A neighborhood clubhouse that celebrates the magic of Little River, and creates a meeting place for all.
-Why do we love Little River?-
In the few square miles sandwiched between Biscayne and I95, thirty blocks north of Miami's Design District, a collection of eclectic edifices are exploding with possibility. Caribbean locals and contemporary culture-makers cross-pollinate, while creative enterprises are taking root. The opportunity is in the air, and it's electric.
What happens at the Peacekeeper's Club?
THE PEACEKEEPERS CLUB IS A PLACE WHERE LITTLE RIVER NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS CAN COME TOGETHER AND CONNECT.
Housed inside two charming 1930s stucco homes, this project will re-imagine the flow of the property.
The spaces will come to life as a coffee shop, courtyard, and retail store featuring a curated selection of goods rooted in the area.
Designed equally to appeal to locals, new creative professionals, and daytime explorers wandering the neighborhood - The Peacekeeper's Club is poised to become a cornerstone of Little River.
Goods & Services
THE PEACEKEEPERS CLUB WILL PROVIDE A DYNAMIC MIX OF FOOD AND PROVISIONS TO THE AREA, HOST PRIVATE EVENTS, AND OFFER ONE OF A KIND ARTISTS' WORKS AND DESIGN OBJECTS MADE IN MIAMI.
BEVERAGE SERVICES : handcrafted, locally sourced hot and cold options, with possible beer & wine in the future
PREPARED FOODS : cooked offsite and brought in fresh daily, breakfast tacos, frittatas, salads, cold pressed juice
CURATED GOODS : the best of the basics, from cigarettes to paper goods, dog food, candy, and snacks
EVENTS : screenings, private dinners, gallery opening parties, product launches
SPECIAL PROGRAMS : club memberships, catering and delivery to the neighborhood
-What does it look like?-
Hemingway's well-stocked modern hideaway. An easily accessed escape for grabbing the perfect beverage and having a great conversation. A lushly landscaped bungalow that becomes both a neighborhood cornerstone, and a launching point for new Miami pioneers.
WARM INVITING SPACES, BUILT FROM ORGANIC MATERIALS WITH A DECIDEDLY URBAN TROPIC AESTHETIC
TEXTURED PORTICOS AND LUSH LIVING SPECIMENS CREATE A PERMEABLE BARRIER FROM INDOOR TO OUT
SOFT GREEN WALLS AND INDUSTRIAL CHIC WATER FEATURES COMPLEMENT A GRAPHIC, TERRACED HARDSCAPE
- The Back House -
A MODERN REINTERPRETATION OF THE BODEGA, STOCKED WITH ESSENTIALS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
-We Came In Peace : Who We Are-
WE CREATE FULLY IMMERSIVE, TOTALLY INTERACTIVE, HIGHLY ENGAGING EXPERIENCES THAT IMPACT AUDIENCES AND COMMUNITIES IN MEANINGFUL WAYS.
We are Kim Swift and Andrew Stevens, lifelong friends, fellow dreamers, and dedicated designers of unforgettable experiences and environments. We launched We Came in Peace in 2009.
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