The Well, An Aspen Ski Lodge on Mid-Beach, Is Set to Open In July

Shareef Malnik is teaming up with entrepreneur Buzzy Sklar to open The Well at the former Glass space, adjacent to Malnick's iconic The Forge Restaurant/Wine Bar.

It won't be your typical mid-Beach joint, except for the drink selection and small plates. The decor is modeled after an Aspen ski lodge, complete with a massive stone fireplace, suede banquettes, dark wood bars and antler chandeliers.

Malnik decided to team up with Sklar to renovate the 4,000-square-foot space after seeing Sklar's success with Automatic Slims and Burger & Beer Joint. In a statement, Malnik said, "The moment he explained the vision for the space, I thought it would be a great fit for the neighborhood and decided to join the project. I truly feel that the addition of venues like The Well will help to boost the vitality and identity of our area, and give locals and visitors another reason to look a little more North when planning their nights out."

The Well is set to open sometime in July at 444 41st Street, Miami Beach.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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