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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....

The Israeli developers behind a 99-unit project in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village just listed the condo project for sale at $3.5 million, The Real Deal has learned. The developers, Doron Broman, Simon Langbret and Uri Redler put the Flagler 626 site on the market last week with CREC, Broman confirmed to TRD. The project has not yet launched sales. “It’s not an issue of market conditions,” Broman told TRD, adding that the decision to sell is due to a personal issue. “At this stage we’re looking to sell it or possibly joint venture.” Fort Lauderdale unanimously approved the 12-story project in mid-September. As planned, units would range from 671 square feet to 1,580 square feet with an average price of $350 per square foot. CREC Senior Vice President Peter Mekras said the unit allocation and approvals make the site appealing to a multifamily developer,...

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...

Our trendy, modern hotels won't be limited to Fort Lauderdale Beach anymore. A new dual-branded Starwood Hotel coming to downtown Fort Lauderdale celebrated its groundbreaking on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The 24-story, 323-room hotel will be a design-driven property inspired by the surrounding Flagler Village neighborhood. It will offer an independent coffee shop, restaurant and retail, plus the city's first high-rise rooftop bar. The property, which is being developed by Wurzak Hotel Group, is divided into two hotels: The Dalmar, a four-star independent boutique hotel in Starwood's Tribute Portfolio, and The Element by Westin, geared toward extended-stay travelers. With an 18-month construction timeline, the hotel—located at the corner of NE Third Street and U.S. 1—should be open by spring 2018. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler noted The Dalmar Hotel represents the city's opportunity to change the image of its downtown....