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“Ghost town !”

Las Olas Riverfront
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Owner description: This popular riverside entertainment and retail complex offers movie theaters, games for kids, stores, a flea market, and a surplus of places to eat, all in an open-air environment.
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We were in the area for a river cruise. It was sad how desolate the area is. Word is they want to tear it down and build more CONDOS! Most of the buildings are empty save for a few restaurants, some new, some that have been there a long while.

3  Thank Jean L
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

It's a pretty walk along the water. It seems like a lot of locals run along it or walk their dog. You also can see some impressive yahcts/boats parked along the wall by the marina. But that's it. All the shops are empty. There is the one Irish bar that we didn't stop in. There's nothing else. Should have known to turn back when there was parking in the grange ($4). It looks like it could have great potential, but it's creepy how quiet it was.

1  Thank Caitalina
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

They need fresh ideas here.My wife and I have been here during its heyday,not too long ago with many bars eateries and other attractions.Now the only time to go is during the day to take a stroll along the riverfront or use it as a stop for the water taxi.Even during festivals like St.Patricks Day it is not as packed as in the past.We came here on a Sunday in March and ended crossing the bridge to go to the Downtowner,a few good pubs remain but we only hope it can be revitalized somehow.

4  Thank ChALUTCH
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

It is such a shame what happened to the Las Olas Riverfront. When I first visited, Fort Lauderdale back in 2002, the Las Olas Riverfront was a hot spot. It had a great variety of restaurants, fabulous bars and a well-run movie theater in addition to many boutique like shops. The area was always packed with couples, families and young adults.
I went back last summer and was horrified by what I saw. It was a ghost town except for a few bums hanging around! The place was a run down mess! The majority of the stores, restaurants, and bars were closed. In addition, the movie theater was a dirty disaster. I was afraid to walk around the Las Olas Riverfront with my husband and 3 year old daughter during the day. I hope it will be revitalized. It was such a shining star for Fort Lauderdale.

1  Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

They have changed owners so many times and can't figure out what to do with the property. That shouldn't be the reason why they're not allowing new businesses to open up shop with a reasonable lease length. I don't understand why they would want to pay the mortgage out of pocket. There is plenty of potential in the area and was once a fantastic atmosphere. It used to be a great place to send people when I was working downtown.

1  Thank Reinhard-HGI
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