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Black Flamingo Brewing Company Celebrates Oakland Park Opening

Some of you may be wondering what is the difference between craft beers and regular beer? Regular beers are beers made in corporate breweries, usually with non-traditional ingredients. Craft beers are beers made with traditional ingredients in small batches. They have richer and more distinct tastes than mass production beer. In South Florida Craft beers […]

Final Renderings Submitted for the Downtown Horizon Project (HOOP)

Developers Kaufman Lynn and the Falcone Group have formally submitted the final renderings for the new Horizon mixed use project to the City of Oakland Park, taking the project one step further down the development pipeline. Horizon Project Enhances Oakland Park’s Urban Renaissance With the new Sky Building construction rapidly moving forward across Dixie Highway […]

Long Vacant Properties to Get a New Lease on Life

Three long vacant commercial properties in Oakland Park are getting the chance to be repurposed and put back into service for the community. Three Neighborhood Participation Meetings were recently held to unveil plans for redevelopment of the properties. Three different developers/property owners have big plans to replace the empty commercial spaces with new vibrant businesses. […]

Former Rooms To Go Site Begins Redevelopment Track

The former Rooms To Go site, located at 1601-1605 West Oakland Park Blvd, has started the required City process to become three new fast casual restaurants. Blue Ocean Group, the developer of the site, held the City’s required Neighborhood Participation Meeting on August 14th. The developer provided residents, who attended the meeting, a slide show […]

Horizon of Oakland Park Development Begins Official City Approval Process

PLEASE NOTE : THE RENDERINGS SHOWN HEREIN ARE NOT FINAL AND ARE EXAMPLES OF HOW THE PROJECT MAY LOOK IN GENERAL. The Horizon of Oakland Park or HOOP, mixed use development being planned in downtown Oakland Park began its official city approval process on Wednesday July 26th, 2023.  Developers, Kaufman Lynn and The Falcone Group, […]

Oakland Park Business Spotlight – July 2023

Oakland Park is not only attracting new residents to town, but also a lengthy list of new businesses. As a new continuing series, Living in Oakland Park will be providing you information on the newest businesses that have chosen to make Oakland Park home. Bluenavcom Bluenavcom is a marine electronics engineering company providing specialized installation […]

Oakland Park Public Projects Speeding Along

Exciting progress is underway in Oakland Park. Public projects are gaining momentum, bringing improvements and new amenities to the community. In this development update, we’ll explore the latest advancements in three key initiatives: Wag Dog Park, Fire Station 9, and the North Andrews Gardens Community Center. Wag Dog Park The Oakland Park City Commission approved […]

New Mixed Use Development Proposed for Wilton Drive

The Shoppes of Wilton Manors Sold The Shoppes of Wilton Manors property was purchased in 2018 by Wilton Drive Owner LLC. This company is a joint venture between Terra and Grass River Property. They paid $21 million for the site. TH Commercial Mortgage provided a $22.82 million loan to the buyer. The plaza, an epicenter […]

City Commission Selects Five Finalists For Commission Seat Appointment

City Commissioners selected the five finalists from a field of thirteen at a Special Commission Meeting held Wednesday, February 22nd. All thirteen applicants were provided the opportunity to introduce themselves and speak for four minutes. Commissioners were provided the opportunity to ask a question of each applicant after their introduction.  The Commissioners question and the […]

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