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Margate, Florida

Margate is a city located in Broward County, Florida; the land area is approximately 9 square miles, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 estimates, the city had a population of 56,002. The town was planned in 1953 by Jack Marqusee, who financed the the operation. On May 30, 1955 the town of Margate was founded with a population of just 200 residents. In 1961, the town was re-incorporated as a city.

Victor Semet and Jack Sullivan were also instrumental in the planning, design, and landscaping of the city, since the entire area was surrounded by farmland. Margate was advertised on billboards and magazine advertisements, so that people would visit the model homes and move to the area.

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  • Rancho Margate (closed), Bill (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    The site is currently under development under the name Celebration Pointe. It will be rental apartments.
  • Lester's Diner No.2/Margate, John (guest) wrote 5 months ago:
    My wife and I took our five year old granddaughter to breakfast at the Margate Lester’s Diner this morning. We have been customers for twenty-five years or more. We ask for and were given a booster for our granddaughter. She can’t fit in a high chair and can’t reach the table from the chair. We have never had a problem with getting a booster but after we received breakfast the waitress came to the table and said the manager sent her to tell us we couldn’t use the booster due to insurance regulations. When we starting asking questions the waitress brought back a nasty manager who said we had two choices, my granddaughter could sit in a high chair or on a chair. I guess this is the new child unfriendly Lester’s Diner. She told us a child had fallen off the chair in a booster and they couldn’t use them anymore. They make boosters with straps but I guess that would cost them money and that wasn’t given as a future choice. I don’t know why the booster was available and given to us in the first place, if they weren’t permitted to be used. I would also like to know why the nasty manager waited to tell us until after the meal was delivered. They lost a loyal customer.
  • Advance Discount Auto Parts, What user name? (guest) wrote 3 years ago:
    Where is the phone number?
  • Intersection of CR 912 and SR 7, formulanone wrote 4 years ago:
    Photo from 1953, facing north on State Road 7.
  • Bank of America Building, formulanone wrote 5 years ago:
    Photo of this building is courtesy of me, photo taken in January 2009.
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