MIAMI, FL – Shawmut recently completed an extensive renovation at Smith & Wollensky’s Miami Beach location. The restaurant remained fully operational, while the team expanded interior and exterior dining, bar, and private event spaces.
Renovations on the 22,000 square-foot restaurant included installing an expansive 36-seat racetrack marble-top bar on the first floor, adding new textures and finishes to the second floor, and refinishing floors, wall coverings, and lighting throughout the space. The team also renovated and expanded the new overlook deck—an uncovered second-story terrace—that includes a full bar, lounge, and table seating featuring breathtaking views of South Pointe Park.
Shawmut’s work preserved the integrity of the building, refreshed the exterior, and reconfigured the layout of the whole restaurant to help maximize space, add flexibility, and increase private event capacities, while showcasing some of the best views of South Beach and the Government Cut Channel.
“After completing full renovations on both Smith & Wollensky locations in Boston, we were honored to work on the Miami restaurant,” said Randy Shelly, vice president at Shawmut. “The team worked diligently on a fast-track schedule to ensure guests encountered minimal disruptions throughout the renovation.”
In addition to this renovation in Miami, Shawmut also recently completed a structural remodel and interior redesign at Smith & Wollensky’s Columbus, OH location. The team worked with Niemitz Design Group on both locations and this completion represents the latest in Shawmut’s South Florida hospitality work. Other notable projects include a large scale renovation to The Diplomat Beach Resort including Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal restaurant in Hollywood, a new location for Cooper’s Hawk in Palm Beach Garden, and Benihana in Boca Raton.
“Working with the team of professionals at Shawmut adds immeasurable value to each and every project we do,” said Michael Feighery, CEO & president of SWRG. “Their insight, professionalism and commitment to quality are some of the reasons we will continue this partnership into the future.”