Ian & Kye’s Pizza in Jensen Seaside provides Chicago-style Italian

Suzanne Dennis
| Treasure Coast Newspapers

Ian & Kye’s Pizza is all about family and a passion for authentic Chicago-style cooking. Located right on Indian River Drive in downtown Jensen Beach, the location is fantastic. Enjoy a taste of the Windy City with ingredients shipped straight from Chicago. Choose to sit on the outdoor patio or in the cosy, rustic dining room.

While most people associate Chicago with deep-dish pizza, Ian & Kye’s serves it tavern-style on a thin, crispy cracker crust that’s just salty enough to offset the sweet tomato sauce. The cake is cut into squares while generous amounts of topping are stacked to the brim.

The menu also offers appetizers, salads, hot sandwiches, wings and desserts should you have room for them.

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We watched as an appetizer of cheesy garlic bites ($5.50) was delivered to another table. They looked amazing, but we had already ordered our large Chi Town Sausage Pie ($20.25) which arrived piping hot. Because the cake is cut into small squares, it’s easy to buff half of it away without even realizing it. (OK, it was me!) I wish it could have been a little crunchier, but the flavor was definitely there, and that meaty, savory sausage was amazing.

My husband was busy diving into his Chi-Town World Famous Italian Beef Sandwich ($9.50) to which he added melted provolone cheese. Tender, piping hot roast beef, thinly sliced ​​and soaked in a flavorful jus, stacked on top of Chicago French Bread. I got the side eye when asking about my obligatory bite. I could understand why as it was so delicious it melted in your mouth.

The dessert menu featured cheesecake ($4), tiramisu ($5), and zeppoli, which we just had to have half a dozen of ($2.50). The piping hot and sugar laden fried dough was a treat.

Kye Maiolo’s dream of owning his own pizzeria in his hometown has come true. With an emphasis on quality, passion and family, there is a story here. Some magical, some tragic, but the mood is consistently positive.

Ian & Kye’s Pizza

Cuisine: Chicago-style Italian

Address: 3310 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

Phone: 772-334-5074

Hours: 11:30am to 9:30pm Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays; 11:30am to 10:00pm Friday-Saturday; closed on Monday.

Alcohol: beer and wine

Online: www.iankyepizza.com

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Tinley’s Lengthy Seashore Facility to Produce Non-Alcoholic Craft-Fashion Drinks, developed with BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, for Soma Beverage Firm

“THCeer’s!” ‘Hopping’ High Ride “

“THCeer’s!” ‘Hoppin’ High Ride ‘is expected to be distributed to California pharmacies and home delivery licensees in the first quarter of 2022. (Concept art only.)

“THCeer’s!” ‘Hoppin’ High Ride ‘is expected to be distributed to California pharmacies and home delivery licensees in the first quarter of 2022. (Concept art only.)

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Tinley Beverage Company Inc. (CSE: TNY, OTC: TNYBF) (“Tinley’s” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Soma Beverage Company Inc .’s (“Soma”) craft-style non-alcoholic “Hoppin ‘High Ride”, developed in collaboration with the brewmasters at BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (“BJ’s”), is preservative-free through a new closed loop infusion and pasteurization process for cannabis at Tinley’s Long Beach facility.

Soma’s new ‘THCeer’s!’ “High Ride” beverages, of which “Hoppin ‘High Ride” is the first variety to be launched, were conceived by the managing directors of Soma, a long-established large-scale artisan cannabis grower. As they explored new categories of consumables for growing craft cannabis, they naturally chose other long-term partners who are similarly committed to crafting on a large scale – BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, a 25-year craft brewer and winners of 38 Great Medals American Beer Festival.

Soma worked with two master brewers from BJ’s to create their traditionally styled, non-alcoholic craft brews. Alex Puchner, BJ’s original master brewer and current Senior Vice President of Brewing Operations, and Aaron Stueck, Director of R&D, applied their skills and experience to the challenge: removing the alcohol without adding to the freshness and complexity of the aromas in traditional craft brews affect. After two years of crafting, dealcoholizing, recrafting and testing, Soma’s Cannabis has infused ‘THCeer’s!’ ‘Hoppin’ High Ride ‘is ready for production.

“We selected Tinley’s to manufacture our first uniquely designed infusion product for launch in California,” said Eric Cernich, Soma CFO. “The Long Beach team has experience with both large format CPG beverages and craft brewing. They share our strong commitment to quality and have developed solutions that respect and protect the art and science behind these products. With Tinley’s we will bring authentic non-alcoholic craft brew experiences to the market that are fortified with THC and with no added preservatives, ”he added.

The story goes on

“We are excited to be on our way to producing Soma’s ‘High Ride’ in Lakewood,” said Richard Gillis, President and COO, Tinley USA, Office of the CEO. “This innovative partnership between Soma and BJ’s unlocks several new capabilities in our facility, including closed intake and infusion, tunnel pasteurization to avoid extra preservatives, and tight control of product specifications – all to ensure consistent craft quality, THC potency and performance, and more generally Taste experience. “

About Soma Beverage Company, Inc.
Soma Beverages was founded by skilled growers of cannabis on a large scale. Soma is working to identify and develop partnerships that will drive scaled growth in new categories of consumable cannabis. Soma’s partnership with BJ’s to produce craft brewed infused drinks based on classic craft brew styles is soon to be palatable proof of Soma’s strategy.
For more information on Soma, see www.thceer.com, or contact Eric Cernich, CFO, Soma Beverage Company, at thceer@gmail.com.

About BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (“BJ’s”) is a national brand with brewhouse roots in which craftsmanship plays a role. BJ’s wide menu offers something for everyone: slow-roasted starters such as Prime Rib, BJ’s EnLIGHTened Entrees® with Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon, characteristic deep dish pizza and the often imitated but never replicated world-famous Pizookie® dessert. A pioneer in the craft brewing world since 1996, BJ’s prides itself on serving BJ’s award-winning, proprietary handcrafted beers, brewed at its breweries in five states and by independent third-party manufacturers. The BJ’s experience features quality ingredients, bold flavors, moderate prices, genuine service, and a cool, modern atmosphere. Founded in 1978, BJ’s owns and operates 212 casual dining restaurants in 29 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey , New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. All restaurants offer dine-in, take-out, delivery service and catering for large parties.
For more information on BJ, see https://www.bjsrestaurants.com or contact Alex Puchner, SVP Brewing Operations, BJ Restaurants, Inc. at (714) 500-2400.

Via The Tinley Beverage Company and Beckett’s Tonics
The Tinley Beverage Company Inc. (CSE: TNY; OTC: TNYBF) manufactures the Beckett’s Classics ™ and Beckett’s 27 ™ lines of non-alcoholic, terpened spirits and cocktails. Beckett’s products are available at major grocery, beverage, and specialty retailers, as well as online in the United States, and in grocery and specialty stores in Canada. Cannabis-infused versions of these products are sold under the Tinley’s ™ brand in licensed pharmacies and home delivery services across California, with expansion into Canada underway. Tinley’s Long Beach, California facility houses some of the most versatile and technologically advanced cannabis-licensed beverage manufacturing facilities in the state, and provides proprietary branded manufacturing services for third-party brands. Please visit www.drinkbecketts.com, www.drinktinley.com, Twitter and Instagram (@drinktinleys and @drinkbecketts) for recipes, product information and home delivery options.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements and information that are not historical facts, but rather financial projections and estimates, statements about plans, goals, intentions, intentions and expectations with respect to future business, operations, expansion to additional jurisdictions and language that contain Words such as “ongoing”, “estimates”, “expected” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or similar terminology relating to future events or results, or that events or conditions “will”, “could”, “could” , or “should” occur or be achieved, or similar terminology relating to future events or results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, delays in obtaining or failing to obtain required regulatory, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties about the availability and cost of future funding requirements , Changes in the stock markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in the price of raw materials and delays in the development of projects. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of publication and the company assumes no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances that are not required by law. The products, formulations, and schedules described herein are subject to change at any time.

For more information please contact:

Tinley Beverage Company Inc.
Ted Zittel
(310) 507-9146
relations@drinktinley.com
Twitter: @drinktinleys and @drinkbecketts
Instagram: @drinktinleys and @drinkbecketts
www.drinktinley.com
CSE: TNY; OTC: TNYBF

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The Finest Avenue Fashion at ComplexCon Lengthy Seashore 2021

ComplexCon Long Beach is back and the fifth annual event featured drops from Pleasures x Crocs, BBC and AWGE, as well as surprising performances from Gunna and DJ sets from ASAP Nast and Lil Yachty. The outfits didn’t disappoint either.

Joe Freshgoods paired a bowling shirt with pleated shorts and Bottega quilted slip-ons, ComplexCon co-host Kristen Noel Crawley wore a hoodie and biker shorts from her champion collaboration with white Adidas x Prada Forum Lows and Kristopher Kites wore a gray one Cardigan with beige trousers and its characteristic candy-colored chains.

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Palm Seaside is operating out of mansions on the market

Villas along the coast of Palm Beach, Florida.

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Prices in Florida’s ultra-affluent Palm Beach community hit an all-time high in the second quarter as brokers struggled with a record low number of villas for sale.

The average price for a single-family home in Palm Beach reached $ 11.7 million in the second quarter, a 38% year-over-year increase and marks a new high, according to Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel. Brokers say the influx of wealthy hedge funds, private equity bosses, and other financial executives migrating from New York and other financial capitals has skyrocketed in demand and prices for a market already for its oversized wealth is known.

“This is a complete reorganization of the market,” said Jonathan Miller, CEO of Miller Samuel, the valuation firm. “We’re seeing $ 50 million in transactions almost weekly now. That’s a big change. And it seems sustainable.”

Prices in Palm Beach are now close to Manhattan levels, with the price per square foot in Palm Beach topping $ 1,500 in the second quarter, according to Miller near Manhattan’s $ 1,545.

Even at record high prices, buyers pay. The number of single-family home sales rose 90% year over year in the second quarter – as did purchases in Palm Beach and Florida due to Covid migration.

The result is what realtors call a villa shortage as demand exceeds supply. There is now a record low of homes for sale in Palm Beach, according to Miller Samuel. At the end of the second quarter, there were only 25 houses for sale – and the actual number could be lower due to houses already contracted or about to be contracted.

Realtors say they are now going door to door in hopes of finding buyers ready to sell.

Christopher Leavitt, a top Palm Beach realtor with Douglas Elliman, said he had to get creative in persuading property owners to sell, helping those owners find a smaller home to buy, and then the smaller homeowner in move to another house.

“It’s about repositioning people,” he said. “It’s no longer just about MLS deals and selling a home.”

The financial business – and its relocation from New York – is the main driver of the Palm Beach boom, Leavitt said. While many hedge fund billionaires and private equity chiefs moved to Palm Beach during the pandemic, Development of large office towers and amenities in nearby West Palm Beach means many of the establishments will stay nearby and move.

“That’s the tip of the iceberg,” he said.

Scott Shleifer, a partner in Tiger Global Management, bought a $ 122.7 million mansion in Palm Beach in February, marking the highest price ever paid for a property in Palm Beach. Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys Pepper a Palm Beach spec villa in the same month for $ 68 million. Hedge funder Igor Tulchinsky has bought a $ 39.5 million property in North Palm Beach.

A Private island on Palm Beach just sold to a specification developer for $ 85 million. The developer, Todd Michael Glaser, said he and his development partners plan to renovate the property and quickly bring it back for a higher price, calling it a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Desirous to journey, People e-book Solar Belt seashore, metropolis stays as pandemic fades

Miami Beach, Florida

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Interest in travel is growing as the pandemic subsides, and incarcerated Americans are dying to get back on the streets, according to two recent polls.

Travelers are thinking about booking trips to warm and sunny climes – be it cities in the sunbelt or beaches and national parks – and are also more open to planning trips abroad.

Separate surveys by the websites Booking.com and Skyscanner, which worked with loyalty platform Braze and app intelligence provider Apptopia, found that Las Vegas, Miami and Orlando, Florida are among the most popular travel destinations for potential US vacationers be searched online.

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Mark Crossey, US travel expert at Skyscanner, said Americans are looking for short domestic trips – 87% of trips booked on the site are for a week or less – and prefer locations with fewer pandemic restrictions.

“Both Florida and Nevada no longer have visitor travel restrictions and California expects its restrictions to be lifted soon,” he said. “All of these destinations enjoy warm summer weather and offer many activities for people to enjoy after a quiet year.”

Crossey said he expects Americans to continue traveling in their own backyard through 2021 and expects “a resurgence of overseas travel once international travel restrictions are relaxed and popular European destinations reopen”.

Skyscanner, Braze, and Apptopia’s top 5 destinations are actually all cities: Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Everyone but LA and the Big Apple made it to Booking.com’s own list of top 10 summer travel destinations, which included coastal locations like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Ocean City, Maryland. The website’s survey found that 61% of people plan on walking in the sand sometime this summer.

Booking.com’s top 10 summer travel searches

Here are the 10 most searched for domestic destinations in the US in May for check-in in July and August:

  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Orlando Florida
  • Destin, Florida
  • Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Ocean City, Maryland
  • Miami Beach, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Key West, Florida
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Source: Booking.com

“New research from Booking.com shows that Americans want to get away this summer, and more specifically, a majority (62%) are optimistic that when it is safe to go to the beach again,” said Leslie Cafferty, senior vice president President and Head of Global Communications at Booking Holdings.

“With nearly 70% of Americans wanting to travel closer to home, it’s no surprise that US destinations like Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach, Miami, Ocean City and Destin were among the most searched for vacations on Booking.com in May. in dates within 90 days. “

Like Skyscanner, Booking.com found that Americans now prefer shorter trips. 54% of respondents said they would prefer more short breaks to less longer stays. 61 percent also said, according to Booking.com, that travel is “critical to your emotional wellbeing”.

This agrees with the results of the Skyscanner-Braze-Apptopia survey, which asked not only Americans, but also people in the Europe-Middle-East-Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. Sarah Spivey, chief marketing officer at Braze, said that prior to Covid, 75% of US travelers said they care about vacations.

“This pre-pandemic importance reflects US consumers’ desire to travel when restrictions are lifted,” she said, noting that 33% of Americans are comfortable traveling, compared to 13% of Asia-Pacific and 20% of the Central European countries residents of East Africa. “While consumers from other regions seem more cautious, Americans are happy to travel.”

Spivey said the increased readiness in the US compared to other major markets is also reflected in increased use of online travel agency apps. The use of such smartphone apps has increased by 41% compared to times before Covid.

“The contrast between US [app] Usage than in Europe and Asia is due to an overall greater willingness to travel and subsequently to a stronger recovery in the travel industry, “she said.

BLD Group Breaks Floor on Two Backyard-Model Condo Communities Totaling 528-Models in Panama Metropolis Seaside and Fort Myers, Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The BLD Group broke ground for Sunnyside Apartments and V2 Apartments, two garden-style apartment communities in Panama City Beach and Fort Myers, Florida, respectively.

The Sunnyside Apartments comprise 220 apartment buildings on the Panama City Beach Highway. The community will include one, two and three-room apartments.

The project’s amenities include a resort-inspired swimming pool, clubhouse, BBQ area, game room, local market, dog park, and private work booths. The community will also include a club-quality gym with a yoga / pilates studio.

The apartment interiors include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood vinyl floors throughout the living area, tile backsplashes, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, tile shower stalls, and linen closets.

The community also has easy access to Pier Park in downtown Panama City and is about a 5-minute walk to the beach.

The project is expected to welcome the first move-ins in autumn 2022.

The V2 Apartments comprise 308 apartment buildings on Winkler Avenue. The community will include one, two and three-room apartments.

The project’s amenities include a resort-inspired swimming pool, clubhouse, BBQ area, game room, local market, dog park, and private work booths. The community will also include a club-quality gym with a yoga / pilates studio.

The apartment interiors include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood vinyl floors throughout the living area, tile backsplashes, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, tile shower stalls, and linen closets.

The community will have easy access to downtown Fort Myers and I-75. The project is expected to welcome the first move-ins in winter 2022.

7 Cash-Saving Ideas for Your Memorial Day Street Journey to Myrtle Seaside

These tips will help you enjoy your trip without worrying about money.

With 60 miles of beaches, over 90 golf courses, and hundreds of restaurants and activities, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has something for everyone. So it’s no wonder it’s one of the hottest road trip destinations this Memorial Day weekend.

Given Myrtle Beach’s status as a major tourist destination and the current lack of gasoline, this may not be the cheapest trip. Try the following tips to keep your vacation adventure costs down.

1. Find accommodation

Decide how much you can afford, then compare the options in this price range. Don’t just look at hotels, either. Consider resorts, Airbnbs, and even campsites if you don’t mind roughing it up. Pay attention not only to the cost, but also to the amenities included. It might be worth paying a little more for a place that includes free breakfast instead of eating for every meal.

2. Pack your own food

Instead of stopping at restaurants along the way, you can get to Myrtle Beach faster and save money by packing some food before you leave. Focus on non-perishable snacks or bring a cooler if you bring frozen or chilled items. Don’t forget about the water either.

3. Look for cheap gasoline

The gas shortage on the east coast could make yours Excursion to Myrtle Beach a little more complicated this year. Not only are prices rising, many petrol stations also have poor fuel supplies. Some are even completely out.

You can avoid problems by using an app like GasBuddy. During normal times, it can help you find the gas stations near you that offer the cheapest prices. At the moment, however, you can also track which petrol stations are running out of fuel or not at all, so you don’t have to waste time driving from station to station.

4. Avoid toll roads

If you drive through toll areas, you could end up paying a ton of money to get to Myrtle Beach. However, if you are using Google Maps there is an easy way to get around this. Just go into your settings and make sure the app is picking routes that avoid toll roads.

This may not be practical in every situation, especially if you have to go far out of the way to avoid tolls. So plan your route with and without toll roads before you set off so you can tell the difference and decide if it’s worth it for you.

5. Get a Monster Coupon Booklet

Myrtle Beach is offering a monster coupon book across town for free. This includes coupons for a number of local businesses, including restaurants and attractions. You can find them in most Myrtle Beach hotels and stores, as well as in the town’s visitor center. Get one when you get there and see if there are any coupons that can save you on the things you would be doing anyway.

6. Check the local events calendar

Myrtle Beach, like most cities, has one Calendar of events List of special events in the region. Give it a try and see if one of the Memorial Day weekend events appeals to you. There are a few different parades that you can take part in for free. And you might discover some other activities that you wouldn’t have known about otherwise.

7. Stick to a budget

Before setting out on your trip, decide how much you can afford and keep track of where all of your money is going. You can use one Budgeting app to make it less boring. Then all you have to do is enter your expenses or take a photo of your receipts. From there, your app will do the rest. Some apps will even give you spend notifications as you program them so you can avoid spending more than planned.

By doing these seven planning steps now, you should be able to sit back and relax once you get to Myrtle Beach without worrying too much about yours personal finance.

Tacos Carry Lengthy Seaside Collectively For Competition | Leisure

For a fun-loving city used to big festivals attended by thousands of people, it’s been a long, tough, and quiet year after all major live events were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Finally, there’s a festival returning to Long Beach this month, but it’s not one of the big multi-tiered music events that can claim to be the first back.

No, that honor goes to the humble taco.

The first Long Beach Taco Festival is the first festival in town since the pandemic lockdown began in March 2020.

The one-day event will take place in the Long Beach Scottish Rite parking lot on Sunday, May 23rd, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

“I’m so excited that we’ll be listening to live music, eating and being outside, and it’s going to be a good time,” said Elizabeth Martinez, general manager of Long Beach Home + Living, which, along with The Long Beach Convention Center, does Scottish Rite and Roxannes Cocktail Lounge organize the festival.

“I just hope everyone is comfortable, welcome, and excited about something like this,” she said.

“And who doesn’t love tacos?” She added.

About 750 people are expected at the festival, including nearly a dozen taco vendors, trucks, and restaurants setting up stalls to sell their tacos.

So far, food trucks like Mini Birrieria and Bryan’s Birria have been on the list of foods that will serve their versions of the Mexican meat stew. Other trucks like Savage Tacos serve jerk chicken and wonton tacos, while the pop-up Junkies LBC Vegan Tacos serve plant-based options.

Brick-and-mortar restaurants like La Chancla in Long Beach and El Barrio Neighborhood Tacos in Westside will also be bringing some of their tacos to the festival. More providers and restaurants will be added in the next few days.

And do you remember live music at festivals?

Well, that’s back too with a range of lively cumbia, salsa, and other Latin music pulled from a handful of acts including Spaghetti Cumbia from Boyle Heights calling themselves little cumbia, little cowboy. and Los Surlys, which is more of a groovy type of cumbia band.

But yes, there is still a pandemic. So don’t expect to grab a taco and jump into a cumbia dance pit without worrying about the world because there are safety rules.

“People need to get out there and have fun, but of course we follow safety protocols and guidelines. It’s just the new way of doing things to make sure people feel safe. But when we bring festivals back, we return to a certain.” Back to normal, “he told Robert Molina, owner of Roxannes Cocktail Lounge.

There will be temperature controls on the door, masks will be needed inside and once people get their tacos and drinks they will have to go to a separate seating area where they can relax and listen to live music.

“But festivals are back and the tacos did it,” said Molina.

When you go

When: noon-6 p.m. May 23

Where: Scottish Rite, 855 Elm Ave.

Cost: $ 20 (includes a taco), $ 40 (includes taco and beer), $ 60 (includes taco, beer, popsicle, and VIP bar access)

Information: lbhomeliving.com

Inside investigation into cash spent on Panama Metropolis Seaside park

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WJHG / WECP) – Improvements to a park in Panama City Beach resulted in an internal investigation by the city.

The same matter is also the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit by former Panama City Beach City manager Tony O’Rourke.

O’Rourke claims public funds have been spent to make major improvements to Popeye Park, which is privately owned. He also claims he was fired in February after raising concerns about mismanagement and abuse of public funds.

Holland and Knight law firm was hired by the city that month to conduct an internal investigation into the Popeye Park issue.

The results were announced at the city council meeting on Thursday. Summarizing the results, there was no evidence that employees knew of a property problem at the start of the park improvements.

The company continues that the park improvements are serving a public purpose; However, Holland and Knight say that part of city law has been violated when it comes to budget and procurement rules.

The law firm recommends that the city hire a pre-emptive procurement officer who has compulsory training on purchasing power and who disciplines, but does not finish, the city’s current director of parks and recreation, Jim Ponek.

Vice Mayor Geoff McConnell believes the internal investigation speaks for itself.

“It was very detailed and tedious,” said McConnell. “I think it clearly shows that the city has not violated any state or federal laws. I want to thank Holland and Knight for doing a fantastic job and being incredibly thorough. “

McConnell says he trusts current city administrator Drew Whitman to properly stop disciplining Ponek. He says a decision will be made in the next few weeks.

Holland and Knight did not investigate the circumstances and potential legal issues related to O’Rourke’s February 11 termination.

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Miami Seaside Ordinance Seeks To Roll Again Alcohol Gross sales In Leisure District – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The final call for dozens of bars, hotels, and other businesses in the Miami Beach entertainment district would come in at 2 a.m. when city commissioners pass an ordinance shortening alcohol sales hours.

The ordinance would change the city code related to “sales hours and violations” and change the hours of operation for the sale and local consumption of alcoholic beverages in the entertainment district south of 16th Street on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive.

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The regulation, if adopted, would change the notice time for on-site sales and consumption from the current time of 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Commission will hold a second reading of the regulation during a public hearing on May 12th after approving the sectoral regulation in a first reading.

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There are 44 existing companies that would be affected by the rollback.

Back in February of this yearMiami Beach officials approved a measure to limit alcohol sales during the spring break.

The move was aimed at containing problems as thousands of college spring breakers were expected to flock to the city.

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At the time, the following areas were affected: Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and Washington Avenue from Fifth Street to 16th Street, and the remaining area between Pennsylvania Avenue and Collins Court from Fifth Street to 16th Street, including Española Way .