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“ghost town” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Las Olas Riverfront

Las Olas Riverfront
300 SW First Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Downtown Fort Lauderdale)
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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.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“ghost town”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

it's a ghost town here. It used to be booming with restaurants, bars and people. Not sure why everyone left but there are only a few restaurants left. Save time and skip this area.

Visited February 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Not sure!”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Cooper City, Florida, United States
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“Nothing left”
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.

Visited January 2014
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central florida
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“Unsettling.”
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 eerie, zombie-apocalypse movie set? It doesn't seem like a reasonably well-run city couldn't do what's necessary to either fill those spaces or take it all down. This is a testament to something, but I don't really know what.

What a SHAME.

Visited June 2014
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“Don’t waste your time”
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.

Visited April 2014
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