Bar-Infused Boutique on the 600 Block

The 600 Block is one of the most thriving strips of Central Avenue. Daddy Kool Records continues to connect residents to music history while showcasing the best local artists in the area. The State Theatre continues to serve as a home for the finest local and international touring acts in the world.

Cider Press Café and The Lure upped the foodie ante on the block with their respective arrivals (i.e. jackfruit sandwiches and grasshopper tacos). Central Melt feeds the Burg’s cheesy cravings with their twist on classic grilled cheese while spots like Strands of Sunshine, Local Longboards and White Owl Market connect residents to local art, vintage furnishings and handcrafted boards.


*Photo via Bartique

On Monday, March 6, Megan Werner will open Bartique‘s doors at 648 Central Avenue. The boutique in the heart of downtown will offer a variety of men’s and women’s fashion, accessories, art, wine and craft beer. The shop is also dog-friendly.

Local artist Amanda Turner (@paintthatuglything) has been hard at work completing the logo on the exterior/interior of the shop.


*Photo via Bartique

Store owners recently painted rocks and are in the process of scattering them around town. The rocks are good for one free beer once the space is open. The photogenic space features a wall covered in vinyl records, comfy lounge couches and a nice view of the thriving 600 Block area.


*Photo via Bartique

Bartique will also offer Rescued Wine Candles. These all natural soy candles come in recycled wine bottles. A portion of every sale goes to dog rescue organizations.

Bartique should be open before the end of February. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates.



*Article by Andrew Harlan (, writer/editor of I Love The Burg


Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: