Tavistock to build entertainment venue just south of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina

The one-story, 5,000-square-foot building will have an indoor-outdoor bar and could serve as a venue for such attractions as art exhibits and musical performances

Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in Fort Lauderdale
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in Fort Lauderdale

Tavistock Development Co. will build a 5,000-square-foot building featuring daily entertainment and attractions just south of the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina.

Fort Lauderdale city commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Tavistock to use the waterfront building for a temporary special event over a five-year term.

Over a longer term, Tavistock plans to renovate and redevelop the Pier Sixty-Six resort on the north side of Southeast 17th Street at 2301 Southeast 17th Street.

Within a year, Tavistock plans to construct the one-story building on the south side of the street at 2150 Southeast 17th Street with an indoor-outdoor bar.

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The site of the planned building is the location of the former Sails Marina, which Tavistock acquired in 2017 for $24 million after acquiring Pier Sixty-Six in 2016 for $163 million.

According to a Tavistock memo, the planned building could serve as a venue for yoga instruction, happy hours, brunches, farmers markets, art exhibits or musical performances.

The building is expected to open by the end of summer, according to Jessi Blakley, a senior director of Tavistock.

Open hours for the building will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. [Sun-Sentinel]Mike Seemuth