Beach Weekend brand will include event venue in downtown Fort Walton

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FORT WALTON BEACH — Before next summer, local businessman Jayme Nabors plans to unveil “Beach Weekend,” a cumulative brand that will consist of a wedding/event venue on Brooks Street downtown, a major marina nearby on U.S. Highway 98 and several new short-term rental homes on Okaloosa Island.

On Friday, Nabors discussed those plans while standing on the almost 1-acre property at 109 Brooks St. that will be home to the elevated, 5,500-square-foot Beach Weekend Venue building.

He said that structure will include a full commercial kitchen and a large patio overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound and docks. The outdoor area will include a fire pit, parking area and an expansive lawn, as well as a path connecting to Fort Walton Landing.

Fort Walton Beach businessman Jayme Nabors is developing Beach Weekend Venue on Brooks Street in downtown Fort Walton Beach.

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The Venue, which will host community events in addition to weddings and other destination events, should be ready to open in late spring, Nabors said.

The Venue site is just west of Indianola on the Water condominiums and a Native American midden mound.

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