Downtown Winter Haven’s new Bowen Yard development to break ground this summer

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 soon to the intersection of 4th Street and Avenue D SW. 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.”

Patrons can already stop by SoCe Market, a bodega-style eatery with comfortable indoor seating and a shaded patio. Order your food to go or dine in and enjoy craft beer on tap.

In addition to 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.

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 them, patrons can dine, 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 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.

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Friday, June 23, and if all goes to plan, Bowen Yard will open for business this October or November, just in time for the outdoor holiday gatherings of your dreams.

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