3-Story Sports Bar to Open at Miami Worldcenter’s Jewel Box


Among the residential towers, a three-floor sports bar is coming to Miami Worldcenter.

Live! Hospitality & Entertainment inked a 20,000-square-foot deal to open its Sports & Social bar concept, which will feature a rooftop with a 53-foot LED screen as its centerpiece. The chain has 13 locations nationwide, including one at the Dadeland Mall

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Miami Worldcenter is one of the largest private developments in the country, spanning 27 acres in the city’s downtown. Most developers with projects at the master-planned development — such as the Related Group, Naftali Group, Royal Palm Companies, and even former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann — are building residential towers.  

Sports & Social will open inside Miami Worldcenter’s main retail component, a 300,000-square-foot mall dubbed the Jewel Box, located at 150 NE Eighth Street, a block from Biscayne Boulevard and the FTX Arena

So far the retail building has clinched 110,000 square feet in deals with Sephora, Lucid Motors, Chicago’s Maple & Ash and etta restaurants, as well as two concepts from Michael Beltran, a Michelin-starred chef based in Miami. 

“People are drawn to walkable areas that provide a welcoming environment with beautiful public spaces and a mix of experiences. At Miami Worldcenter we are delivering all of that, and the addition of Sports & Social brings a high-energy and captivating concept,” Shaul Kuba, co-founder and principal of CIM Group, said in a statement.

CIM Group, a master developer of Miami Worldcenter, is leading the retail leasing alongside The Comras Company, which is based in Miami. 

Jewel Box is nearly complete with a temporary certificate of occupancy anticipated in the next 60 days, according to a spokesperson for Miami Worldcenter. 

A representative for Live! Hospitality & Entertainment did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  

Julia Echikson can be reached at jechikson@commercialobserver.com