On the 27th of September, the local governing body of Miami Beach made a momentous decision. They appointed Boucher Brothers and Major Food Group as the overseers of the iconic 1 Ocean Drive in a 10 year lease that will bring Miami Beach roughly $41 million (or 10% of the proposed new club with 3% annual increases) The Kobi Karp-designed vision for the address will be realized in 2026 at the location that has been operated as Nikki Beach since 1985.
MFG and Boucher Brothers are bringing a comprehensive concept that unites leisure, cuisine, retail, and culture in one place. The Kobi Karp-redesigned Pier Park will encompass 3 food and beverage concepts from MFG, offering something for everyone, a new pool, a lush, sustainable landscape crafted by Raymond Jungles, Inc., a modern health and wellness center, and a retail pavilion with designer fashion, food shops, and art galleries all exclusive to Miami. Notably, this concept does not include any nightclubs, which had been a source of contention in the South of Fifth area.
The restaurant is set to establish a new benchmark for Mediterranean food in the US; a superlative Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar; and a spot for Sadelle's all-day dining, right on the boardwalk.
A revamping of the beachside facilities, including a beautiful new pool, is being planned. Providing the same quality of styling and service as the most renowned hotels worldwide, the newly installed pool and upgraded beach features will showcase and celebrate the area's celebrated, colorful past.
For 34 years, Boucher Brothers has been providing beachside amenities to both city residents and vacationers alike, with its chair and service outposts situated right on the sand. Its management proficiency and deep knowledge of the area will be amplified by Major Food Group's renowned expertise in creating popular, enduring social locations throughout the world.
Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi are the founders of MFG, who have dedicated a great deal of effort to the South Florida area throughout the last three years. By relocating their headquarters to the region, and establishing a variety of businesses, MFG has greatly benefited many neighborhoods, and supplied over 700 jobs. It all began near 1 Ocean Drive, with CARBONE Miami.
Header photo source: Nikki Beach