Briefcase Palm Beach
Who dat? Voodoo Bayou The team behind Jupiter’s Calaveras Cantina is opening Voodoo Bayou, with New Orleans-style cuisine, at Downtown at the Gardens by late fall. It will take over the former Cabo Flats location.
Welcome to the ‘Agrihood’ Arden, the “agrihood” master-planned community in western Palm Beach County has hired farm directors Tripp and Carmen Eldridge to help residents volunteer and participate in farming activities. Arden also announced Donald Smith will be lifestyle director and Toni Kanfer will be community manager.
Living the vida saludable Pura Vida, a Miami-based, health-conscious café, will open its first location outside of Miami on the corner of Rosemary Avenue and Fern Street at Related Companies’ Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach.
Gardell to entertain at Concours Comedian Billy Gardell will be the headline gala entertainer at the 14th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, on Feb. 7-9 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. bocacde.com
Wine, steak and seafood Restaurant broker Prakas & Co. announced the opening of the Wine Room Kitchen & Bar, 411 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Prakas also announced the Meat Market steakhouse will open in the Renaissance Hotel at 2000 NW 19th St., Boca Raton, in the spring. The Copperfish Kitchen seafood restaurant will open this fall at the former Uncle Tai’s space at Boca Center, 5250 Town Center Circle.
PBIA climbs the ranks Palm Beach International Airport has risen from ninth place to eighth in Travel and Leisure’s reader rankings of the best domestic airports.
BDB Life Sciences VP Robert Mino at the opening of Gift of Life BDB fuels growth The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County recently helped 28 companies relocate or expand. Ten are in the life sciences field, including Beacon Pharmaceutical’s relocation with a life science accelerator in Jupiter, Gift of Life Marrow Registry and stem cell collection center in Boca Raton and Expansion Therapeutics in Jupiter.
New GM at Eau Palm Beach Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa has named Tim Nardi as the new general manager. He has more than three decades of experience as a GM at South Florida hotels.
Doug Randolph of Meals on Wheels (Photo courtesy of Meals on Wheels) Helping vets and more Quantum Foundation has recently provided $1.1 million for health-related resources in Palm Beach County. Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches received $75,000 to provide free meals for elderly veterans. Genesis Community Health Center received $100,000 to help the uninsured and underinsured. South Tech Skills Academy received $35,000 for nursing and tech training.
Major deal in Palm Beach Gardens Commercial real estate owner KBS said it has sold the Financial Center at the Gardens for $71.8 million. The 10-story, 188,950-square-foot office building was sold to New York Life Insurance Company.
Time to consider patients’ ecosystem An article in the Journal of Business Research, written by faculty at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, advocates for creating a patient ecosystem management approach to help transform health care. Physicians and their teams should identify issues for individual patients and connect them to resources, said Andrew Gallan, Ph.D., lead author and an FAU assistant professor.