New coffee shop coming soon to Abacoa in Jupiter

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New coffee shop in Abacoa expected to open later this month (Photo by Bill DiPaolo)

The owners of Crux Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop in Abacoa that plans to roast its own coffee, hope to open at the end of this month.

“We’ll have 10 single-origin coffees from countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, Bali and other locations,” said Dan Rudden, who is opening the coffee shop with his wife Victoria.

The couple, who live in West Palm Beach, both have restaurant backgrounds. Dan grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Victoria in Bogota, Colombia.

Along with coffee, Crux plans to sell pastries and snacks. The store will be open seven days. The exact hours have not been determined.

The shop, on Main Street near the Copacabana restaurant, will have seating for about 40, including seats on an outdoor patio.

FLF ATC LLC  paid $5.1 million in 2014 for Abacoa Town Center property that includes the former Rooney’s restaurant, Civil Society Brewing Company and JJ Muggs Stadium Grill.

Since then, new development has been growing in and around the property.

The Allure apartments in Abacoa are opening, with businesses on the bottom floors. The town finished a $4 million renovation of the nearby Abacoa Community Park. The Marriott Hotel opened across from Roger Dean Stadium. The Abacoa Golf Course finished a $1 million renovation.

 

 

Dad of missing Tequesta teen to urge safe-boating classes for youngsters in Jupiter

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Austin Stephanos holding a cobia

The father of Austin Stephanos, one of the Tequesta teens lost at sea last year, plans to be in Jupiter this morning to urge young people to take boating classes taught by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Blu Stephanos is scheduled to be at the Loxahatchee River Center at 11 a.m.

Austin and his friend Perry Cohen, also 14, were reported missing July 24 after leaving the Jupiter Inlet in a 19-foot Seacraft boat.

The Coast Guard called off its search that stretched from Daytona Beach to South Carolina on July 31. The families of the two missing boys called off the private search Aug. 9.

About 800 friends and family of Austin Stephanos gathered Nov. 13 at Jupiter First Church to say goodbye to the 14-year-old boy.

 

 

Public invited to grand opening for DuBois Home on Wednesday

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The DuBois Pioneer Home is open for public tours (Photo by Bill DiPaolo)

After a $600,000 renovation, the DuBois Pioneer Home is scheduled for a grand opening Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.

The DuBois Home is located in DuBois Park, 19075 DuBois Road, Jupiter.

The event is free and open to the public.

Built on an ancient Indian shell mound in 1898 by north county pioneers Harry and Susan DuBois, the two-story, historic home attracted a steady stream of visitors until tours were halted after damage from hurricanes led to its closing in 2008.