Business & Finance

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – One year ago, the coronavirus outbreak ushered in loss, disruption, and a sense that nothing will ever be the same again. Almost overnight, shelves at local stores emptied. Emails went out, saying offices were closing, some for good. Parks shut down, leaving playgrounds and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – More than a year ago, Barnes & Noble closed its store at The Walk on University Drive in Coral Springs after nearly 20 years at the location. The company said at the time that it was “in active negotiations with the landlord to try and remain at the property,” which has ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s not known for fancy dining, but a Coral Springs restaurant in an aging strip mall has made the list of Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021. Dave Weishaus and his wife, Audra Walter, detail their plans for managing Tunie’s Market in Coral Springs.  And seventeen ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Dave Weishaus was perhaps destined to manage Tunie’s Market in Coral Springs. As a child, Weishaus grew up going to the store with his mother who used to shop for vitamins when the store was on the east side of the city.   He also had a childhood friend who would, years ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Heavy construction equipment has moved in. Piles of concrete and debris are growing. And trees are getting cleared. There’s finally something to see – well, sort of – in the demolition of the old Coral Springs Financial Plaza at the southwest corner of University Drive and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As I sit down to write this column nearly three years after the February 14, 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 children and educators and wounded many others, I still struggle to believe that something so heinous occurred literally in my ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new hotel is coming to downtown Coral Springs as part of the new redevelopment project at the southwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is set to reopen with its first live performance since the pandemic lockdown in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For those shopping at the Publix store at Riverside Square in Coral Springs, you’ll soon have to go elsewhere – for about a year. The store at 8160 Wiles Road is closing on Feb. 13 at 7 pm so it can be rebuilt into a more modern store, according to a Publix spokeswoman. A ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new hotel is coming to downtown Coral Springs as part of the new redevelopment project at the southwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road. City redevelopment officials confirmed that the developer (Predesco Property Investments) of the planned commercial, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The new board at Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce was sworn-in Friday, but not in a traditional way. During a Zoom meeting, the board members lifted their hands and repeated in unison their vows to uphold the bylaws of the chamber, as dozens of other ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs saw a jump in new businesses opening in 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic hammering small companies across the nation. The city recorded 545 new businesses in the past 12 months -- from 4,161 businesses licensed in Coral Springs in January 2020 to 4,706 in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Even though new Covid-19 cases spiked, the unemployment rate in Coral Springs dropped further, demonstrating the recovery from the pandemic is ongoing. The city’s unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in December – down from 6 percent in November, according to the latest ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - In up-and-coming neighborhoods in Orlando, Tampa, Paris, London, and other big cities, shipping containers converted into spaces for trendy restaurants and shops are popular with tourists and local hipsters. So why not create similar places in Coral Springs? It’s an issue ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - It will start with taking out the aging elevators, tearing out dilapidated offices, and capping water and sewer lines at Coral Springs Financial Plaza. The roughly four-month process of slowly dismantling and demolishing the abandoned 10-story building at the southwest corner ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As I write this on the first work Friday of the new year, I have been working remotely for three full quarters. I did not even make it through the first quarter of being Chair of the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce before our world became virtual.  I ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The owner of El Mariachi restaurants in Coral Springs has died of complications related to Covid-19. A Jaguar SUV was destroyed in a vehicle fire this week in Coral Springs. The iconic Coral Springs “Covered Bridge” has re-opened after being struck by a vehicle in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The owner of El Mariachi restaurants in Coral Springs has died of complications related to Covid-19 – a family man who built his business by going out of his way to support the community during good and bad times, his family and friends said.   Marco Molano, 68, died on Dec.

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After the racially charged incidents across the nation last year, the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce decided to take on a bigger role in educating the local business community about diversity, equity, and inclusion. So the chamber formed a task force ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook: it’s time to “buy Coral Springs.”  A Coral Springs mother learned many tough lessons when her son struggled with cancer. Now those hardships are helping her navigate her family through the pandemic. And the first baby born in 2021 at Salah ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A restaurant is the latest business in Coral Springs to get a warning for violating a Covid-19 safety measure, according to the Broward County COVID-19 Business Complaints website. The crowd-sourced information website reported the following warning on Dec. 27: Bonefish ...

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