The Coastal Star

Mary Kate Leming's Blog – January 2010 Archive (2)

2009: A year of rejuvenation along the coast

By Mary Thurwachter



Despite a sluggish economy, 2009 brought some upscale and needed improvements to the barrier islands. From new seaside hotels, clubs, restaurants and pampering spas, to new roofs on town halls and an end to the roadwork on A1A, the past year came with plenty of welcome change:

The Delray Beach Club completed a $5 million renovation … and won a Site Plan Review and Appearance Board award from the city for new… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

South Palm Beach: Imperial House looks ahead to shaky future

By Tim O’Meilia



Just over the dune at the Imperial House is a bungalow where industrialist, movie maker and aviator Howard Hughes once lived, or so the story goes.

Long-time residents of the six-story co-operative have heard the tales and spin the yarns themselves. “We’d hear stories of how Howard Hughes would bring movie stars in here and sneak them out,” said Phyllis Williams, whose family has owned an apartment for more than 30… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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