Dania Beach

Avery Dania Pointe
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Construction is underway on what will be a 102-acre mixed-use development full of shops, restaurants, offices and apartments called Dania Pointe - where the iconic old Dania Beach Hurricane roller coaster used to be. 

The first phase of retail space will have its grand-opening Nov. 1. A few retailers, including Starbucks, have opened in the last two weeks by the Stirling Road entrance. 

Phase Two will have more shops and hotel rooms along I-95, but is not expected to open until fall of next year. 

B.B. King
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The Hollywood Historical Society hosts a lecture series almost every month. But for Black History Month, the organization is turning the event over to a young Broward filmmaker, Emmanuel George. 

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Residents of Dania Beach and Hollywood may soon notice their tap water tasting a bit odd. It’s part of an effort to clean the system of the slime bacteria, molds and algae that can build up in any water system over time.

Instead of getting out the scrum brushes, municipalities simply increase the amount of chlorine in the water that runs through their pipes.

The increase in chlorine in the water is not a safety issue says Philip Skidmore, chief operator of the Dania Beach Water Plant.

The Roller Coaster Off Of I-95 May Soon Come Down

Aug 7, 2014
Kenny Malone / WLRN

The days may be numbered for the giant wooden roller coaster off I-95. The iconic Dania Beach Hurricane, which closed down in 2011, may soon have a new owner who has no intention of keeping it around.

Aventura-based Master Development has a contract on the land underneath the millions of feet of wood and concrete to build what it calls DaniaLive. The development will include shops, a hotel, restaurants and apartments.

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The TNT Fireworks Superstore in Dania Beach has been open around the clock since July 2nd to handle the Fourth of July holiday rush.

Marketing manager Itzhak Dickstein says the company hired an extra 200 employees to manage the steep increase in customers.

To buy fireworks, customers first have to navigate police-directed traffic and find parking among the businesses near the Broward County fireworks store. 

Scary Termite Invader Returns To Broward

Nov 29, 2012
University of Florida

State pest control officials are renewing the war against a versatile and destructive termite they thought they had defeated a decade ago.

But the tree termites -- mobile, airborne, prolific and voracious -- have gained a new foothold in Broward County. Experts who met Wednesday to develop a termite strategy say the insects have overrun a square mile of Dania Beach.

The usual anti-termite tactics won’t work this time, they say, because: