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The Popular Open-Air, Special Event Space Expands with New Project Set to Open on Las Olas Boulevard in 2019

MIAMI, Fla. (March 11, 2019) — The Wharf, a multi-use, pop-up event space on the historic Miami River, is thrilled to announce plans for a second waterfront location along Fort Lauderdale’s New River on the bustling Las Olas Boulevard opening later this year.

Since opening in 2017, The Wharf has solidified its standing as Miami’s premier venue for creative events. To date, the 30,000-square-foot venue has served more than one million patrons, including locals and visitors to the city, and has served as an open-air gathering space for lovers of food, music and culture. Like the Miami location, The Wharf Fort Lauderdale will be multifaceted and offer plenty of space to kick back and enjoy the waterfront views while enjoying the different bar options and sampling bites from some of the most sought-after food trucks and chefs in the area.

The Wharf’s founder, Emi Guerra, has partnered with CEO of Merrimac Ventures, Dev Motwani, and CEO of Barreto Group, Rodney Barreto, to bring the new project to life. “We have seen the way The Wharf Miami has resonated with both locals and visitors and how it has helped to elevate and drive attention to the area it now calls home, so we jumped at the chance to create something equally as dynamic in Fort Lauderdale,” says Guerra.

The Wharf Fort Lauderdale will bring the same dynamic scene to Broward County’s waterways, enhancing the area’s reputation even further as a hub for vibrant culture, innovative culinary arts, and creative energy.  “We are excited to create a venue that will further activate the Riverwalk and will be a great spot for families, locals and tourists to enjoy and explore the Riverwalk district,” says Dev Motwani, CEO of Merrimac Ventures. “We are confident that this new development will help to further solidify Fort Lauderdale’s place as South Florida’s next big dining, entertainment and arts destination.”

“This is an incredible time for the Fort Lauderdale community,” says Rodney Barreto, CEO of Barreto Group and Chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Committee. “I have no doubt that The Wharf Fort Lauderdale will be a dynamic destination for families and friends to enjoy live music, great food and the spectacular views of the New River.”

The Fort Lauderdale iteration of The Wharf will be located at 20 West Las Olas Blvd. near downtown and will be situated on 1.25 acres of property on the city’s historic Riverfront, where both locals and tourists alike currently gather for the best of the area’s dining, entertainment and nightlife.

For more information on The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, please visit www.wharfftl.com or follow on Instagram @wharfftl

ABOUT THE WHARF MIAMI

Situated over a 30,000-square-foot space on the historic Miami River, the Wharf is Miami’s premier creative venue accessible both by car and boat. Since opening its doors in November 2017, the Wharf has hosted more than one million patrons for cultural experiences and events in entertainment and culinary arts.

The Wharf Miami is located at 114 SW North River Drive, Miami, Florida and open Thursday through Sunday weekly. For more information, visit WharfMiami.com or follow @WharfMiami on Instagram for the most up-to-date information.

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