Business View Magazine September 2018

316 317 H allandale Beach, Florida,with a population just shy of 40,000, is roughly four square miles in size. It is bordered by I-95 on the west, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the City of Hollywood to the north, and the city of Aventura and the Dade County line to the south. The city is probably best known as the home of two racetrack/casino venues: Gulfstream Park,which features horse racing, and the Mardi Gras which hosts greyhound racing. Gulfstream Park first opened in 1939 and for decades was one of the most important venues for thoroughbred horse racing in America.Today, the complex is a thriving village of shops, restaurants, art galleries, outdoor cafes, bars, and nightclubs, employing more than 2,000 people and welcom- ing hundreds of thousands of visitors, annually.The Mardi Gras,which closed for several months, last year, after being damaged by Hurricane Irma,was recently purchased by real-estate mogul, Jeffrey Sof- HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA CITY ON THE RISE HALLANDALE BEACH Florida AT A GLANCE HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA WHAT: A four-sq.-mile city in Broward County; population approx. 40,000 WHERE: Located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, next to Aventura, Florida WEBSITE: