Bokamper's Coming to Fort Lauderdale: Swapping Land With the Fire Department

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The big guy himself: Kim Bokamper
In case you're counting down the months: football season is just about four months away. We know, it probably feels like forever for you diehard football fans.

Well, lucky for you this season is lining up with the introduction of Fort Lauderdale's newest sports bar: Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill--named after former Miami Dolphin's linebacker Kim Bokamper.

Details and rendering after the jump.

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The newest outpost of the chain, which already has locations in Miramar, Plantation, and Naples, will be situated directly on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Oakland Park Blvd.

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The future waterside Bokamper's

While this is great news for Miami Dolphin's lovers, it's also a great deal for the city of Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant will be swapping some of the land in it's purchase deal with the current site of the city's Fire Station 54.

Sounds kind of odd, huh?

Currently, Station 54 needs to make considerable modifications to meet flood-plain requirements. The land owned by Bokamper's, just across the street and just north of the station's existing site, does not have the same grading issues. The city forecasts the deal would save at least $500,000 in construction costs.

If the deal is approved, Bokamper's will be using the site of the fire-station for a valet parking lot.

Although commissioners have already voiced support for the deal, it is expected to be presented before them sometime in May.

The restaurant is slated to open in September.

Location Info

Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill

1280 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL

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ralphpetrucci topcommenter

This area is hardly dead frankd4 --- as the reviews are this place is really packed and the new Shooters and Chart House and Flip Flops are all doing great business (they now have a large covered city parking lot across the street.

frankd4 topcommenter

shitty location land locked and little if any parking NOT subject to ticketing violations = its actually UNDER the OPB bridge = i remember years ago when the yankees stayed at the galt ocean mile and cunningham drugs and that outdoor mall area had all manner of nice places including FRANKIEs restaurant on the same plot BUT that was back before the FT LAUDERDALE parking authority became the nazi gestapo in driving OUT businesses with their tactics = so now that area is D E A D dead 

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