As Steve Perricone prepares to move his namesake Brickell restaurant and marketplace to a new location, he sat down for an interview with the Miami History Podcast to share his personal story and what led him to Brickell.
Steve began his career as a party promoter in New York. Circumstances led him into the restaurant business and his early ventures provided valuable lessons that he now applies to his successful business in Miami. His journey to South Florida did not begin in Brickell but began with a restaurant concept called Stefanos on Washington Avenue on Miami Beach.
While business was good on the beach, it was seasonal which led Steve to look for a more reliable client base. After considering Coral Gables and other parts of South Florida, he selected a building that was originally a residential duplex on SE Tenth Street in Brickell. He liked the hard wood floors and the possibility of creating an old world feel to his restaurant and marketplace concept. However, an accident led to a setback and the purchase of a 200 year-old barn from Vermont.
Tune into the interview with Steve Perricone to learn more about his experience running a restaurant in Brickell for more than twenty years. He will also share the timing of his next move and what will be available in the interim. You can access the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and the Miami-History website.Click Here to Subscribe
- Cover: Duplex in Brickell rented by Steve Perricone in 1994. Courtesy of Perricones.
- Figure 1: Barn in Vermont that was relocated to Brickell. Courtesy of Perricones.