City to consider company’s plan to build marina with tiki bar in Broward County

Rendering of Skippers Dockside in Hollywood

A new tiki bar and marina is being proposed at the site of the former Wilshire Marina in Hollywood.

Hollywood’s technical review committee is scheduled to review Oceanside Marine, LLC’s plans to redevelop the 1.32-acre property on Sept. 5. The site is located at 2308 N. Ocean Drive along the Intracoastal Waterway.

The project, called Skippers Dockside, will include a marina with enough space for megayachts to dock, a temporary takeout restaurant, and a bar. It is designed as an amenity for the nearby Marriott hotel, located at 2501 N. Ocean Drive, as well as for boaters, said Keith Poliakoff, co-founder of the Fort Lauderdale-based Government Law Group, who represents Oceanside Marine, LLC.

“The ownership of this property thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have an additional amenity for hotel guests?’ and ‘Wouldn’t it be great to construct a brand new place where boaters can pull up with their large vessels, dock there, grab a bit to eat, and relax?'” Poliakoff said.

Oceanside Marine, LLC, managed by Mark and Michael Walsh, paid $3.37 million for the waterfront property in 2012. Its previous owner, Wilshire Marina, LLC, paid $18 million for the property in 2006 with the intention of building a high-end condo site. After demolishing the Wilshire Marina in 2006 and the restaurant that operated on site in 2008, Wilshire Marina LLC was hit with a $22.7 million foreclosure action in January 2010.

At present there are no waterfront restaurants and marinas in Hollywood that can accommodate large vessels, Poliakoff said. The bar will be managed by Marriott, he added. The owners hope to break ground early next year, he added.

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Author: Erik Bojnansky