James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Schwartz to Open Harry’s Pizzeria® at Downtown Dadeland

2,100 square-foot restaurant will join the chef-driven hotspot in Spring of 2017

PINECREST, FLORIDA – (September 1, 2016) – Downtown Dadeland today announces James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz will open Harry’s Pizzeria at the chef-driven culinary center. On the heels of its fifth anniversary, Schwartz’s beloved neighborhood American Pizzeria will debut the new restaurant at 8975 SW 72nd Place in spring 2017.

“We are so excited to connect with a new community of people who are gathering around great food, which is exactly what Harry’s is all about,” says Schwartz. “We have some work ahead of us, but look forward to welcoming guests into our new home with great pizza and genuine hospitality!”

Named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 25 Best Pizzerias in the U.S, Harry’s Pizzeria is a hip, casual joint for pizza lovers who crave innovative and genuine cooking. Downtown Dadeland will feature its sought-after menu anchored by hand-formed pizzas with fresh, chef-curated toppings and a tender, quick-fired crust with integrity. At the table, the Harry’s experience is complete with warm service and a wholesome menu to make a meal, including snacks, colorful salads, daily specials and dessert. From the sidewalk to the dining room, the restaurant buzzes with friends and family hanging out over craft beer, a creative wine list and great music.

With two Miami locations already on the map, Harry’s Pizzeria joins a number of other chef-driven concepts that have been opening shop at Downtown Dadeland’s revitalized urban culinary center since DHPI LLC, a joint venture between Duncan Hillsley Capital and PEBB Capital, took over in 2014.

“Harry’s pizzeria is such a well-known staple throughout Miami,” said Shane Hillsley, Managing Director of Duncan Hillsley Capital. “We are excited to have them on board as an integral part of Downtown Dadeland’s restaurant lineup.”

Rafael Romero, CCIM, and Steven Henenfeld of Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC) represented the landlord, Downtown Dadeland, in the transaction.

“It’s amazing how quickly Downtown Dadeland has taken shape into a culinary escape with something for everyone,” said Rafael Romero, CCIM, Vice President of CREC. “Michael Schwartz is a name that everyone in the industry associates with impeccable quality, and Harry’s Pizzeria Downtown Dadeland is going to reflect that.”

The budding culinary center recently announced that well-known Chef Niven Patel will be joining the mix in December 2016 with his first restaurant, Ghee Indian Kitchen. Patel formerly served as the executive chef for Schwartz’s namesake restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink. Other recent and soon-to-be openings include: BurgerQ, Nanndi Frozen Cream & Pastry Shop, Barley an American Brasserie, The Brick and Orangetheory Fitness.

Schwartz launched Harry’s Pizzeria in 2011 and will celebrate its fifth year anniversary on Sept. 27. In five short years, the restaurant has established itself as a fixture in the Miami dining scene through its culinary innovations and original concepts such as the “Chef Pop-Up Series,” which has welcomed America’s most acclaimed chefs into the kitchen over the past three years.

Located on 7250 North Kendall Drive, Downtown Dadeland offers a fresh urban vision, bringing together dining, shopping and health & fitness establishments to create a dynamic and vibrant destination.

Harry’s Pizzeria Downtown Dadeland will be located at 8975 SW 72nd Place. For more information, please visit www.downtowndadeland.com or http://harryspizzeria.com/.

For leasing information, please contact Rafael Romero at rromero@crec.com, or Steven Henenfeld at shenenfeld@crec.com, or visit www.downtowndadeland.com/leasing-opportunities/.


About Downtown Dadeland

Downtown Dadeland is an inventive town center consisting of residences, office space, retail and restaurants. Located directly across the street from the highly successful Dadeland Mall, Downtown Dadeland presents a strong mixed use presence in one of the South Florida’s most fervent retail areas. This innovative complex encompasses over 127,635 square feet of retail space and is home to world class dining and shopping accessible by pedestrian friendly walkways and courtyards along with an abundance of complimentary parking available in the underground parking garage. Dadeland’s optimal location adjacent to one of Metrorail’s busiest stations and immediate proximity to neighborhood office, retail and hotel facilities guarantee a steady influx of foot and vehicular traffic to the center.  Downtown Dadeland also offers a fresh, urban living experience with a unique metropolitan feel. The exceptional values found at Downtown Dadeland make this refreshing life attainable to a wide array of young professionals and families, offering a luxurious, convenient lifestyle at an affordable price. All of this makes Downtown Dadeland a very attractive venue in a well-established and bustling suburban neighborhood.

About the Genuine Hospitality Group & Chef-Owner Michael Schwartz

The Philadelphia-born owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group, James Beard Award-winning Chef, and cookbook author, Michael Schwartz is the face of the South Florida restaurant industry and a nationally recognized celebrity chef.  Since his flagship, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, first opened in Miami’s Design District in 2007, locals and tourists alike have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back, bistro atmosphere and straightforward food emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.  Branching out with this established fresh, simple, pure approach, Michael has since successfully developed complementary concepts including Harry’s Pizzeria®, named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 25 Best Pizzerias in the U.S., Cypress Tavern, a Bon Appétit magazine choice for its BA 50 Best New Restaurants, and ella, a light and airy café in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court. The Chef’s partnership with global cruise leader Royal Caribbean includes developing menus with ingredients from sustainable sources for 150 Central Park on Oasis Class ships and Michael’s Genuine® Pub on Quantum Class ships, the first American gastropub on the seas. The company was recently recognized by leading trade publication Restaurant Hospitality magazine as one of its RH 25: Coolest Multi-Concept Companies.  In addition to expanding the Harry’s Pizzeria brand to a multiple unit operation over the next three years, partnerships with real estate and hospitality heavyweights Related Group, Terra Group and sbe have confirmed projects on the horizon, including the recently announced Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell (Downtown Miami, October, 2016) and restaurants at Paraiso Bay (Edgewater, Miami, 2017) and Park Grove (Coconut Grove, Miami, 2018.)  For more information, visit thegenuinekitchen.com.


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