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.
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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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