Gulfstream casino and its mall in Hallandale is looking good. This project is at the northern border of Aventura, offering residents a convenient place to play some poker and place their bets on the races. This project was being built and planned during one of the worst economic times and it wasn’t immuned from tough times. It’s important for shoppers and gamblers to know what is going on and how this will change the retail landscape in our area.
The Racing Daily Form has recently covered this story, publicly stating the names of the players behind the scences at Gulfstream. Here’s a few blurbs from the story…
“The new mall, the Village at Gulfstream Park, located adjacent to the grandstand, is officially scheduled to open Feb. 11, with parking potentially becoming a major headache for shoppers and horseplayers alike on busy days during the second half of the meet.
The ownership issue may or may not be settled before the meet ends April 24. The track’s current owner, Frank Stronach’s Magna Entertainment Corp., could be forced to sell Gulfstream Park under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A Feb. 25 auction date has been tentatively set for some of Magna’s properties, including Gulfstream.” Read the Full Article.
There must have been a lot of politics and zoning issues surrounding this project, just wondering if anyone knows more details. If you live in Hallandale, maybe you did some research about this new addition in your city? Let us know, drop a comment.
In the meantime, we stopped by the new complex and checked out Crate and Barrel then walked to the casino. It’s a fun place to visit and spend the day. I’m sure that this commercial real estate venture will prove to be successful to whomever has the control and profit share at the end of the day. This establishment has been around for years and won’t go anywhere. Here’s a few pictures from back in the day.
1954 Gulfstream Derby.
How about the days that I’ve heard stories about Meyer Lansky and Hallandale’s Gulfstream. Again, this place has been a profit center for years and has demanded International attention.