Blue Martini Kendall Celebrated its Grand Opening By Betty Alvarez

Premiere Martini Lounge Brings Convenience, Entertainment and an Economic Boost to the ‘burbs’. Blue Martini is proud to bring Kendall residents its collection of delicious martinis, tasty dishes and exciting live entertainment. Located at the newly renovated The Palms at Town & Country Shopping Center, Blue Martini is destined to become the Mecca of entertainment and nightlife for suburban Miami.

The premiere martini lounge, Blue Martini has locations in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa and West Palm Beach. For their newest venture, Blue Martini chose the suburban area of Kendall for its location, demographic that fit with their primary customer base, and a genuine need in the community for an entertainment venue of a higher-caliber. “For years this tight-knit, largely Latin American community has enjoyed a utopian-like life, but for any sort of diversion or nightlife, residents have needed to travel to Brickell, South Beach or the Grove” explained CEO Mark E. Vasu. “Now not only will Blue Martini Kendall give residents convenient entertainment but our presence will bring an economic boost to the community in the form of added jobs and revenue” continued Vasu. Blue Martini expects to bring nearly eighty jobs to the Kendall area and with such a successful history it’s likely the Kendall location will be the jump off point for a renaissance in downtown Kendall.

Blue Martini hosted a Grand Opening Party for the public on July 30th, 2010. It gave guests the chance to take in the 8500 square foot entertainment haven and all its amenities. Blue Martini prides itself on offering patrons an ‘upscale environment with a local bar mentality’. Designed for comfort, the lounge’s soft lighting creates a friendly environment while smooth lines provide a sexy backdrop. The forty martini menu is all encompassing focusing on quality, with bartenders using only the best ingredients and keeping with the latest cocktail trends to create palate pleasers, like the signature Blue Martini. A simple menu offers great food for a great value easily paired with one of their delightful drinks, favorites include the Seared Tuna and Beef Tenderloin.

One of only two new retail developments under construction in all of Miami-Dade County, The Palms at Town & Country recently celebrated the completion of its first phase with the opening of two nationally recognized retailers. The Palms is quickly paving its way as the new downtown Kendall. “With the successful opening of Nordstrom Rack and Loehmann’s, we are looking forward to the next influx of specialty retailers including Blue Martini,” says Michael Longmore, Executive Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle. “The Palms at Town & Country’s unique combination of ideal proximity to neighboring residents, ease of access from the region and the strong national anchor tenants provides the perfect location for Blue Martini,” says Michael Longmore, Executive Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle.

Located at 8405 Mills Drive #205, Blue Martini Kendall is open 7 days a week, from 4pm until 4am. Blue Martini Kendall launched a schedule of events that includes an “In the Biz” night for hospitality industry people, a Ladies night and a 7 day a week happy hour. For more information visit www.bluemartinilounge.com or call 305.630.2583.

Photographs By Betty Alvarez

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