CycleBar offers case study in reopening plans

With all the heavy breathing,  fitness locations may be one of the most challenged businesses to reassure members that it’s safe to come back. There hasn’t been official word when gyms and fitness centers will reopen in Broward County, but CycleBar in Fort Lauderdale is already taking a proactive approach. It’s planning an array of

Read More
An unusual source of hand sanitizer

IT’SUGAR was on the cover of SFBW’s February issue for its rapidly growing candy store empire, but it also turns out to be a source of highly sought hand sanitizer. A big banner ad on the IT’SUGAR website  says, “Candy scented hand sanitizers available now.” “Keep your hands clean and smelling great with your favorite

Read More
How Ellen Latham created Orangetheory Fitness

 My father was a [physical education] teacher and football coach at my local high school in Niagara Falls, New York. He was bigger than life. They just knew him as Coach Cale in the city. It’s kind of like if you ever watch those Lifetime movies where the high school football team is everything and

Read More
Ellen Latham
Why SoBe Walgreens may be worth $78.89 million

A $78.89 million listing for the 19,000-square-foot Walgreens store on the ground floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on South Beach indicates eye popping prices aren’t over for Lincoln Road. This listing is especially interesting because it’s a long-term leasehold interest with over 100 years remaining on the ground lease. The buyer also shouldn’t expect Walgreens

Read More
The Walgreens store is underneath the Ritz Carlton at Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road
Major South Florida company giving 5 percent of profits to charity

City Furniture has a reputation for innovation, including a green delivery fleet and same day delivery. Recently, it was in the news for bringing back water beds. Now, it’s doubling down on its already extensive charitable activities. The company is pledging to donate at least 5 percent of profits back to the community during 2019.

Read More
City Furniture CNG trucks at the company's headquarters in Tamarac
Meet the real Scott Israel

Broward County has had its share of colorful characters as sheriff.  In 1927, Sheriff Paul Bryan was arrested on federal bootlegging charges. Walter Clark served from 1933 to 1951, but admitted to the federal Kefauver Commission that he profited from illegal gambling. Nick Navarro gained national attention in the 1980s by starring in the first

Read More