Alexandra Clough

Alexandra Clough has been a business writer for the Palm Beach Post since 1989. Previously, she worked as a real estate and business writer in Miami, and in the 1980s, covered Wall Street and corporate finance for a New York-based financial magazine. Alexandra is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C.

Latest from Alexandra Clough

A night at Mar-a-Lago: The blow-out bash by Trump’s booster club
 On the eve of a potential government shutdown, hundreds of people decked out in patriotic colors shrugged off the crisis in Washington and gathered Thursday at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach to celebrate the first anniversary of his inauguration. More than 900 people attended the Red, White & Blue Celebration...

Posted: 3 days ago

On the eve of a potential government shutdown, hundreds of people decked out in patriotic colors shrugged off the crisis in Washington and gathered Thursday at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach to celebrate the first anniversary of his inauguration. More than 900 people attended the Red, White & Blue Celebration...
New plan for South Dixie Highway parcel in West Palm Beach
 Owners of the aged Prospect Place office center in West Palm Beach are going low, instead of high, for a planned redevelopment. Time Equities, which owns the 3111 S. Dixie Highway site, this month filed plans with the city to build 300 luxury apartments in six low-rise buildings. Three buildings rising three stories would be built along Dixie...

Posted: 4 days ago

Owners of the aged Prospect Place office center in West Palm Beach are going low, instead of high, for a planned redevelopment. Time Equities, which owns the 3111 S. Dixie Highway site, this month filed plans with the city to build 300 luxury apartments in six low-rise buildings. Three buildings rising three stories would be built along Dixie...
“This sure ain’t no ****hole!” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tells Mar-a-Lago crowd
 Update 9:18 p.m.: Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News Channel's Justice with Judge Jeanine, opened her remarks to the packed ballroom with a poke at the profane word the president allegedly used do describe Haiti and countries in  Africa.  "Welcome to Mar-a-Lago. A magnificent place. It sure ain't no s***hole!" Pirro...

Posted: 4 days ago

Update 9:18 p.m.: Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News Channel's Justice with Judge Jeanine, opened her remarks to the packed ballroom with a poke at the profane word the president allegedly used do describe Haiti and countries in Africa.  "Welcome to Mar-a-Lago. A magnificent place. It sure ain't no s***hole!" Pirro...
End of an era: Kretzer Piano closing after 33 years in business
 After 33 years in business, Kretzer Piano owner Kathi Kretzer-Sayler said it’s time for her to stop selling music and start savoring it instead. Kretzer Piano, at 240 W. Indiantown Road in Jupiter, will close its doors within 60 days. A liquidation sale is set for Feb. 8-11, Kretzer-Sayler said Tuesday. The piano store’s shutdown...

Posted: 6 days ago

After 33 years in business, Kretzer Piano owner Kathi Kretzer-Sayler said it’s time for her to stop selling music and start savoring it instead. Kretzer Piano, at 240 W. Indiantown Road in Jupiter, will close its doors within 60 days. A liquidation sale is set for Feb. 8-11, Kretzer-Sayler said Tuesday. The piano store’s shutdown...
Famous NY orthopedic center to partner with Good Sam parent Tenet
 Got back problems? Good Samaritan hospital has your back. The hospital’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is bringing the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery to West Palm Beach. In the latest out-of-area medical facility partnership with local providers, Good Sam’s parent has teamed with the Hospital for...

Posted: 11 days ago

Got back problems? Good Samaritan hospital has your back. The hospital’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is bringing the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery to West Palm Beach. In the latest out-of-area medical facility partnership with local providers, Good Sam’s parent has teamed with the Hospital for...
Florida artist seeks to put end to sex trafficking of children
 Florida artist Lynne Barletta became an activist after a visit to Singapore three years ago that she said changed her. She went to Singapore to paint a mural and wound up working with a young girl who had been sex trafficked by her father.  “I was forever different,” Barletta said. Upon her return to South Florida, Barletta...

Posted: 15 days ago

Florida artist Lynne Barletta became an activist after a visit to Singapore three years ago that she said changed her. She went to Singapore to paint a mural and wound up working with a young girl who had been sex trafficked by her father.  “I was forever different,” Barletta said. Upon her return to South Florida, Barletta...
Artist seeks to put an end to sex trafficking of children
 Lynne Barletta, artist, became Lynne Barletta, activist, after a visit to Singapore three years ago that she said changed her. She went to Singapore to paint a mural and wound up working with a young girl who had been sex trafficked by her father. “I was forever different,” Barletta said. Upon her return to South Florida, Barletta...

Posted: 15 days ago

Lynne Barletta, artist, became Lynne Barletta, activist, after a visit to Singapore three years ago that she said changed her. She went to Singapore to paint a mural and wound up working with a young girl who had been sex trafficked by her father. “I was forever different,” Barletta said. Upon her return to South Florida, Barletta...
Trump booster bash up to 800 guests as party date nears
 It’s T-minus 16 days until the Mar-a-Lago soiree celebrating President Donald Trump’s first year in office, and party organizer Toni Holt Kramer already is prepping. At the hairdresser. Her colorist is doing her usual work, and Holt Kramer, founder of a Trump fan club called The Trumpettes, is doing her usual multitasking...

Posted: 17 days ago

It’s T-minus 16 days until the Mar-a-Lago soiree celebrating President Donald Trump’s first year in office, and party organizer Toni Holt Kramer already is prepping. At the hairdresser. Her colorist is doing her usual work, and Holt Kramer, founder of a Trump fan club called The Trumpettes, is doing her usual multitasking...
First new Singer Island condo in a decade nears completion
 Cold weather and changed tax laws could do wonders for Florida real estate. Just ask the developers of the 19-story VistaBlue
            Singer Island condominium, now under construction and nearing completion. The boutique, 58-unit condo has sold 34 units, and the winter selling season is just beginning. “There’s a sense of...

Posted: 17 days ago

Cold weather and changed tax laws could do wonders for Florida real estate. Just ask the developers of the 19-story VistaBlue Singer Island condominium, now under construction and nearing completion. The boutique, 58-unit condo has sold 34 units, and the winter selling season is just beginning. “There’s a sense of...
Year in review: Strong economy sets stage for more growth in new year
 Meet the new year, same as the old year. Or maybe better. Palm Beach County’s economy is expected to continue its strong growth, as the year wraps up with a still-booming real estate market, combined with continued business growth in the area. President Donald Trump’s part-time residence at his Mar-a-Lago mansion on Palm Beach...

Posted: 24 days ago

Meet the new year, same as the old year. Or maybe better. Palm Beach County’s economy is expected to continue its strong growth, as the year wraps up with a still-booming real estate market, combined with continued business growth in the area. President Donald Trump’s part-time residence at his Mar-a-Lago mansion on Palm Beach...
Cypress Creek, Villa Del Ray golf courses could become home sites
 President Donald Trump is a regular on the golf course at his West Palm Beach and Jupiter country clubs when he’s at Mar-a-Lago, his part-time Palm Beach home. But in other parts of Palm Beach County, some golf courses struggle for survival or even shut down, as the number of golfers and club members dwindle, while demand for in-town...

12:10 AM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

President Donald Trump is a regular on the golf course at his West Palm Beach and Jupiter country clubs when he’s at Mar-a-Lago, his part-time Palm Beach home. But in other parts of Palm Beach County, some golf courses struggle for survival or even shut down, as the number of golfers and club members dwindle, while demand for in-town...