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RKF Secured New Location for Vapiano in City Place Doral


Fast Casual Italian Restaurant Chain Joins Related Group’s Dynamic New Live-Work Play Development on 36th Street in Doral, Florida

DORAL, FL —RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, announced today that it has secured a 7,910-square-foot lease for Vapiano, an Italian fast casual restaurant chain. The new location will open at City Place Doral, a new multi-building mixed-use development in Doral, Florida. Vapiano currently has one other location in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. The brand’s second South Florida location is scheduled to open in early 2017.

RKF Senior Director John Ellis and Associate Aaron Labovitz represented Vapiano in the transaction. The landlord, Related Group, was represented in-house.

In its new location, its largest in Miami-Dade County, Vapiano will occupy 2,000 square feet on the first floor and 5,910 square feet on the second floor of a new construction building. Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Arquitectonica, City Place Doral is one of region’s most exciting new developments designed to provide visitors and residents the ultimate urban live-work-play experience. Upon completion, City Place Doral will include 1,000 luxury residences and 300,000 square feet of retail space that will feature shopping, upscale dining, outdoor cafes and entertainment.

“Vapiano has had City Place Doral in its sights for some time,” said Ellis. “The development’s large and active daytime population, direct frontage on the primary east-west thoroughfare serving Doral—with up to 90,000 cars passing every day—and the affluent residential population made it an appealing opportunity for Vapiano.”

“We were eager to expand on the success of our Brickell location, and had been actively seeking a new space in this market with strong foot traffic, which has been a key factor in our success in Florida,” said Andreas Moser, managing partner at the WEDIS Group, the Germany-based company operating the Vapiano brand. “We look forward to bringing our high-quality, affordable Italian fare to City Place Doral.”

City Place Doral is strategically located within a few miles from Coral Gables, Downtown Miami and the Miami International Airport—and just a few blocks from the prestigious 800-acre resort Trump National Doral and its legendary Blue Monster golf course. Surrounded by the corporate office buildings of Amadeus, Perry Ellis, Harley Davidson, the Miami Herald and Carnival Cruise Lines, among others, the open-air center is designed to encourage robust foot traffic, with expansive sidewalks and amenities for visitors’ and residents’ comfort. Recently announced retail tenants include The Fresh Market, Cobb CineBistro, Kings Bowling, D’Angelo’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Venetian Nail Spa, Cheese Course, Old Town Pour House, Cabo Flats and Sloan’s Ice Cream.

About RKF

The leading independent real estate firm in North America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and dispositions. With approximately $30 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout the United States for leading American and international chains, retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco and Toronto. RKF operates in Canada as RKF Group Canada Realty, a retail brokerage.

RKF’s Miami office is located at 800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 502, Miami, FL 33131.
T: 305.372.6200. www.rkf.com



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