Hollywood Downtown Improvement Project

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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:

Broward

  • 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

What Will Happen to my Neighborhood Whole Foods Store?

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Last week Amazon announced its intention to buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods stores for 13,7 billion. Amazon is very popular online shopping site. According to some reports, half of US households are Amazon Prime subscribers.
As reported by CNBC, Amazon has a long history of disturbing US retail markets, including bookstores, electronic stores and other retail industries. If Amazon is an online shopping store, what is going to happen to a popular high end Whole Foods Market store which has a physical location, once the sale is done? Will the stores close? Will they get smaller? If Whole Foods stores change, how it will affect the neighborhood, people and business around it? Small mom-and-pop businesses are expecting foot traffic because of neighboring big chain store. If Whole Foods store closes, what will happen to the small private business in the neighborhood?
Here is a list of Whole Foods locations in South East Florida:
Broward County:
21105 Biscayne Blvd, AventuraFL 33180
6701 Red Road, Coral GablesFL 33143
810 University Drive, Coral SpringsFL 33071
1903 S. University Drive, DavieFL 33324
2000 N Federal Hwy., Fort LauderdaleFL 33305
14956 Pines Blvd., Pembroke PinesFL 33027
2411 N Federal Highway, Pompano BeachFL 33062
Miami-Dade County:
299 SE 3rd Ave., MiamiFL 33131
12150 Biscayne Blvd., North MiamiFL 33181
11701 South Dixie Highway, PinecrestFL 33156
Palm Beach County:
1400 Glades Rd., Boca RatonFL 33431
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach GardensFL 33410
2635 State Road 7, WellingtonFL 33414-9372
1845 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm BeachFL 33401
What will happen to these stores? Will they close? Will they get smaller?

 

Police is Here to Keep Everyone Safe

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Last weekend I drove to Hollywood Police station so I can take some pictures of the building. It is located at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021. You can’t miss it. It is just a little bit west of 95 Expressway on Hollywood Blvd.

I love our men and women in blue uniform- they are here to protect public and keep everyone safe. Whenever you see them, please show our police respect. It is really a hard and dangerous job. They never know how their day will turn out.

If there is an emergency, please call 911, but for non-emergency you can contact Hollywood Police Department at 954-764-4357.