After two years and several renditions of building designs, Nomad owner Mike Eitel finally unveiled a "temporary" biergarten for the summer of 2016.
Eitel, who ran into various design problems, cost issues and ultimately a stalemate with zoning conflicts, decided to clean up the lot he had purchased for an addition and instead put in a biergarten that will host soccer lovers and patio seekers this summer.
"It’s an identifiably urban space with a twist of beach-town vibe," says Eitel. "We were hoping to get something a bit more grand done but ran into snags with zoning that would have prevented us from opening in time for the start to summer and all of the soccer tourneys this month."
The work-in-progress space already includes a bar, dozens of tropical plants and strings of patio lights.
Eitel plans to work on finishing touches after Nomad’s first block party of the tournaments. "Futbolfest" runs from 11 a.m.to 11 p.m, on Saturday, June 11 and features a Jumbo-tron TV for the EURO and COPA matches, along with DJ Marcus Doucette and a BelAir food tent.