Wilton Drive

  • Tony Dee is resurrecting Chardee’s.

  • Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale officials joined together Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale High School to discuss the lane narrowing of Northeast 4 Avenue and Wilton Drive with their respective residents and business owners. Those who attended talked to officials, asked questions and were given cards to make comments on.

  • Hoping to repeat the success of Wilton Drive, city officials have put out a call for a consultant to help spur the redevelopment of Oakland Park Boulevard and Andrews Avenue.

  • In a city where equality for individuals is heavily promoted, commissioners want that same for Wilton Drive.

  • If Wilton Manors wants to significantly improve its economic situation, its needs to make four things happen: get a Tri-Rail station, reduce lanes on Wilton Drive, get a boutique hotel, and identify itself more.

  • On a 4-to-1 vote, Wilton Manors Commissioners advanced a much-debated article to the city’s land-use code.

  • The city’s free Wilton Drive shuttle service starts tonight, March 30, and runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The shuttle, which was implemented by officials to help alleviate some of the parking problems along Wilton Drive, will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays.

  • Carol Moran may hold the record for the most bars and restaurants opened on Wilton Drive. In her 18-year history here, Moran opened Kicks Sports Bar, New Moon, and 13 | EVEN.

  • As this edition of SFGN goes to press, the 8-year-old murder case of partners Kevin Mark Powell and Steve Adams has been turned over to a Broward County jury for final deliberations on the guilt of the accused, Peter Serge Avsenew, now 34 years old.

  • The lane reduction of Wilton Drive has been approved by the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization Board [MPO].

  • Trump Picks Pence As VP

    Rob Bullock: I lived in Indiana. He is a homophobic, anti-women's rights, slashed money from 4-year state colleges and ignored the states failing roads and infra-structure while bragging about building a $2 billion surplus. He and his cronies gave millions in tax-credits to companies for jobs that never materialized and have done everything than can to hide this fact.

    Barry Davis: Well Pence had to do something. He certainly wouldn't get reelected in IN...he's only got a 39% approval rating. Trump & Pence...now the race is twice as creepy!

    James Smith: TP for your bunghole 2016!

     

    GOP Platform Most Anti-LGBT Ever

    Warren A. Baxter: Lincoln would never be a republican today. At least not this corrupt Republican Party.

    Joe Lagana: they are no longer the party of Lincoln. They haven't been for a while now.

    Steve Johnson: nothing new here.

     

    Letter Writer Takes Issue With Progress Bar Towing Cars

    Tommy Peek: I would almost agree with the letter...EXCEPT... The parking lot is clearly marked and as per the letter, already known that they will tow. So, bottom line.. The rules DO apply to you. As you obviously discovered. Sucks to get towed, but I'd bet you won't let it happen again. Sometimes life lessons can be quite expensive.

    Joel S. Slotnick: It stinks beyond stink. But in general days of the bars working in tandem are long gone. It has become so cut-throat. Everyone tows, there are meters everywhere. And from what I understand, one of the lots that is free during the day and charges you to park at night will be having meters or a pay machine installed in the not too distant future. Wilton Drive is going to put itself 6 ft under and wonder why..........The friendly is slowly going away. Sad.........

    Tz Terri: Rudest bar on the drive and I'm not referring about the towing issuer.

    Steven William Talbert: I've only been to Progress Bar twice. Both times it became obvious that their servers ignore patrons over the age of 40.

    Steven AlanAlan: Sad, crying, and memorizing does not justify parking in a private lot without consequences.

  • A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two suspects who assaulted and robbed a Wilton Manors resident at 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 12 at the corner of Northeast 21 Court and Northeast 1 Avenue, near Wilton Drive.

  • If you’ve ever walked along Wilton Drive on the third Saturday evening of the month, you may already know Rob Saunders.

  • To the Community I love,

  • In the ever-changing culinary landscape that is Wilton Manors, a food writer always has something to consider and mull over. Recently I’ve been thinking about the strengths and weaknesses of the WilMa dining scene.

  • Jazz, R&B, pop, soul…whatever genre of music you can imagine, it’s imbedded in the voices of LeNora Jaye and Antonio Edwards -- singers who perform weekly at the cabaret room at Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar in Wilton Manors.

  • When a group of Trump supporters waved flags and yelled slurs at bar patrons Tuesday night in Wilton Manors, a violinist responded with music.

  • After spending about $5,000 to power wash Wilton Drive, the Wilton Drive Improvement District Board [WDID] isn’t done.

  • Call it a baby step in planning.