Two Restaurants Join Pompano Beach Fishing Village

The SunSentinel – An oceanfront redevelopment project in Pompano Beach will feature at least two new restaurants — a seafood spot and a steaks and burgers restaurant.

Oceanic Oceanfront Dining and Brimstone Woodfire Grill are expected to open for business by the end of next year at the upcoming Pompano Beach Fishing Village.

The development is part of a bigger effort to bring business and liveliness to the area near the Pompano pier, north of Atlantic Boulevard.

The new fishing village will span six oceanfront acres and include 48,500 square feet for about a dozen shops and restaurants, a parking garage for at least 600 vehicles and a pedestrian promenade linking the Pompano Beach fishing pier to the Intracoastal Waterway, said Tim Hernandez, a principal at Pompano Pier Associates, a developer based in Delray Beach.

“It’s going to be very cool, something that’s been long-needed in Pompano Beach,” Hernandez said. “This will give people something to do other than walk out on the pier.”

Efforts to improve the beach area started in 2009, said Kim Briesemeister, a principal at Pompano Beach-based Redevelopment Management Associates, which was hired by the city to manage the redevelopment project.