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The El Cid Bar & Pizzeria is drawing big crowds as this landmark location comes back to life. If you’re a Karaoke lover Wednesday is your night to shine at El Cid as the Karaoke starts showing up around 7pm. Thursday is now Ladies Night at El Cid and ladies drink free from 8-11pm. A great crowd is showing up on Saturday nights for 80’s & 90’s Music all night long. How are your Beer Pong skills? If you think you’ve got the stuff of a Champion the biggest Beer Pong Contest in town takes place every Monday night at El Cid. Don’t forget the longest Happy Hour in town every day at El Cid from 11-7pm - this place has a rocking afternoon crowd so if you’re partying and it’s light outside go to the El Cid! See page 2 for more info. With Valentines falling on a Monday it’s kind of tricky. Many good restaurants are not even open on Monday nights. But after making the rounds restaurants are making an exception this year. Sushi Jo will be open and all 3 of their locations in the WPB area are a perfect spot for you and your Valentine. Sushi Jo serves a very aphrodisiac menu all the time and the seating is very cozy,
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The map below shows: 1: La Fogata, 2: Tulipan Bakery, 3: Nonna Maria, 4: Entre Nous, 5: Carving Station
you’d have said I was nuts. But it is true. The place is The Carving Station in Lake Park. The name means what it says - you’ll see more tasty meats being carved to order right in front of you than you could ever imagine. See page 9 for more info and take advantage of this deal tonight! Nonna Maria has not been open on Monday nights in years. Valentine’s Day this year will change that! Owner Judy & Chef Francois have announced they will be open on Monday and serving their fabulous Prix Fixe deal. Chef Francois always creates something special for Valentines so you’ll have to call for the menu and I urge you to make reservations right away if you want a table at this hot spot. As one diner told me “The secret is out on Nonna Maria.” The meal you get every night for only $26.95 would cost you $60 at other places and the food would not be as good. Chef Francois creates every dish himself and I have not seen him outside of kitchen since September of last year. Every time I visit the place he’s got a pan in his hand and is cooking each order himself. You want a dish that is cooked by the owner? Book a table at Nonna Maria! See page 13 for info.
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sushi - it has If you want lots of seafood NIGHT LIFE to have a items and dinner at home many standard on Valentine’s hot items or any night done with check out the Sushi Jo style. new items at BARON BEATTY Definitely call Fresh Catch for reservations and book your table Seafood. They’ve now got Ipswich asap - see the front cover for info. Clams flown in weekly - they are If Monday night for Valentines fantastic fried! The Conch Chowder is dinner doesn’t work for you, the outstanding at Fresh Catch and they 101 Grille has the answer! The 101 now have fresh Tuna, Wild Salmon Grille is one of the few spots in town and Chilean Sea Bass chilling on ice where you can dine and dance to live waiting for you. The seafood dinners music in a classy atmosphere at very are so inexpensive you’ll laugh at the moderate prices. How moderate? On prices - see page 4 for info. Saturday night before Valentines, If your an old-fashioned guy or gal the 12th, you can get dinner for 2 who enjoys people with manners and for only $39! That includes 2 salads, class I’ve got a great spot for you to 2 entrees, 2 coffees and a bottle socialize, get in or stay in shape and of wine - your choice - for only $39. meet people of your persuasion. It’s I wrote the price twice to make sure on Palm Beach Island and it’s not a you understand what a deal this is! bar. It’s a spectacular dance hall that The crowd at 101 Grille has been is frequented by the stars of stage, booming on Friday nights, last Friday screen and Dancing With The Stars. there were at least 200 people in the It’s owned by one of the world’s place and the greatest dancers, dance floor a man who can stayed full all teach anyone night to the live how to dance any sounds of Steve dance. He has & Angela. The won too many new ownership major dance is bringing this contests to list spot back to its here and he is a glory days and judge at many co-owner John top contests Mohring says around the he is thrilled world. His name with the is Alec Lazo and Patty and Steve at 101 GRILLE clientele and he the place is the loves the response the restaurant is famous Paramount Ballroom. Unlike receiving! Happy Hour is getting very other private clubs in Palm Beach it active from 4-7pm and a local former won’t cost you $100,000 to join. Not A-list Actor has been frequenting the $50,000. Not even $1,000. You can place with his Hollywood pals. See join this exclusive club this month page 9 for more info. for only $99! That includes 3 private Two other spots normally closed dance lessons, 1 group dance club on Mondays will be opening for and 1 invitation only dance party! This Valentines day - The Sunset Grill gives you the chance to sharpen your & Jade Kitchen in Northwood. dance moves privately, then step out The Sunset Grill is a spectacular onto the floor with confidence. See restaurant with a beautiful bar and a page 2 for info and mention the Palm gourmet lovers menu. This famous Beach Sun to get this great deal. room has existed since 1935 and has S been owned by Matt Reber & Terry Marince for a decade. One patron Royal Poinciana Way W E said to me - “The dining room looks like it should be in Disneyland.” Every Paramount Ballroom square inch of the interior and exterior N has been accented with flair and class. Your Valentine will be impressed and Everywhere I go people are talking excited to be celebrating this special about Wednesday nights at La Fogata. day for lovers at the Sunset Grill. See Any dish on the menu is only $10! This page 4 for info. special only excludes seafood dishes and applies to every other entree Northwood Village Eateries: on the menu! To get an authentic 1:Jade Kitchen 2: Fresh Catch, sizzling gourmet Mexican dinner for 3: Sunset Grill only $10 during season is unreal. On Valentine’s Monday La Fogata is the S only place in town that will serve you 1 Northwood Road their famed Margaritas for only $1! E W You can enjoy a tasty dinner and have 24th St your fill of Margaritas - as many as you 3 2 want for a buck apiece. See page 2 and N take advantage of all their specials this month - I don’t know how much Jade Kitchen has decided to open longer they can keep doing it! on Mondays starting with Valentines Another top value restaurant in night for the rest of the season. This this area is the best Buffet restaurant space has been redone with a brand in Palm Beach County. All you can eat new bar in the back. There’s also a Prime Rib for only $9.59! And not large Chef’s Table up front if you’re just Prime Rib, an entire Buffet of fruit, celebrating Valentines with a group. salads, meats, pastas, vegetables, If the weathers right the sidewalk potatoes and more - for only $9.59! If seating is covered in many areas and I would have told you in 1995 that in very private. Chef Wayne is planning 2011 there will be a restaurant serving a great menu for this night - so call for all this food on an all-u-can-eat buffet details - see page 4. and including Prime Rib for only $9.59
One of the signature events in WPB is now free! The SuperCar SuperShow will take place on Sunday February 27th with the most amazing cars in the world on display. The event is now run by ICTV1’s Neil London along with Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” and the City of WPB. Together they are producing this event which for the first time will be free to everyone. Also this year if you’ve got a car you’d like to show off at the event you can do so by going to SuperCarSuperShow. com and registering. There are both individual and company sponsorship kits that can be downloaded for those who want media visibility and prime locations. See page 15 for more information and join the Byrdman for a great SuperCar SuperShow! It’s free! When Burger Bros took over the old Checkers spot in Dixie Highway just south of Palm Beach Lakes there were many local restaurant people who were skeptical. If Checkers couldn’t make it how could another hamburger joint make it? Well its been a year and Burger Bros is thriving at that location and opening new stores. I stopped by last week to speak with the owners about their secrets to success. The result was an article too big to fit in this column. Check out page 7 and read about this local business that has expanded during a time when everyone else is retracting.
Every restaurant has tables that are sought after. Sometimes it’s because they are hidden, sometimes its because they are on center stage, sometimes its because they are romantic. A restaurant named Entre Nous has all three of those covered. They have one of the most hidden tables for 2 or 4 in town, many plush booths and a side room where you feel like you’re in your own restaurant, away from the glare of prying eyes. Owner/Chef Jason L. has been perfecting this menu for 7 years and the food is fantastic. This is an American Flair restaurant with all the latest cooking techniques applied to your dish. Entre Nous has been Zagat rated “Excellent” since 2007 - every year! They are open on Mondays for season but I recommend making reservations immediately to ensure you get a table. See page 15 for info on their Happy Hour, Prix Fixe Dinners, Ladies night & Wine Night Wednesdays. If you want to surprise your Valentine’s this year, do it first thing in the morning! How? Stop by Tulipan Family Bakery and get some delicious pastries and chocolate treats to greet your lover when they wakeup. That will set the day in motion in a very positive fashion. Tulipan Bakery has been creating romance for 20 years with their custom cakes and desserts that will make your taste buds tingle. If you’re both off to work Monday morning take your Valentine to Tulipan on the way for a cozy scrumptious breakfast that will send them to work with a smile! See the back cover for info. The Mayans say time will end on December 21, 2012 - so eat, drink and be merry tonight!
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With one of the worst winters on record spreading across much of the Nation, the value of a warm and sunny location for vacation or principal residence is giving our real estate market a boost here in Florida. And those in the know know that some of the very best of Florida weather is right here in the Palm Beaches. Unfortunately some, who think they know it all, are out there looking but know just enough to get into trouble. Now I donâ€™t profess to say that I know it all â€“ but with 22 years behind me let me share what I do know. Your first consideration is: â€œDo you know what you want?â€? Surprisingly the majority of buyers with whom I have worked will decide on a property quite different than the criteria they presented at our first meeting. Like the couple whose primary and absolute criteria was to be below the third floor and would not look at anything else â€“ but the condo that I knew had everything else they wanted was on the penthouse floor of a 20 story building. They agreed to â€œjust lookâ€? and, you guessed it that is the one they bought. The lesson here is to give your REALTOR your criteria, but be open to new ideas and suggestions. A client will ask for a three bedroom, but will buy a two; they want a house, but buy a condo. The one reaction I hear so often is: â€œWe never thought we would like this â€“ thanks for showing it to us.â€? That is why you use a good Realtor! Another thing often missed by clients is that maintaining a house up north is very different from maintaining a house here. If you are going to be here for the majority of the year a house might be your choice, but for vacation living it could be a mistake. In Florida you donâ€™t close down the pool for the winter; the grass and plants grow every day and need to be watered, trimmed and cut. A house requires year round full time attention â€“ and unless you are in position to hire a caretaker you might find a condominium an easier and better choice for vacationing. But there is a third choice between a private house and a condominium tower. You might want to consider a â€œzero lot lineâ€? home. There are many available in this area. You have all the benefits of owning a house, but you pay a monthly maintenance fee to a homeowners association, and much of the outside maintenance worries (lawn mowing, watering, etc.) are provided. Some zero lot line communities are gated offering extra security for when you are home â€“- and away. I have also found some buyers reluctant to even look at older properties. While there are many wonderful new communities and buildings to choose from, the older buildings should still be considered -- assuming a good and up-to-date maintenance program. Older structures have a proven track record to survive storms, operating costs are well established, you are not as concerned with construction issues like Chinese dry wall, and you are not paying to support unsold units. And of course a professional inspection is always wise, including mold inspection â€“ for older and new construction. In summary, and this is not meant to be self-serving, please do not rely solely on your expertise (â€œIâ€™ve bought several homes and I know the marketâ€?). Add the knowledge and experience of a well recommended Realtor, and you will be in a much more knowledgeable position to find your right place in our sunshine. John Q. Podesta is a national instructor and author of the â€œReal Estate Professional Assistantâ€? course of the National Association of Realtors. He is the Managing Broker of Crystal Tree Realty in North Palm Beach. For more information: JohnQPodesta@gmail.com or 561-379-5875.
Special to the Palm Beach Sun by Michael L. Cohen, Attorney
ARE THE POLICE YOUR FRIEND? YOU BE THE JUDGE! You, the Victim Whether the police are your friends depends on whether you are a victim, a suspect/person of interest, or a third party disinterested witness. Since each of these categories is separate, even though they can overlap, I am going to arbitrarily start with the interaction between you as a victim and the police in this monthâ€™s article. If you are a victim of a crime, most police officers want to solve the case. It helps the victim, it gives the officer a feeling of satisfaction and makes them and their department look good, particularly if the case gets press space or broadcast air time. It also helps down the road at budget time before the city or county commission. Here are a few things to think about. Donâ€™t exaggerate what happened. Exaggeration will come back to haunt you in court during cross examination, with the police or when you are trying to get your insurance company to pay a claim and they catch you in a lie. If you say anything it should be the truth. Better to say nothing than to lie. Always remember the police will put every person involved into the computer. If there are any arrest warrants for you it could result in you going to jail, even if you are the victim of a crime. If you live or are in a high crime area or have a criminal record the officer will know about it immediately and it may affect the opinion of you as to whether youâ€™re telling the truth or how hard the officer is going to try to solve the case for a â€œnon solid citizenâ€? in their opinion. The better officers will put that aside and focus on the case, but some donâ€™t. When you invite the police into your home to investigate a crime against you anything in plain sight like drugs, paraphernalia, illegal guns, stolen property or anything illegal could cause you or a family member to be arrested. As a victim of a crime whether it is a crime against your person such as battery or rape, or against your property such as theft or burglary, you want to give all the relevant evidence you know to the officer to solve the crime. If you are a pure victim and are totally blameless of any crime you should not have any problem with the police unless you run into a rude, incompetent or bigoted cop. Just tell the truth - some officers can sense a lie and will begin investigating the alleged victim as well as the perpetrators themselves.
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BURGER BROS. CONCEPT IS A WINNER! I By Baron Beatty
n ten years of publishing a food-based newspaper and having started in the restaurant business in 1976 I’ve seen my share of new concepts. With the recent news and lawsuits involving restaurants serving food that is loaded with fillers and preservatives I was intrigued by the new Burger Bros. concept of serving an entire menu of Fresh never frozen food items with zero additives. Most interesting was that Burger Bros. is serving gourmet-style preparations in a fast food environment with the convenience of a drive thru. February marks their 1st year at the flagship location in WPB on Dixie Highway. Where Checkers closed up shop, Burger Bros. is thriving. Why? The oldest restaurant rule in the book – serve simple food, and do it right! The burgers have never been frozen and are prepared daily. Same goes for the fantastic Chili and the amazingly good bun, made fresh daily. Even the sauces at Burger Bros. are made in-house; the Fries are actually real and hand cut in the store every day and fresh-fried without any preservatives! I toured the store with owners Peter and Nicholas Julius and they showed me the process from start to finish. What was most shocking is that there were no microwaves, weird conveyor belt cooking or huge freezers like most other fast food establishments. Instead a walk in refrigerator full of fresh produce, beef, marinated chicken and their famous turkey burgers. They cooked on a flat grill and actually cooked to order; it was obvious quality is a major priority in this operation. Another thing that surprised me is that Burger Bros has their own fountain Beverages! Cola, Cherry Cola, Orange, Lemon Mist, Root Beer, Fruit Punch, Lemonade & Diet Cola. I did find one thing frozen in this store, it was the Ice Cream - with good reason - all their Shakes are made with hand scooped real Ice Cream - again - no additives or preservatives being whipped around in a huge machine for hours on end. These are old-fashioned Shakes made the old-fashioned way - in a fast food concept. At Burger Bros. you can actually get an authentic Root Beer Float!
Who are these guys and where did this idea come from? Well these guys are brothers hence the name “Burger Bros.” Nicholas & Peter based their concept on a restaurant from the 1960’s owned by their father in the Bronx called “The Flair.” But their main experience as fourth-generation restaurateurs comes from California, where serving fresh food is a must to survive, as Julius says, “even at the drive thru window.” In one short year they have started 3 locations in South Florida. The Stuart location, their first franchise store, opened in December on US-1 just south of Colorado Avenue. The Deerfield Beach location is another of the brothers’ corporate stores that is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in March. They are negotiating a contract for 10 more franchised locations and have plans to grow nationwide. Their menu price structure is competitive with McDonalds, Burger King & Wendy’s (excluding the Dollar menu’s) but the food is generations ahead in taste, healthiness and portion. This makes Burger Bros very attractive to both its customers and prospective franchisees. My experience tells me the best way to make big money in the restaurant business is get in on the ground floor of something good when it’s young. Burger Bros. is young, it’s better than good, and these owners know what their doing and have developed a complete concept from top to bottom. What has started as one store on Dixie in WPB will be a national chain in the next ten years as fresh & free of preservatives overtakes just being fast in the marketplace. Go try a meal at Burger Bros. - and don’t leave without trying one of their Shakes! Life is too short to cheat yourself out of that simple pleasure. For Franchise information you can contact the franchise department at (888) 714 1964.
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Palm Beach State Attorney Michael F. McAuliffe a.k.a. the fearless wonderboy
Mid Term Report Card: B – State Attorney Michael F. McAuliffe just hit the midpoint of his fouryear term in office. Last year I wrote a couple stories about the man who I have nicknamed the “fearless wonderboy” for having climbed two of the world’s highest mountains, but having yet to deal with the mountain of corruption in Riviera Beach. I recently sat down with the State Attorney to gather his perspective on his first two years in office as I put together my mid- term “Report Card.” McAuliffe comes across as an extremely intense and self-confident individual who has drawn on his background as a federal prosecutor in remaking the State Attorney’s office to one with a more rigid and centralized chain of command. This has caused frustration among junior prosecutors who have seen their limited autonomy reigned in. Has this policy change contributed to the delays in the charging and prosecuting of high profile corruption cases? In one case, it certainly appears that way. More than two years have passed since the arrest of a police detective in the Riviera Beach overtime scandal, even though the supervising detective who benefited from the fraud is yet to be charged. The word on the street is that an arrest should be forthcoming in the near future, but it shows how trying to build a perfect case can result in a lot of wasted time that, at the end of the day, won’t make a difference. Sometimes you need to take what you have, throw it at the wall, and let the jury put the pieces together for a successful prosecution. McAuliffe does not seem to be bothered at all by delay if it allows for a bigger net to be cast or time to expand a corruption case. He is going to build his case and neither the time it takes to do so nor the public’s frustration is factored into McAuliffe’s analysis. This is a fairly typical approach for federal prosecutors while elected state prosecutors usually take a quick win whenever they can get it. I saw this approach first-hand in two classic federal corruption cases. In the first, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois indicted 46 floor traders and brokers at the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. At the time I was a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and that scandal was the talk of the trading floor for months. The second was Operation Silver Shovel, when six Chicago aldermen (the equivalent of a city commissioner) and a dozen other local officials were convicted of accepting bribes. What stands out about Silver Shovel was that the investigation took over four years before the first arrests were made. The U.S. Attorney had the discretion to charge one or two elected officials much earlier in the investigation, but held out for the motherload. When asked about the public’s frustration in having only one elected official charged with criminal misconduct in the course of his official duties over the last two years (former County Commissioner Jeff “Crybaby” Koons), McAuliffe did not answer except to say that he had a hard working team in his public corruption unit. When asked about why his counterpart, Broward State Attorney Michael Satz had nailed 8 corrupt elected officials in the last two years while he had only busted one, McAuliffe dodged the question and replied that Satz’s long-term track record did not reflect that level of success. Certainly, McAuliffe has stepped up to the plate in other areas, and made his mark in a way that will leave a lasting legacy on ethics reform in Palm Beach County. McAuliffe had a vision that he took to the Palm Beach County Grand Jury and the result was the creation of an inspector general and
ethics commission. Without his passion in pushing for this reform, it never would have happened. McAuliffe has a positive working relationship with widely respected Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. Bradshaw’s recognition of the growing threat of gangs was the impetus for the formation of the Sheriff’s gang unit. The State Attorney evaluated Bradshaw’s successful model and created his own gang unit. This specialized unit inside the State Attorney’s offices has already made its mark in successfully prosecuting multiple defendants to life terms under the RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization) statute. In addition to gangs, McAuliffe has also put his foot down when it comes to sexual predators. He has a special victims unit, with its own dedicated prosecutor, that identifies, investigates and prosecutes sexual predators and child pornographers. (Note: I hope the unit looks at the sexual predator who is on the Riviera Beach City Marina payroll and lives at the marina. His profile sheet on the marina bulletin board was taken down so no one knows the name of this monster. Why is this convicted felon hanging around children who frequent the marina and adjoining park?). With respect to high profile cases that were the focus of heightened media fascination, the results are mixed. The State Attorney’s office successfully prosecuted the horrific Dunbar Village Gang Rape case; life sentences for three defendants and a 30- year plea deal for a fourth. Conversely, the felony trial of a special education teacher, Ms. Allison Dinsmore, for which McAuliffe sought 20 years for felony animal abuse over the starving deaths of her pet cats, was an embarrassing bust when the jury found her to be not-guilty. The State Attorney was confident that his office could handle its existing case load, but noted that he was short 25 attorneys and that his funding level needs to be increased. One of his key objectives is to reduce the number of assistant state attorneys who possess four to five years of experience from jumping to the private sector. So crunching this all down, I give McAuliffe an overall grade of B- . He gets straight A’s for his ethics overhaul, gang and sexual predator units, and a D for only one arrest of an elected official for public corruption. McAuliffe gets an F for failing to charge anyone in Riviera Beach who was singled out in the two audits by the Auditor General, even though the Joint Legislative Committee stated in its report findings that it felt there was criminal behavior by city officials that warranted an investigation. Further, McAuliffe has not wrapped up the Riviera Beach police overtime scandal; his office lost the recent highprofile case when Riviera Beach Police Officer Toombs was found not guilty of tipping off a murder suspect; and numerous Government-in-the-Sunshine law violations have been reported to his office and no one has ever been charged, the latest of which included the pending Sunshine law investigation into the Riviera Beach City Council. There is the potential for considerable improvement in this grade over the next two years. The State Attorney told me that he will personally try a few cases, which will inspire his troops to step it up when they see him ripping apart a defendant. As General George Patton said, “America loves a winner and will not tolerate a loser.” Riviera Beach citizens want a criminal indictment of Riviera Beach elected public officials before McAuliffe’s term is up in 2012. When he makes that happen, McAuliffe will deserve a final grade of A.
Finally, I dedicate this month’s corruption ditty to Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, a man who will continue to be known for at least the next 20 years as the only Palm Beach County Sheriff in the 21st Century that had a clue as to how to do his job! With thanks to Survivor, we can now all sing to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger”: Risin up, after climbing Mt. Denali and Aconcagu too, back in the courtroom, this time as Mr. State Attorney, did my time with administrative bullshit, once again a prosecutor with a will to thrive so many times, it happens too fast, you trade your passion for glory, don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past, you must keep indicting corrupt politicos to keep them alive It’s the eye of the tiger, its the dream of the fight, risin up to the challenge of corruption, and the least known State Attorney stalks his prey every night Riviera Beach you screwed with the wrong guy and he’s watching you with the eye of the tiger
By Fane Lozman
Risin up, straight to the top Satz and Rundle’s conviction records can be beaten there are so many targets of opportunity, corrupt politicians abound in this county I have the guts, I will get the glory, went the distance to get this job, I’m not gonna stop till I climb to the top, of that cesspool mountain near the Port, RIVIERA BEACH!
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PALM BEACH FIRING OF FIRE CHIEF ENRAGES SOME PB RESIDENTS
Freedom of speech in America took another hit on the chin recently when Palm Beach Town Manager fired the Fire Chief William Amador. He was not fired for doing a bad job, the Town Manager admitted openly and in print in the PB Daily News that he fired the Chief for “involvement in the construction and maintenance of the website, PalmBeachPensions.com.” Amador denies the accusation saying “I’m being accused of something I didn’t do.” No proof of Amadors “involvement” has been offered by the Town Manager. But what has PB residents talking, many of whom are very wealthy, is the old “so what.” What if he did provide public information that was used in this website? A close look at the website fails to find anything of a “Wikileaks” nature, just well thought out rabblerousing about the pension issue and the firefighters version of why their current pension plan benefits everyone, including taxpayers. The website does not even engage in the typical name-calling that usually surrounds labor negotiations. Are we now going down a road in which any city employee can be accused of “involvement” in any website by the Town Manager and be fired for it? Without proof that it caused any damage to the town? Even a few notorious super-rich right-wing advocates have stated privately this was wrong. One, who owns a massive ocean-front property near the Breakers, said “In this age, if you can’t take the heat of an internet website get out of the kitchen.” A smolder is turning into a bonfire over this termination - stay tuned. Idiot Florida criminals.....Out looking for a good time, 3 teens named Waldo Soroa, Matrix Andaluz & Jose Marrero broke into a house and spotted an abundance of white powder. Thinking it must be some high quality coke they started snorting it. Thinking they had a good buzz going they took the containers of powder and split the scene. The containers were urns, the contents were the remains of the father of the person that owned the house and her 2 dogs. The 3 idiots spent the evening snorting cremated dogs and human remains. And then to cap it off, they got busted for the crime. Another 9-11 Rip-off......The purported “official” Memorial Fund for the 9-11 catastrophe is the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located in NYC. Schools have allowed schoolchildren to collect donations by having bake sales and going door to door, often a penny at a time, to fund building a Memorial at the Ground Zero site. $370 million has been raised and taxpayers via the US Government & NY State have kicked in another $330 million. Where’s the money gone? The Foundation President, Joseph Daniels is paying himself $371,300 this year. It seems the more cash that came in the higher he raised his pay. He gave himself a 28% raise in 2006, 12% in 2007 and 6% in 2008. The Director of the Museum that does not yet exist, Alice Greenwald, pays herself $351,000. The “capital planning” VP Joan Gerner got a hefty $337,000 a year before she left. The “Development Director” Cathy Blaney is paid $322,000 a year. There are 11 people in this organization making more than $160,000 a year. According to the nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator, the usual salary for the CEO of a mid-size foundation like the memorial is about $160,000. Managers after that level usually make much less - normally under $100,000. The Museum is expected to open in 2012, two years late. The American bankruptcy......Right now each person in America is on the hook for $45,300 in debt. That’s the $14 Trillion in total debt we as a nation carry. Now smart investors are silently bailing out of what’s called “Munis” or Municipal Bonds that cities, states and the Federal government sell to fund themselves. The Securities and Exchange Commission has quietly launched an investigation of whether states and cities are properly disclosing budget issues to investors when they sell these bonds. West Palm Beach is a perfect example. Under soon to be former Mayor Lois Frankel, the city has engaged in a Madoff-like scheme in which hundreds of millions of dollars have been borrowed for the new City Hall, the waterfront, the CRA’s and the DDA. These bonds carry huge balloon payments in the future, which Mayor Frankel has refused to publicize. Some of the payments are higher than $50 million in one payment during one year. Many of the bonds sold under her two terms are scheduled not to be paid back for 30-50 years, accruing huge amounts of interest on top of the original loan amount. WPB is a city that now pays its bills secretly with credit cards and in which one person reporting directly to Lois Frankel is the only one besides her who knows the true story. Trying to look at WPB finances is very difficult due to them making it a maze of confusion in very small print scanned documents online. But it reveals a house of cards that Madoff would be proud of. For now everyone got rich off the bonds those who sold them, the developers like Catulfumo who built the projects and got paid, and the many overcompensated CRA & DDA employees, one of whom gets paid $130,000 a year to work part-time. Respected banking analyst Meredith Whitney, who predicted the banking crisis in late 2007, is warning that 50 to 100 municipal-bond defaults will happen over the next year, photo by ictv1.com/neillondon
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THE RETAIL REPORT
RIGHT HOOK FISHING CHARTERS OFFERING AFTERNOONS IN PARADISE! Your Valentines Day shop just around the corner, Nowlin’s Flower Shop has been going strong for 75 years at 457 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. Say “I love you” with a teddy bear and exquisite roses for your love. Nowlin’s has bears and by Brittnye Parker beanie babies in every size, color and description. Save that trip to the mall for another day and explore Nowlin Flowers in Northwood Village. They’re a local business that does it right! For more info see pg 4. You will find your dream apartment at the Nor-Way on newly gentrified 24th Street where you will delight at the newly paved modernized atmosphere. Each apartment at the Nor-Way has been renovated by resident manager, Demitri, and is in ‘mint’ condition. Best of all, you pay only one low monthly rent that includes all utilities, cable & internet! The Nor-Way is convenient to the intracoastal, downtown, beaches, City Place, Northwood Village, Palm Beach Maritime Museum and includes free parking. Take a look at the pictorials on page 5 and give Demitri a call today! Lazaro Car Wash & Detailing will keep your cars and boats looking brand new. Not only do you look better driving a clean car, but your car and boat will retain their value when they are well cared for. Lazaro comes to your location to give personal hand washing attention to your car or boat. Check out the Condo Special - one car washed and detailed for only $40 or two for only $70. Call a friend and get in on this great deal-spread the word at your condo and line up the cars!. See their information on page 6. Sunflower Nutrition has been your premier and well established vitamin and nutritional supplement source for well over 10 years providing West Palm Beach with items such as flax seeds, chia, just to name a few. Scott Moon, your knowledgeable proprietor is always available to answer any questions, guiding you in all your nutritional needs. Check out his ad on page 12 and drop in for your vitamins, supplements and health foods. John Podesta at Crystal Tree Realty specializes in properties in Old Port Cove, North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens and he has the right property at the right price for you with absolutely NO added on dealer fees! John
will help you find the perfect property at the right price. See page 16 for more details about his listings at Old Port Cove and other high rises. John is a contributing columnist for the PB Sun. To learn about the business of real estate read his column “An Insiders Look at Real Estate” on page 6. The soothing spa-like decor of Gyrotonic Satnam and the attentive staff will help you feel at peace fro the moment you step inside. Classes ranging from Hatha, Vinyasi and Kundalini Yoga, Gyrokinesis, Zumba, OzzyBall, Yamuna Ball Rolling, Belly Dancing and Doga are offered in the serene Yoga Studio. For year 2011 a series of Wellness Workshops including Partners Yoga and Healing through Nutrition, Chakra Healing and Meditation are also available. See their ad on page 16 and escape the hustle, bustle of everyday life. AAA Furniture in Northwood is the re-sale furniture store that will furnish your entire house with quality pieces for prices you can afford. Why buy anywhere else? They have so many great items and always at the most reasonable cost and in excellent condition. Drop by for a browse and find just the furniture you need. Their ad is on page 4. A Shade Above is the only place to go when you need lamps, accessories, shades or even a new chandelier. They have a huge selection and they offer personal service that the big box stores can’t. All at competitive prices and at a convenient WPB location. It doesn’t get any better than that! See their ad on the back cover for more information and pay them a visit soon. Diva Di at Mucci Salon is offering a complimentary eyebrow shaping with your facial and if you visit the Palm Beach Sun website at www.palmbeachsun.net, click on Diva Di’s banner ad you will receive a surprise coupon. Owner Donetta at Mucci Salon will make sure that you enjoy your relaxing visit to Mucci Salon and she’ll re-vamp your style so you will feel your most beautiful - I know I do! See their info on page 5 and book your appointments today! Here’s another gift idea from the Palm Beach Sun - Fast Eddie’s has great deals on jewelry, watches (how about a genuine, brand-new Rolex Submariner for a fraction of suggested retail); collectibles and more. He also has a large selection of electric guitars in every price range and shelves of laptops. And remember, Fast Eddie’s pays the highest cash around for your gold and silver! See page 7 for more info!
Do you suffer from the aches and pains of fibromyalgia? Does anxiety cause your muscles to tighten up? Would you like to feel like you’re floating on a cloud? A good massage by a licensed massage therapist can help ease pain, calm anxiety and make your day more manageable. Call Holistic Health, Body & Mind for a massage and find relief today. See the information on page 6 and start feeling better now. B’ Paws is the only place to take your dog or cat’s coat, nails, eyes and ears. All pets love going to visit Nicole and Phillip for their grooming and I know they never want to leave. B’ Paws provides day care, boarding and all kinds of fun toys, outfits & goodies for your pets. See their ad on page 2 for more info. Treasure Coast Antiques on Northlake Boulevard has the most eclectic collection of antiques in our area. They offer the carefully culled pieces that owner, Richard, has amassed in over 50 years of world travel. Richard and Kelly also have many items from the Woolworth Estate and the Old Monterey Hotel in WPB. Their large showroom, arranged to carefully display each piece, makes browsing (and buying) a pleasure. See their ad on the back page for more information and have fun shopping. The Palm Beach Maritime Museum hosts LIVE MUSIC ON THE LAWN on the second Saturday of each month. Wellknown musicians, Clay Ivory and the Remains and the Joey Tenuto, Jr. Band keep everybody moving to the music all afternoon long. Bring your own blanket, lawn chairs and coolers and settle in for a grand time. Boaters are welcome too! Mark your calendar for the 2nd Saturday in March when the Maritime Museum will sponsor the First Annual Currie Park Music Festival. Watch for next month’s Sun for a listing of the bands that will be performing! Mike Mercado of Right Hook Fishing Charters is dedicated to making sure he gets you the catch of your life. Now the weather is perfect for an afternoon of high-style fishing on a deep-sea fishing boat. See page 13 for info and get in on a very inexpensive way to enjoy Florida. When good people make bad mistakes they need an attorney! Don’t risk your future on one with no experience here in Palm Beach County. Michael Cohen has over 30 years experience and knows all the players in this game. He gets people off! See his article on page 6 and his ad on page 13 - clip it out and save it for the day you need help! Remember, think globally, but shop locally!
SINGER ISLAND AREA CONDOS - YEAR END REPORT - JAN SALES MARKET FOR VACATION IS ON THE RISE As reported in the Wall Street Journal on January 10, 2011, sales in many vacation communities like Singer Island across the United States including areas like Palm Beach County, FL achieved a 40% annual increase in the second-home resort markets over Year 2009. Sales were driven by deep discounts, cash purchases and buyers’ rising stock portfolios. According to Sotheby’s International, “The proverbial train has left the station. We haven’t felt this in a long time. Buyers sense that they’ve been on the sidelines long enough.” The strength of second-home sales Marilyn D. Peirce paints a stark contrast to the overall housing market which is expected to worsen in 2011. Data for nationwide vacation-home markets aren’t tracked regularly. According to the National Association of Realtors, one in 10 real-estate transactions was for the purchase of a vacation home. It is significant because vacation homes are often big-ticket properties & attract discretionary buyers. Buyers who qualify & can pay CASH say this is the time to take the plunge.
5 YEAR CONDO SALES RECAP SALES VOLUME TRENDS UP! PRICES TREND DOWN! YEAR 2010: 113 condo sales (up 6%). Average Selling Price = $333,152 or $210 SF with 257 DOM. YEAR 2009: 107 condo sales (up 16%). Average Selling Price = $355,892 or $221 SF with 295 DOM. YEAR 2008: 90 condo sales (up 20%) Average Selling Price = $456,130 or $263 SF with 251 DOM. YEAR 2007: 71 condo sales (down 28%). Average Selling Price = $474,338 or $306 SF with 199 DOM. YEAR 2006 (downturn): 98 condo sales Average Sales Price $500,583@ $331SF JAN. 2011 RESALES- 5 CONDOS
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AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $370,400 AVERAGE PRICE PER SF $230.77
Dunes Towers B8D @ $275K @ $207SF Eastpointe I 21D @ $640K @ $273SF Martinique WT 903 @ $550K @ $223SF Mayan Towers S 409 @ $235K @ $221SF Mayan Towers N 305 @ $152K @ $147SF JAN. 2011 NEWER SALES- 5 CONDOS AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $706,199 AVERAGE PRICE PER SF $280.20
2700 NO 1502B Oceans Edge 603
@ $1.1M @ $414SF Beach Front 701 @ $1.04M @ $996K @ $353SF Resort 1508 @ $210K Resort 712 @ $185K @ $150SF
@ $334SF @ $149SF
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! DON’T BE TOO CAUTIOUS….BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, THE OPPORTUNISTIC MARKET COULD BE HISTORY. CALL FOR A CONFIDENTIAL LISTING CONSULTATION or ADVICE ON BUYING OR LEASING. TIMING IS EVERYTHING! SELLING? BUYING? LEASING? INVESTING?
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Call or Email for a Consultation: Marilyn Peirce, Broker Associate Illustrated Properties Real Estate 561-309-3579 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.SingerIslandProperties.com OLD FASHIONED SERVICE @ HIGH TECH SPEEDS!
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OLD PORT COVE QUAY NORTH
OLD PORT COVE QUAY SOUTH
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2BR Lakefront Annual Rental Renovated $1,550/mo
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You are familiar with the extra charges of some auto dealerships. But did you know that many real estate offices are doing the same thing? Charging BUYER and SELLER hundreds of dollars in fees over and above commission! Ask before you look at or list property, and know that
CRYSTAL TREE REALTY DOES NOT CHARGE ANY EXTRA FEES!
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