Lincoln Eatery Seeks Rooftop Expansion

Lincoln Road

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Lincoln Eatery Seeks Rooftop Expansion:

Outdoor bar and entertainment area would complement food offerings

Miami Beach’s first food hall, open since the beginning of February, now wants to grow through the roof. Literally. 
 
Lincoln Eatery has applied to the Planning Board to modify its previously approved Conditional Use Permit to allow a rooftop bar and outdoor entertainment area accessible from the first floor food hall. Currently the establishment at 723 Lincoln Lane North below Marshalls has the capacity for 16 different food vendors, 15 that serve food only and one that is licensed to serve alcohol. The vendors are lined up along the perimeter around a common seating area.
 
“This project, as conceived, is expected to be completed in two phases,” according to a Letter of Intent submitted to the Planning Board from Mindy McIlroy, the authorized representative for PPF 723 Lincoln Lane, the LLC that owns the building which contains the Lincoln Eatery and Marshalls. “The first phase which we are currently in the process of permitting with the building department, will be an outdoor patio space of approximately 3,080 square feet, and we will build bathrooms to accommodate this use.” PPF 723 Lincoln Lane, LLC is 95% owned by Stephen Bittel, chairman of Terranova. McIlroy is Terranova’s President. Terranova manages and leases the building.
 
“The bar, as indicated on the plans, will be included in the second phase of the project, which is expected to commence within a year of opening the rooftop,” McIlroy stated in the application. “The design for the second phase of this project, including the exact location of the bar, will be subject to review from the Design Review Board. The renderings included in this package as well as the layout of the bar are subject to change.”
 
The current CUP allows up to 177 seats in the outdoor area fronting Meridian Avenue and Lincoln Lane North. Through this application, Lincoln Eatery seeks to add up to 160 seats with a total occupancy allowance of up to 346 people on the roof. 
 
The application also seeks permission for ambient outdoor music, “a volume that does not interfere with normal conversation”, on the roof and sidewalk. 
 
Terranova and/or Bittel own seven buildings in the Lincoln Road District including 801 Lincoln Road, across the street from the Lincoln Eatery where Anthropologie is located.
 
The Lincoln Eatery expansion is on the Planning Board’s September 24 agenda. Details of the application are here.

 

Renderings: Arquitectonica
 
 
 
 
 

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