Nick’s Notes

This is my spot for what everyone else calls a blog. I’ll write my thoughts and ideas on Plantation issues as I see fit.  Have a topic idea? Email me at nicksortal@bellsouth.net.

Replacing Carrabba’s at Marketplace is…

'Classic American Fare' is on the menu Walt’s American Grille & Bar, which has a popular dining spot in Boca Raton, will be filling the space vacated by Carrabba’s at Marketplace at University after the July 6, 2019, explosion ruined an entire strip of...

Woman’s Club bus bench program continues

City, service club share moneyThe Plantation City Council approved the continued use of a program garnering revenue from bus benches around town, conducted by the Plantation Woman’s Club.  Plantation Woman’s Club meeting minutes of Aug. 28, 1959, show the...

Announcement ‘very soon’ on Plantation Marketplace restaurant

Carrabba's replacement is lined upA “really exciting” restaurant is coming to Market on University, replacing the Carrabba’s that was ruined in the July 6, 2019, explosion.Developer Tyler Fontaine, speaking to the Plantation City Council at Wednesday’s...

Here are just the documents

For those who want to just see the documents, I created this post. Click on each photo to enlarge it and make it more readable.Mayor Stoner raised her car allowance and didn't reveal itHere is a document that shows Lynn Stoner was warned to consult council...

The backup material behind my points

During the Jan. 26 City Council meeting I posted some very serious reasons why having a strong mayor is problematic. I listed a litany of situations the current mayor has gone through, and point out that had these acts been committed by a city manager, we...

Date changes, utilities calendar and resurfacing

Doggie Palooza delayedA couple of updates from Wednesday night’s council meeting: The postponement of the January “Rock the Park” concert now has a date: “Yacht Rock” is booked for March 19.Also “Doggie Palooza” had been set for Jan. 29 but we’re going to...

Rob’s BBQ expanding to Plantation

Rob’s barbecue setting up shop in PlantationRob Scruby is looking to expand his barbecue business, and that’s a good thing for Plantation.Scruby, who owns Rob’s barbecue on State Road 84 in Davie, is opening a smaller location at Vizcaya Square in...

Cleary Publix progresses, early spring opening likely

Publix reopening might be in April  I’ve tried to adapt to other Publix stores in my area, and while they’re serviceable, I’m still walking around lost half the time.  So I contacted those in charge of refurbishing my Publix on Cleary to see how long until...

Resident input sought for new bridge

Bridge would cross SR 84 inside MidtownThe city of Plantation will conduct a public workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at City Hall to discuss a new bridge that could help relieve traffic in Midtown. The city has initiated a Project Development and...

For city business, contact Nick at NSortal@Plantation.org or 954-498-5337. His personal email is NickSortal@BellSouth.net.