Zymarium Meadery signs lease in Orlando. Here’s where it’s opening up

Meadery will be a first in Orlando

Joe and Ginger Leigh in the future home of Zymarium Meadery at 1121 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando (Zymarium Meadery)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The couple looking to open Orlando’s first meadery officially have their location after a months-long search, landing in the city’s trendy Mill 50 District.

Joe and Ginger Leigh signed a lease Wednesday at 1121 N. Mills Ave., which formerly housed Orange Studio and Say It Loud! advertising agency, as the future home of Zymarium Meadery.


The space is 6,000 square feet which will “consist of a large bar/taproom area, production area, and separate areas that will be open for special events,” according to a Facebook post.

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“We could not possibly be more excited, and we are endlessly grateful for everyone who has helped us to reach this point - we truly could not have done it without you,” the post reads.

The Leighs ran a successful crowdfunding campaign last summer, allowing them to raise $44,568 to help them open their meadery.

Ginger Leigh is also an artist who works under the name Synthestruct. She designs and creates art installations around the country and the world and will be designing the interior of the meadery.

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“I’m actually going to be designing the tasting room. I am an interactive designer, so it’s what I do professionally. So the two of us to collaborate is really an amazing opportunity because we’re combining the mead — which is predominantly (Joe’s) talents and expertise — with my side of it, which is doing interactive design,” Ginger Leigh said on the Florida Foodie podcast in June 2021.

The pair are now in the process of acquiring the licenses and permits required to produce and sell their mead, according to the post.

They said they intend to open the space this year, though no date has been set.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.