“Now through June 18, get a free adult combo ticket (valued at $113 plus tax) that includes same-day admission to Legoland Florida Theme Park and Legoland Water Park with the purchase of a full-price child’s ticket,” Legoland said in a press release announcing the promotion. “This limited-time offer is valid for visits through Sept. 4, 2017, which includes Legoland Knight Lights, our signature summertime event taking place every weekend in July, plus Tuesday, July 4.”
“Guests can receive a maximum of three free adult tickets with the purchase of three children’s tickets per transaction,” Legoland said. “Please note that guests must select a specific date for their visit when redeeming this online offer.”
The offer cannot be applied to pre-purchased, discounted tickets, annual passes or combined with any other offers, and additional restrictions may apply, Legoland said.
McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating dads to a FREE breakfast this Father’s Day (June 18).
The promotion, which is available during morning breakfast hours at 84 participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast area, includes a free breakfast sandwich or breakfast extra value meal with a choice of a small orange juice, coffee or soft drink.
The list features the top 10 places in the world to view African wildlife outside of Africa. Lion Country, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, took the 10th spot on Zoo Nation’s list — a ranking it is using to help draw out-of-town visitors to its drive-through zoo.
“Home to over 900 animals, Lion Country Safari is Florida’s only drive-through and walk-through Safari and was America’s first “cageless” zoo,” Zoo Nation said on its website. “With about five miles of road to drive on, visitors to the park get as close to African animals as you can get without touching them. With thrilling animals such as lions, rhinos, giraffes, and ostriches, driving through the savanna at Lion Country Safari will be sure to give visitors an incredible look at the beautiful animals of Africa.”
Other exhibits on the list include: Harambe Wildlife Preserve at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando; Serengeti Plain at Bush Gardens in Tampa; and the East African Savanna at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.
But the top spot went to the African Plains exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
The award is presented to an individual or organization that has a major impact on tourism.
The award is named after a Spanish ship that sank off the coast in the 1880s. The crew sold its cargo of coconuts to people who planted them along the waterfront. Ultimately, that’s how Palm Beach got its name.
But it was a trial verdict and judgment that turned off the coffee drips at the popular java hangout, at 123 E. Atlantic Avenue Monday night.
On March 6, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Edward Garrison issued a final judgment against 123 East LLC, the entity that leased the space from property owner William R. Burke. Owners of Subculture, based in West Palm Beach, owned shares of 123 East LLC.
In a trial held earlier this month, Garrison ruled the coffee shop had violated its lease with Burke. The trial ended a two-year legal battle between Burke and 123 East LLC/Subculture.
The main source of contention: The sublease of the upstairs floor to real estate brokerage The Knight Group, without Mayo first obtaining written permission from Burke to do so. Subculture occupied the downstairs space.
According to court records, the lease limited the use of the entire premises to a restaurant. It also forbade the sublease of space without Burke’s prior written consent.
But Subculture co-owner Rodney Mayo leased the upstairs 1,000-square-foot space to Knight anyway, according to court records. The Knight Group also was named in the eviction action, first filed in October 2015.
The trial and judgment were not mentioned on Subculture’s Facebook page, which announced the store would be closing its doors Monday evening.
Instead, the Facebook post referenced “greedy landlords looking for any excuse to kick out existing tenants despite them paying rent on time.”
“It’s not about greed. It’s about trying to get your tenants to comply with the terms of the lease,” said Burke’s Boca Raton lawyer, Howard DuBosar. “They didn’t want to comply, and they paid the price.”
DuBosar added: “A judge would not enter an order of eviction unless the judge found there were material breaches of the lease, and in this case, that’s exactly what occurred.”
Garrison’s March 6 order gave Burke the right to take possession of his prime downtown Delray Beach space. It also ordered 123 East LLC to pay an accelerated rent of $366,708, plus attorneys fees and costs.
In an email, Mayo said the landlord won on a “technicality” based on an oral representation “versus a written.”
An oral agreement typically isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Nonetheless, Mayo, a sophisticated commercial real estate owner, investor and restaurant/nightclub operator, said he relied on a broker saying a sublease was OK.
And despite the lease language allowing for an upstairs restaurant, that was “virtually impossible” due to city rules, Mayo added. An upstairs restaurant would have required installation of an elevator and two stairways, which would have used up pretty much all of the first floor, Mayo said.
Mayo concluded Burke wanted the property back “most likely due to the increase in values and his ability to rent the property at a higher rent.”
Caught in the middle of all of this is the Knight Group’s Jim Knight, a prominent commercial real estate broker in Delray Beach.
Knight said he responded to a sign in the Subculture window about the available upstairs space. And he said he did what he could to make sure the deal was OK, including obtaining a letter from the city that the space could be used as a commercial real estate office.
Furthermore, Knight said he also relied on a broker’s oral OK about the deal.
“The Knight Group was assured by the listing broker that all parties, including the property owner, approved the sublease,” Knight said. “Knight Group was not aware there was an issue with the sub-lease until being notified after taking occupancy.”
The listing broker, Christian Prakas, declined to comment, as did his father, Tom Prakas. Both men are with Prakas & Co. in Boca Raton.
Knight Group now had taken moved back to its former offices, at 10 S.E. 1st Avenue, second floor, Knight said.
And despite Subculture’s closing, Mayo tried to remain upbeat about the store’s Monday closing.
“We went out with a bang and everything was free all day,” Mayo wrote. “The support from the community was overwhelming and very much appreciated.”
Mayo said he’s actively on the hunt for a new location, and already he’s found a couple of possibilities in the immediate area. But an appeal of Garrison’s decision is unlikely, due to the legal expenses involved, he added.
In any event, hope– and coffee — spring eternal as spring nears.
Mayo said Subculture will be doing a “pop up” store Friday at Mizner Park in Boca Raton for St. Patrick’s Day.
Meanwhile, Subculture’s original location at 509 Clematis St. remains open.
The Fun House float is more than three stories tall, Krazy Glue said in a news release. The main room rocks back forth as furniture hangs from the ceiling and walls. Carnival performers will walk with the float, including acrobats and street artists.
“Krazy Glue is an instant solution and the only super glue that allows consumers to create ‘krazy’ things,” Victor Misawa, senior vice president of marketing, writing and creative expression for Newell Brands, said in a news release. “Macy’s has been a fantastic partner in bringing the brand’s remarkable ability to glue things together to life with the Fun House float. We’re thrilled to debut our fun and ‘krazy’ float during the landmark 90th anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
The cars up for bids: a 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante, and a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton (listed as being in mint condition). Shatner, who turned 85 on March 22, will sign both.
“Mechanical things have always fascinated me,” Shatner said in the news release. “The sound of the exhaust, the ticking of the engine, the sleekness of the design have intrigued and entranced me. I look for cars like the ones I am selling: this great VW Phaeton — one of the most advanced cars in the world at its time — and this Aston Martin DB7, which is a jewel of design.
“Barrett-Jackson is one of the great names in car auctions. I have two wonderful cars that I am sending to them. They are like my kids, but I know they will get great care and I will be there for the adoption process. I am looking forward to it.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram recently to thank law enforcement, fire rescue, residents and officials from Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach for their support in filming the upcoming “Baywatch” movie.
“Between the crazy ocean stunts and our cast running around in our Avenger’s lifeguard uniforms, we appreciate all you guys being so cool and excited! ESPECIALLY THE FANS,” Johnson said in the post, which is accompanied by a photo of him waving to a crowd on the film’s South Florida set.