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Whiskey Jack's Construction 6/15

Whiskey Jack's

1309 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301

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It looks like Whiskey Jack's is toast; The building was purchased by the group that owns Bokampers. No word yet on what is planned.

What's curious is that they paid $3.8M for it; the parcel was last sold for $1.8M in 2013. It's highly unlikely that the value doubled in 3 years. It probably has something to do with the fact the Rocco Mangel bought the Rocco's Taco's building for $5M in 2015.

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The name of the venue will be Whiskey Jack's. It looks like they got past the people in the neighborhood who don't want this end of Las Olas to become a parking mess.

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The owners of McSorley's and Stout Irish Pub will be opening another pub in a building in-between the old M-Bar and Rocco's Tacos. They purchased the building last year for $1.85 million. With Tim Petrillo opening Knife and Balls in the M Bar and Big Time Restaurants opening a big new restaurant at Solita; there's going to be a lot more action on this end of the Blvd; assuming people can find a place to park. The big issue down here is the that there isn't nearly as much parking here.

These big players are butting egos; each betting that their concepts will be so compelling that people will be willing to deal with potentially nightmarish parking.

Construction has begun, but they haven't filed a Plan Review or for a Fictitious name yet, so no word on the name of the new venue.

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Too Many Bokampers?
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Bokamper's on Oakland Park told me this weekend than in addition to Bo's Beach House or whatever they are in fact opening something at this location.

Won't that be a lot of Bokamper's (3 of them) very close to each other?

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