After months of silence and delays, discussion on the redevelopment of Shoppes of Wilton Manors, aka Alibi Plaza, is ready to restart. The city’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) board is holding a special meeting to discuss development plans on Aug. 16, in the city commission chambers.
The designs look amazing. Sweeping murals, a gracious entrance and an intimate pool deck could entice just about anyone. But the devil, as it often is, is in the details. Wilton Manors’ Development Review Committee (DRC) is charged with putting plans under a microscope and making sure every square foot meets city code. They have a list.
Que Sera Sera helped make Doris Day an icon. Today, another Doris Day is becoming an icon in Wilton Manors. She’s the cutest half of a team, taking micro-marketing to a new level.
Sworn members of the Wilton Manors Police Department (WMPD) are among the lowest paid in South Florida. Now they and the city are working to change that, but are coming at the challenge from two very different places.
Plans for a hotel on Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors are getting a lot of positive feedback. The first look came last month, when CANA invited the developer to discuss the proposal. The room was packed and reception for the 123 room hotel, set to be built on the site of the old funeral home, was good.
Developers of the proposed hotel in Wilton Manors are beginning to lay the foundation. No, not the process of breaking ground and laying concrete. They’re laying the PR foundation to win approval from the city’s boards and commission and, perhaps more importantly, the community.
From a regal line of princesses to foodie-oriented rats to Goofy (whatever he is), Disney has long been a cultural touchstone for the LGBTQ community. For a century, the House of Mouse has given us underdogs to root for and a blueprint for standing up to villains.
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