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Recipe for Success

Big Tree BBQ has been firing up some of the best ribs, wings, and pulled pork in town for years. Beginning as a backyard business and then expanding to a food trailer, Big Tree’s delicious dishes have been attracting crowds since 2005. Thanks to Pompano Beach CRA's support, a new brick-and-mortar location in Collier City is set to help revitalize the area.

The CRA recently approved an unsolicited proposal from Big Tree’s owners, Kenneth and Janice Bynum, for constructing a restaurant on CRA-owned property on Powerline Road between NW 4th Court and NW 5th Street.

The CRA acquired the properties in 2006 for a total cost of $199,787 and has remained vacant since then. The proposers have requested that the properties be acquired at $0 in an effort to keep the project affordable for construction and operation. At a recent meeting, the CRA Board approved a Property Disposition and Development Agreement with Big Tree.

“The CRA is dedicated to revitalizing the area, and we believe this new restaurant will attract customers and boost the local economy,” said Nguyen Tran, Pompano Beach CRA Director. “As long-time residents of Collier City, the Bynums are invested in this community, and we are very proud to support their business growth.”
The Bynum’s plans are to construct a restaurant of approximately 1,500 sq ft with a covered outdoor dining area, provide a landscape buffer on the western portion of the property and parking on the northern end of the properties. Financing will come from a construction loan and personal savings with a projected cost of construction of approximately $801,000.

This new BBQ restaurant will offer dine-in, take-out, and catering options for pork, beef and poultry meals and sandwiches. This family owned and operated restaurant plans to service the community where they reside, attract new patrons to the area, and create generational wealth, as their children will be involved in the operation of the business.

In addition, the Bynums also applied for a Strategic Investment Program reimbursable grant for $150,000, to support the ground up construction of the restaurant. The eligible improvements include items such as structural, electrical, plumbing, drywall, painting, HVAC, kitchen and bathrooms and more. Since 2010, programs have been funded in the Strategic Finance Plan for the Pompano Beach Northwest CRA district, helping local businesses with the visual appearance of structures to support redevelopment.

With the CRA's backing, this new barbecue restaurant has a strong foundation to become a community favorite!

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