FOLEY, Ala., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OWA unveiled the first in a series of major retail and dining tenant announcements that will be calling the Foley, Alabama based resort destination home. In seeking out immersive brand partners, OWA revealed today that Wahlburgers would be one of the first restaurants set to open in late summer 2017. Stephanie A. Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO for Poarch Band of Creek Indians stated, "We are excited to announce Wahlburgers will be opening at OWA this Summer, along with several other significant tenants who have signed on to join us in this exciting endeavor. We are proud to continue building partnerships that will create jobs in the hospitality industry, helping to grow a strong economic future for the State."
The Wahlburgers location at OWA will be its first storefront to open in Alabama and will be the brand's 2nd largest U.S. location. The split-service burger restaurant features a menu that also includes salads, sandwiches, vegetarian options and side dishes like tater tots, macaroni and cheese and macaroni salad. The restaurants also features a full-service bar.
"We are grateful to partner with OWA to introduce Wahlburgers to Alabama. We look forward to many guests becoming part of our extended family," said Mark Wahlberg in a prepared statement.
Other tenants announced during Tuesday's press event included Sunglass World, Fairhope Soap Company, Alvin's Island, Hershey's Ice Cream Shop, and Utopia. Today's press event represents the first in a series of announcements planned in coming weeks that will highlight more national, regional and local tenants beginning work at OWA.
Reminiscent of a small Southern town, OWA's goal is to provide guests with an immersive experience like no other currently offered in Coastal Alabama. With that goal in mind, OWA's retail, dining, and entertainment space will offer more than fifty new venues to captivate the most discerning food and fashion lovers. Available retail and dining space is quickly being leased up as demand on both the regional and national level continues to grow.
"Leasing for OWA has been extremely well received on both the national and regional levels," said Greg Rawls, Director of Business Development for OWA/Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority. "From West Coast to East Coast, site selectors are flocking to Foley, AL to discover our first-class opportunities being offered at OWA. Even though we have three or four tenants interested in every available space, we are taking our time to selecting the right tenant mix to complement the vision of our project."
OWA will continue to release additional major tenant announcements in coming weeks. For more information on leasing, go to www.visitowa.com.
A world-class entertainment destination owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, OWA's design celebrates its rural roots and the area's natural beauty. The name OWA was inspired by the 14-acre lake at the center of this unique project. The complex will have the feel of a small Southern town that evolved through time with distinct districts, such as the Warehouse District, Downtown District and "The Park at OWA," its Amusement District.
OWA amenities will open in phases beginning with the 150-room Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel opening June 2017 and The Park at OWA opening mid-July 2017 featuring more than twenty rides. Retail and dining tenants will begin welcoming guests in September 2017.
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- "Wahlburgers Conceptual Rendering" – Courtesy of Wahlburgers
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