May 30, 2020

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/9/2019

› No new jail in Jacksonville’s construction plans
Construction of two new fire stations, building improvements for the Florida Theatre, a second payment toward upgrades at UF Health Jacksonville, and money to create a plan for countering the “generational” impact of sea-level rise are among the spending items in a draft capital improvement program for Jacksonville. Here’s what’s not in the draft plan: construction of a new jail.

› Developer must decide about rebuilding after Plantation explosion
The task of rebuilding the site of an explosion in Plantation will likely fall to shopping center operator EDENS of South Carolina, the landlord for a diversity of tenants including LA Fitness, Publix, a stock brokerage and a variety of restaurants. A national firm founded in South Carolina in the 1930′s, EDENS operates more than 120 retail centers nationwide and maintains regional headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Columbia, SC, according to its website.

› Disney Star Wars: 1,700 employees hired for new attraction
The next few weeks are all about movie binge-watching for one of the 1,700 new hires at Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge. If she’s got to explain what the heck Endorian Tip-Yip is on the menu, Jazmyn Matthews figured she should brush up on her Star Wars trivia.

› Interior designer relocates to Florida from NYC
After 15 years of being based in New York City, Interior designer and industry blogger Sarah Baynes has relocated her business to Sarasota. The firm, Sarah Baynes Interiors, specializes in residential and commercial interiors, according to a statement. It focuses on creating environments with a fresh, sophisticated perspective, the release adds.

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