The ceremony is another milestone for the station — which is set to open next year when Brightline begins carrying passengers between Miami and West Palm Beach.
A similar ceremony was held at the company’s station in downtown Ft. Lauderdale this morning. The company said the milestone marked the “completion of the station structure and a shift of focus toward interior outfitting and finish efforts.”
“The topping out of our Fort Lauderdale station marks another important milestone in the development of our Brightline train service,” Brightline’s president Mike Reininger said. “More than 65 percent of the work has been completed on the entire system between Miami and West Palm Beach, and our team is expanding each week as we look forward to launching service in less than a year.”
Brightline plans to run 32 trains a day along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks with stops in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando. The company plans to launch service between Miami and West Palm Beach in mid-2017. Service will later be expanded be between West Palm Beach and Orlando.
Halloween City is located in the 300,000-square-foot Marketplace at the Outlets, which is on the western edge of the mall. The store is the former Sports Authority spot. Sports Authority, which ha 35,000 square feet at the Outlets, closed its doors this summer after filing for bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, two other seasonal Halloween retailers have also set up shop in Palm Beach County.
Spirit Halloween has five locations, including shops in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton. A sixth location is opening soon in Delray Beach, according to the company’s website.
The event coincides with Florida’s popular back-to-school sales tax holiday, which runs from Aug.5-7. During the three-day weekend, shoppers won’t be charged the state’s 6 percent sale tax on certain school-related items.
From August 5- 14, shoppers who spend $100 at CityPlace stores will get $10 back. Those who spend $150, will get $20 back, according to a representative for the retail hub.
The “Oh, So Simple Rewards” program gives shoppers a $10 reward every time they spend $250 – whether it’s for one purchase or several together – at the mall’s stores and restaurants.
Oh, So Simple Rewards accounts can be created in person at The Mall at Wellington Green kiosks or online at ShopWellingtonGreen.com/Rewards. Shoppers can link up to 15 existing Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit card accounts and log in to review transactions and check rewards balances.
The national chain, which has 57 franchise locations, including 6 founder-owned stores, plans to open at the Palm Beach Outlets in early June, the company announced Wednesday.
The specialty store offers more than 200 jerky varieties, sizes and flavors. Specialty meats include kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as exotic flavors like Moonshine and Cajun.
“I love beef jerky and have been making it for years for our camping, diving, rafting and skiing outings,” said Don Jones, who owns the West Palm Beach Beef Jerky Outlet with his wife Lupe. “Jerky was a great snack throughout my military career and a big reason why I became interested in the franchise.”
More than 30 companies are expected to participate in a job far on Thursday in West Palm Beach.
The job fair will be held at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace. It runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The event is presented by West Palm Beach City Commissioner Keith James and the School District of Palm Beach County, and is designed to connect individuals with local employers for both seasonal and full-time positions.
Companies set to attend include Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach; BURGERFI; City Pizza; City of West Palm Beach – Police Department; Hilton West Palm Beach; iFixandRepair; IT Works; ITT Technical Institute; Jamba Juice; L’Occitane; Mellow Mushroom; Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar; New York Life; Palm Beach County Human Resources; QBS; SEE Eyewear; St. Mary’s Medical Center; The Regional Kitchen & Public House; Victoria’s Secret; and more.
Companies ask that participants seeking employment bring two forms of identification for hiring paperwork at the event.