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Tour Brickell City Centre during Media Day

Opening to the public on Thursday

Brickell City Centre held Media Day yesterday as the $1.05 billion complex prepares to open its retail portion to the public on Thursday, several months after its EAST, Miami hotel opened in May.

The three-level, open-air retail center measures 500,000 square feet with over 100 select stores set to "showcase their concepts" for the first time starting at 10 A.M., per a press release.

The center took four years to construct and will be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, a CMX movie theater, and Miami’s first Italian food hall, with the latter coming in 2017. You can check out the full list of announced tenants here.

Brickell City Centre has 92 percent of its retail space committed and will be integrated with the Miami Metromover, with a stop on the third floor, hopefully providing Miamians with an efficient, cost-effective, and less stressful way of commuting into Brickell.

"Brickell City Centre is certainly a first for Miami and will inevitably solidify the city as a true world-class destination. What we’ve done here is unique; there’s no handbook or manual for it because it hasn’t been done before," said Stephen Owens, president of Swire Properties. "We have carefully created a vertical shopping experience that is very urban in its design, with many firsts and many internationally recognized retailers. I feel privileged to finally share with the world what we felt was always missing in Brickell: a destination."

Take a peek.