Downtown Winter Haven’s new Bowen Yard development nears completion

Get ready to “Gather, Eat, Chill” at Bowen Yard in downtown Winter Haven.

A rendering shows three buildings surrounding a pedestrian courtyard.

Get ready to gather, eat, chill.

Rendering by Alexine Polumbo, owner of Aviva Design Studio

Meet Bowen Yard, a Winter Haven food and event space coming this spring to the intersection of 4th Street and Avenue D Southwest. According to Beth Evans, director of leasing for developer Six/Ten LLC, the finished project will be similar to The Joinery, but “turned inside out.”

In addition to the existing SoCe Market, a new, full-size restaurant and bar and four smaller, synergistic food + drink concepts are also in the works — that means we’re looking at a total of six dining options when Bowen Yard is complete.

All six eateries have officially been announced:

A rendering shows a long building, parking lot, shaded patio, and pedestrians

Another angle of Bowen Yard shows angled parking, shaded pedestrian areas, seating, and activities like corn hole.

Rendering by by Alexine Polumbo, owner of Aviva Design Studio

Between the dining options, patrons can eat, lounge, and enjoy live music on the shared, pedestrian-only outdoor gathering space. Picture this: Shady patios, lounging and dining furniture, and string lights. Did we mention it’s going to be pet-friendly?

Evans says patrons will be able to walk with their alcoholic beverages from space to space within Bowen Yard thanks to special permitting obtained by Six/Ten. Read: Grab your favorite cocktail and start up a game of cornhole with your friends.

Click through our gallery below for progress photos of the development.

An opening date is still TBA, but Six/Ten says Bowen Yard will open around April or May. What are you most looking forward to? Tell us in our survey.