Grand Rapids, Michigan-based BarFly Ventures is bringing its first Florida HopCat to Port St. Lucie in 2018. The restaurant and beer bar will be off Meeting Street in Tradition, near the Panera Bread.

Site work for the 250-seat restaurant’s $2 million waterfront building is expected to begin this week, said HopCat Chief Executive Officer Mark Gray, who has been a Port St. Lucie resident for more than 17 years.