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Thursday, November 20, 2014

City approves Eating House for Glass House

Rendering by Celano Design Studios

This morning, the City of Miami Commission approved the 25-year lease for The Eating House  to take over the east end of the Glass House in Peacock Park.  Celebrity Chef/Owner Giorgio Rapicavoli and Francesco Balli are bringing the Coral Gables favorite to Coconut Grove with partners - Glasshouse Coconut Grove LLC/Grove Bay Hospitality Group. All Commissioners voted in favor.

The Grove Bay Hospitality Group are developing the Scotty's Landing/Chart House property into Grove Harbour. Not sure if it's a good idea for them to now control the waterfront restaurants, it just adds to the perception that a handful of companies are owning Coconut Grove.

You may be familiar with The Eating House, which is on Ponce de Leon Blvd, right off of SW 8th Street in the Gables, the menu consists of brunch, lunch and dinner. There are things like marinated olives, fried cauliflower, duck breast, lamb, sea scallops, pork cheeks, short ribs, pasta carbonara and so much more. The menu for their Coral Gables location may be seen here. And one of the best things is the Frozen Dirt Cup. The place is famous for The Cap'n Crunch pancakes, part of their weekend brunch. 

Celano Design Studios will take on the job of converting the structure into a garden-style cafe. $1 million is planned for the project.

The goal of the restaurant is to be a lunch-oriented/juice bar spot in the morning, and an “upscale casual” 179-seat restaurant with a full-service bar and a walkup counter for park visitors in the evening.  Renovations will start asap. Many Grovites would prefer a community center to take over the whole Glass House, which was its original intent. Currently the west side is that.

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Anonymous Bryan said...


November 20, 2014 2:37 PM  
Blogger Brian Breslin said...

I hope the west side of the building is renovated and made into a community center or something the kids can use who use the park. Maybe they can renovate the bathrooms and not make them so scary.

November 20, 2014 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whos going to want to eat next to all the used condoms and smell of piss while bums are walking around there

November 20, 2014 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanna a Gap store, a CVS and a Starbucks right there too!

November 20, 2014 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So...where are all these hungry people coming from to fill up all the new restaurants when they're completed? The restaurants we have now are nowhere near filled...

Why are they going to come to the Grove to eat when there's nothing to see but offices and shoe stores? WHERE is the ART going to be? Where are the historic buildings going to be?

Does the Grove really want to be Brickell Lite?

Developers? GET A CLUE!

November 20, 2014 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reopen the playhouse Mr. progress.

November 21, 2014 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Grove Bay Hospitality Group" again? Why are all these projects in the hands of the same few people?

Mr. Sarnoff should be ashamed as well as the other commissioners for privatizing our parks without public input or remuneration. When you got a small group of people holding control of public property, its called privatization.

Someone should sue. Anyone have Grace Solares' phone number?

November 21, 2014 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait until this opens!
It'll be a great addition to the Grove.

November 21, 2014 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Someone should sue"?

Is that all the Grove has? A bunch of b.s. lawsuits when they don't get their way? Do the old Grovites even have a vision besides saying no to everything and bitching about how bad things are and how great things were in 1979?

November 21, 2014 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"..a lunch-oriented/juice bar spot in the morning, and an “upscale casual” 179-seat restaurant with a full-service bar and a walkup counter for park visitors in the evening"

Wild guess: $6-8 decorated carrot/orange juices or smoothies early on, or a 5$ power bar to go; and a ChartHouse/Peacock Garden menu the rest of the day. Without any Bay View, courtesy of Dormant Planet Derm's sacred mangroves. Best of luck widdat.

November 22, 2014 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So true about the mangroves.

November 23, 2014 5:59 PM  

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