Mocama Wildlight to open in community’s former StoryCenter
WILDLIGHT, Fla. – January 31, 2023 – Wildlight is pleased to announce that Mocama Beer Company will open a new satellite taproom in its mixed-use community. Occupying 2,000 square feet of space with beer taps and wine selections, the new location will serve as a gathering place for residents of both Wildlight and greater Nassau County.
Reflecting the sophisticated, mid-century design of the historic Fernandina Beach location, the taproom will offer ample parking along with additional outdoor space for community events, activities and games. It is expected to open in the summer of 2023.
“From the beginning, Wildlight was created to encourage community connections through a vibrant mix of neighborhoods, walkable trails, and dining and retail options,” said Wes Hinton, Vice President, Wildlight. “We’re excited to offer residents a social hub that embodies the authentic Nassau County spirit with the addition of Mocama’s thoughtfully-designed concept.”
Mocama plans to serve its distinctive products through 12 taps, along with a curated selection of craft beers from around the world, in a large custom bar and lounge room. Unique to this location, an enhanced wine program offers an expanded collection from varying regions available by the glass, bottle or to go. Outdoor seating areas will play host to festivals, culinary events and live music ideal for families and guests of all ages. Future plans for the taproom include the addition of Mocama Coffee.
“We hope to create a welcoming space for friends to gather and drink great beer,” said Dan McCranie, Mocama Beer Company’s operations manager. “Our vision perfectly aligns with the goals of Wildlight, and our new partnership allows us to serve even more residents as we expand our Northeast Florida presence.”
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Wildlight is a mixed-use master-planned community inspired by a character, culture and way of living called “Florida Lowcountry”. Approximately half of this 2,900-acre community is devoted to green space, including parks and nature trails. The other half features a mix of unique homes, townhomes and rental properties, as well as businesses, shops, restaurants, schools and medical facilities, connected by trails and walkable pathways. It is located 20 minutes from Downtown Jacksonville and Amelia Island, just east of I-95 on A1A with easy access to Jacksonville International Airport. Wildlight is being developed by Raydient Places + Properties, a taxable subsidiary of Rayonier Inc., a real estate investment trust. For more information please visit www.wildlight.com.
About Mocama Beer Company
Mocama Beer Company offers an experience curated for seekers, blending classic design, future vision, and expert attention to detail. Finding beauty in the pursuit of perfection, the goal is to engage the senses while creating opportunities for connection. Founded in historic Fernandina Beach, Mocama Beer Company offers a range of beers from lagers, stouts, and “not your average” IPAs. Mocama was designed from the ground up to have a meaningful positive impact on our communities and the environment.
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