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Islanders, change is coming to Wilton Manors and whatever your thoughts, there are opportunities to speak your mind.

This Wednesday, the Planning & Zoning Board will be discussing the future of Alibi Plaza. There are also ongoing conversations about the proposed hotel coming to Wilton Manors. What do you think about either issue? Make sure to hop over to our Facebook page to share your views!

-- Christiana Lilly, Editor

P.S. Have you made your nominations for the Your Choice Awards? Scroll down to start nominating your favorite people, places and things!


Special Meeting Aug. 16 to Discuss Development of Alibi Plaza

By John Hayden

Photo by John Hayden.

After months of silence and delays, discussion on the redevelopment of Shoppes of Wilton Manors, aka Alibi Plaza, is ready to restart.

The city’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) board is holding a special meeting to discuss development plans on Aug. 16, in the city commission chambers. It’s been months since the development has been discussed. The developers were scheduled to appear in June, but withdrew at the last minute. P&Z’s regular July and August meetings were canceled. The only item on the agenda is discussion of this project. 

People close to the negotiations say there were unresolved issues around parking in the proposed garage. The plans call for the more recessed building on the lot, the one with Pride Factory, to be demolished and a parking garage built. In the current parking lot in front of that building, a mixed-use building would go in with street level shopping with housing and amenities above. 

The building with Alibi and Hunters, as well as the parking lot in front of them, will remain untouched.

Read more at OutSFL.


Parking Leads Concerns Around Proposed Wilton Manors Hotel

At a brief public meeting on Aug. 3, members of the public gave their feedback, most of which revolved around a perceived lack of parking for the 123-room, eight-story hotel. 

Nominations Open for Your Choice Awards

OutSFL's first Your Choice Awards has officially launchedNominate your favorite people, places and things, then vote for the winners. Deadline is Aug. 30.


Pride Center Collects Back to School Supplies

Between underfunded schools, underpaid teachers, and inflated prices, students are going back to school without basic supplies. Now Women With Pride and the Pride Center are working to fill the gap

Weekly Events

TODAY: Safe Harbor

A therapy group for gay, bisexual and transgender men meeting weekly at SunServe. An intake form is required to attend.

WED: "Bloody Bridget"

It's the final week of Popcorn Fright Nights, celebrating all things horror and gore. The campy "Bloody Bridget" tells the tale of a voodoo deity transforming a burlesque dancer into a "Valentine vampire" and will be screening at the Gateway theater in Fort Lauderdale.

THURS: Equality Park After Dark

The Pride Center's garden plaza is transformed into a marketplace with food trucks, handmade arts and crafts, music, and vendors from the community. Free to attend.

FRI: Dine Out Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy dining specials at restaurants throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale, now through Aug. 31.

SAT: Break the Stigma

An HIV/AIDS conference for women and femmes at Sunshine Cathedral, hosted by the Aqua Foundation in honor of Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

SUN: "Oleanna"

It's closing night for "Oleanna" at Empire Stage, telling the tale of a power struggle between a college professor and a female student when she accuses him of sexual harassment. 

Job Opportunities

Postal Mail Processor -- Wilton Manors

A mail processor is one of the most important jobs of the U.S. Postal Service. Mail Processors sort mail and handle the mail, so that it can be moved to the next destination.

English Tutor -- Oakland Park

As a tutor who uses the Varsity Tutors platform, you can earn good money, choose your own hours, and truly make a difference in the lives of your students.

Meet Your Neighbor

During the week, Harrison C. Davies works as a marketing and public relations manager. But outside of the office, he is a coveted Level 10 Google Local Guide. 

Davies has been living in South Florida since 2017. He’s spent much of that time compiling reviews, photos, and data on local establishments through Google. Level 10 is the highest level a Google Local Guide can achieve, and the status is gained by contributing 100,000 points worth of information and images. He says his profile has almost 400 million views. 

Davies went to Pace University in New York. He also spent time in Missouri, but Florida is where he calls home. Here in Wilton Manors, Davies has served on the Community Affairs Advisory Board for two years and is up for reappointment in the fall. 

Davies is an active member of the Wilton Manors community in many ways. Take advantage of his local reviews, or say hello when you see him at the bar. 

- Benny Manning

Have a neighbor we should profile? Is it you? Send your nominations to

Mike's Deal

Hey Best Western Rewards members, we've got a deal for you

Stay two nights and earn a $50 gift card. Deal is for stays now through Sept. 4, 2023 at any Best Western branded hotels or resorts in the US, Canada or Caribbean. Gift cards will expire Nov. 30, 2023.


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