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Posted on: April 12, 2019

UPDATE: Temporary Closure of Dania Beach Grill

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Calc Engineering inspected the Dania Beach Grill and documented the existing condition of the building structure and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.
The results of the inspections found numerous and various maintenance, repair and safety concerns.
The following is a list of significant conclusions and recommendations according to the Engineer:

  • Structural inspection observations:
    • The awning structures are unsafe and must be removed and replaced.
    • The wood deck and fence around the building must be replaced.
    • The concrete tie beams and certain concrete walls are damaged and must be repaired as soon as possible.
    • Broken and damaged window frames and doors must be replaced and repaired.
    • The mechanical equipment on the roof is not properly attached to the roof and must be removed and replaced as soon as possible.
  • MEP inspection observations:
    • The kitchen air intake, exhaust and hood system must be repaired or replaced.
    • The electrical panels must be upgraded, organized and rewired.
    • Various wiring throughout the building is exposed, corroded, loose or damaged and must be repaired and replaced.
    • Various mechanical components are corroded and damaged and must be removed and replaced.
    • Kitchen equipment is not connected to dedicated circuits and must be corrected.

Our meeting with the Engineer and City’s Building Official concluded unsafe conditions with the building and the need for emergency action. Below is a copy of the Building Official’s email communication on this matter.

“Based on the Calc Engineering report received on April 10, 2019 for the Dania Beach Grill at 65 North Beach Road, the Engineer and myself have determined that there are unsafe conditions at the subject property. Emergency action needs to be taken based on 2017 Florida Building Code #116.5 (Broward County Administrative Provisions) to ensure the safety of the public and the employees. I am requiring as the Building Official that it be closed until the necessary repairs have been made to bring this building back to a safe condition. This emergency repairs identified in the Engineers’ report shall be done as expeditiously as possible”.

The meeting also concluded that the awning and roof mechanical equipment must be removed and the building secured immediately. Subsequently the same day, staff informed the tenant that the Beach Grill needs to be temporarily closed for repairs. The City has removed the awning and roof mounted equipment and secured the building with a fence. A follow-up and more detailed evaluation of the structure is needed in order to determine the necessary remedial action. 

Dania Beach Grill

The Dania Beach Grill is Temporarily Closed. 

“The Safety and well-being of our citizens are of the utmost importance,” said Ana M. García, City Manager.
We are addressing what our Building Official deemed as unsafe and we are working on a plan of action to address those issues.
Please follow our updates on social media and our city’s website for more information.

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