Thursday, April 26, 2012

Barrys Buzz April 26, 2012

University Blvd. may be the new name of 20th street as the gateway to the FAU campus. Red, The Steakhouse and Rosso Italia has opened in the former Mario’s location at 1901 N. Military Trail. Chipotle Mexican Grill and Italio Modern Italian Kitchen are slated to open in the 1600 N. Fed. Hwy. center. Daniel Kaskel, partner in Sachs Sax Caplan, structured a $340 million acquisition of Flager Station. With less funding available to build new roads, the county instead is planning improvements to some extremely congested intersections by adding right- or left-turn lanes: e.g. Glades Road and the Turnpike - extending the right-turn lane from westbound Glades to the Turnpike; An additional right-turn lane for the Butts & Glades Roads intersection (at southbound Butts turning west onto Glades); Linton Avenue & Military Trail, Atlantic Avenue & Florida Turnpike, and Lyons & Kimberly Roads. Former State Senator and current drug czar Dave Aronberg became the first candidate to qualify to run for State Attorney in Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit, with the endorsement of former State Attorney Barry Krischer and others. See He also faces an independent candidate and Republican in the race. Term limited Broward State Senator and Minority party leader Nan Rich plans to run for Governor. Other challengers mentioned include Former Governor Charlie Crist, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, former candidate Alex Sink and Democratic Party Chair Rod Smith. Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman filed to run for Judge in District 6. Governor Scott named Palm Beach County Judge Krista Marx to a stand your ground task force review board. SouthTech Academy in Boynton Beach has award winning students. Read their success stories at Florida Atlantic University might shutter its downtown Fort Lauderdale tower next year and move programs to Davie or Boca Raton as part of a $10.6 million cost-cutting proposal, along with the campus in Port St. Lucie, closing July 1, and the Dania Beach SeaTech campus. Clive Daniel Home showroom will open its second location in Boca Raton, location still to be determined. The Fourth District Court of Appeal, taking a second look at a dispute over an amended city ordinance, stood by its previous decision not to interfere in the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino expansion project, including a hotel. Coconut Creek Mayor Marilyn Gerber says the residents filing suit are employees and pawns of the Isle Casino. Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Birch Communications Florida District Manager Jason Swann and Lynn University political professor and Sentinel columnist Dr. Robert Watson. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres. Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are The Five-Year Engagement, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Raven and Safe. The All Night Strut is at the Stage Door Theatre on Sample Road in Coral Springs through April 20. Tickets are $38-$42. Little Shop of Horrors plays through May 20. Call 954-344-7765 or visit Paulette Dozier will star as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill, on April 27, 28, 29, May 5, May 6 at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $15. Call 561.347.3948. The Center For Group Counseling at 22455 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton presents a $60 writing workshop, Memories, Milestones and Memoirs on three Friday Mornings, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 10 am to 12:30 pm, with instructor Emily Rosen, Call 561 477 8727. or 561 483 5300. Office Depot and SCORE presents a free business conference April 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lynn University. Register at Care Wellness Center presents a free HCG Diet Seminar 7 p.m. May 2 and noon, May 19 at 5576 West Sample Road, Margate. and Call 954.586.2273 for reservations. Artist William DeBilzan opens his studio in the Atlantic Plaza, 777 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, 7 p.m. May 3 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and State Senator Maria Sachs, followed by a cocktail reception and lite bites to honor SHUZZ charity, fundraising shoes for children in need around the world. RSVP is required to Lindsey Turesky, Director of Gallery Operations, at Dress to impress. Call 561.859.1785 for more information. Former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis speaks at a cocktail reception for the Florida Fishing Academy on May 4 at the City Fish Market restaurant, Glades Road and the Turnpike. Tickets are $150 which includes a silent auction. Call 561.747.7227 or email at Be sure to attend the free Cinco de Mayo celebration at Latinos Restaurant, Hillsboro Blvd., southeast corner of Military Trail, behind the Chevron station, May 5 from 5 p.m. on. RSVP to 561.212.9002. Bring your friends. Cruisine for the Cure funraiser for St. Judes Childrens Hospital will be 6 p.m. May 12 at Lakeside Terrace. Tickets are $50 each. Visit: or call 561-245-7559 for more information. If you would like to save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers, call 561.852.0000. has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for more info. Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, the West Boca Leaders networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on Website;; email:, or fax column items to 561.4510000. 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