> The Doral Yard

A community gathering space designed to foster local entrepreneurship and culture

The Doral Yard is a community gathering space designed to foster local entrepreneurship and culture. Expanding on The Wynwood Yard concept, the 20,000-square-foot venue will bring culinary delights, live entertainment, and round-the-clock events to Downtown Doral.

The Doral Yard at Downtown Doral is scheduled to open in early 2020. The Hub will encompass a mini food hall, co-working, meeting and event space and a full bar indoors. The outdoor area, called “The Backyard”, will include culinary vendors, an anchor restaurant and bar, a stage for live music and cultural performances, and a dynamic nature-inspired entertainment area for gathering and dancing.

Della Heiman is the Founder and CEO of Yard Hospitality, which encompasses the brands of The Doral Yard, della bowls, and The Wynwood Yard. Della grew up in the Midwest, where her family’s culture and ethos honed her entrepreneurial spirit. Previously, Della worked in the fields of political communications, textile manufacturing, and venture capital in the U.S., the Middle East and Asia. She holds a BA in History and Spanish Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. he is also a certified yoga instructor with passion for holistic health and wellness.

Della’s desire to make healthy food affordable and accessible to all was the catalyst for della bowls, a globally-inspired, plant-based, fast-casual concept. After testing the concept in Boston, she moved to Miami in 2014 to open the first store.

The Wynwood Yard, Miami’s first culinary incubator and community hub, was galvanized by Della’s experience attempting to find a location for della bowls in Miami. She realized that there was a great need for a platform to foster the development of innovative Miami food, culture, design and fitness entrepreneurs.

The Wynwood Yard operated as a thriving community hub from 2015 to 2019, until the leased property was sold. Dozens of culinary entrepreneurs held residencies at the hub, while hundreds of others hosted pop-ups at The Yard. The Wynwood Yard was designated as one of Miami’s most important venues for live local music, at times hosting international performers such  as Shakira, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Proteje, Natti Natasha and others. della test kitchen was a prototype restaurant within The Yard, designed to gather and adapt to community feedback in real time

In 2019, Della Heiman partnered with Joe Furst, one of the driving forces behind Wynwood’s revitalization, to bring the Yard concept to Downtown Doral. Joe is the founder of Place Projects, a real estate investment and development company that strives to create unique projects and memorable experiences through thoughtful curation and human-centric planning. Joe currently has investments throughout Florida, including Wynwood, Doral, and St. Petersburg.

Prior to focusing on his own ventures and founding Place Projects, Joe spent ten years as Managing Director and Principal of Goldman Properties’ Wynwood portfolio. He played an integral role in the transformation of Wynwood from desolate industrial district into an engaging destination, which now attracts more than 1 million annual visitors and is recognized as one of America’s 39 coolest neighborhoods. Goldman’s Wynwood portfolio consists of over 30 properties comprising over 400,000sf of land. Joe oversaw all development, financing and leasing initiatives within the portfolio, including The Wynwood Garage, a 250,000sf mixed-use development.

The Doral Yard

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8455 NW 53rd St Doral, FL 33166

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