Historic Sistrunk

The Walker’s Grocery, located at 1217 NW 6th Street, has long been a local landmark in the Sistrunk Northwest Community and the family has served as historical pillars of the community for their generosity and commitment since 1939. Mr. Walker’s father built the business at the early founding of the Sistrunk community and over the years his family has been known to help their fellow neighbors, offering words of encouragement for those in need along with donating food and other necessities from his business. He does not sell alcohol or tobacco products, he provides free condoms in partnership with the Florida Department of Health HIV prevention campaign, and he is committed to promoting all health related events and programs at his business. Several partners came together to invest in this local small family business to preserve and highlight its legacy...

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL | October 13, 2016 –  The newly branded Fort Lauderdale Village District is launching  Village Dine: Dine with Neighbors on Friday, October 14, 2016. Village Dine is a tribute and showcase of a variety of eateries located in the Fort Lauderdale Village District.  These restaurants are becoming an integral part of Fort Lauderdale’s tradition of hospitality.  Village Dine will last nine days, coming to a close on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Village Dine will kick off on Friday night at Food in Motion: Flagler Green Market which is held every 2nd Friday at Peter Feldman Park located at 310 NE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale.  Food In Motion features fresh produce and greens from local vendors and the Flagler Village Farm, gourmet baked goods, food trucks, home, bath & body items, and Free beer for patrons 21 and older....

It's hard to see past Sistrunk Boulevard's vacant lots and empty storefronts, but a pair of businessmen are betting a renaissance is near – with a vision of restaurants, stores and apartments geared toward millennials. Entrepreneur Felipe Yalale has paid $3.8 million over the past year to amass 25 properties covering 4.3 acres near Sistrunk Boulevard and Northwest Seventh Avenue. He and developer Peter Flotz are finishing up some additional land negotiations and say they expect to have project plans to the city for review by the end of the year. They say they want to create a place for younger people wanting to be close to the downtown bustle without paying the extravagant rents. They're talking about small-sized apartments – maybe 400 to 600 square feet – over street-level stores, restaurants and entertainment. Millennials "want simpler, smaller, affordable, but they still want...