$8 M spent, Jupiter still waiting to bury new power lines over A1A

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Burying power lines over Jupiter’s A1A was part of $8 million project started in 2014 (Photo/Meghan McCarthy)

Burying the power lines above A1A was touted as a big improvement when Jupiter officials broke ground in November 2014 for the $8 million spiffing up of the three-quarter-mile waterfront roadway.

But the power lines were still there when officials celebrated with a ribbon-cutting last September.

And in late July, still no movement.

Why the delay?

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Love Street opponents get setback in Jupiter

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A petition brought by a local citizens group to prevent 4 vacant acres of Love Street from becoming an outdoor marketplace was tossed out July 13 by a three-judge panel.

COOLS, the Citizen Owners of Love Street, iled the petition in Palm Beach County Circuit Court to quash the town council’s 2016 vote to approve the plan by developer Charles Modica.

 

National chain restaurant is moving into former Wendy’s in Tequesta

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Formerly Wendy’s restaurant, the building in Countyline Plaza in Tequesta has been vacant since December. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

The 3,400-square-foot restaurant is being renovated and will open by the end of the year as a new Dunkin’ Donuts, said Trish Naya Norene, the executive director of Countyline Plaza on the southwest corner of Countyline Road and U.S. 1.

The word is out on the street, she said.

“A gentleman came in the leasing office the other day. He was holding an empty coffee cup. He asked me when the new Dunkins was going to open,” said Norene.

The new Dunkins will have a drive-through window, as did the Wendy’s.

The closest Dunkins on U.S. 1 to the north is at Bridge Road in Hobe Sound.

To the south, Dunkins coffee lovers have to go to Alternate A1A and Indiantown Road.

“Popeye’s and other restaurants were interested. It’s a perfect spot for a Dunkins,” said Norene.

Wendy’s closed Dec. 26, said Norene.

The plaza, which has about 1,400 parking spaces, also contains a Publix, Chase Bank, Time to Eat Diner and Rocky’s Hardware store.

That section of U.S. 1 in Tequesta  —  from Countyline Road south to Beach Road in Jupiter — is scheduled for a major renovation.
Reducing the number of vehicle driving lanes on that section of U.S. 1 from six to four, dropping the speed limit, adding lighting and building new landscaping are planned.
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New pizza place opens in Tequesta on Wednesday

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Ribbon cutting for a new pizza shop in Tequesta is planned Wednesday, July 12 at 12:15 p.m.

The store at 668 U.S. Highway 1 N. is featuring special pizza deals through Saturday.

The Domino’s store has free Wi-Fi, indoor seating and a chalkboard to allow customers to leave feedback for Domino’s team members.

“Building my store from the ground up has been an exciting challenge,” said Neal Corcoran, Tequesta Domino’s franchisee owner. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the interactive pizza theater design to the great community of Tequesta.”

Domino’s in Tequesta is looking to hire for all positions.

For information, go to  jobs.dominos.com or call  561-510-7979.

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Is this development too big for little Hobe Sound?

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Artist rendering of Hobe Sound Station

HOBE SOUND – The developer says Hobe Sound Station will bring “a stylish retail center with the feel of Worth Avenue”  to a desolate section of U.S. 1.

But several locals in this laid back Martin County area say the new development of retail condos and offices is ringing the dinner bell for unwanted development.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Restaurant building planned to open early next year at Hobe Sound Station (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

 

Sprucing up–and slowing down–coming to Jupiter’s Indiantown Road?

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Bicycle lanes like this on northbound A1A in Jupiter’s Inlet Village could be coming to Indiantown Road east of U.S. 1. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

A $2 million plan to build bicycle lanes, landscaping, crosswalks and medians on Indiantown Road from Harbourside Place east to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is inching forward in Jupiter.

Not only that, the speed limit could be reduced to 35 miles per hour from the current 45 miles per hour.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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The speed limit on Indiantown Road east of U.S. 1 could be reduced from current 45 MPH to 35 MPH (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

 

Waterfront living is big in Jupiter

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Developers want to demolish the Profile Art Gallery in Jupiter and build a five-story condominium with a roof top pool (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

More waterfront development — condos at $900,000 each — may be coming near Harbourside Place in Jupiter.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Former Pasquale’s restaurant moves closer to opening

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Construction at former Pasquale’s restaurant expected to be finished in mid-September (Photos/Bill DiPaolo)

About $1 million in remodeling at the former Pasquale’s restaurant, the once-popular, now-closed Italian eatery near the Jupiter/Tequesta line, is nearing completion.

“We figure to finish work in mid-September. Then we apply for permits to open,” said Peter Pace, co-owner of the company that owns the 1/2-acre property just west of North Alternate A1A on Cypress Drive last year.

The new 4,000-square-foot restaurant will be called Crosby Kitchen and Bar.

Pace, an Abacoa resident, and Rob Gillen, a New York City resident who is the other owner, paid about $456,000 for the property, according to county records.

“The food will be American bistro,” said Pace. “We’ll talk about the specifics of the menu as we get closer to opening.”

The 120-seat restaurant, with the storefront striped green, white and red — the colors in the Italian flag — had been operated by Joe and Wendy LoDuca since 1975.

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Pasquale restaurant closed in 2015

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Jupiter’s Cinebowl developer may be booted from CityPlace

Jupiter-based Frank Entertainment, who won Jupiter town council approval on June 20 to build a 73,000-square-foot fun center in Abacoa, may be getting tossed out of their digs in CityPlace.

Read Alexandra Clough’s story in The Palm Beach Post.

CityPlace filed a Palm Beach County Circuit Court lawsuit on June 23, alleging Revolutions owes $429,801 in past due rent.

Frank Entertainment rents Revolutions Bowling Bar & Grille in CityPlace.

The $22 million Frank Enteetainment plan approved in Jupiter, CineBowl & Grille, calls for restaurants, bowling lanes, pool tables and a movie theater.

The 73,000-square-foot CineBowl & Grille includes:

  • 12-screen movie theater with 1,035 reclining seats
  • 20 bowling lanes
  • A billiards/arcade area totalling about 2,000 square feet
  • Two restaurants
  • Valet parking and drop-off area

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Jupiter restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan takes shape

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Exterior work has started on 1000 North, the waterfront restaurant in Jupiter that will be partly owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.