little river, Local

A building vacant for 10+ years is now opening as Miami’s newest Food Hall and Culture + Community Hub

Built in the 1951, what used to serve as a First Federal Savings & Loan Bank and most recently sat vacant for over ten years has how been given a new life embracing the arts, community, and culture of Miami.


The Citadel is now opening in Miami’s Little River neighborhood breathing life into an overlooked area of Miami. When I say overlooked, Little River isn’t the first, or even the 5th neighborhood I would say someone must go visit or spend time in while in Miami… until now. The 62,000-square-foot building is now home to a Food Hall featuring 15 local grown craft food concepts with a signature bar, Vue rooftop bar and lounge, the Finery makers space with a variety of retail shops and local artisanal vendors, and sharing space on the top floor as the regional headquarters for Entercom Communications, one of the nations largest radio broadcasting companies.

Key words here… food, retail, drinks, music, community, culture.

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit prior to the grand opening with fellow journalists and bloggers to tour the space and try dishes from the Food Hall tenants. You’ll certainly be finding me at a table with a plate from The King of Fried Chicken, Richard Hales pop-up, Society BBQ or a charcuterie cone from meet ‘n cheese… and probably some dumplings from Chef Raymond Li over at Palmar. 


The Citadel Food Hall officially opens to the public Saturday February 16th with the Finery makers space and Music venue to follow.

Make your way over there and tag me on Instagram @sincerelymiami — I love seeing what y’all are up to in the 305! 

Xo – Elizabeth 

The Citadel

8300 NE Second Avenue

Little River



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