At one time, there were a dozen gay guesthouses along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Over the last five years, gay resorts have taken their toll as new, larger properties spring up right across the street from the ocean. Today, only three gay guesthouses remain open on the beach.
But back in 2000, when Casey Koslowski purchased the guesthouse at 539 N. Birch Road, he had big plans for a grand resort. Those plans became a reality and that Grand Resort became a Fort Lauderdale gay icon.
Next month, the Grand Resort celebrates its 20th anniversary. The celebration is already in the planning stages and Koslowski has many reasons to have a Grand birthday party.