This local resort is having a “flash sale” on rooms, golf packages

PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens will hold  a “flash sale” this week offering discounts of up to 25 percent off rooms and “stay-and-play golf packages.”

The Championship Course. Contributed

The resort said the deals will be available between for stays between Aug. 28 and May 15, 2018.  The sale starts on Wednesday (Aug. 23).

According to the resort, rooms will be 25 percent off, while stay-and-play golf package rates will be 10 percent off.

To receive the discount, customers must book between 7 a.m.  Wednesday (Aug. 23) and 11:59 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 27). For more information call by calling 855.233.1444 or click here.

Gander Mountain to lay off all employees at Palm Beach Gardens store

Gander Mountain, an outdoor clothing and gear retailer, announced Thursday it plans to lay off all 59 employees at its Palm Beach Gardens store as part of its bankruptcy and sale to Camping World. 

A going out of business sale continues at the Gander Mountain store off of Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens on June 2, 2017. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

In a June 27 letter filed with the state and required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the company said the Palm Beach Gardens location is one of two Florida stores that will be closed as part of the sale. All 60 employees at Gander Mountain’s store in Lake Mary will also be laid off, the letter said.

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Employees at both locations will be laid off on Aug. 30, “or shortly thereafter, upon closing of these two stores,” the company said in its letter.

Gander Mountain filed for bankruptcy in March, and was bought by Camping World and a group of liquidators at a bankruptcy auction in late April.

In June, Camping World said it planned to reopen 57 of the stores “under the new Gander Outdoors and Overton’s brand” if it can work out acceptable lease terms with the landlords of those properties.

The Palm Beach Gardens location is not on the list of stores slated to reopen.



These new stores are coming to The Gardens Mall

Three new stores, including two jewelry retailers and a cell phone provider, are slated to open over the next few months at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens.

Alex and Ani, a jewelry store known for its bangles and other American-made pieces, is scheduled to open in September. The 1,000-square- foot store will be located on the upper level between Marmi Shoes and Tumi, mall officials said.

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Kendra Scott, a women’s jewelry and home goods retailer, is tentatively scheduled to open on July 21. The 1,062-square-foot store will be located on the mall’s lower level outside of Nordstrom.

T-Mobile plans to open a location in the mall this summer. The 2,373-square- foot store will be located next to Macy’s on the mall’s upper level.

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The mall welcomed two other stores this spring — Kay Jewelers and at Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs.

Meanwhile, Park Avenue BBQ and Grill will take over the Counter Burger space (on the lower level near Sears) at the end of the summer.


TooJay’s plans gift card giveaway to mark grand opening of Stuart location

TooJay’s will mark the grand re-opening of its Stuart restaurant on Friday (June 2) by giving away $25 gift cards and a branded tumbler to the first 50 customers in line when the doors open at 8 a.m.

TooJay’s CEO Chris Artinian stand inside his location in Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens on October 24, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The company, known for its homemade, New York-deli favorites, recently remodeled the Stuart restaurant to give it a more contemporary look.

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The remodeled restaurant, located at 2504 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, officially re-opened on May 23, but the celebration was set for Friday.

“We are so excited to unveil our fresh new look in our Stuart TooJay’s Deli, Bakery, Restaurant,” said TooJay’s CEO Chris Artinian.  “We value all of our Stuart guests and our 27 year relationship with the entire Stuart community serving Simply Great Food with Simply Great Experiences.”

A Reuben sandwich at TooJay’s Gourmet Deli. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Founded in 1981, TooJay’s has 27 restaurants throughout Florida including Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area, The Villages, the Space Coast and Polk County.

Juno Beach landmark looking for a new owner

The Juno Surf Shop, a 52-year-old fixture in the Palm Beach County’s north end, is looking for a new owner.

Tom Butterworth opened the store after graduating high school, when he was just 17-years-old.

Now 70, Butterworth says he’d like to retire.

“I have stuck with it all of these years,” Butterworth said. “A lot of people have retired long before me.  It is my turn.”

The surf shop first opened near the corner of PGA Boulevard and U.S. 1. Over the year’s its been moved to six different locations – including its current spot near the corner of Donald Ross Road and U.S. 1.

Butterworth has put a sign up at the store saying he’s looking for a buyer. But it will have to be the right person, he said.

“I don’t want anybody coming in and putting in an ice cream shop,” he said. “I would like to see Juno Surf Shop continue. It has been a staple here.”

Dr. Oz, Amy Robach to headline free PBC wellness festival

Television talk-show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and Good Morning America news anchor  Amy Robach will be at The Gardens Mall next month as part of an annual health and safety festival.

The free “WPBF Health & Safety Festival” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on  Saturday, April 1.

Dr. Oz

According to a news release, Dr. Oz “will help attendees empower and transform their lives with his entertaining new presentation focused on the top health issues affecting South Floridians today. Topics will include the Zika virus, medical marijuana, opioid addiction, organ donation, aging well, and saving lives with CPR.”

Complimentary blood pressure screenings will be available throughout the day. Free heart rate monitors will be randomly awarded at the end of the event, according to the news release.


Need a job? This company is hiring in Palm Beach Gardens

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants,  a wine bar and “upscale casual” restaurant, plans to hire nearly 200 workers to staff its soon-to-open location in Palm Beach Gardens.

The company plans to open its first Palm Beach County location in April at The Gardens Mall on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens.  Cooper’s Hawk said it needs to fill 196 new jobs before the doors open.  Positions range from servers to line cooks, bartenders to wine tasting room attendants.

Cooper’s Hawk, a winery and restaurant, will open in the second floor of The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, by the end of March 2017. (Sarah Peters/The Palm Beach Post)

To fill the openings, Cooper’s Hawk is holding a hiring fair on Monday and Tuesday (March 13 & 14). The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., will take place at the chain’s Palm Beach Gardens location inside The Gardens Mall (3101 PGA Boulevard).

“We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the growing job base in Palm Beach County,” said Tim McEnery, founder and CEO of Cooper’s Hawk. “We are currently looking to staff team members with a passion for wine, food and first-class hospitality and look forward to meeting and working with many great members of the community.”

The Palm Beach Gardens restaurant will become the chains 8th Florida location.

Interested candidates who are unable to attend the hiring event may also apply online by visiting apply at

This discount teen retailer is opening its first PBC store

Discount teen retailer Five Below is set to open its first store in Palm Beach County this week.

The Philadelphia-based company, which offers a variety of items all priced at $5 or less, will open its doors at the Northlake Commons shopping center, which is located south of Northlake Boulevard just east of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens.  fivebelow1

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A grand opening party is set for 10 a.m. on Friday, according to the company’s website. The store, which carries products geared at teens and tweens, is located at 3926 Northlake Boulevard.

Five Below marked the opening of its 500th store in September. The company also has stores in Martin and Broward counties.


FREE ‘Lego Takeover’ event coming to this PBC mall

The Lego Takeover exhibit is coming to The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens this spring, and shoppers can enjoy the display and activities for FREE, according to the mall’s website.

LEGO Minifigures from The LEGO Batman Movie are displayed at the North American International Toy Fair, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/AP Images for LEGO Systems)
LEGO Minifigures from The LEGO Batman Movie are displayed at the North American International Toy Fair, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/AP Images for LEGO Systems)

The exhibit runs from Friday, April 28 through Monday, May, 15, 2017. It is open to the public and admission-free during all mall hours, the website said.

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This is the first time the exhibit, which includes life-sized figures made entirely of Lego bricks, has been on display in Florida, the website said.

“There will be nearly 50 Lego models throughout the mall, including characters from The Lego Batman Movie, Marvel Comics and DC Comics Super Heroes, Lego Ninjago, and Disney princesses,” the website says.

Mall visitors (both kids and adults) can also build their own creations in the shopping hub’s Nordstrom Court.

There will be an area where Lego lovers can make a race car out of bricks, and then race it down special ramps.  Shoppers can also put their Lego creations on display in a special art gallery, the website said.



Local beach named among the country’s best for dogs

Jupiter Beach ranks among the most dog-friendly in the country, according to the results of USA Today’s readers’ choice survey released last week. 

A dachshund named Conan enjoys the dog-friendly beach south of Carlin Park in Jupiter. (Richard Graulich  The Palm Beach Post)
A dachshund named Conan enjoys the dog-friendly beach south of Carlin Park in Jupiter. (Richard Graulich The Palm Beach Post)

Jupiter Beach took the 10th spot on USA Today’s ’10Best’ Dog-Friendly Beach list.

“One of Florida’s best off-leash beaches can be found at Jupiter Beach, where a designated section along the A1A is open for dogs to romp around,” 10Best wrote in its description. “The Friends of Jupiter Beach provide disposable waste baggies so owners can do their part in keeping the beach area clean.”

Other winners include:

  1. Montrose Dog Beach – Chicago
  2. Wildwood Dog Beach – Wildwood, N.J.
  3. Bald Head Island – Bald Head Island, N.C.
  4. Rosie’s Dog Beach – Long Beach, Calif.
  5. First Landing State Park Beach – Virginia Beach
  6. Long Beach Peninsula – Long Beach, Wash.
  7. Huntington Dog Beach – Huntington Beach, Calif.
  8. Cannon Beach – Cannon Beach, Ore.
  9. Double Bluff Beach – South Whidbey Island, Wash.