Major Food Group and JDS Development Group to Create Residential and Hospitality Tower in Miami
The proposed building along Brickell Avenue would be the tallest skyscraper in Miami
Major Food Group (MFG), led by co-founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi (all pictured above), recently formed a partnership with developer and builder JDS Development Group, led by Chief Executive Michael Stern, to conceive, build and operate MAJOR.; a new residential-hospitality tower located at 888 Brickell Avenue in Miami. It will be MFG’s first residential property after establishing a global collection of food and beverage amenities, standalone restaurants and private clubs.
Upon completion, MAJOR. will represent the tallest building in Miami at 1,049 feet. MFG established roots in South Florida in 2021 with several hospitality openings, including CARBONE and HaSalon in the South of Fifth neighborhood and the private membership venue ZZ’s Club in the Miami Design District. MFG will launch a range of additional projects in the area in 2022, including several outposts of the brunch institution Sadelle’s, beginning with Coconut Grove and Dirty French Steakhouse in Brickell.
MAJOR. will feature 259 custom residences and offer a vast collection of food and beverage amenities. MFG will oversee all branding and hospitality programming with standalone restaurants and private clubs among the concepts. William Sofield, Founder of Studio Sofield Founder, will oversee the tower, lobby, and residences design.
“For the most dynamic city in the United States right now, our goal is to build the most luxurious residential tower in the world, with a thrilling array of spaces and amenities that no other building can match. In a word, this is going to be MAJOR,” Zalaznick says.
For JDS Development Group, led by Founder and CEO Michael Stern, MAJOR. entails another large-scale skyscraper to manage. The company consists of innovators and builders focused on large-scale urban development in New York City and Miami. JDS projects include the Walker Tower, The American Copper Buildings, the recently topped-out Brooklyn Tower, 111 West 57th Street in New York City, Monad Terrace, Echo Brickell and Echo Aventura in South Florida. This will be the firm’s fifth supertall skyscraper and third project in the Brickell neighborhood. JDS also co-developed the record-breaking Echo Brickell condominium project and recently broke ground on Brickell’s large-scale mixed-use 1 Southside Park.
“You haven’t seen anything like MAJOR.,” Stern says. “We are proud to partner with the MFG on this unprecedented residential, dining, and hospitality opportunity.”