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Galbi Steakhouse & Sushi Signs Lease to Open First South Florida Location

A restaurant concept that’s generating a lot of buzz is making its way to Florida thanks to the efforts of Lee & Associates South Florida. Senior Vice President Matthew Katzen recently represented Galbi Steakhouse & Sushi in securing a new lease at Hyde Beach House in Hollywood. New to the Florida market, the restaurant plans to open its doors on the ground floor of Hyde Beach House at 4010 S. Ocean Drive, marking its first location outside of Connecticut. The 10-year lease is for a 3,300-square-foot space. GALBI aims for a summer 2024 opening, with Katzen advising GALBI in its search for additional locations within South Florida.

“GALBI fills a void for high-quality Korean cuisine in the Hollywood area,” Katzen says. “It offers a truly authentic dining experience that will be extremely well-received. We continue to see intense demand from Northeast U.S. restaurant operators seeking to expand to South Florida.”

One of the most popular methods in Korean cuisine for grilling meat, usually beef, pork, or chicken, is known as Korean barbecue. The dishes are typically cooked on gas or charcoal grills built into the dining table. The original location in Connecticut offers Korean barbecue and a wide variety of appetizers, sushi rolls, salads, and poke bowls.

At the Hyde Beach House, visitors can enjoy a beautiful waterfront component that includes boat dockage. Galbi will serve hotel guests, condominium residents, boaters and other visitors.

“We applaud Matthew Katzen on successfully representing GALBI Korean Steakhouse & Sushi in its expansion into South Florida,” Lee & Associates South Florida president Matthew Rotolante says. “With restaurant space at a premium in our market, Matthew leveraged his relationships, market knowledge and Lee & Associates’ unmatched platform to produce an exceptional outcome for his client.”

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.