Now he hopes to help spark the revitalization of the “Gateway to the World’s Most Famous Beach” — the blighted several block stretch of East International Speedway Boulevard on the city’s beachside that leads to the Atlantic Ocean.
“This whole street used to be a vibrant functioning street.” said Duva who lived four miles south of what is now East International Speedway Boulevard when he moved to the area with his family in 1964. The street was called Broadway Avenue back then recalled Duva. He was an 11th grader at the time.
Duva recently paid approximately $1.4 million to acquire three commercial properties on both the northwest