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Friday, May 15, 2009

It took long enough, but The European Club developement in Hallandale Beach has officially gone down the drain; #hallandalebeach

Like most residents of Hallandale Beach and environs over the past few years, especially thosewho were heading towards the beach or who live along State Road A1A, I've been wondering  
for a very long time when this was going to be official over at the festering eyesore at 2101 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd

South Florida Business Journal

May 12, 2009
Foreclosure looms for European Club
by Brian Bandell

M.A.M.C., once one of South Florida’s largest hard-money lenders, has filed a foreclosure action against the planned European Club, a mixed-use project in Halladale Beach.

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Below, some recent photos of The European Club property that I shot on April 15th and 28th.

Looking northeast from in front of The European ClubThe Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa and Trump Hollywood in the background, in Hollywood, quite rightly mock The European Club's puniness and lack of growth!

"You call yourself a 29-story tower? Why you are nothing but a garbage-strewn eyesore of a lot with a garbage dumpster that hasn't been dumped since last year. And your fence advertising your project has been falling down since last year.
Where is your pride?"

Yes, that interior monologue is what was always in my brain every time I've walked, ridden or driven by this spot over the past few years, which was formerly a bank, whose parking lot was perhaps most noteworthy for being a popular dumping ground for shopping carts from stores all over Hallandale Beach Blvd.

In case you're curious to see what it was once promised to be, this property is described on page 7 of the city's Current Development Activity in the City of Hallandale Beach list, last updated in July 2008:
All photos below by South Beach Hoosier

April 15, 2009

April 28th, 2009

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