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Boca Raton Florida Mortgage | South Florida celebrates Harry Potter today

With lines thinning ever so slightly at the box office to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, everyone is prolonging their Harry Potter fever with a mix of celebration and sadness at the release of his final book Harry Potter and the Death Hallows.

All around South Florida, there will be “Harry Potter Parties” honoring the legend and the midnight book release.

Here is a partial list of local happenings.  Please feel free to leave other times and locations in the comments section.

Location Time
Borders Bookstores 9:30pm Friday
Barnes & Noble Booksellers as early as 7pm Friday
Books & Books
(Coral Gables, Florida)
9pm Friday
Books & Books
(Bal Harbour, Florida)
10am Saturday
Delray Beach Library 12-4pm Saturday
Nova Southeastern University 1pm Saturday
North Regional/BCC Library 2pm Saturday
Broward County Main Library 2pm Thursday
Northwest Regional Library 2:30pm Thursday
Palm Beach County Library
(West Boynton Branch)
call
Palm Beach County Library
(Jupiter Branch)
2pm Saturday
Palm Beach County Library
(Greenacres Branch)
2pm – Adult Party!

Remember… the FREE PUBLIC libraries will have plenty of copies of the book to Check Out if you’re not one of the lucky ones in line to buy what will likely be a huge hit!


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Boca Raton Florida: It’s Not Easy Being Green…

 Well… I have to admit I was EXCITED when I heard the news that Publix Grocery Chain was opening a new concept store called Publix Greenwise.

They announced a great location in Boca Raton, Florida and one in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where the first two of these concepts would be opened. Shortly afterwards, there will be several in further North opening in Coral Springs, Florida, Tampa, Florida, Vero Beach, Florida and in Naples, Florida.

greenwise magazine free subscriptionThe store will be focused on bringing wholesome, natural and organic foods and earth-friendly items to the public in a whole new way.

This store will be lined up in direct competition with Whole Foods Market, the dominant force in Healthy Retailing.

Right now, Organic and Wholesome foods are an enormous business and Publix stands poised to not only increase the market share for Organic and Natural Food Retailers vs normal retailers but it should also raise awareness on a larger scale for smart food choices in a world of recalls, E Coli and BGH.

I am personally a big consumer of natural and organic foods as I have a 16 month old son. He drinks only organic milk and eats natural chicken. We do not want him getting an unhealthy start in his life for fears of obesity, childhood diabetes and other health concerns that are making news daily. I grew up on McDonalds and even they are pushing a healthier menu these days!

What I don’t understand is the protests over these stores!!!

The SunSentinel.com is telling the story of the protest of the local customers in Boca Raton, Florida who are upset that their neighborhood grocery store is closing for 6 months to reopen as a new concept that won’t have everything they are used to finding on the current shelves.

Don’t get me wrong:

  • I understand that this is the store where they’re used to shopping and it is an inconvenience.
  • I understand that the Organic/Natural market concept won’t target as broad a consumer group
  • and I understand that most of these people will have to drive outside of the 2 mile zone of comfort the currently are used to…

But I also understand:

  • This is a much better location in many ways than the Whole Foods Market down the street, but inconveniently across I-95, away from many of the communities that will soon have to choose between the two stores.
  • This is a direct competition scenario – and it happens to be on the same large parcel as Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida – making it a HUGE destination location
  • Based on the Demographics of the Area – this is the best location in Boca Raton, Florida being nearby Boca Raton Community Hospital and its medical office spin offs… Florida Atlantic University, Thousands of square feet of other office space, and the aforementioned Mall!

We are in a GREEN WORLD these days and I welcome with open arms these changes. I look forward to this concept flourishing and opening closer to where I live near Boynton Beach, Florida.

And … I congratulate Publix on having the wherewithall to open a concept that will benefit all of the consumers that will soon come to LOVE BEING GREEN


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