Sears Is Liquidating and Closing Some of the Stores

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Sears store

Sears Holdings Corp. announced that in order to strenghten capital position and focus on best stores, the company released a a list of 46 unprofitable stores all across 28 states that it will close in November 2018.

The number includes 33 Sears stores and 13 Kmart stores. The struggling department store chain said liquidation sales at the closing stores will begin as early as Aug. 30.

 

Out of 46 total stores closing, 3 of the stores are located in Florida:

  • Sears – 2266 University Square Mall, Tampa-University, FL
  • Sears – 1625 NW 107 Avenue, Doral-Miami, FL
  • Sears – Coastland Center, 2000 9th Street North, Naples, FL

 

Here you can find the list of all 46 stores that wil be closing in November 2018.

I have wrote a blog article about the stores that were closing last year.

Rain and Thunder Stay in South Florida

It is raining non-stop in South Florida for a few days. And it looks that rain and thunder is going to stay here.

Hurricane season is starting soon, but the rainy weather is already here.

When I was out in Davie earlier today, I had to go to one of the shops at the Tower Shops at the southeast corner of I-595 and University Drive. I was very surprised to see that whole parking lot flooded.

Here are the some pictures I took:

 

Parking lot flooding in Davie, FL (1)

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Parking lot flooding in Davie, FL (6)

 

Hollywood Boulevard Road Construction Is Underway

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According to Florida Department of Transportation, Hollywood Boulevard is going to change a lot. The road construction affects the part of East Hollywood Boulevard, from the City Hall Circle to the Dixie Highway.

The work should be done in Summer 2019. Florida Department of Transportation has a big plan for this road. It includes:

“removing old asphalt, resurfacing the roadway, adding decorative lighting, widening sidewalks and adding decorative pattern, upgrading existing pedestrian signals to countdown timers, constructing new median with parallel parking, replacing the existing water main and connections at various cross streets, and upgrading signs and pavement markings to reflect the new roadway configuration as follows: two lanes in each direction throughout the entire corridor, a four-foot bike lane in each direction separated by a two-foot buffer throughout the entire corridor.”

When driving in the area, please be carefull and watch for construction people and vehicles.

And please, no speeding.

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Broward College Downtown Campus Is Coming Down

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Broward College Downtown Campus has moved to the shared building with Florida Atlantic University, at the address 111 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

In February 28th, 2017 The Broward College District Board of Trustees entered into an pre-development agreement and ground lease with Stiles Corporation for the redevelopment of Willis Holcombe Center, address 225 E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The work at the Broward College Downtown Fort Lauderdale Campus has started.

The studens and administrative employees have moved to the building on Las Olas Boulevard,  that Broward College shared with Florida Atlantic University.

Once completed, the new facility will create spaces that would benefit students attending the downtown center. The outdoor courtyard will provide a flexible, multi-use plaza for events, student activities, classroom instruction, and public gathering places. The new project will have lots of upgrades that include a pavilion for outdoor events and classes, and affordable restaurants and shops near campus.

In addition to spaces for College use, the facility will incorporate approximately 380,000 square feet of office space, 17,500 square feet of ground floor retail and dining, and an associated parking structure.

Stiles Corporation acquired parcel adjacent to the Broward College Campus and to the north, so the final project will include one city block on Las Olas Blvd. between SE 2nd Ave. and SE 3rd Ave.

The mixed use development will improve the pedestrian experience, and will be served by the Wave street car.

Broward College Campus in Downtown Fort Lauderdale (2)

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Best Playground in South Florida

Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL
Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL

 

The best playground in South Florida, hands down, is at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL.

If you have more time and would like to let your kids to explore and experience an amazing playground, please, take your time and go to this Sugar Sand Park Science Playground. You will not be dissapointed, and the kids will be extatic.

It has never ending three story maze with secret passages, stairs and slides… Kids can play for hours there, and be very excited all the time, because of all the various activities they can do: pull, push, hide, slide, jump, climb, run – you name it.

Pack some snacks and water bottles and be ready to have a great time.