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Las Olas Riverfront

300 SW First Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Downtown Fort Lauderdale)
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Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This popular riverside entertainment and retail complex offers movie theaters, games for kids, stores, a flea market, and a surplus of places to eat,... more » Owner description: This popular riverside entertainment and retail complex offers movie theaters, games for kids, stores, a flea market, and a surplus of places to eat, all in an open-air environment. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to a really nice sushi/tapas restaurant on the beach but we were there on a Monday night and the riverfront was really quiet. Although there was music and people on the riverfront it was ok. I was more interested in the turtle's nest on the beach.

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Cooper City, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This used to be a great place to hang out, but now everything is gone. There's only a few restaurants left. What a shame, it's in a GREAT location, right on the water.

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central florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

How does it even happen that all those buildings, fountains, escalators, etc. are left to just ROT right next to a beautiful, well-landscaped walkway along the waterway? Within steps of a nice downtown, a museum (which is why we were there), near what look like million dollars per unit condos? What kind of colossal greed and/or mismanagement ends in this... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It has many many years since we have visited this once vibrant spot. Looking at the place now, it is sad to see the decay and the void. The economy clearly has made an negative impact with only 2 stores and the AMC theaters listed on the directory. Don’t waste your time here.

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01532
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We were in the area for a river cruise. It was sad how desolate the area is. Word is they want to tear it down and build more CONDOS! Most of the buildings are empty save for a few restaurants, some new, some that have been there a long while.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's a pretty walk along the water. It seems like a lot of locals run along it or walk their dog. You also can see some impressive yahcts/boats parked along the wall by the marina. But that's it. All the shops are empty. There is the one Irish bar that we didn't stop in. There's nothing else. Should have known... More

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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425 reviews 425 reviews
90 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

They need fresh ideas here.My wife and I have been here during its heyday,not too long ago with many bars eateries and other attractions.Now the only time to go is during the day to take a stroll along the riverfront or use it as a stop for the water taxi.Even during festivals like St.Patricks Day it is not as packed... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It is such a shame what happened to the Las Olas Riverfront. When I first visited, Fort Lauderdale back in 2002, the Las Olas Riverfront was a hot spot. It had a great variety of restaurants, fabulous bars and a well-run movie theater in addition to many boutique like shops. The area was always packed with couples, families and young... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

They have changed owners so many times and can't figure out what to do with the property. That shouldn't be the reason why they're not allowing new businesses to open up shop with a reasonable lease length. I don't understand why they would want to pay the mortgage out of pocket. There is plenty of potential in the area and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I had never been to the Los Olas Riverfront when a friend recommended the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Reading the other reviews here, it's as if I went to a different venue? The place was packed! There were people everywhere! Families gathered under tents, on blankets, in groups of chairs and lounges. Food of every kind being served. Kids playing games.... More

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