Mr. Worldwide will be opening a restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive — and it ain’t a sub shop.
The Real Deal reported that Pitbull (who also owns the Miami Grill franchise, formerly Miami Subs Grill) will open iLov305 — a full-service restaurant, cocktail lounge and daiquiri bar where the Bon Air Hotel used to be at 1060 Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach.
It’s slated to open next summer.
The plan? To restore the lobby and the facade to its original 1934 design, including arched openings, a historic stairway and fireplace, tile flooring and decorative columns. The two-story hotspot will be on the ground floor and in the basement.
Pitbull (whose real name is Armando Christian Perez) signed a lease with Nakash Strand LLC., who purchased the hotel’s ground floor for $18.3 million in 2012, according to the Miami New Times.
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