October 3, 2023

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/7/2022

› Developer makes Florida debut with luxury waterfront project
A Chicago area real estate development firm that says it’s focused on the Midwest and Southeast recently announced plans for its first project in Florida: Gulfside Twelve, a 12-unit, waterfront luxury residential project in South Fort Myers Beach. The developer, Dublin Real Estate Investment Group, under the entity Carousel Beach Redevelopment LLC, paid $4.5 million for the land for the project in a deal that closed Oct. 8, Lee County property records show.

› Cenntro becomes public company after merger
Electric vehicle company Cenntro Electric Group Ltd., which is opening a Jacksonville plant, became publicly traded by completing a merger on New Year’s Eve. New Jersey-based Cenntro merged with an existing public company based in Australia called Naked Brand Group Ltd., which operated an online retail site for Frederick’s of Hollywood products.

› Florida Theatre entering the new year full steam ahead
The Florida Theatre is the 21st most-attended theater in the entire world. That's according to Pollstar, the concert industry trade magazine, which ranked the Downtown Jacksonville venue No. 21 on its list of the most attended theaters worldwide in 2021. “We’re in the same category as Radio City Music Hall, the Fox Theater in Chicago, the Royal Albert Hall in London, so we’re excited about that number," said Florida Theatre president Numa Saisselin.

› St. Petersburg’s The Dali Museum offering reduced admission to local residents
In honor of The Dalí Museum’s 40th anniversary, adult admission has been reduced from $29 to $19.82 for residents of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The discount runs through Jan. 28. Guests can view the permanent collection of Salvador Dalí's career-spanning works, including “Dalí's Masterworks in Augmented Reality” that come to life using the museum’s free app on your smart device.

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