing Marina Village. This alluring location, which spans 35,000 square feet of outdoor area and is tucked between Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, is set to become the top option for dining and entertainment.
With the signing of these Marina Village leases, we are thrilled to bring a crucial component of Bahia Mar to life, said Sturgis. “The thriving center of Fort Lauderdale Beach will be Marina Village, which will provide residents with a high-end eating experience they have been waiting for. Each idea contained has been carefully chosen and curated such that it not only has a devoted local following but also perfectly harmonizes with the others.”
A stationary floating boat adds to the village’s many dining and lounging facilities for visitors. The experience will be enhanced with additional seating and a fully functional DJ booth in the captain’s quarters aboard this distinctive yacht.
The Newest Tenants
Marina Village is proud to announce its newest tenants, bringing a diverse range of culinary delights to this captivating destination:
- Blue Steel Pizza: Hailing from New Jersey, this Detroit-style pizza concept has amassed a dedicated following. Prepare your taste buds for a sensational experience.
- Burgers and Shakes: With existing locations in Hollywood Beach and North Miami Beach, this establishment is renowned for its made-to-order burgers and shakes. As an added bonus, two specialty craft beers will be on offer at the Marina Village location.
- Fresh Garden Bowls: Savor the goodness of healthy alternatives at Fresh Garden Bowls. Their menu features seasonal, predominantly organic, and non-GMO ingredients, ensuring a nourishing culinary experience.
- Quore Gelato: Prepare to be whisked away on a delightful journey as small batch gelato meets world-class liquors at Quore Gelato. Led by Malcolm Stogo, the inventor of cookies-and-cream ice cream, this fusion concept already boasts locations in the Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach, and Wynwood.
- Yip: Founded on the tradition of handcrafting dumplings from scratch each morning, Yip is a fast-casual dim sum concept. With several South Florida locations, including Aventura, Doral, and Wynwood, Yip promises an authentic and delectable dining experience.
If you are looking to lease space whether it’s dry retail or a restaurant, please reach out to Adam Docktor at Native Realty for options.