Broward County approved restoration of a Coca Cola plant
In order to revive a symbol of the city of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County approved the restoration of an old factory of the Coca Cola soft drink company. This was reviewed by the WSNV portal, in a note extracted from the AP agency.
The store is located at 644 S. Andrews Ave, specifically south of a Publix chain supermarket.
"A lot of people are excited to finally see it come back to life," said architect Merrill Romanik, who is in charge of the work, refurbishing the Coca-Cola plant.
Coca Cola had an impact on the population of Fort Lauderdale
Romanik said that when the operations of the gas company plant began, the people of the town began to be rooted in the brand.
"When they introduced this bottling plant in downtown Fort Lauderdale, it had a strong impact on the community," Romanik told the AP agency.
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For Rick Ferrer, Historic Preservation Officer of the county, said that the construction of the plant meant an economic boom for the city.
“It meant an economic recovery during the Depression; only the big cities have Coca-Cola plants,” Ferrer recounted.
County invested $3.1 million for the refraction
Broward County members approved a project valued at $3.1 million in October for the refraction of the building.
The works are expected to be completed by the summer of 2022, indicated both the County Historic Preservation Officer and the architect in charge of the work.
“They're bringing things back to their historical aspect, which gives the city more character,” said Ellery Andrews, deputy director of Fort Lauderdale History.
Now we will have to wait if the building will only be refurbished for historical purposes or if it will be reactivated for the production of soft drinks.
Author: Daniel Parra 3:55 pm