|Meyer Lansky's former home at 612 Hibiscus Drive, Hallandale Beach.|
If walls could talk.
Someone just bought a house in Hallandale Beach that comes with a bit of history.
The home at 612 Hibiscus Drive was once owned by mobster Meyer Lansky.
It sold last month for $1.2 million. The new owner is a front called Tiger Business LLC in Weston.
From a 1990 Sun-Sentinel story:
In 1958, Lansky lived at the Tuscany Hotel at 3800 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood. In 1964, the FBI listed his permanent address as 612 Hibiscus Drive, Hallandale. And in 1969, Lansky moved to 5001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
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Lansky's ties to Hallandale date back to the 1940s.
In the summer of 1945, Lansky bought the Colonial Inn near Gulfstream Park from showman Lou Walters for $80,000.
He opened the Colonial Inn December 1945. The Inn became a profitable, posh East Coast gambling establishment. It was closed by the government in 1948.
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