Filling Station Lofts and Canvas Patio Welcomes 4 New Tenants

Jan 25, 2017 No Comments by

Cedano Realty Advisors’ Alex Acker and CCIM Miami District Immediate Past President Frank Rodriguez Melo, CCIM , have negotiated four (4) lease deals at Filling Station Lofts and Canvas Patio, located within the Miami’s Arts + Entertainment (A+E) District in Miami.

The already popular Vice City Bean coffee shop and incoming Taula Mediterranean restaurant will now be accompanied by the following tenants:


  • The warehouse located 70 NE 17th Street, beside the Canvas sales center, will be repurposed into a social lounge. The owners of the previous pop up, The Annex in Wynwood, are making a welcome return with the introduction of the ACME lounge, which will occupy 2,500 square feet. The style and taste embodied at The Annex is coming back stronger than ever with the indoor/outdoor venue, with specialty cocktails and scrumptious food provided by none other than Morgan’s Restaurant, furnishing the A&E District with its first drinkery.
  • Amelia, a restaurant concept featuring Chef Carlos Garcia at the helm, will occupy 1,700 square feet. Venezuelan-renowned Chef Garcia ranked in the Top 50 San Pellegrino ratings of Best Chefs in Latin America. Chef Garcia, along with restaurateur Javier Ramirez, are joining forces for the first time to deliver a bold menu of dishes stemming from every Latin American country. Javier Ramirez is the owner operator of Alter, with ownership roles in Bachour Bistro & Bakery and Wynwood’s Cake Thai.
  • Energy Lab, led by longtime experienced trainers Ari Weinstein and Megan Toemmes, will occupy approximately 1,200 square feet. This ingenious studio cycling facility with state-of-the-art cycling equipment will train high-performance athletes competing in all major cycling competitions. Their facility will allow the most stringent competitors to avoid the burdens of flying across the globe, by giving competitors an opportunity to train on systems that adjust to the same resistance and incline as the exact courses they’re preparing for. Their virtual simulations allow racers to mount their own custom racing bikes and view on a HD flat screen as they advance through each course.
  • Namira Food Market and Deli, led by longtime business operator, Mr. Ali, will occupy 1,200 square feet. Ali comes backed with over 15 years of experience in the industry, including operating a bodega and bagel shop in New York.

Filling Station Lofts-Exterior 1NR Investments, led by Nir Shoshani and Ron Gottessman, owners of the Filling Station Lofts and incoming Canvas, selected Cedano Realty Advisors, to identify tenants for the remaining retail spaces within the Filling Station Lofts and lease the exclusive space beside the Canvas sales center events patio. The assignment totals approximately 10,000 square feet at the existing filling station and approximately 25,000 square feet at Canvas.

Although a large part of A+E’s vision is to create a sense of place in a burgeoning urban village, the bi-product has always been to provide a supportive platform for the local creative and entrepreneurial communities to succeed and grow alongside the city’s current cultural renaissance–unchartered territory, until now.


“A+E has supported the local community through their thoughtfully-curated live music and cultural events,” commented Acker. “It was only a matter of time before they opened their doors for small businesses to set up shop and call the area home.”

In many ways, what is happening in Miami and in the A+E District is a microcosm of what can be seen across the country.


“Supporting local and returning to one’s roots has become a nationwide trend, something Miami has been in dire need of, and A+E has been at the forefront of that in our city,” added Rodriguez Melo.

For smaller businesses and entrepreneurs with original ideas, opening a brick & mortar in Miami isn’t generally this easy. With NR Investments’ and A+E’s unbridled support, the local enterprise movement will soon find a home and, perhaps, hold a microphone to the need for thoughtful development in our city–a narrative that has been gathering steam in recent months alone. Miami, take note. The future for small business is looking ever-brighter thanks to visionaries like those in the A+E.




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