The YoungArts campus is launching an interesting space, come December.
Ted's at YoungArts is being billed as an "intimate cultural lounge and eatery," by Paul T. Lehr, the National YoungArts Foundation's president and CEO.
Not quite a restaurant, the "entertainment lounge venue," named after YoungArts' co-founder and philantropist Ted Arison, will feature a menu of global tapas by Stephen Starr Events combined with curated performances by YoungArts alumni in different mediums including spoke word, dance, music, and more. Starr Events is part of Philadelphia-based restaurant company Starr Restaurants which also owns and operates South Florida venues Makoto, Verde at PAMM, and Steak 954. Stephen Starr Events will also provide catering for all events at the campus.
There aren't many details to report about this "gastro-entertainment venue." According to a spokesperson, neither a chef nor a detailed menu has been announced, although Ted's is hoping to open in time for Art Basel.
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The Miami Herald reports that the restaurant, designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, will seat about 85 people and feature a "large glass bar with a backdrop of city views."
The National YoungArts Foundation, founded by Ted and Lin Arison, purchased its current home at the former Bacardi headquarters for $10 million in 2012 with big multi-use plans for the space, including outdoor "wallcasts" and a green space.