Thursday, June 23, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – June 23, 2011

Paragon Theaters, owned by the former executive team at Muvico, recently acquired the Deerfield Beach movie theater on Hillsboro and Powerline. The theater currently has VIP luxury seating and a wine bar offering "affordable luxury". Paragon will be adding other features such as an outdoor bar and Sony HD projection. Paragon offers $5 Senior Day Tuesdays and $5 Kids Day Wednesdays. They are also featuring $1 family films, Mon.-Thurs. at 10:30am to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. Call 954.571.2445 or visit
Not only is she busy enough running her own shopping center and travel agency, and Chair of the Palm Beach County International Film Festival, Boca Raton philanthropist Yvonne Boice has been named Chair of the Mizner Park Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, which presents the annual Festival of the Arts.
Donald Trump picked up the $6,145 tab from the City of Boca for the recent Tea Party Rally.
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk-show host and Palm Beach resident, has started his own line of bottled iced tea called Two if by Tea. Branded by Boca Raton-based Karhl Holdings LLC, a 12-pack of Rush's sauce, including labeling depicting Limbaugh on a horse is $23.76 per case, with free shipping.
Former Congressman Ron Klein has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the Public Policy & Regulation Group, in the Fort Lauderdale and Washington, D.C. offices.
Stratis Morfogen, brother of Nick Morfogen’s 32 East in Delray, will be opening Philippe Chow, a hot Chinese restaurant in the former III Forks location at Palmetto and Mizner Park Blvd.
Francis Marincola, owner of Caffe Luna Ros, a Delray Italian restaurant, is giving 50% ownership to four long time employees.
Sprint will be the only company with an unlimited data plan.
Pennsylvania based Keystone Property Group bought 1200 N. Federal Hwy. for $15.25 million.
PNC will purchase RBC bank for $3.4 billion.
American Media in Boca with over 350 employees is up for sale.
Perkins Pancake House has filed bankruptcy.
Dave Bradley, one of the “Dirty Dozen” developers of the PC, will be in Boca to open the IBM: A Centennial Celebration today at the Boca Historical Museum, 71 N Federal Highway at 10 a.m. The exhibit runs through July 8. Admission is free. He also speaks tonight at 6:30 at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail.
West Boca Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Davito's Restaurant, 19635 State Road 7, Boca Greens Shopping Center, 5:30 to 7:00 P.M., tonight. For more information visit and register at
Barry Epstein Live will feature Ken Esrig and Jill Morton, via SKYPE from Sweden, movie maven Morrie Zryl and Kingsley Guy editorial columnist of the Sun-Sentinel, The show airs on Fridays at 10 a.m. on Tune in to win a pair of tickets to the Cinemark, Paragon and Movies at Delray theatres, as well as two $50 tickets to the Film Legends awards.
County Charter Review Committee meets June 27, 6 p.m. at the 6500 Congress avenue and July 6, 6 p.m. at the Hagen Ranch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach. Participate.
Network with dynamic Business Professionals and watch live, the Barry Epstein interview, on the, Coach Judy Live Talk Show. offering Practical Tips for Achieving Personal and Professional Success. June 28th, Paradise Salon, Spa & Café 140 NE 2nd Avenue Delray Beach..4:45PM, talk show interviews 5 to 6 pm Cost::Donation that fits your budget to benefit National Single Parent Resource Center. To help reduce risks of abuse children and parent can face. RSVP 561.441.8557.
A gourmet truck expo will be on June 29 at Boca Center on Military Trail with free admission from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. and $10 VIP tickets are available from 5:30 to 6:30. Go to to purchase and see the truck line-up.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10556 encourages all veterans to attend and offers a free lunch at noon, July 16 at Veterans Park, West of Lyons Road and East of 441 on the south side of Palmetto Park Road. RSVP to Commander Charlie Epstein at 561.487.2721.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere Theatres in Boca and the Paragon Theatres in Deerfield Beach are: Bad Teacher and Cars. Cinemark will also open Buck.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His websites are and is now a division of
His email is and his blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal web site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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