With re-branding all the rage from people’s personalities to restaurant menus, it’s no surprise that the most popular shopping/eating area in West Palm Beach has a new name and identity.
Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace) has been under construction-renovation for months now, and officially opened Saturday with a spiffed-up plaza, newly paved and walking-friendly streets, a 100,000-light faux banyan tree (think Disney-like), and a redesigned fountain.
Along with a new look are plans for new commercial residents, which include a lot of restaurants. More than retail stores, restaurants were the main reason to visit CityPlace, and that focus seems not to have changed.
Among the restaurants headed to Rosemary Square in the next year:
- True Food Kitchen, with Boca’s Town Center being the first Palm Beach County location, will open in the next few months. It’s taking the large former Restoration Hardware space, before RH built its four-story store in the middle of the Okeechobee Boulevard median. (Note: At some point, try out RH’s European-like rooftop restaurant.) https://www.truefoodkitchen.com
- Barrio Sangria Bar, coming right next to longtime (and original tenant) City Cellar, will be a tapas bar featuring house-made sangria (white, rose and red). This is a great people-watching area, just FYI. https://www.rosemarysquarewpb.com/west-palm-beach-restaurants/barrio-sangria/
- High Dive, a second location from popular local chef Jeremy Bearman (of Lantana’s Oceano Kitchen) will be a seafood venue. https://highdivewestpalm.com
- Planta, cashing in on the vegetarian/vegan trend, has locations in Miami’s South Beach and three in Toronto. Supposed to open sometime in 2020 (pictured). https://www.plantarestaurants.com
- Pura Vida, a café with a juice bar, is also expected sometime in 2020. With multiple locations in Miami-Dade County, it will offer breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. http://puravidamiami.com/#infopuravidamiami