80 concrete trucks arrived, mixed and poured on Nov. 3-4, as part of the construction project for the new Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lantana. The bridge is scheduled for completion March 2014, but may be ready as soon as November 2013. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…Continue
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Construction has been under way at the Marriott Delray Beach to add eight new two-story cabana suites built around a pool near the resort’s spa. In later phases of the expansion, approved in 2008, the Marriott’s restaurant will be brought out to Atlantic Avenue and retail will be…Continue
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Construction of the Boca Raton Library, at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest Fourth Street, is on schedule. This is the front entrance. The 42,000-square-foot facility, set to open in 2013, will be almost twice the size of the current library, which opened 50 years ago. …Continue
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Date of Opening: Thursday, August 2, 2012
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By Angie Francalancia
Renovations at Sunshine Square are more than halfway complete, with several new tenants, including a Panera Bread and TD Bank, anticipated for the shopping center at the southwest corner of Woolbright Road and Federal Highway.
The enlarged Publix is expected to open in September with 14,000 more square feet than the old building and a more accessible design, according to spokesperson at Edens, the Columbia, S.C.-based, owners of the…
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By Tim O’Meilia
Whaddaya do when the danged guvmint closes the bridge to the beach for 19 months and promises to build a nice, new, tall shiny replacement?
Why, ya throw a party of course.
The East Ocean Avenue bridge in Lantana officially closes to automobile traffic sometime after midnight March 19.
But the town of Lantana will close it a day early — March 18 — and throw a Demolition Day party at Bicentennial Park on the west bank of…
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By Jan Norris
Two years is a long time to go without Pamela’s grapefruit pie, or a plate of Peruvian fish and pepper cream sauce or George’s famous chicken salad.
Once the Ocean Avenue bridge closes, shutting off Lantana from the coastal residents, it will mean a longer drive to get to the businesses lon the other side of the bridge.
But the business owners say it’s worth it — especially for things you just can’t get elsewhere.
That includes the…
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By Emily J. Minor
Feeling old, like you’ve lived in Florida since the beginning of time?
Human bones unearthed at an ocean-side estate construction site in Delray Beach are those of an adult and an adolescent and are probably about 1,000 years old, said one of the archaeologists who studied the remains.
Bob Carr, executive director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy Inc., said they studied both the “teethware” and the suturing…
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Once Lantana’s Ocean Avenue Bridge closes in March, island dwellers will be looking to other businesses and restaurants for some of the same services and foods. Some favorite Lantana spots will be worth the drive (of course) and many favorite restaurants and essential services can be found in Plaza del Mar in Manalapan, but for some foods and services residents will need to venture across either the Ocean Avenue bridge between Ocean Ridge and Boynton Beach, or the Lake Worth bridge.…
By Tim O’Meilia
Out-of-towners traveling I-95 and headed for the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Manalapan or Grandma and Grandpa’s condo in South Palm Beach better have an updated GPS system.
When the Ocean Avenue bridge is closed in March for replacement, visitors won’t learn that until they reach the U.S. 1 and Lantana Road intersection.
Even locals driving up or down U.S. 1 won’t know the bridge is out until they reach another sign at U.S. 1 and Ocean Avenue.…
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By Steve Plunkett
The Spence estate is no more.
A demolition crew razed the 74-year-old house in late November, keeping the property on track to become Gulf Stream’s first subdivision in recent memory. Seaside Builders LLC won approval Nov. 10 to replat the 6-acre-plus estate into six roughly…
An oceanfront custom home is under construction at 1040 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan. The home includes 23,795 square feet and a guest house. Photo by Jerry Lower
By Christine Davis
Waterfront building in…
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By Tim O’Meilia
Start saving your change for extra gas money. Not because gas prices may reach $4 a gallon this summer, but because the round trip from South Palm Beach, Hypoluxo Island or Manalapan to the mainland will be six to 10 miles longer by Thanksgiving.
Replacement of the…
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