Oasis Café Closes on Fort Lauderdale Beach
After 21 years of business, Fort Lauderdale City Commissioners voted on Tuesday to evict Oasis Café from its popular city location.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the café, which sits on city-owned property, owes Fort Lauderdale more than $130,000 in past-due rent and taxes.
Oasis Café first began leasing the location, 600 Seabreeze Blvd., over two decades ago on March 3, 1994. Their most current lease expired on February 15, 2014 and the café has remained on property for the past year without one.
While he wouldn’t comment on the commission's eviction decision, Oasis Café manager, Fred Bousquet confirmed that the café didn't have a current lease and that owners and city officials couldn't agree to terms.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is currently accepting sealed bids from prospective new tenants. The filing deadline is April 21.