As the only major city in Broward and Palm Beach Counties that lacks waterfront dining, Boca Raton is looking forward to it in the near future. The city bought the Intracostal dock in 2009 for $7.5 million four years after the final restaurant closed its doors, and the city council has finally given the go-ahead for restaurants proposals.

The city’s marine board has hopes that the waterfront dining will attract visitors and boaters to Silver Palm Park and downtown Boca Raton. Using a restaurant such as Delray Beach 84 as an example, the board predicts that people will park their boats along the dock then spend the entire day in the area. The city plans to sift through all the restaurant proposals within the next month and choose the one the like the best. The restaurateur will be charged rent by the city to recoup for the $7.5 million taxpayers paid.

What are your thoughts on Boca Raton finally receiving waterfront dining?

Source: WPTV


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