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Barnes & Noble Getting Close To Finalizing Deal To Reopen In Coral Springs

April 9, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The possibility of a Barnes & Noble store returning to The Walk in Coral Springs is getting closer, but it’s still not official, representatives said Friday.

A spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble said the company continues to negotiate with Amera Corporation, which operates The Walk on University Drive, for a smaller store to reopen next to the Trader ...

Recap From The Week: New ALDI Store Opening, Coral Springs Financial Plaza Comes Down, And More

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new ALDI store in Coral Springs will open on April 8 in the former location of Lucky’s Market at 9184 Wiles Road.

The Coral Springs Financial Plaza is no longer towering over the city. 

And an Office Depot store is closing in Coral Springs, the latest national retail store to close in the city during the pandemic.

Read these Coral Springs stories ...

Remaining Part Of Coral Springs Financial Plaza Brought Down, Collapsed On Friday

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Coral Springs Financial Plaza is no longer towering over the city.

The remaining part of the aging building came crashing down Friday at the southwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road, resulting in a huge plume of dust and debris that blew over the traffic lanes.

The demolition of the 10-flood building started in January to make way for a new ...

Date Set For Opening Of New ALDI Store In Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new ALDI store in Coral Springs will open on April 8 in the former location of Lucky’s Market at 9184 Wiles Road, the company announced Thursday.

The discount grocery chain store will employ about 15 to 20 people when it opens daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., said Chris Hewitt, Royal Palm Beach Division Vice President for ALDI.

The roughly 12,000-square-foot ...

An Office Depot Store To Close In Coral Springs In May

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – An Office Depot store is closing in Coral Springs, the latest national retail store to close in the city in the pandemic.

The store at 651 N. University Drive will shut down on May 15, said Shera Bishop, a spokeswoman.

A closing sale at the store started on March 18.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in May, the company disclosed that it ...

Recap From The Week: Large Part of Downtown Coral Springs Building Torn Down, Beloved Business Surviving Pandemic, And More

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A large chunk of the old Coral Springs Financial Plaza has come down as part of the building’s weeks-long demolition.

Find out how a beloved Coral Springs business, Plaster Carousel, is surviving the pandemic.

And Coral Springs ranks as the 38th safest city in Florida.

Read these Coral Springs stories and more from this week in the links ...

How Beloved Coral Springs Business Is Surviving Pandemic

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the pandemic shutdown, when most people were quarantining at home, Scott Gilman and his family were busy working in the studio of Plaster Carousel, their family-friendly business in Coral Springs.

They were packaging to-go paint kits and then driving them to customers, who were holed up in their homes with little to do.

“People were buying lots of ...

Coral Springs’ Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level During Pandemic

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The latest unemployment data shows that the economy in Coral Springs continues improving, but still isn’t close to pre-pandemic levels.

The city’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in January – down from 5.6 percent in December, according to the latest data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The jobless rate is the lowest it ...

Big Chunk of Coral Springs Financial Plaza Demolished Over Weekend

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Over the weekend, a sizable part of the Coral Springs Financial Plaza came crashing down as demolition progressed on the aging downtown building.

Crews are aiming to raze the rest of the 10-story building at the southwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road by May, if not sooner, city officials have said.  

There won’t be a controlled ...

FPL Looking To Increase Electricity Bills Over Next Four Years

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Florida Power & Light is looking to increase monthly electrical bills through 2025 as part of the company’s four-year rate plan submitted to regulators.

Based on a news release from FPL, rate hikes presented to the Florida Public Service Commission would mean typical residential customers would see their bills go up by 18 percent during those years, from $99.05 ...


COVID Liability Protections Legislation Signed into Law

April 9, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - For over a year now, our Chamber along with many others throughout the state have been advocating for commonsense COVID liability protections to protect the business community.

Last week, the Chamber-backed COVID liability protections legislation became the very first bill of the 2021 legislative session passed by both bodies of the Legislature and sent to the ...


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MakeATeeOnLine In Coral Springs: More Than $1,400 Raised For Make Our Schools Safe Organization During Love Together Event

April 16, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week’s Love Together event – a celebration of Alyssa Alhadeff and her memory in a benefit to Make Our Schools Safe – raised $1,474 for the organization.

MakeATeeOnLine in Coral Springs, in conjunction with Gildan Apparel, helped promote the event on April 10 during which kids and adults from all over the country were encouraged to wear a ...

The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Disinfecting In the Age Of Coronavirus

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Proper cleaning and disinfection are now more important than ever.

With COVID-19 in our communities, many people have re-evaluated the effectiveness and frequency of their current cleaning procedures.

It is important to note that cleaning a surface – simply removing dirt and particles – is not the same thing as disinfecting it to kill viruses and ...

Broward Health Coral Springs: Returning to Preventative Health Care – We’re Ready to Welcome You

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Over the past year, many individuals and families have delayed non-emergent medical care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospitals throughout the country suspended some services temporarily at the height of the outbreak, all – including ours at Broward Health – have been operating normally for many months with safeguards implemented to ensure the safety ...

Mathesie Chiropractic Life Center In Coral Springs: Accidents, Whiplash, And Treatment

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you have been involved in a significant automobile accident in Coral Springs or beyond, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously -- and you should stay aware of how your body is feeling and functioning after the crash.

Although some symptoms will begin immediately, other symptoms of a whiplash injury are not immediate and can take days or weeks to fully ...

Pediatric ER Physician At Broward Health Coral Springs Offers Tips On Keeping Your Children Safe

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A pediatric ER physician at Broward Health Coral Springs hosted a virtual lecture Wednesday on keeping children safe in and out of the home.

In her talk “Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER and Learn Accident Prevention Facts,” Dr. Nirit Swerdloff, assistant medical director at the hospital’s pediatric emergency room, went over ways to ...

Broward Health Hosting Virtual Lecture on April 14: Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER And Learn Accident Prevention Facts

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Broward Health will host a virtual lecture on April 14 at 12:30 pm: Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER and Learn Accident Prevention Facts. It will be given by Dr. Nirit Swerdloff, who is a pediatric ER physician.

Broward Health Coral Springs is the only children’s hospital ER in western Broward County.

Children aren’t just little adults. They ...

Fire, Stolen Cars, Robberies, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, April 7 - 13

April 18, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of April 7 - 13.


Identity theft

- April 7, North University Drive

- April 7, NW 114 Avenue, Victim: woman, 34

- April 9, NW 91 Avenue

- April 11, NW 23 Court



- April 7, Shadow Wood Boulevard, Victim: woman, 73, Estimated loss: $9,800

- ...

Fleeing From Police, Sexual Battery, Auto Thefts, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, March 31 – April 6

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of March 31 – April 6.

Theft of auto parts

- March 31, West Sample Road, Victim: man, 43, Estimated loss: $7,000



- March 31, BJ Wholesale, 620 Riverside Drive, Estimated loss: $17


Child abuse

- March 31, Royal Palm ...

Howard Melamed: Coral Springs Resident, Business Owner, and Internet Provocateur

April 2, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Most people wouldn’t want to be called a gadfly. Howard Melamed doesn’t mind it at all.

The longtime Coral Springs resident, business owner, one-time political candidate, and lately an internet provocateur delights in telling city leaders his views on how to run the city of more than 130,000 people.

Everything from traffic (“there’s too much ...

“I’m Ready:” Coral Springs Dance Instructor Prepares For Miss Florida Competition

April 13, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since she was 2 years old, Alana Scheuerer has performed on a stage as a dancer, winning over crowds with her jazz, ballet, and tap skills.

Now 23, the Coral Springs resident is soon going to bring her dancing abilities, as well as a passion for helping others through the arts, to a much bigger stage: the Miss Florida competition.

In front of judges, fans, and many ...

There Are Clear Reasons Why Coral Springs Police Are Well Liked

April 10, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, President Biden issued some executive orders on gun control. Good for him.

In his announcement, he mentioned a few things that took my breath away. One was that the second mass shooting took place before the flags flying at half-staff for last weeks had been raised and between the two there occurred more than 800 shootings that were not classified as ...

Don’t Become A Killer In Coral Springs. Get Vaccinated.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Twenty-seven states have had rising numbers of Covid cases and hospitalizations. Most of them are nowhere near here. However, we in this area have a particular problem. It’s called Spring Break.

I would venture to say that most everyone reading this knows someone who was a Spring Breaker or who was with someone who was a Spring Breaker. By next week, we should suspect ...

U.S. Representative Ted Deutch - Empty Suit

March 27, 2021

I see in my feed that Representative Ted Deutch and sixty of his colleagues are making headlines for signing a letter to President Biden demanding a ban on the import of assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Excluding the letterhead, address, date and signatures this important letter is a paltry half page. If this is the collective effort of sixty people I would be ...

The More Things Change, The More They Remain the Same

March 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Over the past two months, to our collective dismay and disappointment, there has been a revisiting of the topic of mass shootings. In dissimilar, highly unrelated circumstances, several mass shootings have been circulating through the news feed as of late.

Has anyone else begun to question “why?”

I know that my own reflection and understanding stems from ...