New development coming to downtown Winter Garden

Expansion near Crooked Can will feature three restaurants

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  • | 1:43 p.m. April 20, 2017
Crooked Can Brewing Company opened in May 2015.
Crooked Can Brewing Company opened in May 2015.
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WINTER GARDEN Residents soon will have three new dining options in downtown Winter Garden.

Blue House Development broke ground last week on a 10,000-square-foot, mixed-use building at 360 W. Plant St. Its tenants will include Matthews Steak House, Burger Craft and 4 Locos. The building will be two stories with the three restaurants on the first floor and offices on the second floor.

Blue House Development, which also developed Plant Street Market and Crooked Can Brewing Company, purchased the property prior to the opening of Crooked Can two years ago.

“We knew with the market and brewery going it that it was a great spot,” said Jared Czachorowski, one of the co-owners of Blue House and co-founder of Crooked Can. 

Czachorowski said that the decision to develop the property this year was tied to the growth of downtown Winter Garden.

“It was about timing,” he said. “It was getting the right tenants in there, getting the right size so it's not too big and not too small. Everything is growing. Once it’s built, the whole from Park to Dillard will be fully developed."

Tenants hope to be moved into their new spaces by the end of the year. The site is located adjacent to Plant Street Market and will be designed  to look like an old brick warehouse so it fits into Winter Garden’s downtown charm.

“It will be a nice addition to fit in with the rest of the city,” Czachorowski said. “We have 100 year old oak trees, and the building will be partial brick so it looks like it’s always been there.”

In addition to providing space for three new restaurants, the building also will provide extra space for Crooked Can.

“This building will house our company offices and will help keep administrative activities close to our production brewery and taproom, so this will be convenient for our employees,” Czachorowski said.

Once completed, Czachorowski said that the development will be a perfect addition to the already-booming downtown area.

“This new building will be great,” he said. “Historic downtown Winter Garden is already just an amazing place, and the new building has been designed to fit in perfectly with the traditional architecture. People love spending time here, and this building will provide three new restaurants to help meet the demand that continues to grow in the area.”


Contact Brittany Gaines at [email protected].


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