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Located at the corner of Manatee Avenue and Ninth Street East, the building at Manatee Central has been an integral part of the downtown Bradenton business district since the early 1900s and has been home to many successful businesses. This historic space boasts exposed red brick walls and a plethora of windows that provide natural lighting to complement the bucolic ambience. From the antique aroma down to the way your footsteps talk back to you as you walk along the wood floors, as soon as you enter this space you know you are experiencing a part of Bradenton history. The architecture at Manatee Central pays tribute to the bygone area however, the entire building has been recently renovated to be equipped with modern amenities that allow it to successfully host restaurants, retail and office space, along with a banquet area for meetings, weddings, holiday parties and other events.

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Located near the heart of downtown Bradenton, The Urban Loft at Manatee Central (formally known as Manatee Central Banquets) is a unique and versatile venue. Completely renovated, the 6,000 square feet space combines the elegant historical architecture with a contemporary rustic feel. The space includes a full functioning bar, a pool table and for the brides, there is also a bridal suite that will take your breath away! The Urban Loft at Manatee Central is a spectacular venue for a one of a kind wedding, private party, corporate event, fundraiser, fashion show, art exhibition, and more.

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