Category Archives: Downtown

Arts Incubator to Open in Downtown on July 30

Community Invited to Arts Ensemble’s Outer Space Gallery Opening Winter Haven, Fla. — The Outer Space Gallery, an arts incubator project led by the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation, will officially open its doors on Thursday, July 30th, at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Planning Commission Approves Two New “Artisan” Businesses

Last month the City Commission approved an ordinance that would allow for artisan businesses to establish in the downtown area. This was previously prohibited in the downtown district as they were considered manufacturers (to over-simplify: taking raw materials and converting … Continue reading

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Craft Brewery Laying Roots Downtown

The craft brew industry has skyrocketed over the last several years, especially in Central Florida. From the success of Cigar City Brewery in Tampa to the national recognition of craft brew bar Red Light, Red Light in Orlando, to the … Continue reading

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First Downtown Residential Development in 20 years – Now Leasing

  Raingarden Townhouse Apartments are now leasing. Last week I got the chance to take a sneak peek tour of these spacious and modern luxury apartments. The architect, Max Strang, began his career in Gene Leedy’s Winter Haven office and … Continue reading

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Winter Haven – a Music City?

Many of you may not know this about Winter Haven, but we have a rich and diverse musical history! Today Main Street Winter Haven, Inc. announced a revival of one of the gems of our musical past – The Derry … Continue reading

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Six/Ten Announces “Raingarden Apartments”

Six/Ten, LLC,  announced today the official groundbreaking of a 9-unit apartment project in downtown Winter Haven. The project will be the first new residential project in the downtown area in more than 25 years. The apartments will be located on a … Continue reading

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Flat-Iron Project May Transform Two Downtown Blocks

With an eye toward social, environmental and economic synergies, the Tom Wolfe Company, LLC is designing a sustainable mixed-use building complex that would occupy the former site of the Hill Building, a short section of Avenue A, SW and the … Continue reading

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Help Arabella’s Franco Basalone Win BIG!

Like $20,000 in cash and prizes! Chef Franco Basalone of Winter Haven’s Arabellas Ristorante knows his Rolletino Di Pollo Italiano, an Italian-style dish featuring thin slices of chicken combined with delicious cheeses and seasonings, is one of the best dishes … Continue reading

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Here’s the Latest SCOOP on Ice Cream Sunday! …

  Plan for a fun filled day of delicious family fun as Citizens Bank and Trust joins the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winter Haven in presenting the first-ever Ice Cream Sunday event. You’ll find delicious food … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Ice Cream Sunday, October 6, 2013

A yummy, fun-filled family afternoon in Downtown Winter Haven’s Beautiful Central Park. Watch for complete details. Presented by Citizens Bank & Trust and the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Sunday, October 6, 2013

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