Major Food Group Announces Major. – A New Residential & Hospitality Tower

Major Food Group
Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi – Miami Beach

The project represents the first residential project by Major Food Group and will feature a superb collection of food and beverage amenities, standalone restaurants, and private clubs

Major Food Group, led by the creative forces and Co-Founders Mario CarboneJeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi of some of America’s most celebrated restaurants, is partnering with powerhouse developer and builder JDS Development Groupled by Chief Executive Michael Stern, to conceive, build, and operate MAJOR. : a new residential-hospitality tower located at 888 Brickell Avenue in Miami, Florida. Upon completion, MAJOR. will represent the tallest building in Miami at 1,049 feet.

MAJOR. marks a milestone in the evolution of Major Food Group, which currently operates a global portfolio of over thirty restaurants, hotels, and private clubs. MFG established roots in South Florida in 2021 with several smash successes: 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 region in the coming year, including several outposts of the brunch institution Sadelle’s, beginning with Coconut Grove and Dirty French Steakhouse in Brickell.

Located at 888 Brickell Avenue, MAJOR. will feature 259 custom residences and offer the most impressive collection of food and beverage amenities of any building in Miami, if not the United States. Standalone restaurants and private clubs will be among the concepts.  MFG will oversee all branding and hospitality programming.


“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 an exciting array of spaces and amenities that no other building can match. In a word, this is going to be MAJOR.” – Jeff Zalaznick, MFG Co-Founder.

This will be the firm’s fifth supertall skyscraper and a 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.

JDS and MFG have enlisted industry design luminaries Studio Sofield and Ken Fulk Inc. for the project. William Sofield, who will oversee the design of the tower, lobby, and residences, has a longstanding relationship with JDS as the interior architect of the ultra-luxurious 111 West 57th Street and historic Steinway Hall conversion in Manhattan. Sofield’s remarkable career includes work with luxury brands, from Bottega Veneta, Tom Ford, and Gucci to iconic clubs like Manhattan’s Core Club. Fulk, a longtime MFG collaborator, will be responsible for the food, beverage, and club spaces at MAJOR. Fulk has designed such atmospheric spaces as Carbone and ZZ’s Club in Miami and the new Crown Club at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, among other exceptional experiences for the swiftly expanding MFG brand family.

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