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RCC Associates Completes Construction of Bongos Cuban Café
HOLLYWOOD, FL—DECEMBER, 2010— RCC Associates, a general contractor known for its high-end construction work for international retailers and restaurateurs, has now delivered its second signature club experience in South Florida this year with the completion of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Bongos Cuban Café at the Hard Rock Paradise. Earlier this year, RCC helped Miami Dolphins Owner Steve Ross score a major victory with the launch of one of the most talked about new club experiences in South Florida—Club LIV, a mix of South Beach and football at Sun Life Stadium.

Now, the RCC team has scored again with the delivery of the Havana-style Cuban restaurant and club, Bongos Cuban Café, a perfect fit for the music and entertainment theme offered at the Hard Rock Seminole Paradise.

Located directly across from Live and Opium, the 12,000-square-foot Bongos features two outdoor seating areas in addition to the redesigned, multi-level interior, offering live music. The focal point of the room, according to RCC Project Manager Mark Polani, is an elevated performance stage located over the main bar and overlooking the entire dining room floor. Another signature club feature is a rooftop cabana bar with a VIP deck and cabana suites.

Bongos at Hard Rock Paradise follows numerous other restaurants and clubs owned and operated by the Estafans, including Bongos Cuban Café in Orlando, Downtown Miami, South Beach, Miami International Airport, the Cardozo Hotel, and Bonguitos in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Most recently, the couple opened Costa d’Este Beach Resort and Oriente restaurant in Vero Beach, Florida.

The Latin-theme restaurant and nightclub has hosted many international special events, including exclusive after parties for the Latin Grammy’s, Latin Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Premios Lo Nuestro, among other famous celebrations.

Earlier this year, RCC formed a division to specialize in new construction and renovations for private clubs and sports facilities, country clubs, resorts and wellness centers. “Because of our reputation we are really beginning to attract new customers in this niche area of construction,” said CEO Beverly Raphael.

The South Florida-based RCC Associates, which has built more than 1,500 projects in 25 states over the course of its 39-year history, earlier this year, completed the renovation of the historic 5,872-square-foot Beach Club at Fisher Island—a world-class private island residential community off Miami Beach, Florida. Also underway is renovation of Mizner Country Club in Boca Raton.

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Retail General Contractor, Restaurant Contractor and Florida Construction


For over 40 years, RCC Associates has been a leader in upscale restaurant and retail tenant build out segment of the general contracting industry.  “Known by the companies that keep us”, RCC’s list of prominent clients in the restaurant and retail arena nationwide speaks to its success in delivering the very best quality, service and on-time performance to its esteemed clientele.  In such prime South Florida locations as Bal Harbour Shops, Worth Avenue, Aventura, Gardens Mall, Sawgrass Mills, Galleria, Merrick Park, Dolphin, Dadeland, and Miami International Malls and major malls across the country, RCC has made its mark.  


In addition to major national restaurants brands such as The Cheesecake Factory, Del Frisco’s, PF Chang’s, Cooper’s Hawk, Yard House, BJ’s Brewhouse, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Brio Tuscan Grille and many more, RCC Associates has built a reputation for itself with distinguished European clientele such as Versace, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermes and many national retail brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, Sephora, H&M, Sur La Table, Henri Bendel, Ulta, DKNY and Ron Jon Surf Shop to name a few.


RCC has built for many prominent financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Bank United and Credit Agricole.  Additionally, many historic South Beach hotels such as The Raleigh, Redbury, The Astor, The Edison, The Bentley and the National Hotel Penthouse have sought out the expertise of RCC Associates to complete their challenging historic art deco remodels, based on our exceptional management experience. 

Whether you are looking for a Restaurant Contractor, Retail Contractor, Hotel Contractor, or General Contractor for Commercial Projects, you have come to the right place.  Let RCC make your project a success!



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