The 30A Company will open its first 30A Beach Happy Café in the WaterColor® community in Spring 2021. The new casual dining and retail concept will be located in WaterColor® Town Center, directly on the south side of Scenic Highway 30-A.
“Almost every local and visitor routinely passes through that intersection, and thousands of people walk by it on their way to the beach and the newly expanded WaterColor® Beach Club,” said Mike Ragsdale, 30A’s Founder & CEO. “We couldn’t have asked for a better place to create 30A’s first Beach Happy Café.”
Ragsdale said the café is owned and operated by Walton County locals and restaurant veterans, Chris Kramolis and Eric Jenrich. Jenrich founded Tropical Smoothie Café, which now has 900 locations nationwide.
“30A’s Beach Happy Café will cater to residents of the WaterColor community, locals, and guests with affordable grab-and-go food and drink options for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” said Kramolis.
“We’re assembling some of the best local products and partners to create a truly fun, unique and authentic 30A experience.”
In addition to fresh and healthy wraps and paninis, Kramolis said Beach Happy Café will serve locally roasted 30A Coffee by Amavida, fresh pastries and bread from Black Bear Bread Co., 30A Craft Beer by Grayton Beer and 30A Wine curated by wine industry legend Chan Cox of Wine World. Beach Happy Café’s branding and design work is being managed by Jake Meyer of I Will Design for Food.
“We’ll also serve a new custom line of 30A Gelato, hand-crafted especially for 30A by G.S. Gelato in Fort Walton,” said Kramolis.
In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, Beach Happy Café will feature retail space for 30A apparel made from recycled plastic water bottles and other high-quality 30A-brand products.
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Located in Florida’s South Walton County, the nearly 500-acre WaterColor® community includes residential homes, an award-winning beachside resort, WaterColor® Inn, and WaterColor® Town Center featuring a mix of coastal-inspired shops and eateries. Situated on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and alongside Grayton Beach State Park and serene Western Lake, the WaterColor community blends unique coastal architecture with the stunning natural landscape. The community is designed to have a small-town feel and is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike. Quaint streets and pathways connect homes to the community’s parks, lush green spaces and shops. For more information on the WaterColor community, visit www.joe.com/community/watercolor.
Inspired by small town life along Florida’s Gulf Coast, 30A® shares BEACH HAPPY® stories and eco-conscious products with millions of fans worldwide. 30A has 1.5 million social media followers, has raised $2.6 million for coastal charities, and has given away 2.8 million of its world-famous blue 30A stickers. Available in 400 stores nationwide, 30A apparel is made from recycled plastic water bottles. To learn more, visit www.30A.com.