If hard work and expectation is any indication of success, Celebration Park is going to be a spectacular hit, especially with hardened food junkies and those with contemporary culinary tastes looking for more atmosphere and user friendly experience.
“There isn’t anything like this anywhere in Florida. A lot of eyes are on us,” said Pat Johnson, General Manager. In fact, the concept of Celebration Park is quite unique. Celebration Park is an open air pavilion on the waterfront with enough space for eight food truck vendors serving up their unique culinary specialties; Dilly’s Seafood, Smith Organics, I Love Curry, Dutchkinz, Gyros to Go, Gigi’s Gourmet, Red’s Pizza and Nawty Hawg BBQ. Each of these vendors has a great reputation on its own, all together in one location will brand it THE location for gatherings. In fact, Patrick is counting on it.
“We will have picnic tables set up the down the length of the park and there will be seating around the bar and along the water. We have an area set up for some serious game playing like corn hole, giant Jenga, Connect Four, and bunches of board games. We are pet and family friendly. There are four large screen televisions around the bar perfect for watching football games and sporting events.”
The location is ideal. It is an up and coming neighborhood that has been getting a fresh face. One local transportation company, Slidr, is considering dedicating four routes to serve businesses like Celebration Park and the area residents. The success of Celebration Park alone will lead to further redevelopment along Bayshore Drive.
Whether you arrive by boat, car, motorbike, bicycle, or you walk in on your own two feet, Celebration Park is designed for you to be outdoors savoring the food and drink selections, and enjoying some quality time with family, friends and co-workers.
For added appeal, an area near the entrance will be dedicated to a Farmers Market. “It is scheduled to open Wednesdays through Sundays, space available on a first come, first served basis.” Patrick spoke enthusiastically at the possibilities of this area.
Bar Manager, Olivia Bennett, mentioned the amazing wine selection offered at the bar through the wine pairings of the sommelier with their neighbor across the water at Three60 Market. Pat added, “Three60 Market is known for selling wine at $3.60 cents per bottle above the wholesale. It will serve a premiere selection of wine. We’ll offer 16 beers on tap, 13 of those are Florida craft brews. Total we will offer about 30 types of beers including cans and bottles.”
Happy Hour prices are in effect twice each day, 3-6 PM and a late Happy Hour from 8-10 PM. Signature craft cocktails, copper mug mules and drink specialties like Make-your-own Mojitos will all be reduced during Happy Hour.
A variety of light, live entertainment on select days or evenings will add to the “spend the day” atmosphere. Celebration Park is offering options for holiday parties and workplace events. “Imagine, a company picnic where employees and guests select their favorite food and drink and the host only pays for the food and drink consumed. All in a friendly ambiance where you can relax the day (or evening) away,” Pat explained.