Downtown Hollywood’s monthly Artisan Market grows; next one set for Sat., Mar. 18

  The community came out to recently to enjoy the growing Artisan Market that takes place during Downtown Hollywood’s monthly ArtWalk. Those who came could enjoy live entertainment, vendors offering a wide range of arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and other items and the chance to spend time with family and friends. The Artisan Market is offered […]

Hollywood Circle is a 25-story mixed-use development in the center of Downtown Hollywood currently under construction.

Downtown transforms as development plans move forward

The goal of recreating Downtown Hollywood as an upbeat and attractive destination to live, work, play and visit is gradually coming together. The Hollywood Commission has approved large-scale development projects and construction on some of them are underway. Much of the development effort involves the Regional Activity Center (RAC), which runs from Sheridan Street to […]

Hollywood moves forward with 19-story Young Circle Commons development

Developer to preserve facade of Great Southern Hotel site slated to become residential condos, retail space and Hilton Garden Inn Construction planned for a new 19-story building to be known as Young Circle Commons in Hollywood to set to begin in a year. The project will incorporate the Great Southern Hotel, the historic landmark hotel that was […]

Downtown Hollywood zoning approved for major development

Hollywood is hoping to develop Downtown into a major metropolitan hub citing demographic shifts, lifestyle preferences, and improved mobility options as key factors driving the desire for dense development.   Previous zoning regulations didn’t allow for a focus on large-scale urban design and planning, leading to isolated developments with no regard to the Downtown area as a whole. Earlier this month, the Hollywood […]

Downtown Hollywood seeks to attract mixed-use, high-density development with relaxed zoning regulations in the RAC

A national trend to develop downtown areas into community hubs with a strong “sense of place” has proven to appeal to demographic shifts, lifestyle preferences, and provide for improved mobility options– driving the desire for urban living. Meanwhile, Downtown Hollywood’s commercial tax base has been at a standstill.  City planners cite current regulations that prohibit the kind […]

Businesses on western perimeter of Young Circle soon to face new “right-of-way” fees

Businesses along the western perimeter of Young Circle are soon to face new “right of way” charges. Restaurants on the western stretch of Young Circle with tables on Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) owned right-of-ways are going to feel the effect of this revision. Businesses that make use of their sidewalk space by adding extra seating on […]

Downtown Hollywood’s Muzart to re-open Aug. 1 at old Arts Academy of Hollywood building

Downtown Hollywood’s Muzart has been a haven for creative kids interested in performing and visual arts for over 15 years. Founded in 2001 and operated by Tina Buccellato, Muzart Creative Arts Studios is now under new ownership. Buccellato will be staying on board as a partner in the business. The studio is set to re-open […]

Hollywood artist opens art gallery and studio in Downtown Arts District

Hollywood artist Doris White is now able to paint and exhibit her work close to home at her new Art N Form Gallery that opened in Downtown Hollywood on June 18 during the monthly Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk. Art N Form Gallery, at 120 S. 20th Ave., showcases White’s oil, acrylic and mixed-media paintings and more […]

ArtsPark wins “Family Fun” Award, offers something for everyone

The ArtsPark at Young Circle consistently offers entertainment for all ages. The ArtsPark received a “Family Fun” Award from Broward Family Life. Every weekend, the ArtsPark offers free family-friendly activities, like Funtastic Fridays for children or the Friday Night Movie. The ArtsPark Live! Concert Series is offered every Saturday night at the Amphitheater, art exhibits such […]

Hollywood holds parking forum to address beach congestion

The City of Hollywood recently held a public parking forum to share information about the parking situation in the downtown and beach areas. Hal King, who has extensive experience in various cities with managing parking, was introduced as the new parking administrator for Hollywood. He promised to work to improve the parking situation in Hollywood. […]

Local barbershop ‘a cut above the rest’ since 1946

Nestled at 110 South 20th Avenue, Hollywood, Florida, between the alleyway and Morningstar Jewelers, sits a cozy little barbershop called Downtown Cuts. Established in 1946 and currently owned by native New Yorker Phil Fuchs, who has been living in Hollywood for 30 years, Downtown Cuts is just one of those gems that helps give Hollywood its magic. […]