Read about some of the most exciting new occurrences in Miami in our OPTIMAR Observer.



    Aston Martin Residences’ Sales Gallery Opens



    Aston Martin Residences opened its anticipated sales gallery last week in downtown Miami with an unusual feature: an Aston Martin Vulcan, which besides being rare—one of only 24—is extremely powerful, pumping out over 800 horsepower from its V12 engine.


    The G and G Business Developments project has residences ranging from 700 to 19,000 square feet, and are priced from $600,000 to $50 million—the latter represents a new approach, as units were initially thought to be no cheaper than $2 million.





    Delray Will Get Whole Foods’ First 365 Store in Florida



    Whole Foods Market Inc. will open its first 365 grocery store in Florida in early 2019 at a shopping center in Delray Beach. The Whole Foods 365 store will anchor the Delray Plaza shopping center at 660 West Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach, located about halfway between Interstate 95 and South Federal Highway.


    Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods has opened 365 stores at just four U.S. locations in California, Washington, Oregon and Texas. The first 365 store opened in April 2016 in Los Angeles. The 365 stores target millennial consumers and offer more prepared foods for in-store dining than regular Whole Foods stores.





    Brickell Heights Commercial Space Sells for $17.5M



    The Related Group sold three commercial units at Brickell Heights to a pair of Miami Beach investors for $17.5 million, property records show.


    Related Vice President Jon Paul Perez signed the deed transfer of ownership for Brickell Heights commercial units 1, 2 and 3. The commercial space totals 19,237 square feet, with 9,277 square feet on the ground floor and 9,960 square feet on the mezzanine level, Hernan Gleizer, broker and president of Optimar International Realty, said. Gleizer represented the buyer.




    Free Yoga Classes at Bayfront Park Sponsored by Baptist Health



    The Bayfront Park Management Trust continues its partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, the Monday and Wednesday sponsor of Bayfront Park’s ongoing free yoga classes.


    The free yoga sessions are at the Tina Hills Pavilion every Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:15 p.m., and Saturday, 9-10:15 a.m. Monday and Wednesday classes are brought to you by Baptist Health South Florida and Saturday classes are brought to you by TeamFootWorks.




    Featured Restaurant: Morgan’s in Miami



    Morgans holds court in a renovated two-story 1930s house, freshly painted white, with black-and-white striped awnings and porches around the front and side. So very pretty and quaint. If the menu looks familiar, it’s likely because owner Barclay Graebner served the same bill of fare at her Blu Dog Café on Española Way a decade ago. Sitting on that idyllic porch in the lemonade-colored sunshine is downright Waltons-esque. If only we could inhale the flatulence of cows rather than cars.