For the Love Festival Gave a Glimpse of FAT Village's Future

It's getting hard to use words like "emerging" and "blossoming" these days when describing Fort Lauderdale's FAT Village. It's no longer a neighborhood trying to establish itself. Crowds grow larger with each monthly art walk, and its expanding nightlife scene provides many options for the rest of the days of the month too. The neighborhood has gone through puberty and come out the other side with hair in places it never imagined.

But is the hard part over or just beginning? What now for the area that has so recently discovered its first whisker?

See also: How Flagler Village Became Fort Lauderdale's Cultural Core

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Ryan Pfeffer is Miami New Times’ music editor. After earning a BS in editing, writing, and media from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor, where he coined the phrase "pee-tweet" (to retweet someone while urinating). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he’s now neck-deep in bass and booty in the 305.
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