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.
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