Just Leased: Gekko at SLS LUX Brickell


Retail Size: 11,412 SF

Deal Term: 15 Years

Just Leased

FA Commercial is excited to announce the new location of the restaurant Gekko at SLS Lux. After selling the property as an off market transaction to Black Lion, Led by President Robert Rivani, FA Commercial represented the landlord in the lease transaction to Groot Hospitality. The property was formerly occupied by Katsuya and was vacant at the time Black Lion purchased the asset. Bad Bunny is teaming up with David Grutman and his hospitality group, Groot Hospitality, to debut this new Japanese steakhouse in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood this July, with a menu that focuses on prime cuts and a variety if Wagyu beef preparations, with subtle hints of Korean bbq flavors.

Gekko will join Grutman and Groot Hospitality’s ever growing portfolio of restaurants in Miami, which currently includes Papi SteakKomodo, and Key Club, alongside Swan and Strawberry Moon, his two restaurants with another superstar musician, Pharrell Williams. It will take over the Katsuya space at SLS Lux Brickell Tower. Its menu will be focused around prime cuts and different preparations of Wagyu beef with “hints” of Korean barbecue flavors. Guests can also expect plenty of elaborate table-side presentations of food, like flame-seared steak courses, alongside other Japanese favorites including a full sushi program and a six-seat omakase bar.

The Rockwell Group is creating Gekko’s design, creating an aesthetic that will feature “luxurious-yet-contemporary” graphic wall coverings, jewel tones, light and natural wood accents, with seating for 185 guests. The location occupies the northwestern ground floor portion of the SLS Lux Brickell tower on the particularly colorful and Instagrammable South Miami Avenue corridor.

Guests will be treated to an experience full of extravagant table-side presentations , featuring flame-seared courses courses and other Japanese favorites, including a six-seat Omakase bar and full sushi program.

About FA Commercial

FA Commercial is a specialized team led by Fabio Faerman. The team focuses on investment sales, landlord representation, and tenant representation. We capitalize on opportunities and provide clients with strategies for their real estate properties with a distinctive approach. Fabio Faerman is the director of the commercial division at Fortune International Realty. He has been the top producer for Fortune 9 years in a row. Since 2002, FA Commercial has sold and leased over $1 billion in assets across South Florida.

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