Restaurant Proposed At Fort Dallas Park

An unsolicited proposal has been submitted to operate a restaurant at Fort Dallas Park.

Sanctus Spiritus LLC wants to demolish the current structures on the site. A Bijan’s restaurant once operated there.

The company is proposing to build a 250-seat restaurant, with 10 percent of revenues going to the city.

A historical Palm Cottage is boarded up on the site and would be maintained by the restaurant operator under the proposal. The cottage was built in the 1890s, and moved to the Fort Dallas Park site in 1980 to make way for construction of the Centrust Tower.

The park is 22,207 square feet. It sits between a Metromover station and the River Park Hotel, in an area where a commissioner wants to build a larger Julia Tuttle Park.


the palm cottage:

(photos: phillip pessar)