The 80’s were a wild time for Miami. Nightlife was well, Miami in the 80’s. Those who were there didn’t know at the time, but they’d pave way for the city’s future.
Fast forward almost forty years, Miami is completely built out from its 1980 shell. But there’s much more room to grow and Nick Smith is capitalizing on this– literally.
Push it to the Limit
Nick Smith is the man pushing Miami back to it’s limit. But what is he pushing? He’s pushing innovation. Legally, of course. Growing up, Nick Smith was always involved in some business or venture. It started with selling candy. Then his idea to buy clothes and goods from others countries he’d travel to as a kid, and mark them up. Now much older, he leverages a rich and diverse range of experience cultivating into one. Coming into Miami, he brings yet another unique perspective to help continue building out everything Miami has to offer the world.
Nick Smith is an established success story fulfilling the American Dream. His vision to be apart of something greater is a driving force. Smith always had a spark which he believes, “The spark for creating something and growing it are the traits of a successful entrepreneur. If there is no passion, there is no product or service. Just one intangible item.” Smith is now recognized as a large contributor in Miami’s recent boom. Working together to push the limits is seemingly the goal.
Smith’s deeply navigated himself into an extensive network of successful entrepreneurs. Included in this network is fellow business moguls David Grutman and Jeffrey Chodorow. Together, these three entrepreneurs collaborated to revolutionize Miami.
It’s everywhere. It’s hard to not notice. If you’re in Miami or the South Florida area, you could practically smell it in the air. Miami is booming, again.
The nightlife in Miami hasn’t seen a revolution since the 80s, almost forty years ago. The dining experience has stabilized over time, which created a higher but complacent expectation for Miami cuisine.
So what now? Komodo has taken this plateaued dining experience and then mastered it. But Komodo didn’t just revolutionize Miami dining. It transformed the way people experience.
“There’s growth everywhere in this ever-growing world”, Nick Smith said. He believes he could take something great and make it even greater. Komodo, one of Nick Smith’s newest business ventures is a definite reflection of this. Komodo captures the essence of the Miami vibes all at once.
It’s the convergence between everything you’d want a Southeast Asian restaurant to be and everything you’d expect out of the Miami nights. This ultimate experience is here. It’s Komodo. It’s blending the way we eat and party, in one or both, at the same or at once.
Nick Smith is only one of three men to credit for Komodo. But Smith is notably one out of Miami to really credit for this a reawakening in the city’s vibe.