The people have spoken! It’s time for a little southern hospitality… and a genuine pizza joint for the Nearby Republic of Coconut Grove Est. 1873. Please get ready to welcome Harry’s Pizzeria Coconut Grove Est. 2015.
On the heels of Harry’s Pizzeria’s third anniversary, The Genuine Hospitality Group
especially friggin’ ecstatic, South Miami-based me! is proud to announce that chef/owner Michael Schwartz’s casual neighborhood joint will open its first new location in 2015 in Coconut Grove, and it feels pretty darn good if you don’t mind us saying so! As if that news wasn’t good enough, we are working with famed Coconut Grove-based architectural design firm Arquitectonica to build out the space located in the heart of town at 2996-98 McFarlane Rd, mere steps from Peacock Park and beautiful marina-lined Bayshore Drive. We’ll be celebrating with Michael’s Genuine® Home Brew and Harry’s addictive Polenta Fries from 2:30 – 7 p.m. this Saturday, October 18 at Grovetoberfest. It’ll be our third time participating in Miami’s annual beer festival and just think… next year we can all walk to Harry’s after for dinner!
“It’s funny, what began with a question mark – should we open a pizzeria – has grown up and become this great restaurant with an identity all its own, one that we feel has great potential for growth, ” says Schwartz. “Choosing the right next location was super important, from the community, to the space itself and the partners involved. To have another opportunity to work with the Forts and the team at Arquitectonica is really exciting, and I think we’re all really looking forward to collaborating and getting to know our new neighborhood!”
Harry’s Pizzeria is The Genuine Hospitality Group’s third restaurant, a casual neighborhood joint opened in September 2011 and named after Schwartz’s son Harry. The restaurant is a comfortable place to gather for snacks, salads, and specials featuring seasonal ingredients, Hedy Goldsmith’s desserts, Schwartz’s signature thin-crust pizzas cooked in the restaurant’s wood-burning oven, local and craft beers on draught, creative wines by the glass and bottle, and other beverages including housemade sodas and Panther Coffee. To make a new house a home, its “Chef Pop-Up Series” has welcomed America’s most acclaimed chefs into the kitchen over the past three years, effectively cementing Harry’s Pizzeria as a fixture in Miami’s dining community known for both its consistency and energetic, fun approach to the restaurant experience.
“We are very excited to be working with Michael on this restaurant. The addition of Harry’s to the neighborhood is a big part of our re-visioning for the center Grove to make it a place for everyday life and a unique destination” says Raymond Fort, Arquitectonica Project Designer.
The space on McFarlane Rd that Harry’s Pizzeria is entering is owned by Main Highway Partners.
“We have a history here – our family home is in the Grove and our corporate headquarters in the Grove, in the original space the company launched over 30 years ago. We understand the fabric of the neighborhood and are so thrilled to have entrepreneurs and business owners like Michael Schwartz and Panther Coffee coming into the fold,” says Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Founding Principal of Arquitectonica.
Arquitectonica was brought on by The Genuine Hospitality Group to design the build out of the space for Harry’s Pizzeria.
“Arquitectonica is a big believer in smart urban planning. In the Grove, where we have our roots, we are excited to take part in designing the pieces that will come together to enhance the community,“ says Harold Fort, landscape architect for ArquitectonicaGEO.
We have a little ways to go to get numero dos online, but we will keep you posted on our progress until that happy day via the restaurant’s social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Just follow @harryspizzeria and #HPCoconutGrove for updates as they happen!