Loggerhead Triathlon to close A1A in North County on Saturday morning

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North county drivers: Stay away from A1A from Carlin Park south to Donald Ross Road on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 5.

About 600 athletes plan to compete in the annual Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon.

The event will begin at approximately 5:30 a.m. with race participants and volunteers gathering at Carlin Park.

The race, run annually since 1985, is scheduled to start at 7 a.m.

The race course consists of a 3/8 mile ocean swim, 13 mile bike and flat 3.1 mile run.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in each division.

The event is expected to conclude around 9:45 a.m.

The park and roads should be cleared of volunteers and participants by 11:00 a.m.

AIA from Carlin Park to Donald Ross Road will be closed

 

  • A1A closed from the main entrance to Carlin Park (Van Kessel Parkway) south to Donald Ross Road from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • A1A and the road to the Inlet Park from Van Kessel Parkway closed from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

For more information about the Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon contact the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce by going to pbnchamber.com or calling  561-746-7111.

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$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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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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Jupiter drivers: I-95 Indiantown Rd. ramp closes tonight

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The westbound Indiantown Road ramp to I-95 south is scheduled to be fully closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, July 24th, Tuesday, July 25th, and Wednesday, July 26th due to a resurfacing project.

Motorists may detour by heading westbound past the ramp, making a U-turn at the FloridaTurnpike entrance intersection, and heading eastbound on Indiantown Road to the I-95 southbound entrance ramp.

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Got ideas of Jupiter’s new town hall? Today’s your chance to be heard

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A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center to discuss the four proposals for the future of Jupiter’s town hall/police station.

The meeting is open to the public.

No vote is planned.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

 

 

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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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Register now for north county legislative update

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Legislative update is planned for July 19 (Photo provided)

Registration is open for the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast on Wednesday, July 19 at Palm Beach Gardens Marriott from 7:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Reservations are required.

For information or to register, go to pbnchamber.com or call 561-746-7111.

Each attending legislator will address the group on topics relevant to business while providing their year-in-review perspective.

Potential topics include talent, innovation and economic development, infrastructure, business climate, governance and quality of life.

Invited to attend are:

Senator Bobby Powell – District #30
Representative Joseph Abruzzo – District #81
Representative Lori Berman – District #90
Representative Al Jacquet- District #88
Representative MaryLynn Magar – District #82
Representative Rick Roth – District #85
Representative Emily Slosberg – District #91

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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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