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

Golf course, done. Clubhouse under way. What’s next at Banyan Cay?
 The new golf course is open at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach. The club house has started construction and will be completed this fall. But Banyan Cay still lacks the resort part of the complex. That’s about to change. The project just secured a $62 million loan that will allow it to start construction on the...

Posted: a day ago

The new golf course is open at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach. The club house has started construction and will be completed this fall. But Banyan Cay still lacks the resort part of the complex. That’s about to change. The project just secured a $62 million loan that will allow it to start construction on the...
Bristol, most expensive in Palm Beach County, races to completion
 Developers of The Bristol are racing toward completion of the ultra-luxury condominium in downtown West Palm Beach. At the end of July, construction trailers will be removed so landscaping can begin at the site. When buyers start returning to the Palm Beach area around October, they’ll see quite a different look to the multi-million...

Posted: 5 days ago

Developers of The Bristol are racing toward completion of the ultra-luxury condominium in downtown West Palm Beach. At the end of July, construction trailers will be removed so landscaping can begin at the site. When buyers start returning to the Palm Beach area around October, they’ll see quite a different look to the multi-million...
Residences to workplaces: Engaging CEOs key to business expansion
 For the past several years, Palm Beach County’s chief business recruitment arm has sought to lure companies through a program dubbed, “Behind the Gates.” The Business Development Board’s strategy is based on finding out-of-area executives with homes in the county who may also be interested in relocating or expanding...

Posted: 9 days ago

For the past several years, Palm Beach County’s chief business recruitment arm has sought to lure companies through a program dubbed, “Behind the Gates.” The Business Development Board’s strategy is based on finding out-of-area executives with homes in the county who may also be interested in relocating or expanding...
$200M Uptown Boca Raton to feature shopping, movie theater, apartments
 The county’s build-out continues, with a development group snapping up the last piece of prime vacant land west of Boca Raton. The property at Glades Road and 95th Avenue was a longtime standout, a swath of farmland surrounded by shopping centers and housing communities. But the Johns family, who owned the old pepper farm for decades...

Posted: 14 days ago

The county’s build-out continues, with a development group snapping up the last piece of prime vacant land west of Boca Raton. The property at Glades Road and 95th Avenue was a longtime standout, a swath of farmland surrounded by shopping centers and housing communities. But the Johns family, who owned the old pepper farm for decades...
Ecclestone: Daughter’s ‘vile’ claims of sex abuse should be tossed
 E. Llwyd Ecclestone, Jr., has asked a Palm Beach County court to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by his daughter, who alleges he sexually molested her when she was a child. In his motion to dismiss filed on Tuesday, Ecclestone said daughter Wendy Walker Mendelsohn’s “fake claims are nothing more than a shake down&rdquo...

Posted: 15 days ago

E. Llwyd Ecclestone, Jr., has asked a Palm Beach County court to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by his daughter, who alleges he sexually molested her when she was a child. In his motion to dismiss filed on Tuesday, Ecclestone said daughter Wendy Walker Mendelsohn’s “fake claims are nothing more than a shake down&rdquo...
Pyramid promise: New Palm Beach Gardens towers set to lure firms
 It’s not quite the Louvre, but Palm Beach Gardens now can lay claim to its own iconic pyramid structure. Actually, two of them. DiVosta Investments, led by longtime builder Otto “Buz” DiVosta, just topped one of two new office buildings with a giant pyramid, hoisted onto the 11-story building in two parts. Assembled...

Posted: 15 days ago

It’s not quite the Louvre, but Palm Beach Gardens now can lay claim to its own iconic pyramid structure. Actually, two of them. DiVosta Investments, led by longtime builder Otto “Buz” DiVosta, just topped one of two new office buildings with a giant pyramid, hoisted onto the 11-story building in two parts. Assembled...
Ecclestone daughter accuses powerful developer of child sex abuse
 A boiling feud among family members of one of Palm Beach County’s most prominent developers has erupted into two lawsuits: One over the multimillion dollar family trust, and another filed this week alleging sexual abuse by the family patriarch. In the most recent action, which was filed on Monday, the youngest daughter of real estate...

Posted: 17 days ago

A boiling feud among family members of one of Palm Beach County’s most prominent developers has erupted into two lawsuits: One over the multimillion dollar family trust, and another filed this week alleging sexual abuse by the family patriarch. In the most recent action, which was filed on Monday, the youngest daughter of real estate...
Non-profit leader seeks to help others achieve success
 Boca Raton-based Office Depot spun off its foundation last year, after the global office supply retailer decided it no longer would financially support the nonprofit. With a new name, the Listen Learn Care Foundation, longtime foundation leader Mary Wong is building on the Office Depot Foundation’s past. The foundation was known for...

Posted: 17 days ago

Boca Raton-based Office Depot spun off its foundation last year, after the global office supply retailer decided it no longer would financially support the nonprofit. With a new name, the Listen Learn Care Foundation, longtime foundation leader Mary Wong is building on the Office Depot Foundation’s past. The foundation was known for...
ABC Carpet bows out after 20 years in Delray Beach
 ABC Carpet and Home is leaving Delray Beach after 20 years and a city pledge for up to $200,000 in taxpayer subsidies. Was it a good investment? That’s unclear from talks with a former mayor and business owners who were around when the New York-based company started looking to expand to Palm Beach County. During the mid-1990s, then-ABC...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 09, 2018

ABC Carpet and Home is leaving Delray Beach after 20 years and a city pledge for up to $200,000 in taxpayer subsidies. Was it a good investment? That’s unclear from talks with a former mayor and business owners who were around when the New York-based company started looking to expand to Palm Beach County. During the mid-1990s, then-ABC...
This company seen along I-95 is leaving Delray Beach after 20 years
 ABC Carpet and Home is leaving Delray Beach after 20 years and a city pledge for up to $200,000 in taxpayer subsidies.   Was it a good investment?  That’s unclear from talks with a former mayor and business owners who were around when the New York-based company started looking to expand to Palm Beach County.  During...

7:18 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

ABC Carpet and Home is leaving Delray Beach after 20 years and a city pledge for up to $200,000 in taxpayer subsidies.   Was it a good investment?  That’s unclear from talks with a former mayor and business owners who were around when the New York-based company started looking to expand to Palm Beach County.  During...
Trump in Palm Beach: Sessions clash spiraled toward Mueller probe
 President Donald Trump ramped up the pressure on Attorney Jeff General Sessions via Twitter Wednesday, saying he regrets choosing the former U.S. senator from Alabama for the post. The statement was issued in a trio of morning missives by Trump. The tweets quoted comments from U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R- S.C., who said on a CBS morning show...

1:14 PM Wednesday, May. 30, 2018

President Donald Trump ramped up the pressure on Attorney Jeff General Sessions via Twitter Wednesday, saying he regrets choosing the former U.S. senator from Alabama for the post. The statement was issued in a trio of morning missives by Trump. The tweets quoted comments from U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R- S.C., who said on a CBS morning show...