Robert Siegmann, the man who created Icebox Cafe more than 15 years ago, is opening two other locations. But this time, they won't be inside bustling airport terminals.
The industrial-designed organic café, which has three express spots for busy and hungry travelers in Miami International and Dallas Fort Worth airports, will open a second stand-alone location in Aventura ParkSquare, a mixed-use development with a health and wellness spin in north Aventura.
The Mediterranean Kitchen, Siegmann's airport-only fast-casual eatery at MIA, will open its first flagship location steps from Icebox Cafe in Aventura ParkSquare too.
"We strongly believe in the Aventura ParkSquare project," Siegmann says, "in terms of their focus, akin to ours, on health and wellness. In my opinion, Aventura is also a highly underserved community in need of well-executed concepts."
Similar to Icebox Cafe, the Mediterranean Kitchen will offer a selection of healthy, all-natural grab-and-go eats like sandwiches and wraps, with a unique Mediterranean-twist. It will have an organic juice bar and smoothie station attached to it as well.
"The Mediterranean Kitchen's grab-and-go model is perfectly suited to address the needs of the mindful eater who seeks unexpectedly upscale comfort in the form of fresh, natural, well-prepared delicious food served in a warm and friendly setting," Siegmann says.
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Both eateries, he says, will offer catering to the building’s office tenants and nearby neighbors for corporate gatherings, events, and meetings.
"We have found there is a growing demand for fresh, healthy, all-natural food on the go," he says, "because people continue to be more aware of what they put in their bodies."
Located on the corner of 2900 Waterways Blvd. and NE 207 Street, Aventura ParkSquare is slated to open in 2017, along with a myriad of other concepts, including Cycle House, Green Monkey Yoga, Barry's Bootcamp, and Graziano's Market, plus a residential condo, a hotel, and corporate offices.