By Mathew Arrojas for South Florida Business Journal


Virgin Trains USA wants MiamiCentral station to be more than just train stop.

The passenger train company envisions it as a hub for travel, retail and food. And the South Florida-based company put those plans in motion with the recently opened Central Fare food court.

The second-floor food hall at 600 N.W. First Ave. in Miami now features seven purveyors:

  • La Estación American Brasserie
  • World Famous House of Mac
  • Rosetta Bakery
  • Bucks Crepes
  • Patagonia Flavors by Dalicatessen Patagonia
  • Bio Bio Gelato
  • Parliament Coffee & Expresso Bar

On the ground floor of the station, Joe and the Juice offers smoothies.

JLL is handling the retail leasing for MiamiCentral. Rafael Romero, senior VP of JLL, told the Business Journal he is looking for one or two more food operators for the ground floor.

He said there is still more space upstairs for chef-driven, regional concepts to fill out the food hall.

Michelin star-rated Kuenko, wine bar and cafe Art de Vivre and Italian restaurant 800º Woodfired Kitchen have been announced for Central Fare.