Oakland Park, FL (September 14, 2012) – Boca Raton based Funky Buddha Brewery signed a lease today (September 14) to locate their craft brewery and tasting room at 1201 NE 38th Street in Oakland Park –, officially solidifying the City’s highly anticipated Culinary Arts District.
The brewery joins longtime culinary anchors By Word of Mouth and Big Dog Station along NE 12th Avenue. “The moment we identified this spot and met the people behind the City’s initiatives, we knew we had found a home for our business,” said Ryan Sentz, owner of the Funky Buddha Brewer. “The Funky Buddha Brewery wants to be a contributing part of the community and not just a business located in Oakland Park. We can’t wait to help be a part of the Culinary Arts district and its success.”
The City of Oakland Park has been laying the foundation for sustainable redevelopment for several years. Recommendations by the City’s consultant, Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA), led to the adoption of a Culinary Arts District theme for the revitalization of Downtown Oakland Park.“The Funky Buddha’s major commitment will undoubtedly position Downtown Oakland Park as a center for all things culinary,” stated Oakland Park Mayor Anne E. Sallee. “It will attract other culinary related businesses, including a desired Central Market, making Downtown Oakland Park a viable option as a promising business location, and an exciting food and entertainment destination.”
The Funky Buddha Brewery will be located in nearly 18,000 square feet of space in the former Sears warehouse at the north end of NE 12th Avenue in Downtown. The brewery will
host a thirty (30) barrel brewhouse for craft beer to be distributed throughout South Florida and eventually beyond. The tasting room will be open to the public featuring a variety of beer produced in the brewery and the Funky Buddha will offer tours demonstrating the craft beer making process.
To learn more about redevelopment opportunities in downtown Oakland Park, please call 954-630-4344.