Demolition starts on Carefree Theater

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[Update:  The city’s development services director, Rick Greene, said the proposal for the site is much bigger than West Palm’s land use code allows. “Staff is not allowing them to move forward,” Greene said Wednesday. “The project will have to be made smaller or the Code revised to allow them to go higher than what the current regulations allow.”]

A track hoe began crunching walls of the old Carefree Theatre on South Dixie Highway this week, as a developer seeks city approval for Carefree 6 @ Flamingo, a mixed-use project with an art-house cinema.

The building served as an entertainment venue for six decades but has been vacant since 2005.

Film producer and distributor Charles S. Cohen, who is a real estate developer, plans a project on the site, between Flamingo Drive and Cordova Road, that will include six theaters, luxury apartments, restaurants, shops and underground parking.

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Initial strike to the Carefree.

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Track hoe about to wail away at the west wall of the vacant Carefree Theatre.

 

 

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