Lincoln Eatery Gets Approval for Rooftop Expansion

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Lincoln Eatery Gets Approval for Rooftop Expansion:

Outdoor bar and entertainment area will complement food offerings

The Miami Beach Planning Board gave its approval for the Lincoln Eatery to expand its offerings to include a rooftop patio and bar. The new rooftop area will be accessible to patrons of the food hall who want another outdoor space to eat and used as a venue for private events.
 
In February, the Lincoln Eatery became the first food hall to open in Miami Beach. Josh Gelfman, Vice President of Development for Terranova which owns the building and operates the Eatery at 723 Lincoln Lane North, said adding the rooftop space will expand and diversify the food hall’s offerings. “I think that creating an outdoor space that’s in the middle of the city will become an appealing draw to bring additional people to make what is a neighborhood destination into something with heightened appeal,” he told the Planning Board.
 
Under its original Conditional Use Permit (CUP), Lincoln Eatery was allowed 287 seats – 110 interior seats and 177 outdoors. The rooftop area, accessible by elevator from inside the food hall, will add 156 seats. 
 
The Board also approved outdoor music at ambient levels for the ground level seating area and rooftop. Previously, the Board approved indoor entertainment as part of the CUP for Lincoln Eatery which is located in a commercial area.
 
Gelfman said 12 of the 16 stalls in the food hall are currently occupied with tenants who have agreements of varying lengths. “Some are short, some are multi-year,” he said.
 
No food will be served or prepared on the roof but patrons of the food stalls will be able to choose to eat their food in the common area inside, at the sidewalk café, or on the roof.  
 
“It could also be an appealing place for people to host receptions,” Gelfman said. In those cases, caterers would bring food in.
 
“I think it will develop its own identity,” he told Planning Board members.
 
In the original application, Terranova President Mindy McIlroy indicated the rooftop will be constructed in two phases, the first of which would include the outdoor patio space and bathrooms. The bar will be included in the second phase “which is expected to commence within a year of opening the rooftop,” she wrote.

The location and design of the rooftop bar requires approval from the Miami Beach Design Review Board. As a result, the layout and design shown in the renderings below could change.

 
Renderings: Arquitectonica
 
 
 
 
 

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