Woes Continue at the Village at Gulfstream Park
The Village at Gulfstream Park, a massive, billion-dollar outdoor shopping mall adjoined to the Gulfstream Race Track, is struggling in the summer heat, at least according to this article from the Sun-Sentinel. The story, which cites intense heat and the economy as contributing factors in the mall's troubles, comes hot on the heels of Gulfstream's first official closure.
That closure was authentic Italian eatery Tonino Lamborghini Caffe Corsa, which shut its doors for good last month. A representative of the Village, Ronnie Moro, told New Times, "It [is] unfortunate that Tonino
Lamborghini's Caffe Corsa closed, but it was strictly a business
decision made by its owners."
The article notes that while the park may be having some problems
attracting customers, it's already been a huge boon for the City of
Hallandale Beach, which expects to collect nearly $1 million in
gambling tax, licensing, and property tax revenue over the next year
As for the restaurants, retail, and nightlife destinations in the
Village, vice president and general manager Scott Laslo told the Sentinel, "We are missing our target a little. It's the economy for the most part. Granted, it hasn't all opened."
Of course, another prime factor could be that the race season, running
from January to April, is over. For Tonino Lamborghini, its strange
concept and proximity to another, better-known Italian eatery, Brio
Tuscan Grill, were likely contributing factors in its closure as well.
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