Choices Cafe Brickell Closing Due to Developers

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Choices Cafe, Miami's landmark vegan eatery, is closing the doors to its Brickell location. The popular spot is being forced to vacate because (surprise!) a developer has bought up the property.

To announce the closure, the Choices team created a short, moving video about their move and their mission.

See also: Choices Vegan Kitchen Now Open Near the Airport

Brothers and co-owners Alex and Jorge Cuevas have two other locations that will remain open -- Choices Cafe on the Upper Eastside and Choices Vegan Kitchen near Miami International Airport.

"We've been trying to stop it or at least find another option for months," says Alex. "We're at the point now where it's imminent and we're not going to be able to do anything about it, so people should expect that we're not going to be in that particular place."

As far as an end date, Cuevas estimates the end of July. Hope is not lost, however. They're hoping to find another location in the area, and if they can't, they'll go elsewhere.

"We've been looking for like six months to find another space somewhere in the area, anywhere, a block away, three blocks away, downtown, Brickell -- we just have yet to find something that makes sense for our business."

"I don't want to lose all of our employees -- I don't want them to be without a job," Cuevas stresses. "As it appears right now there's nothing in Brickell, so we'll try to open somewhere else."

For those who can't get enough of Choices' vegan eats, you can flood the Brickell location with business through July. They're also going strong at the UES and airport locations, so show some support for a local biz that's all about community, compassion, and tasty eats.

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Location Info

Choices Vegan Cafe

379 SW 15th Road, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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Lourdes Donikian
Lourdes Donikian

That's sad it's getting to the point where only restaurant with great backing, or chains can be down here

Jorge Rojas
Jorge Rojas

Yawn but sorry for the loss of income

Terri Rodriguez
Terri Rodriguez

Developers need to stop wanting to build on every corner/block of Miami; enough already, plenty of buildings remain empty as is because locals can't afford them. Geez!!!

Natalie Heredia
Natalie Heredia

Haven't even had a chance to try this place yet Zan DiCicco!! :(

Elena Bou
Elena Bou

Thinking of you Alex and Jorge. A new door will open!!! ✨❤️✨

Raul Torres
Raul Torres

Are you serious.... I despise developers... they gentrify and force local businesses to shut down or move for the sake of unregulated urban sprawl depleting what little sense of community Miami has left

Alex Cuevas
Alex Cuevas

THank you everyone for the love - we aren'

Kara Bolon
Kara Bolon

Jason Burmer nooo! :( let's go this weekend

Diana Cobas
Diana Cobas

NOOOOOOOO Why must this always happen to the good places. :(

Julieta Pinedo Posada
Julieta Pinedo Posada

Like always big developers eating away small businesses, when they will realize that these kind of places are the ones that give charm to cities and a healthy lifestyles to its citizens?

Rosa Palomino
Rosa Palomino

Go to the GROVE, the original Bohemian village will embrace this and even BLU is relocating from Wynwood. Don't give up; there are options.

Francisco Soler
Francisco Soler

Sad. Brickell is turning into a playground for non-existent über-rich models who spend their vacuous days at the pool of the Four Seasons and occasionally eat at Cipriani's or some shit like that after an exhausting day shopping for luxury goods. Everyone else need not apply in this fantasy world.

Talmage Thornhill Carrillo
Talmage Thornhill Carrillo

Boo!!!!! I hope nothing happens to the Miami/Biscayne location. Thanks for the heads up Soozin Siwel

Ana Campos
Ana Campos

Such a shame. The vegan food is excellent. But I'm sure we won't starve Gabriel. In fact Im sure we'll live a longer and happier life than you. Btw Choices has another location on Biscayne. Now to convince them to come to Fort Lauderdale!!

Mechanesthesia
Mechanesthesia

Screw that place. $16 for a wrap?  NOT including any drinks, which can be another $9-$10.  Then tax and tip.  Almost $30!  Good riddance.  They have a location on the Upper East Side on 79th Street by Little Haiti with the same prices as Brickell.  Never going there again.

Nibardo Alvarez
Nibardo Alvarez

Hello,goodmorning,I hope you are right thanks,goodbye,..

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.................yup another MIAMI developer with a vision of community - NOT

this is why we can't have nice things

read JANE JACOBs on how to build and sustain a real community

Elle Gee
Elle Gee

They should relocate downtown

Jessica Ardente
Jessica Ardente

We can go to the one on the upper easy side Jessica Bergman! I haven't been up there yet!

Dan Rothen
Dan Rothen

What a bummer. This place is fantastic. I'm hoping they can find another location close and maybe even a few more tables.

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