Omar’s La Boîte invades Miami, minus originator Omar Hernandez

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Miami is getting yet another party.

Omar’s La Boîte will bring its brand of burlesque dining from New York to Miami on Friday.

But Omar’s originator, Omar Hernandez, is not involved in the expansion and is “slowly phasing” out of the brand. The new spot also won’t include infamous New York pandemic party boys and La Boîte fixtures, Ivan Busheski and Blair Qyteza.

Andres Garzon, who worked as a host at the Lower East Side La Boîte location, will be in charge of Omar’s La Plage, a pop-up replica at the National Hotel with, “all the theatrics for which Omar’s is known: burlesque, acrobatics, dancing, singing and endless surprises,” according to an invite.

The party is expected to run monthly, with the possibility of expanding to a weekly event according to a spokesperson for the brand.

“[Friday] will be the first of the pop-up series happening on Miami Beach. It’s a similar experience to La Boîte with an indoor/outdoor burlesque show and DJ sets… It’s the latest influx of New Yorkers, who have evacuated to Miami,” the spokesperson told Page Six.

Chef Sergio Chamizo of Miami’s Alma will provide the food, and DJs Michael Simpson, Ilan and Sean Doron will perform at Friday’s bash.

We’re told Busheski, who has had several run-ins with the law because of his pandemic loft parties, will not be involved in La Plage. Busheski did not comment, but the rep said: “Ivan and Blair will continue to have a stake in La Boîte. Andres is the new director of operations. The investors trust his leadership and are planning an additional rollout in other cities around the country under his leadership.”

Meanwhile, Hernandez, the nightlife impresario who created the brand, is living in Miami, but will not partake in Friday’s event.

“We’re slowly parting ways. I’m slowly phasing out and going back to my own roots. La Boîte and La Plage is a spinoff of what we’ve done in the past, but now I’m transitioning into something else,” he told Page Six.

Hernandez removed his name from Lower East Side’s La Boîte last fall, partially because of a disagreement over how to operate during the pandemic. He says he plans to throw his own “old school, private, invitation-only,” event later in April once Miami’s mayor lifts the city’s curfew.

“Spring breakers are taking over South Beach and there’s a curfew until April 12. So, I’m going to wait until the curfew is over and then have my small curated parties,” he said.

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