Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tenzer PLLC Attorneys Negotiate Lease for Brand-New Brickell Restaurant; Iconic brand La Petite Maison makes first foray into U.S. market with Miami location

La Petite Maison, 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL

MIAMI, FL—— Tenzer PLLC has completed the successful negotiation of a restaurant lease for La Petite Maison, a high-end French Mediterranean restaurant in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Miami marks the first U.S. location for the iconic brand.

Renowned restaurateur Arjun Waney first fell in love with La Petite Maison when he dined at the original location, founded by Nicole Rubi and Bernard Ollé, in Nice, France. Waney bought the ownership rights of the brand to expand the concept internationally outside France.

Chef Raphael Duntoye
 His business partners for the brand’s U.S. expansion include Bob Ramchand and Raphael Duntoye, the Chef Patron. La Petite Maison has three additional locations in London, Istanbul and Dubai.

Located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, La Petite Maison provides indoor and outdoor seating. Tenzer arranged the lease for approximately 5,000 square feet of interior space and nearly 2,500 square feet of terrace space.

La Petite Maison is situated within BrickellHouse, a 46-story ultra-modern luxury residential tower. For the Tenzer attorneys, one of the challenges of having a restaurant in a high-rise building is navigating through the intricacies of the condominium regime to ensure the client’s vision for the use of the space lines up with the covenants and conditions of record.

Additionally, given the retail units in this particular project were also condominiumized and sold to third parties, the negotiation process included not only the actual landlord, but also the developer and condo association.

In addition to La Petite Maison, Tenzer attorneys recently negotiated a 5,200-square-foot restaurant lease for another one of Waney’s ventures, a new Latin-Asian concept in South Beach called DÔA. Similar to La Petite Maison, DÔA is part of a mixed-use development with a hotel and residences. Before finalizing the restaurant lease, the attorneys had to ensure the condo documents were devoid of material issues that would interfere with construction or operation.

Nicole Rubi

Tenzer has extensive experience representing restaurateurs, developers, owners, and operators in the U.S. and internationally. The firm has developed a notable niche handling restaurant leases for prominent clients.

In addition to La Petite Maison and DÔA, the Miami-based firm has represented Waney’s group in the leases for his other popular restaurants including Zuma and Coya in Miami.

 “It’s such a pleasure working on these unique restaurant launches with this client and its talented team,” said Tenzer PLLC Member Ari M. Tenzer. “La Petite Maison is a top-notch restaurant that is going to change the Miami food scene, much in the same way that Zuma did years back.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Eric Kalis, ekalis@boardroompr.com
Ashley Fierman, afierman@boardroompr.com


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