Our friends at New World Brewery still have a lot of work to do before their new location is open to the public, but super fans can get a sneak peek on Saturday, July 20 when Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café and Vélo Champ team up for a sweet group bike ride that weaves its way through Seminole Heights and Sulphur Springs.
Susan Gott’s glass studio is on the map, and so is a stop at the iconic Sulphur Springs water tower. The new New World at 808 E. Skagway in the Springs, however, is sure to be a highlight among local music diehards.
As many fans know, New World Brewery was a scene staple that managed to stay open in Ybor City for 22 years. Rumors about the Ybor City location closing started to swirl around in late 2016 before the condo-fication of the district paved the way to one last concert in September 2017. The month before his venue’s closing, New World co-founder Steve Bird told CL that he had secured the new location, and that it would be like the old New World on steroids.
“We own it,” Bird explained at the time. “We’re going to build a cathedral here.”
Construction has been steady at the new, 6,000 square-foot property that more recently housed Supa D’s Tropical Bar and Grill and Tropix Nightclub, and the venue has been sharing progress on its Instagram page, but don’t expect an opening date anytime soon.
“It’s just going to be a tour of the place,” our friends at the venue told CL. “We’ll probably be open sometime in the fall.”
Saturday's group bike ride will leave Ella’s by noon. More information is available on social media.