A landmark Hallandale Beach motel has closed.
Motel Fredola, located across the street from Gulfstream Park at 900 South Federal Highway and, will be demolished soon, although owners have reportedly declined to comment on what will become of the site.
Former owner Jerry Biller told the Miami Herald that it was time to move on. He sold the 40,000-square-foot property in 2001 to Hallandale Office Towers for $800,000. Biller ran the motel until it closed.
Following 9/11, the investor decided to put the office park he had in mind on hold and keep the motel running until the market improved, according to the Herald. The area surrounding the motel has grown recently, with high rises east and south of the property and the addition of a retail-restaurant village surrounding Gulfstream Park. [Miami Herald] — Katherine Kallergis