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Segafredo Bayside Set to Open in September


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From the partners of Segafredo L’Originale on Lincoln Road, the new Segafredo Bayside is a newly built, state-of-the-art kiosk with a full self-contained kitchen and an expansive bar, scheduled to open in September 2015. Luca Voltarel, co-owner and partner of both franchisees, along with Graziano Sbroggio of Graspa Group, and Mark Soyka, envision an extension (with a “mainland” twist) of the successful music-driven lounge café in Miami Beach.
 
Located on the amphitheater waterfront plaza, the 580 square-foot kiosk will seat 25 guests at the bar with a four-bartender crew to serve craft cocktails including Lincoln Road’s favorites such as the Aperol Fizz and the Pinn’s Cup. The focus is on local with an abundance of drinks made with fresh fruits, herbs and spices, and local Wynwood Brewery beers on tap. Segafredo Bayside will be outfitted with the latest in refrigeration, aka the Beer Froster, bringing the beers’ temperatures down to just shy of freezing, a treat when dealing with Miami’s triple-digit summer heat.
 
An additional 2,500 square-foot covered space with director’s chairs style seating, red and white lounge chairs and dining tables will accommodate up to 65 patrons. The décor will integrate colors, furniture and distinctive accents from l’Originale as to bring to the mainland a taste of Segafredo on Lincoln Road. Guests can expect to find the signature table tops boasting black and white close-up photographs with a single red object while a play on the international nature of Miami and its tropical heat will marry the design theme throughout.
 
The menu will reminisce of the Miami Beach location’s Italian light fares with tapas, salads, paninis and wraps. Most dishes will incorporate a typically Italian ingredient such as prosciutto, speck, fresh burrata cheese and more. Fresh produce will carry through as well.
 
“Our Segafredo concept was ready to cross the bridge and Bayside is a waterfront location we thought was a great match to our vision,” states Voltarel. “Downtown Miami is destined to incredible growth and we want to be part of it as it becomes a destination not only to national and international visitors, but locals on special occasions such as concert or Heat game at the AAA, and young professionals and urban residents within just a few blocks from us.”
 
The decision to choose Bayside as Segafredo’s second location by the Graspa Group was based on Bayside Marketplace’s plans to expand and upgrade the mall site including common areas and waterfront plaza, the two-level parking garage as well as new retail space and the erection of the Skyrise observation tower.
 
Graspa Group will open a third location, yet to be solidified, for the Segafredo franchise within the Downtown, Midtown, Design District area by 2016.