Do You Ride a Bike?

AvMed Rides bikes by Broward B-cycles. Station at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale,FL
AvMed Rides bikes by Broward B-cycles. Station at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale,FL

Did you know that there is a bike sharing program in Broward County?

AvMed Rides is powered by Broward B-Cycles. This bike sharing program is designed to inspire to use the bike for a short trips. Once the monthly fee is paid, bike rider can use the bike for unlimited number of times.

Be on a look out for the bright yellow bikes and share the streets with them.

State Road 7/ US-441 Roadway Construction in Hollywood, FL

ST RT 7 Road Construction in Hollywood
State Road 7 / US -441 roadway construction in Hollywood, FL

While living in South Florida, we do enjoy a very nice weather all year round. Is is mostly worm and sunny weather, except the month or two in winter when Floridians have to take their jackets and boots out of the closets, or the rainy hurricane season in the summer.

Because the weather is amazing most of the year, buildings and roads contructions goes all year long. Just look at this State Road 7 / US-441 roadway construction in Hollywood. The road construction started in the spring of 2014, and it is scheduled to finish in February of 2019.

“Once completed, US-441/State Road 7 in Hollywood will feature six traffic lanes, landscaped safety medians, dry retention areas for stormwater runoff, new lighting and sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and bus bays. […] will make US-441/State Road 7 much more visually appealing and safer for pedestrians, residents ,businesses, and motorists.”

I drive accross US-441 almost daily. It is nice to see the improvement progress. But this long construction process affects lots of businesses in the area: restaurants, retail stores, auto dealerships and other kind of businesses. It requires lots of patience from local businesses and residents. Because of road constructiont, trafic speed is slower, lanes are beeing redirected or “shifted”. Also there are a lot of people working of foot during the constructions, also plenty of big heavy machinery. So be very careful driving in the area.

I can’t wait to see the final results once the construction is done and over.







Hollywood Downtown Improvement Project

Hollywood Downtown Improvement Project
Downtown Hollywood, Florida

A change is coming to Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood Downtown. The City Commission approved improvement project, and the work started already.

The appearance of the street will change. 51 palm trees will take the place of 13 Coopperpod Trees, which are coming down.

The  Oak and Tamarind trees in the center median will remain to provide shade and canopy.

New decorative lightning will be added.

Poles for security cameras will be build.


Is Your Sears Store Going to Close?

IMG_2820It was reported on the news yesterday, that Sears is closing another 43 stores.

Sears Holdings (the parent company for Sears and Kmart) announced yesterday that it will close 8 Sears department sores and 35 Kmart store locations, and this is in addition to the list of 236 other stores that were already announced plans to shut down in 2017. Sears closed 240 stores last year and 53 in 2015.

Sears company says in blog post that the closure of stores is  due to desire to “focus on our best stores and return to profitability.”

Chief Executive Officer Eddie Lampert explains “This is part of a strategy both to address losses from unprofitable stores and to reduce the square footage of other stores because many of them are simply too big for our current needs.


I collected a list of Sears and Kmart store locations in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Is any of these stores going to close in the future? Maybe I should ask instead “Which one of these stores is going to close? When will it happen?”. So, here is a list for you:

Sears locations:

Broward County

  • 3655 Sw 22nd St., Coral Gables, Florida 33145
  • 9565 W Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs, Florida 33071
  • 1625 Nw 107th Ave., Doral, Florida 33172
  • 532 E Sunrise Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33304
  • 901 N Federal Hwy., Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33304
  • 12055 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026
  • 8000 W Broward Blvd Ste 100, Plantation, Florida 33388
  • 2251 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

Miami-Dade County 

  • 1625 W 49th St., Hialeah, Florida 33012
  • 8090 Nw 77th Ct., Medley, Florida 33166
  • 3301 Nw 107th Ave., Miami, Florida 33178
  • 20701 Sw 112 Ave., Miami, Florida 33189
  • 13475 Sw 128th St., Miami, Florida 33186
  • 3655 Sw 22nd St., Miami, Florida 33145

Palm Beach County

  • 3101 Pga Blvd/gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
  • 5900 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, Florida 33431
  • 801 N Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • 4560 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33415

Kmart Locations:


  • 3800 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood, Florida 33020

Miami-Dade County 

  • 1460 W 49th St., Hialeah, Florida 33012
  • 14091 Sw 88th St., Miami, Florida 33186
  • 20505 South Dixie Hwy., Miami, Florida 33189
  • 12350 Sw 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33184
  • 3825 7th St North West, Miami, Florida 33126
  • 10700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, Florida 33161
  • 900 N Miami Beach Bl., North Miami Beach, Florida 33162

Palm Beach County

  • 1401 W Palmetto Park, Boca Raton, Florida 33486
  • 1201 S Dixie, Lantana, Florida 33462

Complete Streets Improvement Projects in Hollywood, FL

Road Construction in Hollywood, FL
Road construction in Hollywood, FL

We will see quite a lot of road construction going all around Hollywood. When you will be driving on a road that has street construction going on, please be super careful. The road lanes change a lot, the speed limit is reduced, and lots of construction workers all around.

Complete Streets Improvement Projects were proposed in Hollywood, FL. The complete street projects would implement improvement on important roads in the city. It would build up and add to convenience of all participants, wheather it is car, but or on foot, with the biggest concern of safety for all.

Here are the streets in Hollywood, FL that will have road construction and improvements done:

  • A1A  ( Hollywood Boulevard to Sheridan Street )
  • Federal Highway ( Pembroke Road to Sheridan Street )
  • Hollywood Boulevard ( City Hall to Dixie Highway )
  • Johnson Street ( the C10 canal to US-1 )
  • Johnson Street ( 56th Avenue to 64th Avenue )
  • State Road 7 ( Pembroke Road to Atlanta Street )
  • The FEC Corridor Greenway – Dixie Highway and 21st Avenue-  ( Pembroke Road to Sheridan Street )
  • Tyler Street  ( Young Circle to Dixie Highway )


When you are driving on a road that has street construction going on, please be super careful. The road lanes change a lot, the speed limit is reduced, and lots of construction workers all around.