Published On: Wed, Sep 9th, 2015

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – Sept. 9, 2015  

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          Free Brazilian Beat 2015 is 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sanborn Square, 72 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca Raton, featuring live music, street entertainment including a Zumba showcase, Capoeira dancers, samba drummers and authentic Brazilian food. Free parking at City Hall. Downtown library and other spots.

     Plans to beef up parking services, code enforcement and downtown policing are behind a more than $1.1 million increase in the budget for Boca Raton’s Community Redevelopment Agency. Agency members unanimously adopted a $26,977,200 budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The adopted budget surpasses the current year’s budget by $1,161,500.

  1.  J. Alexanders, with a location in Boca Raton, is being rebranded by its parent company as Redlands Grill, offering new items on the menu.

     Wells Fargo Plaza at 925 S. Fed. Hwy. in Boca Raton was sold for $23 million, by a local real estate investment fund, Boca Raton Florida Investment L.P., an affiliate of New York-based Real Estate Capital Partners who sold the property to EIP WFP, an affiliate of Boca Raton-based IP Capital Partners and its Florida real estate fund. Miami Lakes-based BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) provided a $17.48 million loan to the buyer.

     40% of the Pointe 100 townhomes are under contract at the site of the former Boca Pointe Athletic Center, with the grand opening Sept. 24.

     A 5,000 sq. ft. Polo Ralph Lauren store has opened at Town Center in Boca Raton, stocking men and women’s clothing, accessories and footwear.

     A 1,500 sq. ft. Four Elements Reflexology and Wellness spa has opened at 64 S. Fed. Hwy., in Boca, offering full body massage featuring four private element-themed rooms: Earth for balancing, Fire for healing, Air for cleansing and Water for nourishing.

     Photo & Go has opened at Town Center in Boca Raton for customers to upload and print photos from smartphones and other devices, in different sizes and textures, including paper, metal, wood and canvas. The store also sells Fuji Instax cameras, refurbished and digital Polaroid cameras, phone cases, photo frames and photo books.

     Anne Gannon, Palm Beach County’s tax collector since 2006, has launched her fourth re-election campaign – one year before the August 2016 primary.

     Because many South Florida synagogues and temples have double to triple the attendance of worshippers at High Holy Day services than at any other time of the year, the Anti-Defamation League of South Florida offered three seminars at Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach county locations two weeks ahead of the holidays on how synagogues/temples can provide secure environments.

      Watch Barry Epstein Live with Computer Media guru Carey Mason at You can promote your business with a weekly television show which goes up on the internet along with Vimeo, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and You Tube, with over 40,000 views, as well as airing THREE TIMES A DAY MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY ON WWW.BYLTV.COM. LIVE ON THE MONEY CHANNEL, 9:00 TO 9:30 AM, 7:30 – 8;00 PM AND 10:30-11:00 PM. a link of your segment is sent to put on your website and to send out in emails to  your prospects and clients. You can see previous shows at Taping is at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays starting Sept. 21 at, 20283 N. State Road 7, Boca Raton, Fl 33496. If you are interested, call 561.852.0000 for more information you will need to know.

      Grandma opens at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. Grandma and Before you go opens at the FAU Living Room theatres. Grandma opens at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth which also opens at the Classic Gateway. The Art Dealer, Shaun the Sheep and the Man from U.N.C.L.E. opens at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac. Read movie capsules at is the best networking group in the area and meets at City Fish Market, Glades and the turnpike on the first and third Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per quarter. Check out the website for openings in some categories. Next meeting is Sept. 16. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.

     Lynn University director of American Studies, Professor Dr. Robert Watson has scheduled three programs at area libraries in September “Book Talk” with Alex and Robert Watson, 3 p.m., Sept. 18, also at the West Boca branch and “Dysfunctional Politics’, (first in a 3-part series), 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St. WPB.

     Boca Raton NJROTC presents a $5 carwash at Boca Raton High School 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sept. 24.

     Community Impact Awards are 6-8 pm, Nov. 5, Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton. Contact or call 561.483.5300 for sponsorship opportunities and tickets. Honorary Chair is Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Robert S. Weinroth.

    Happy New Year to all my Jewish Readers.

      South Florida Business Journal, Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

            Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on, and His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’ His blog is also on, and on his website:


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