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Maida Genser inside Tamarac March 12, 2018, 5:56 PM
What is happening with the corner of Rock Island and Commercial?
We need an east side dog park.
Name not shown inside Tamarac March 9, 2018, 6:02 PM
It seems the problem of empty shopping centers all over Tamarac is never addressed. They are nothing buy eyesores and should be either rented or torn down, since they've been empty for years. I'd rather see nice green areas with walking paths and benches. I feel like I've moved into the ghetto. The artwork is not attractive and doesn't add anything to make the city look better. Very disappointing.
Name not shown inside Tamarac February 8, 2018, 7:16 PM
The east side of Tamarac has four new-construction communities, and the area's retail options should reflect the interests of its new residents. It would be great to be able to dine at nicer restaurants such as Brio, Cooper's Hawk, and Big Bear. With the Target on Commercial now gone, there are not many nearby options that offer a wide variety of products. Building a Whole Foods in its place would be ideal. There are already so many dollar stores, check cashing stores, etc., but higher-end options would make a lot of residents very happy. A Starbucks on Commercial near the Turnpike would be amazing, as the traffic on Commercial when traveling to the one on University turns a coffee stop into a very long trip. I'm also anxiously awaiting for when the land in Central Parc is finally turned into a park.
Name not shown inside Tamarac February 8, 2018, 10:33 AM
Tamarac's main strengths for business development are the endless supply of unused storefronts and undeveloped land. I have noticed that Tamarac has been losing quite a bit of business while other cities are attracting more. I think this is due to a couple of things:
- Aging storefronts in need of redevelopment
Nobody is really drawn to shopping in a forty year old building with an ugly storefront. Many of the buildings stores operate out of in Tamarac fit this description and it turns off customers. In many other neighborhoods, you see investment in beautifying older storefronts and it pays dividends.
- Lack of attractions
There is really no reason for outsiders to come to Tamarac and no way for residents to really get all their day-to-day shopping done within city limits. For outsiders, we need development of locations that fill a niche not met by surrounding neighborhoods - maybe an outdoor retail center in the vein of Coconut Creek's Promenade with movie theaters, fast/casual restaurants, virtual reality rooms, gaming bars, artisan coffee shops, etc.
- Focus on big box stores at the expense of small businesses
With the population getting younger and younger, there will be a greater and greater desire for small, niche businesses and less of a draw to big box stores. Several big box stores are having to close up shop due to this demographic shift. If you want proof of this, go to Walmart or Target and see how many young people you spot; now, compare that to the number you spot at Tate's Comics or Pieology.
Name not shown inside Tamarac February 6, 2018, 12:31 PM
I would like to see more trees planted in Tamarac, similar to Plantation and Coral Springs. Also, relandscaping near roadways where everything is either dead, full of weeds and weed trees, or in need of better fertilization. Also, rather than let all the empty storefronts continue to be eyesores for years, making Tamarac look like a dying city, either sell them or tear them down and create small walking parks.
Gerald Heller inside Tamarac February 6, 2018, 8:55 AM
I look forward to participation to help make Tamarac a Smart City of Excellence.I am completely committed to this effort and the cities recognition and support to Economic Development.
Maida Genser inside Tamarac February 5, 2018, 10:32 PM
We need more dog parks.
Name not shown inside Tamarac February 5, 2018, 9:42 AM
Tamarac needs to up its game to retain the spending potential of all of the new residents moving in; we are new to the city (2 yrs.) in Central Parc and are among the many who go elsewhere to shop and dine. There are more than enough car supply store chains and fast food spots already along Commercial Blvd. What we need are better national sit-down restaurants and/or fast casual. Also better retail; hard to believe that Target has closed its adjacent super store. We usually drive to Coral Springs, Coconut Creek or Ft. Lauderdale for our activities; you've heard this before. Metro Diner is a new bright spot; there is an entire shopping plaza behind it waiting for tenants. Hopefully this study will bring positive results.
Name not shown inside Tamarac February 3, 2018, 11:23 AM
I would like to see more diverse dining and shopping options such as Starbucks, Pieology, Burgerfi, Panera, Mexican etc. Similar to the new restaurants available in Coral Springs and Plantation. We often venture outside of Tamarac to these areas for entertainment and dining. On the retail end maybe Joann's, Michael's, a Target, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, DSW, Hobby Lobby bringing some of these options closer to our area so we don't have to to all the way to Davie, Plantation or Coral Springs to shop.
Maida Genser inside Tamarac March 31, 2017, 6:43 PM
We need more dog parks - especially on the east side of the city.