Renovation of Pompano Beach fishing p...

Renovation of Pompano Beach fishing pier running behind schedule

There are 36 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 13, 2008, titled Renovation of Pompano Beach fishing pier running behind schedule. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Orange-mesh fencing and red-and-white signs underscore what anglers and beachgoers already know: The Pompano Beach pier that closed Dec.

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Former Pompano resident

Manistee, MI

#1 Jan 13, 2008
Something stinks about "the process."
Felix

New Orleans, LA

#2 Jan 14, 2008
The place is a dump.

The storefronts are near-blighted, the sand is dirty, city workers drive AROUND beach goers laying on the beach, the restaurant and restroom areas were not family-friendly.

Want a comparison? Take a look at the piers on the west coast of Florida, or further north on the east coast.
paul

Beachwood, OH

#3 Jan 14, 2008
is this story about pompano pier or dania??????

“FAMMLEE”

Since: Dec 06

Oakland Park

#4 Jan 14, 2008
What is a "pool" of fish?
Paula

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Jan 14, 2008
When is the Pompano Pier going to be complete?
Jackalope

Hollywood, FL

#6 Jan 14, 2008
"There is no deadline, but the city will move quickly on it,"
So quoted a city official essentially establishing a classic oxymoron by saying 'no deadline' and 'move quickly'. Given the city's all too well known foot dragging and political backstabbing, I think we can safely forget the pier re-opening for at least a year, and not until at least another lawsuit has been initiated against someone about the pier area.

Since: Apr 07

Ft. Lauderdale

#7 Jan 14, 2008
This is a TRAVESTY! There's a whole Community of Pompano Skids (ie. Drunks,
Felons, Hooligans, and Raggamuffins) that have been displaced from the old Fishermans Wharf Tiki Bar and are cluttering up, tearing up, fighting, and passing out, at other drinking establishments, eagerly awaiting the re-opening of their dear old Pier. Please hurry, they are becoming an endangered species....
ChrisTAte

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Jan 14, 2008
this pier is a great wonder of pompanoi landed many sharks off of it along with macs and blues
Gordon Solie

West Palm Beach, FL

#9 Jan 14, 2008
they forced the closing of the Fisherman's Wharf for this?
pie

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Jan 14, 2008
I hope they make this a nice family pier.... no commercial control and keep the old wharf rats somelace else... an upgrade to clean and class relaxed would be nice for a change.
Broward Taxpayer

AOL

#11 Jan 14, 2008
Maybe the webmaster of the Pompano website should have been told the Pier is closed. http://www.mypompanobeach.org/parksrec/weathe... Revised: January 10, 2008 "The Municipal Pier, 222 North Pompano Beach Boulevard is open 24 hours a day and bait is available in the tackle shop. The pier is approximately 1000 feet in length. Food and beverages can be purchased at the pier."
biker pookie

United States

#12 Jan 14, 2008
I miss Fisherman's Wharf. Did they relocate, or just fade away?
Sysiphus

AOL

#13 Jan 14, 2008
The City of Pompano has a bunch of screw-ups in charge of this fiasco. Only their wonderful management could turn the multi million dollar beachfront area into a ghetto. If they ever get it right, it will be a miracle.
gooba

Delray Beach, FL

#14 Jan 14, 2008
paul wrote:
is this story about pompano pier or dania??????
"Dania Pier Management" is the name of the private CORPORATION that leased the space from the city. It's just a name; since the name confuses you, just read it as "Cruddy Bait Store, Inc."
dean

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jan 14, 2008
Felix wrote:
The place is a dump.
The storefronts are near-blighted, the sand is dirty, city workers drive AROUND beach goers laying on the beach, the restaurant and restroom areas were not family-friendly.
Want a comparison? Take a look at the piers on the west coast of Florida, or further north on the east coast.
You are sooo right!
Skagnetti

Lake Worth, FL

#16 Jan 14, 2008
I bet the same crowd is anxiously awaiting their newer, temporarily-cleaner place to loiter. In no time the will have the dead cover bands and PBR draft special back in full swing. The squeaky clean new residents of the dumpano foutainbleu don't know what they are in for when it comes to "their" beach access. What's even funnier is plan to build another tall building, essentially blocking the view of the people who purchased on the east side of that building. Property in that area should be a bit more exclusive than it is, but $500/mo rental types keep it from progressing. They are catered to by the city (ie. the night crowd at the seafood festival). Not to completely bash the city, it IS tough to the keep that small quiet beach town personna in Broward County anymore.
Hollywood Harry

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 Jan 14, 2008
In the land of the sleazy - the Pompano politicians are supreme. Even the sand smells and feels greasy around that pier like the crazy old fools that live in those pre-burial vaults across the street.
That mess along the beach must be exactly what the old people want because they always end up with the same crappy situation.
PompBch A1A Resident

Laguna Niguel, CA

#18 Jan 14, 2008
Was Fisherman's Wharf run down? Yes. Was the clientele a problem? Maybe for some. Was the restaurant/menu good? Not really. Was the music good? You bet. Were the patrons friendly? Yes. Was the staff friendly? Yes. Was it a great place to meet up with friends? Absolutely. Did the pier attract customers from all walks of life? Definitely. Was the pier a busy place most every day of the week? For sure. For me Fisherman's Wharf was a great local place, and I'll miss the diversity of the people that visited there.
dave

AOL

#19 Jan 14, 2008
Sounds to me that Michael Swerdlow is the only one that knows what he wants to do. The politicians are just screwing up everything, they are such losers. a bunch of disgraceful amateurs. How can this thing take so long to complete?????
dave

AOL

#20 Jan 14, 2008
Hollywood Harry wrote:
In the land of the sleazy - the Pompano politicians are supreme. Even the sand smells and feels greasy around that pier like the crazy old fools that live in those pre-burial vaults across the street.
That mess along the beach must be exactly what the old people want because they always end up with the same crappy situation.
You have just hit the nail on the head

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