o Beginning Monday, May 18th, the Broadwalk will be open for exercising only including walking, jogging and bike riding* (No time restrictions ) (*bike riding will be prohibited from Harrison St. to Carolina St. when Temporary Cafe Zone is in use Thursday 2pm through Monday 5am)
o Beginning Monday, May 18th, the Broadwalk will be open to access and patronize restaurants/food establishments and retailers
o No rollerblading, skating or skateboarding
o No loitering
o Social distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals
o No groups larger than 1O people
o Facial coverings must be worn when at least 6 feet social distancing cannot be maintained and when patronizing retail businesses
Beach remains closed
Frank De Risi Pres. HBCA
County and City to reopen at different times:
Broward County Recreational Facilities to Reopen Wednesday, April 29/2020. Broward County has issued a new Emergency Order that allows for the reopening of some recreational facilities tomorrow, Wednesday, April 29th including certain county parks, golf courses, boat ramps, marinas, and pools in multifamily developments. All of the openings will come with specific restrictions including limited hours, usage guidelines, social distancing requirements and other regulations to limit interaction. All beaches in Broward County will remain closed, as well as non-essential businesses. For additional information about which facilities will reopen tomorrow, please visit the County’s COVID-19 website.
City of Hollywood Planning for Reopening of Recreational Facilities Next Week
Due to the current number of new COVID-19 cases in South Florida as documented by the Florida Department of Health each day, the City of Hollywood will not be reopening City parks, public or private golf courses, or boat ramps or marinas at this time. The City will continue to monitor the case data in preparation for the possible phased reopening of certain recreational amenities starting Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Source: City of Hollywood website
Frank De RisiPres, HBCA
Dear Downtown Hollywood and Hollywood Beach Business Owner,
Please remember to continue to submit business specials through the below link for our monthly e-blast, App and Florida’s Hollywood website. You may simply want to submit that your business is open for business! A deal is not necessary. (All posts are reviewed and approved prior to going live.)
To submit that your business is open and/or your business specials and deals visit: https://www.floridashollywood.org/deals-submission/
In addition, if you are posting on Facebook and Instagram please remember to tag us @floridashollywoodshare this information with your business neighbors located within the CRA Districts. If they are not receiving these messages, please have them contact me so that we may include them in our database for announcement and information.
Last, but certainly not least, please stay safe and healthy.
City of Hollywood CRA
Dear HBBA Members,
Your Hollywood Beach Business Association is continuing to be very active for you, our members with the city of Hollywood, the county and other local institutions. We have been posting updates on the HHBA website and social media of the latest news that affects our area such as government notices on programs that can help your business, as well as events and business seminars which will be instrumental to re-launching Hollywood Beach.
We appreciate the feedback and support we’ve received. Our governmental affairs coordinator, Debra Case has been engaged with the city on a daily basis, our president Dan Serafini was interviewed by the Miami Herald early on regarding the beach closure and Kathy Di-Bona is keeping tabs on local announcements and breaking news. We are maintaining contact with partners like the convention and visitor’s bureau in order to have our voice included and to participate in promotional opportunities as the situation improves.
Here’s a resource we encourage you to take advantage of –
COVID-19 – Economic Assistance for Businesses from the City of Hollywood
The City of Hollywood’s Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development has information to assist your business during the COVID-19 crisis. They also offer other programs that can help you develop or grow your business in Hollywood with city and third-party programs. The economic development team can assist you with any of your business-related issues. Contact them using any of these methods:
Thank you for being a member of the HBBA. We are looking forward to ramping up and planning the relaunch of our businesses here on Hollywood Beach in the near future.
Take care and stay safe!
The HBBA Board of Directors
Here is a list of area restaurants that are available for delivery or takeout and other businesses that are open.
Let’s continue to support local businesses.
If you know any area restaurants or businesses that are open, please fill the form out at the bottom.
Alma Grill, 501 Silks Run, Unit 1130, Hallandale Beach, Delivery. 786-899-7999. almagulfstream.com
Antonio’s Pizza, 3088 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale. Pickup or delivery. 954-744-4845; and Antonio’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, 619 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach. 954-923-5151. antoniosfl.com.
Bluewave, 901 North Broadwalk, Hollywood Florida. Pickup. Www.bluewavehollywoodbeach.com or 954-544-3874.
Capone’s Italian Pizzera, 3775 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Pickup or delivery. Caponespizzeria.biz or 954-986-9192.
Christine Lee’s, 801 Silks Run, Unit #1580, Hallandale Beach. Takeout or delivery. christinelees.com or 954-457-6255.
Happy Pappy’s Diner, 4531 Griffin Road, Hollywood. Pickup or delivery. 954-581-8974.
Oaxaka, 2033 Harrison St., Hollywood. Pickup or delivery. order.eatoaxaka.com/oaxaka/menu or 954-745-4750.
Ocean Alley, 900 N Broadwalk, Hollywood, FL 33019
Pickup. www.oceanalley.net or 954-921-6171.
OCEAN’S 13 Sports Bar & Grill, 3111 North Surf Road
(Corner of Surf Rd and Scott St) Hollywood, FL 33019
Full menu available for take-out!
oceans13sportsbar.com or 954-613-4026
Shabo’s Mediterranean Barbecue, 1814 Harrison St., Hollywood. Pickup or delivery. shabosbarbecue.com or 954-559-6164.
Taco Joint, 1000 N. Broadwalk, #1, Hollywood; 954-866-3777, TacoJointHollywood.com. Delivery via DoorDash.
Taverna OPA, 410 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Local delivery or delivery by app. tavernaopa.com or 954-929-4010.
Tropical Acres Steakhouse, 2500 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. Takeout only. TropicalAcres.com or 954-989-2500.
East Coast Pest Control, 110 SE 6th St #1701, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. ecpestcontrol.com or 954-924-2471.
Our menu is on our website www.oceanalley.net our phone 954.921.6171.
Best Way to Order
Order Take-out by calling 954.921.6171. All orders will be pre-paid upon ordering.
Open dining still available as of 3/18. No delivery.
Placing of Pick-up Order times:
Dinner 5:pm – 9pm
900 N Broadwalk
Hollywood, FL 33019
Lakes Residents, This just in from the City of Hollywood: “Access to the barrier island will be restricted to residents, business owners, business employees, hotel guests and patrons coming to pick up carry-out food orders from barrier island restaurants. All City community centers, parks and recreational facilities are closed. Public boat ramps at Holland Park will remain open, but the rest of the park will be closed down. See City website for more details”
We encourage everyone to practice these safety guidelines:
• Closely reviewing the advice and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and medical authorities.
• Advising and making sure our employees are aware of the preventative measures provided by the CDC such as diligent handwashing, avoiding touching one’s face and staying home if sick.
• Intensive cleaning and disinfection all public and staff areas including the restrooms, kitchens, bars, dining rooms and all surfaces that are touched like menus, phones, keyboards, faucets, light switches and door handles.
• Hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content have been placed in public areas and restrooms along with extra soap and paper towels.
• Ensuring all employees frequently wash their hands for 20 seconds or more.
• Discouragement of all personal contact including shaking hands.
• Gloves are used in all areas that have contact with food.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if sick.
• Cover your nose or mouth when coughing or sneezing. Use a tissue and dispose of in trash.
Get up-to-date information from the CDC website below.
A1A Improvements Project from Sheridan Street to Monroe Street in Hollywood
Description: Improvements under this project include removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway, widening sidewalks and upgrading ramps to meet ADA requirements, replacing drainage structures and installing flap gates, removing, narrowing, and /or upgrading medians and curb and gutter, adding 4-foot bike lanes from Monroe Street to Arizona Street, adding sharrows (share the road pavement markings) from Arizona Street to Sheridan Street, upgrading and installing new pedestrian signals, and minor signalization and street light improvements. For more information, contact Community Outreach Specialist Rebecca Guerrero at (954) 218-2304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the project and monthly updates, please click the following link: http://d4fdot.com/bcfdot/a1a_improvements_from_sheridan_st_monroe_st_hollywood.asp
*Please note that to minimize impact to the traveling public, all lane closures will be suspended Monday, January 27 through Monday, February 3 for the Super Bowl. Lane closures may resume Monday morning, February 3.*
- The Hollywood Boulevard and SR A1A entrance and exit ramps will have intermittent full closures, Tuesday, February 4 through Friday, February 7 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., for asphalt paving.
- Southbound SR A1A motorists will be detoured via Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Please see detour flyer attached.
- Northbound SR A1A motorists will be detoured via Sheridan Street. Please see detour flyer attached.
- Eastbound motorists traveling along Hollywood Boulevard will be detoured via South 7th Avenue to make a U-turn towards US 1. Please see detour flyer attached.
- Northbound and southbound SR A1A, between Sheridan Street to Johnson Street, will continue to have intermittent lane closures , Tuesday, February 4 through Friday, February 7 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., for lighting and punch list work. One lane in each direction will be maintained at all times.
The coolest treats in South Florida will soon be getting even better, as Puffles dessert shop on Hollywood Beach, which specializes in Hong Kong waffles with ice cream, will be adding new products in the New Year.
Puffles, conveniently located just off the Broadwalk at 349 Johnson Street near the Margaritaville Beach Resort and the band shell, introduced one of Hong Kong’s most popular street snacks, gai daan jai, or spherical egg-based waffles, to the area last April.
Crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside, Hong Kong waffles are traditionally served in just one flavor, broken into pieces in a baggie and eaten plain. Puffles has put its own spin on this cultural phenomenon with a choice of three flavors – original, chocolate or matcha (Japanese green tea) – and the waffle folded into a cone to hold ice cream and toppings.
The 1,300-square-foot shop features a cornucopia of offerings, including a dozen different flavors of ice cream, from vanilla to Sea Salt Caramel Truffle, that doesn’t melt in the warm waffle. There are 19 topping ranging from Fruity Pebbles cereal and Japanese mochi to Pocky sticks, condensed milk and syrups. Puffles also carries a variety of slushes and bubble teas, with toppings that include boba (tapioca pearls), popping boba and fruit jelly balls.
“We have a lot of options here,” said Puffles co-owner Caleb Deng, who is hands-on in the business making waffle batter, which requires 800 eggs a week.
Puffles staff are trained on which ingredients go well together and will make suggestions for patrons who can’t decide on a flavor combination.
“We want something that tastes as good as it looks. Everything is made to order and goes well with the ice cream,” said Deng, a fan of the waffles in New York’s Chinatown since childhood.
“There is nothing like this in South Florida,” added Deng, whose family owns numerous service and restaurant businesses in New York City and South Florida. “I was always into baking when I was a kid and wanted to open a café-style dessert place.”
Savory waffle flavors such as pizza and red bean will be added to the menu, as well as ice cream cakes and acai bowls with fresh fruit and granola. Given Puffles’ popularity and uniqueness, the owners are already eyeing a second location, in Downtown Miami.
“We’re really interested in expanding to other states and possibly franchising,” Deng said.
As for the original Puffles location, “We chose Hollywood Beach because it’s a mix of locals and tourists, and it’s right in between Miami and Fort Lauderdale,” Deng said.
Puffles opens daily at noon and closes at 10:30 pm Sunday – Thursday and 11 pm Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 954-367-2353 or visit PufflesFL.com.