Jesse Gaddis

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    July 31, 2012

    Riverside Market: Happy Ending in Sight?

    This year we've been captivated by the saga of Riverside Market which has all of the makings of a good Disney movie. There's the greedy mega-bucks millionaire, the blundering city government, the affable main character who brings positive changes to a sleepy town, and the tight-knit locals who rall ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Jesse Gaddis: Riverside Market Lot "Was Never a Big Issue of Mine"

    This is a followup to our piece mapping out property owned by Yellow Cab and real estate mogul Jesse Gaddis, one of the richest people in Fort Lauderdale.Gaddis recently attempted to purchase a city-owned lot that just happens to be the parking lot for Riverside Market Cafe, a popular hangout that n ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    The Hidden Real Estate Empire of Jesse Gaddis, Yellow Cab Magnate: Here's Our Map

    Riverside Market's uncertain fate has had a lot to do with the parking lot next door; this spring, cafe owner Julian Siegel wanted to buy the empty lot from the city to expand the parking at his beer- and dog-friendly spot. But before he noticed, the plot was swept up by Jesse Gaddis -- one of the w ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Riverside Market: Will It Have to Move Now?

    Over the past few months, we've told you about the troubles facing Julian Siegel of Riverside Market. He opened the small food and beer joint in Riverside Park / Sailboat Bend six years ago, to the delight of neighborhood drinkers and eaters (but especially drinkers). With over 500 kinds of beer and ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    With Lot Back to Bid, Riverside Market Sees a Brighter Fate

    The saga of Riverside Market continues. Last night, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission decided that the parking lot that had been awarded to taxi czar Jesse Gaddis would go back up for bid.Riverside Market owner Julian Siegel is pleased, albeit guarded. "The only way the ruling is in my favor is th ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Riverside Market Retains Parking Lot, for Now

    At last night's City Commission meeting, the bid was reconsidered on the city-owned land adjacent to the Riverside Market that was awarded to taxi czar Jesse Gaddis for $15,500.Without access to the land or an amendment to the city's parking requirements, owner Julian Siegel argued in his state ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Support Riverside Market at Tomorrow's Commission Meeting

    ​Riverside Market needs your support. Owner Julian Siegel has asked for fans of the restaurant to attend Tuesday's hearing, during which he will speak in front of the city commission regarding the city-owned plot of land he currently uses as a parking lot for his restaurant at 608 SW 12th Ave. La ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Riverside Market Fights For Adjacent City-Owned Land

    ​Riverside Market owner Julian Siegel will speak in front of the city commission on Tuesday at 6 p.m. regarding the city-owned plot of land he currently uses as a parking lot for his restaurant at 608 SW 12th Street. Last week, the land was awarded to winning bidder, taxi czar Jesse Gaddis. On Tue ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Morning Juice: West Palm Cop Earns Modest Legal Victory; Boyfriend a Suspect in Disappearance of Boynton Woman

    ​A look at what's news this morning in South Florida:Doctors tried to bring 15-year-old beating victim Josie Lou Ratley out of coma Monday but had to abandon the effort as the girl developed a fever. [Sun-Sentinel]Former West Palm Beach Police Officer William McCray won a bittersweet victory in hi ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Breaking: Taxi Mogul Jesse Gaddis' Airport Empire Taking Hit

    Yellow Cab czar Jesse Gaddis has been running the taxi dispatch system at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for decades. But now the dispatch contract is being put out for bid -- and Broward County staff has effectively disqualified Gaddis from the job. In a request for ... More >>

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    September 5, 2007
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    April 11, 2006

    Will Feds Investigate Michael Satz, Too?

    Let's see. Leon Fooksman and Chrystian Tejedor start us on a murder mystery in Boca Raton. Lisa Huriash stirs up a nest of envy in Sentinel readers, what economist Thorsten Veblen called pecuniary emulation. We know some people demand 40-foot swimming pools, theaters, billiard rooms, full-court bask ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Hailing Taxis

    A major miscalculation cost Broward County's taxi czar his monopoly

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    November 30, 2000

    One Man, One Vote

    Haitian immigrants like Gerlyn Cadet know in their marrow that a ballot is a precious thing. But this election leaves them feeling robbed.

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    September 14, 2000

    Missing Moore

    Broward County commission candidate Carlton Moore has done less for some concerned citizens

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    July 20, 2000

    Feud For Thought

    Real estate squabble puts Broward school board member in a snit

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    October 7, 1999

    Raising Kane

    How Jim Kane transformed himself from a special-interest lobbyist into a lobbyist who's also Florida's best-known political pollster

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    July 17, 1999

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    July 8, 1999
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    May 13, 1999

    Capitol Offenses

    The trial of former Florida House Speaker Bo Johnson reveals the unseemly roles of Broward's taxi mogul Jesse Gaddis and lobbyist Tom Panza.

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    October 29, 1998

    The Reeducation of Ms. Kristin Jacobs

    Broward's leading reform candidate discovers that money really is the root of all influence

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    October 15, 1998

    The Sheriff's Criminal Association

    If Ken Jenne were like most cops, he'd be investigated for being friends with felons who give him money