Six/Ten LLC (SixTen), a developer of commercial and residential properties in Winter Haven and other Florida cities, has completed a 2,000 SF lease to bring Mexican restaurant El Norteño to downtown Winter Haven in the same space where Publix Supermarkets established its first store in 1930. The restaurant is located at 58 4th Street, NW and is now open for business.
El Norteño is relocating from 1925 6th Street N.W. where it has been for 15 years. Established in 2000, El Norteño is owned and operated by Elizabeth Rangel, and offers authentic Mexican cuisine.
“Downtown is thriving because of the renovation of buildings, including numerous projects on my block alone,” said Rangel. “The area has become a popular dining destination.”
“An increase in retail traffic and offices downtown has made this area very appealing for local restaurants,” said Six/Ten’s leasing agent, Chad Lennox. “Leasing activity has been brisk.”
George Jenkins opened the first Publix at the location on September 6, 1930. It wasn’t until 10 years later that he opened the second Publix, located just two blocks away in Winter Haven.
Six/Ten has modernized and upgraded the location considerably, but has maintained its original charm by leaving exposed brick, refurbishing the wood floors and constructing a central bar. El Norteno also offers a full array of beer, wine and spirits.
“We look forward to the being the latest reason to sip and dine in downtown Winter Haven,” said Rangel.
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About Six/Ten LLC: Six/Ten LLC is a developer of commercial and residential properties in Winter Haven and other Florida cities, and an investor in Big Data software and related technologies. The company owns and manages more than 450,000 square feet of commercial property. Its holdings include three dozen properties, a cyber-security company, and an investment in Florida’s largest organic blueberry operation. For more information on Six/Ten, please see the company’s website at sixtenllc.com.