By: Ismael Rodriguez

Michael Schwartz is growing his famous Harry’s Pizzeria franchise by buying into a new location just off Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

“We’re always looking for new opportunities to get Harry’s to more folks. Meridian Center is the kind of location you dream about,” Michael Schwartz told the press. “Lincoln Road is clearly a huge destination for our visitors, but it’s also deserving of a great neighborhood spot where locals can feel comfortable and gather around great pizza.”

Harry’s Pizzeria currently has locations in hubs like the Miami Design District, Coconut Grove and at downtown Dadeland, but Schwartz wants to continue growing the franchise by placing restaurants in other areas like Aventura, Sunrise, Atlanta and Cleveland.

Koniver Stern Group’s Lyle Stern, who represented Market Street Real Estate Partners, the owners of the ground-floor units at 1680 Meridian Avenue, where the restaurant will occupy 2,500 square feet of space, told the press that Harry’s has been looking for a location near Lincoln Road for some time.

Stern declined on disclosing the financial terms between Gary Rosenburg of Rosenburg Realty, who represented Harry’s Pizzeria, and Market Street Real Estate Partners, but added that Miami Beach has approved opening the storefront restaurant and creating a raised patio for outdoor seating. The restaurant is expected to open next year.