When bar and restaurant franchise owners DTWH, LLC were approached by Six/Ten to launch a new concept for the downtown area, they gladly accepted the task. The result of their work will be a new, upscale establishment called Central Tavern, which is expected to open by the end of November at 273 W. Central Avenue.
The bar will be non-smoking on the interior and have a historic motif, including photos of old Winter Haven. Although DTWH, LLC owns several restaurant franchises, including seven bar franchises throughout Polk County, they say Central Tavern will be unlike any of their other concepts. “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 more than 50 new folks downtown every day. Downtown Winter Haven is a happening place!”