Central Tavern Receives Approval to Open in Downtown Winter Haven;
Anticipated Opening in November 2015
A new, upscale bar concept, Central Tavern, is coming to Downtown Winter Haven this fall. DTWH, LLC, the owners of 25 bar and restaurant franchise locations throughout Florida, has received approval from the city to begin construction on its latest venture. Work is now underway and Central Tavern is expected to open by the end of November at 273 W. Central Avenue (in the historic Mann Building). This is located on the corner of 3rd St and Central Avenue directly next to the free downtown parking garage.
Info from the official release below:
“This will be unlike any of our other concepts,” said Tom Elliott of DTWH, LLC, which also owns the Paddywagon Irish Pub and Linksters Tap Room franchises. “Central Tavern will have a historic motif, including photos of old Winter Haven.” (editorial note: this location will be non-smoking on the inside with patios on the exterior).
DTWH, LLC owns seven bar franchises throughout Polk County and was approached by Winter Haven-based commercial real estate developer Six/Ten, LLC to launch a new concept for the downtown area.
“We met with Six/Ten several years ago and were intrigued by their vision for revitalizing the downtown region,” said Elliott. “We believe the area is quickly becoming a dynamic and highly desirable destination for dining and entertainment.”
Six/Ten has purchased and renovated several downtown buildings in an effort to help bring new businesses to the area. One of the developer’s newest tenants in the area is Mexican restaurant El Norteno. Other new tenants include an orthodontics office, an embroidery retailer, a shipping solutions company and an arts incubator.
“Central Tavern is a perfect addition to complement our work-live-play vision for Downtown Winter Haven and it should quickly become a favorite hangout among the locals,” said Joe Bogdahn, a Six/Ten Director. “The RainGarden apartments are filling up, and recent office leases are bringing over 50 new folks downtown every day. Downtown Winter Haven is a happening place!”
And for fun, how about this throwback. Look at the one traffic light!