Published On: Wed, Jul 6th, 2016

Barry’s Buzz – July 6, 2016

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       Ocean Properties sold the 22.8 acre Lakeside Centre at 8144 Glades Road for $13.5 million to Edens, and owner and operator of shopping centers. Marshalls, HomeGoods and Off Broadway anchor the 161,000 sq. ft. center, built in 1991.

         Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse was closed. Taso’s in West Boca was sold and is being renovated. Sakred Club Closes, and a New Club Gold opens.

     Gustavo Couto, vice president of Boca based Five Rings Financial is the new president of the Rotary Club Boca Raton West taking over from Dini Heizer.

     Lewis Fogel is the new president of the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton, taking over from Jon Kaye.

         Netflix will be streaming on all X1 platform Comcast boxes later next year.

        West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is July 7, 2016, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.702.0000.      

       Catch Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, which will be available for public viewing from July 8 through August 5 during the Downtown Library’s regular hours: Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am–9:00 pm, Friday–Saturday, 9:00 am–6:00 pm, and Sunday, 12:00 noon–6:00 pm.

     Flash mob to support Orlando shooting victims. Arthur Murray Dance Studio in the Boca Valley Plaza at 7531 N. Federal Highway, Suite #E3 is hosting dance lessons for a flash mob on July 8. It costs $45 to participate in the two minute dance. All proceeds will be given to the OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to assist those affected by the June 12 shooting at Pulse Nightclub.  

      The Secret World of Pets and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates opens at the Boca and Boynton Cinemarks. My Love, Don’t Cross That River and Wiener-Dog opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres. Innocents and Green Room opens at the Classic Gateway. First State of Jones and Alice Through the Looking Glass opens at the Last Picture show. 

      Summer in the City continues on Friday, July 8 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, on Friday, July 8 with free family fun! Enjoy interactive experiments with Mad Science starting at 6:30 p.m. and a showing of Minions from the Despicable Me series at 8 p.m. 

          Summer in the City: Music and Movies Under the Stars will run through Aug. 19 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca Raton. On nights with free concerts, the event will start at 7:30 p.m., Movies are set to begin at 8 p.m. Here’s a list of the free performances and movie showings: July 8: “Minions” showing; July 22: David Bowie tribute by Stardust Memories; July 29: Bob Marley tribute by Ruffhouse; Aug. 5: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” showing; Aug. 12: Eagles tribute by The Long Run; Aug. 19: The Symphonia.

     Broadway Bound will run from July 8 – August 14 at Stage Door Theatre at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets for Broadway Bound are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available.  Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at

       Office Depot will hold a shareholder’s meeting 9 a.m. July 13 at the Boca Marriott Hotel, the first after the breakup of the proposed merger with Staples.

           The Business & Professional Division has a networking happy hour 6 pm July 26 at New York Prime, 2350 Executive Center Drive. $25 per person. Register at or call 852.3128 or visit

     The second annual Boca Raton Mayor Ball is Oct. 8 at Broken Sound Country Club, honoring Christine E. Lynn, Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Helping Hands with coveted George E. Long Awards. The event is co-chaired by Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton members Jon A. Kaye, immediate Club past president who served as the founding chair of the inaugural 2015 Mayors Ball and Club member Constance J. Scott. The 2016 Mayors Ball Honorary Chair is Former Mayor Bill T. Smith. Honorary Advisors include Mayor Susan Haynie, Former Mayors Susan Whelchel and Steven Abrams who currently serves as a Palm Beach County Commissioner; Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Michael Mullaugh and Council Members Robert Weinroth, Jeremy Rodgers and Scott Singer. For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, visit or contact Jon A. Kaye at 561-392-5166 or Deborah Freudenberg at 561-299-1429, email

     Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach and her husband Andrew Shue will be the keynote speakers at the 13th Annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016. 

     Woman of the Year Luncheon is Nov. 18 at the Boca Resort & Club with fashion show by Saks Fifth Ave. Tickets and info at or 620.2553.

       The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl game will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU.

      Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine, 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; 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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