Some Good News for 13th Street

     I love announcing good news , especially  for the 13th Street corridor in Fort Lauderdale.

For you long time readers, you know we have been working on revitalizing 13th Street  for years - decades!

     Things seem to be really happening, finally!  Things like my son's crazy fun thrift store, Oddballs, which is doing real well at 530 NE 13th Street -


     Well here's more good news  ....


     Audi has bought the abandoned and troubled -  4 acre parcel - at 13th Street and the RR tracks , and they plan on building their service and detail center, (and fleet lot) there..... That is the proposed site plan above...

     The company's local lawyer, Robert Lochrie, says Audi is excited to locate their service center for their new dealership ( which will be at the old Fuddruckers site on Federal Highway) in the oncoming 13th Street corridor.

     He says the building on 13th will have "substantial glass and lush landscaping",  and the rear of the property will also have a 30' landscaping buffer for the residential street behind it.

     The 13th Street Alliance Board will review the proposal at their meeting in July!

     I'm betting that they'll love it - as I do ! 

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  • 6/30/2013 8:25 AM Joann Block wrote:
    This is the kind of news I like to hear.
    My family enjoyed going to Fuddruckers and we were sorry that they closed. We were even sorrier that the property remained vacant for so long. That 13th Street will be improved as well is an added bonus. My family calls this “Double Happiness.”
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  • 6/30/2013 11:53 AM Marge wrote:
    Good news! A long time coming!
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  • 6/30/2013 9:15 PM Danielle wrote:
    Drove by the site today and its run down and seedy. What a beautiful addition this would be for 13th Street. Audi is a very upscale brand and it will bring the right kind of upscale drivers to the neighborhood. By the way, the landscaping plan looks beautiful... A WINNER
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  • 7/1/2013 6:51 PM City activist robert walsh wrote:
    That Att.Robert Lochrie is one smooth cat.(good for you). He gets all the fat cats to get them what they want. Bill them big time Bob.(my father would get annoyed w/ me when I would call myself "Bob"-Bernie would say "yeah you really look like a Bob there Robert, i'd say you can even spell it backwards-right-25 yrs later I still don't know what he meant by that). Anyways here comes Audi.(support it)....
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