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Medical marijuana dispensary plans to open on Okeechobee Boulevard in December
 Medical marijuana producer GrowHealthy plans to open a dispensary on Okeechobee Boulevard by the end of the year.  The new pot shop will be at 4237 Okeechobee Blvd., an unincorporated pocket of Palm Beach County just east of Military Trail. The dispensary will occupy 4,500 square feet, eclipsing the 3,100 square feet in Lake Worth...

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Medical marijuana producer GrowHealthy plans to open a dispensary on Okeechobee Boulevard by the end of the year.  The new pot shop will be at 4237 Okeechobee Blvd., an unincorporated pocket of Palm Beach County just east of Military Trail. The dispensary will occupy 4,500 square feet, eclipsing the 3,100 square feet in Lake Worth...
Local firms make list of nation’s fastest-growing private companies
 Four Palm Beach County companies ranked near the top of the annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Experimac, a West Palm Beach-based franchise, led the way among local companies. The company ranked 57th nationally, based on revenue that soared 4,788 percent, to $12.4 million in 2017. Experimac...

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Four Palm Beach County companies ranked near the top of the annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Experimac, a West Palm Beach-based franchise, led the way among local companies. The company ranked 57th nationally, based on revenue that soared 4,788 percent, to $12.4 million in 2017. Experimac...
Housing affordability falls to 10-year low in Palm Beach County, nation
 Mirroring a national trend of rebounding home prices and rising mortgage rates, Palm Beach County saw housing affordability fall to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. Just 54.9 percent of homes sold in Palm Beach County in the second...

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Mirroring a national trend of rebounding home prices and rising mortgage rates, Palm Beach County saw housing affordability fall to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. Just 54.9 percent of homes sold in Palm Beach County in the second...
Scripps Florida scientists win NIH grant to study safer painkillers
 Two Scripps Florida scientists won a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop safer pain medications, the Jupiter nonprofit said Wednesday. Laura Bohn and Thomas Bannister will use the money to study new compounds that separate the powerful pain relief of opioids from the drugs’ life-threatening...

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Two Scripps Florida scientists won a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop safer pain medications, the Jupiter nonprofit said Wednesday. Laura Bohn and Thomas Bannister will use the money to study new compounds that separate the powerful pain relief of opioids from the drugs’ life-threatening...
Poké Lab Eatery features raw fish over rice, salad
 MENU Poké Lab Eatery serves poké, the Hawaiian street fare that’s popping up in food halls and shopping malls across the country. Poké Lab serves sushi-grade raw fish over rice or salad. There are just a few items on the menu, priced at $12 to $15. ATMOSPHERE Poké Lab Eatery is one of the vendors at Grandview...

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MENU Poké Lab Eatery serves poké, the Hawaiian street fare that’s popping up in food halls and shopping malls across the country. Poké Lab serves sushi-grade raw fish over rice or salad. There are just a few items on the menu, priced at $12 to $15. ATMOSPHERE Poké Lab Eatery is one of the vendors at Grandview...
SEC says muni bond firm in Boca Raton committed fraud
 A Boca Raton company improperly diverted municipal bonds at the expense of retail investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday. The SEC alleges that from 2009 to 2016, two agents of Core Performance Management LLC of Boca Raton lied about their identities to cut in line in bond allocations. The SEC says Core Performance...

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A Boca Raton company improperly diverted municipal bonds at the expense of retail investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday. The SEC alleges that from 2009 to 2016, two agents of Core Performance Management LLC of Boca Raton lied about their identities to cut in line in bond allocations. The SEC says Core Performance...
West Palm Beach has nation’s hottest mansion market, brokerage says
 West Palm Beach is home to the nation’s hottest mansion market, real estate brokerage Redfin said Monday. The average sale price of a luxury home sold in West Palm Beach in the second quarter soared to $2.24 million, up 85 percent from a year earlier. Luxury home prices jumped 59.1 percent in Boynton Beach, which placed second...

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West Palm Beach is home to the nation’s hottest mansion market, real estate brokerage Redfin said Monday. The average sale price of a luxury home sold in West Palm Beach in the second quarter soared to $2.24 million, up 85 percent from a year earlier. Luxury home prices jumped 59.1 percent in Boynton Beach, which placed second...
Boca Raton investor buys former Gander Mountain big box in Palm Beach Gardens
 The empty Gander Mountain store at Interstate 95 and Northlake Boulevard has a new landlord. Pebb Enterprises of Boca Raton said Monday that it now owns the 125,641 square feet of retail space on 13.2 prime acres. Instead of a straight sale, Pebb Enterprises said it took title by acquiring the property’s defaulted debt and foreclosing...

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The empty Gander Mountain store at Interstate 95 and Northlake Boulevard has a new landlord. Pebb Enterprises of Boca Raton said Monday that it now owns the 125,641 square feet of retail space on 13.2 prime acres. Instead of a straight sale, Pebb Enterprises said it took title by acquiring the property’s defaulted debt and foreclosing...
Second investor pleads guilty in foreclosure bid-rigging case
 Real estate investor Christopher Graeve pleaded guilty this week to rigging online foreclosure auctions for homes with a total value of $8 million, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Graeve is the second real estate investor to plead guilty in this investigation. Stuart Hankin in June admitted to violating antitrust law. A violation...

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Real estate investor Christopher Graeve pleaded guilty this week to rigging online foreclosure auctions for homes with a total value of $8 million, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Graeve is the second real estate investor to plead guilty in this investigation. Stuart Hankin in June admitted to violating antitrust law. A violation...
Petty criminal in Village Boulevard burglary gets life sentence, again
 Shackled and wearing a prison jumpsuit, Christopher Dean stood in front of a judge Thursday and tearfully apologized for his role in the burglary that led to the death of a close friend in 2005. As Dean’s mother, children and granddaughter looked on, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Karen Miller sentenced him once again to life in prison...

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Shackled and wearing a prison jumpsuit, Christopher Dean stood in front of a judge Thursday and tearfully apologized for his role in the burglary that led to the death of a close friend in 2005. As Dean’s mother, children and granddaughter looked on, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Karen Miller sentenced him once again to life in prison...
Bluegreen claims a victory in battle against timeshare exit firms
 Timeshare marketer Bluegreen Vacations continues to do battle with attorneys marketing their services to displeased owners of getaways in Orlando, Las Vegas, Branson and other tourist spots. Boca Raton-based Bluegreen (NYSE: BXG) said Thursday that plaintiffs’ attorneys dropped actions on behalf of 175 owners seeking to terminate their...

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Timeshare marketer Bluegreen Vacations continues to do battle with attorneys marketing their services to displeased owners of getaways in Orlando, Las Vegas, Branson and other tourist spots. Boca Raton-based Bluegreen (NYSE: BXG) said Thursday that plaintiffs’ attorneys dropped actions on behalf of 175 owners seeking to terminate their...
Scripps Florida sets new annual record for NIH grants
 When then-Gov. Jeb Bush lured the Scripps Research Institute to Florida with a $310 million state subsidy, he made many bold promises: Scripps would create thousands of private-sector jobs, spark demand for millions of square feet of commercial real estate in northern Palm Beach County, elicit a flood of philanthropic giving and reshape Florida&rsquo...

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When then-Gov. Jeb Bush lured the Scripps Research Institute to Florida with a $310 million state subsidy, he made many bold promises: Scripps would create thousands of private-sector jobs, spark demand for millions of square feet of commercial real estate in northern Palm Beach County, elicit a flood of philanthropic giving and reshape Florida&rsquo...
Apartment site in Boynton Beach fetches $19.5 million
 Two out-of-state developers plan to build 378 apartments and 55 townhouses on a vacant parcel in Boynton Beach. Morgan Group of Houston and Rockpoint Group of Boston paid $19.5 million for the 18.5-acre site, according to property records. Commercial real estate firm ARA Newmark handled the sale. The property is located along Renaissance...

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Two out-of-state developers plan to build 378 apartments and 55 townhouses on a vacant parcel in Boynton Beach. Morgan Group of Houston and Rockpoint Group of Boston paid $19.5 million for the 18.5-acre site, according to property records. Commercial real estate firm ARA Newmark handled the sale. The property is located along Renaissance...
Publix to open new GreenWise location west of Boca Raton
 The battle for the wallets of Palm Beach County’s health-conscious consumers is heating up. Whole Foods just began delivering in parts of Palm Beach County. Lucky’s plans to open in Delray Beach. And Publix is breathing new life into its GreenWise concept. Publix said it will open a GreenWise store at Glades Road and Florida&rsquo...

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The battle for the wallets of Palm Beach County’s health-conscious consumers is heating up. Whole Foods just began delivering in parts of Palm Beach County. Lucky’s plans to open in Delray Beach. And Publix is breathing new life into its GreenWise concept. Publix said it will open a GreenWise store at Glades Road and Florida&rsquo...
Economic Council names first female CEO
 After another management change, the nonprofit Economic Council of Palm Beach County has named its first female CEO. Michele Jacobs will take the nonprofit’s helm on Aug. 24. She succeeds Michael Debock, who was named CEO last year and is leaving the Economic Council this month for a job at Florida Power & Light. Jacobs, 51, joined...

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After another management change, the nonprofit Economic Council of Palm Beach County has named its first female CEO. Michele Jacobs will take the nonprofit’s helm on Aug. 24. She succeeds Michael Debock, who was named CEO last year and is leaving the Economic Council this month for a job at Florida Power & Light. Jacobs, 51, joined...
From gum to ganja: PBC billionaire backs medical marijuana firm
 In another sign that medical marijuana is going mainstream, pot purveyor Surterra Wellness said this week that William “Beau” Wrigley Jr. took a significant stake in the company. Wrigley, a billionaire who lives near North Palm Beach and once ran his namesake candy company, led a $65 million investment in Surterra. He also joined...

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In another sign that medical marijuana is going mainstream, pot purveyor Surterra Wellness said this week that William “Beau” Wrigley Jr. took a significant stake in the company. Wrigley, a billionaire who lives near North Palm Beach and once ran his namesake candy company, led a $65 million investment in Surterra. He also joined...
Office Depot shares jump after strong second quarter
 BOCA RATON -- Shares of retailer Office Depot jumped 14 percent Tuesday after the Fortune 500 company reported better-than-expected sales and earnings. Boca Raton-based Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) said second-quarter sales totaled $2.63 billion, an 11 percent increase from $2.36 billion in the second quarter of 2017. The long-struggling...

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BOCA RATON -- Shares of retailer Office Depot jumped 14 percent Tuesday after the Fortune 500 company reported better-than-expected sales and earnings. Boca Raton-based Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) said second-quarter sales totaled $2.63 billion, an 11 percent increase from $2.36 billion in the second quarter of 2017. The long-struggling...
On second try, Whole Foods delivery works smoothly
 When Amazon and Whole Foods announced last month that they had expanded their delivery service to parts of Palm Beach County, I gave the service a try. I was disappointed -- my bacon, bananas and blue-corn tortilla chips never arrived. Two weeks later I tried again, and this time everything went smoothly. I placed an order about noon with...

Posted: 8 days ago

When Amazon and Whole Foods announced last month that they had expanded their delivery service to parts of Palm Beach County, I gave the service a try. I was disappointed -- my bacon, bananas and blue-corn tortilla chips never arrived. Two weeks later I tried again, and this time everything went smoothly. I placed an order about noon with...
One man dead after shooting in unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens
 The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that happened about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 8500 block of Uranus Terrace in unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens. One man was shot to death and another man was shot but survived, authorities said. The sheriff’s office did not release the victim’s name and said...

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that happened about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 8500 block of Uranus Terrace in unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens. One man was shot to death and another man was shot but survived, authorities said. The sheriff’s office did not release the victim’s name and said...
Flagler Memorial Bridge malfunctions on same day as Post breakdown probe
 For the first time since June 7, the Flagler Memorial Bridge was closed to traffic due to a malfunction today. The shutdown comes on the same day The Palm Beach Post reported on the $131.8 million bridge’s 25 malfunctions in the 11 months since its revamped span was reopened to four lanes of traffic on July 31, 2017. At 9:37 a...

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For the first time since June 7, the Flagler Memorial Bridge was closed to traffic due to a malfunction today. The shutdown comes on the same day The Palm Beach Post reported on the $131.8 million bridge’s 25 malfunctions in the 11 months since its revamped span was reopened to four lanes of traffic on July 31, 2017. At 9:37 a...
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