Tag: Beach

Hotel Proposal To Come Before Manhattan Beach Planning Commission

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — A public hearing on a proposed new 162-room hotel with full alcohol service and a separate retail and office building at 600 South Sepulveda Boulevard will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 14 when the Manhattan Beach Planning Commission meets at 3 p.m.

The site is a 65,419 square-foot lot with street frontage along Sepulveda Boulevard, Tennyson Street and Chabela Drive. An El Torito restaurant with full alcohol service occupied the existing 8,500 square-foot restaurant building on the site until vacating the space late in 2018. Skechers has been occupying the site since 2019, using the restaurant building as a corporate cafeteria and meeting space while using the parking lot for overflow parking for Skechers employees impacted by Skechers construction of new office buildings along Sepulveda Boulevard. The existing restaurant building would be demolished.

City staff is recommending that the Planning Commission approve the master use permit

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A N.J. Couple Opened a Beach Hotel. Covid-19 Struck. Business Boomed.

(Bloomberg Businessweek) — Editor’s noteThis article is part of a package about entrepreneurs who are trying something new.

a group of people walking down the street: Visitors stroll the Wildwood, N.J., boardwalk in September 2020.

© Photographer: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images North America
Visitors stroll the Wildwood, N.J., boardwalk in September 2020.

After more than two decades building a residential rental business in Philadelphia, Amy Santana and her husband Nick were ready to switch gears. She says they were increasingly frustrated that the city’s government was making it difficult for landlords to survive, and they were looking to spend more time with their children. “Child care, as you know, is outrageous,” she tells Businessweek.


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In 2015, the couple bought a highly distressed hotel in the island resort town of Wildwood on New Jersey’s shore. They started renovating the 22-unit property in 2018, investing everything they had to transform it into an 11-unit boutique hotel, including buying an additional property for overflow parking to

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Polo entrepreneur Janek Gazecki behind plans for Bondi Beach club defends proposal

By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia

05:46 11 Oct 2020, updated 05:46 11 Oct 2020

  • Janek Gazecki proposed to erect luxury cabanas over 40m of sand on Bondi
  • He plans to take over two per cent of the beach near Roscoe St to serve cocktails
  • Mr Gazecki defended his proposal as family friendly and denied being an elitist 

A polo entrepreneur who plans to turn part of Bondi into an exclusive beach club with an $80 entry fee has defended his controversial proposal, insisting he isn’t an ‘elitist’.

Janek Gazecki made a proposal to Waverley Council to erect luxury cabanas roped off from the public over a 40 metre stretch of sand on Australia’s most iconic beach.

But the former lawyer’s goal to take over two per cent of the beach near Roscoe Street to serve expensive food and cocktails to ‘high net worth’ customers was met with swift

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New business licenses decline in Horry County; SC small biz chamber says it’s a ‘crisis’ | Myrtle Beach Area News

A new study from the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce shows new business licenses for Horry County are down 31 percent from April to July of this year compared to the same time last year.

The state is equally down 31 percent during the same period.

The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Frank Knapp Jr. told The Post and Courier that more financial help is needed on the federal level to help rebound from this crisis.

In Horry County, from April 2019 to July 2019, there were 1,003 new business licenses, according to the study. In 2020 between the same months, there were 692 — a difference of 311 and the second-largest decline among South Carolina’s largest counties behind Richland.

Locally, Karen Riordan, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, said the COVID-19 pandemic has naturally impacted new and existing businesses

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Longtime friends start real estate business in Palm Beach Gardens

Professional Real Estate Advisors offers comprehensive professional and legal services focused solely on the real estate industry.

Jodie Wagner
| Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH GARDENS — While not an ideal time to launch a new business amid a global pandemic, longtime friends Steve Mathison and Charles Siebrecht forged ahead with it anyway.

The South Florida natives, along with partner Brig Edwards, opened Professional Real Estate Advisors over the summer.

The Palm Beach Gardens-based business offers comprehensive professional and legal services focused solely on the real estate industry.

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The business is unique to the South Florida real estate market, said Siebrecht, serving as a one-stop shop for companies, individuals and real estate agents.

“We have decades of experience in the real estate market on

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Palm Beach County offers aid to businesses that closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

As bars and numerous other businesses continue waiting for permission to reopen from COVID-19 restrictions, Palm Beach County is offering some financial relief.

On Friday, businesses that were forced to shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions will be allowed to apply for individual grants for up to $25,000. Palm Beach County is allocating $23 million for this round of grants and will process claims on a first-come, first-served basis.

Palm Beach County will begin accepting online applications at 8 a.m. Friday. The two-week window will close on Oct. 9.

Those eligible would be a business that:

Was shut down or had services limited due to a state or county executive order

Was operating Oct. 1, 2019, and still operating on Feb. 29, 2020

Did not receive a restart business grant in Phase 1.

Also, no publicly-traded companies or nonprofit organizations would qualify. A full list of requirements can be found

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Va. Beach Economic Development, 1701 Coworking select entrepreneurship program participants

Program provides training in hiring, strategic planning, business practices

Virginia Beach Economic Development and Virginia Beach-based 1701 Coworking announced Friday it has selected two participants for its three-month Entrepreneur-in Residence (EIR) program. 

Kate Johnson with Heritage Business Services and freelance educator Meghan Raftery were selected for the program, which provides training in hiring, strategic planning and other business practices. 

“The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Virginia Beach,” Virginia Beach Economic Development Business Development Coordinator Ray White said in a statement. “The city’s partnership with the 1701 EIR program continues to provide a platform through which locally grown and owned new businesses prosper. The support the program lends to individuals working toward self-sustainability is exemplified by the quality business entities that develop in this coworking space.”

Johnson owns Heritage Business Services, working as a virtual bookkeeper serving local and national clients. The

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Online Auto Sales, a Rising Trend Post COVID-19: The Michael Oz, Online Auto Broker Since 2012, Launching Online Luxury Car Subscriptions & Yacht Charters in Palm Beach

Online Auto Sales, a Rising Trend Post COVID-19: The Michael Oz, Online Auto Broker Since 2012, Launching Online Luxury Car Subscriptions & Yacht Charters in Palm Beach

Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 21, 2020 –(PR.com)– The pandemic has resulted in auto sales plummeting globally – a quarterly decline of 10.4 percent for sales in the U.S. was reported at the end Q1 2020. However, as there is a record-breaking increase in e-commerce across industries, online car buying options are emerging as increasingly appealing to consumers in times of COVID-19. What may have been an extra feature, touchless delivery, has become the new norm.

The COVID-19 crisis may have upended auto sales throughout USA, but it has certainly accelerated online sales for the auto industry, making it the latest trend for car dealers, retailers, and even manufacturers. That’s now, but for the past decade or so, this industry has been largely reluctant to embrace online sales due to the fear of disrupting their profitable showroom operations. Although, a few manufacturers like Tesla have been selling vehicles online for years,

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Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Carla S. Bryant as Director of Development

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that Carla S. Bryant, whose distinguished career spans business, government, education, and the arts, is the company’s new Director of Development. She joined PBD in early May.

“Carla is an immense talent, who will be a huge asset to PBD,” said Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl. “Bill [Producing Artistic Director William Hayes] and I have known her for years, and have welcomed her volunteer assistance several times on high level projects. She is a consummate professional with expertise in many areas. We were delighted that we had the opportunity to offer her a permanent role at Dramaworks and are excited to be working with her.”

Bryant, who grew up in South Florida, has diverse work experience in human capital strategy, marketing, and education. As a federal government contractor in Washington DC, she obtained several multi-million dollar contracts by utilizing strategic business development practices to support

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Coronavirus hasn’t scared off entrepreneurs in Lake Worth Beach

Jorge Milian
| Palm Beach Post

LAKE WORTH BEACH — Business is starting to come back in downtown Lake Worth Beach.

That’s a surprise even to Joan Oliva, executive director of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

“We’re having a kind of resurgence in downtown, which is somewhat amazing during a pandemic,” Oliva said.

Affordable real estate, a motivated CRA and some willing entrepreneurs are giving the city’s business climate a boost amid the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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The latest project? A 121-unit retail and office development at 1715 N. Dixie Highway that was recently green-lighted by the CRA board. The new enterprise is slated to be built next to The MID, a sleek, 230-unit luxury apartment building scheduled to begin a partial opening in October.

“Real estate is very attractive in Lake Worth Beach,

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