Northwood Village Grand Opening Insight and Info on how to support Our Community and Have a Good Time. City Voice 008

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On this week’s City Voice Podcast, we discuss the Saturday, April 21 Northwood Village Grand Opening. It’s a kind of celebration of Northwood Village but the focus is on eight new businesses.  (see below for business names and links)

The day will be filled with discounts and deals for shoppers, music and great food. Also eight ribbon cuttings by West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio.

Personally, I’m excited about this event because I know how much hard work went into it by business owners, residents, and the City Of West Palm Beach. Events like this build businesses but over the long term, they build community. You going and supporting this event makes our community stronger. 

My Guests this week:

Lourdes Sanchez, owner of Om Yoga and Wellness at 410 Northwood Rd in WPB. Lourdes is also the Executive Director for Northwood Main Street. Lourdes gives us the 411 on this Saturday’s Grand Opening event!

Will Davis owns The Day By Day Shoppe (at 513 Northwood Rd in WPB) along with his husband Matt ChambersWill explains why they opened in Northwood Village and what Frank Sinatra and his Mom had to do with it.











Learn more about Northwood Village:


Participating Grand Opening Businesses:                                                                                                                 COMING SOON IN NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

Wander Bracelets
415 Northwood Rd – New location with a new outdoor mural!
Chalakos Peruvian Bistro
511 Northwood Road

Thai Buddha Spa
511 B Northwood Road
Day By Day
513 Northwood Road
Alicia’s Latin Cuisine
517 Northwood Road
Sophisticated Lash and Nails
444 25th Street

Vintage Journey
418 25th Street

Bombshell Boutique
435 25th Street    


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Proposed One Flagler Class-A Office Building By Related. Harvey Oyer answers questions. City Voice Episode 007

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Related Co. is proposing “One Flagler” a 25 story class-A office building. The proposed building is designed by renowned architect, David Childs, architect of the Freedom Tower/One World Trade Center. It would sit behind the historic First Church of Christ Scientist built in 1928. The Church is not currently protected as a landmark and has been approached by other developers regarding development. The congregation’s hope is to remain in the Church. The One Flagler project proposes to keep the congregation in the Church, landmark the Church, create a conservation easement on the remaining buildable (approx) 1.25 acres and submerged land, and create a “substantial” fund in a trust that would keep the Church in its’ current condition, in perpetuity.

The project requests a change to the master plan that would allow for this project to exceed the current five-story height limit.

I interview Harvey Oyer, attorney at Shutts & Bowen, who represents Related Co., and their effort to develop this proposed project.

At the end of my interview with Harvey Oyer, I give you my opinion on this project.

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Update: The Lords Place Has Record Breaking Sleep Out Results City Voice Podcast 006

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In this Special Update, to episode 005 of The City Voice Podcast, I speak with Margie Yansura of Wordsmith Communications and she BREAKS THE RESULTS NEWS. In this special shortened episode Margie gives us the results.

The Lord’s Place held it’s 10th annual Sleep Out Friday night 4/7/17 and had record breaking results thanks to their hard work, trust they have built, and residents stepping up and supporting an end to homelessness.


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Homelessness: Whats Being Done And What Can You Do? I discuss with Diana Stanley of The Lord’s Place. City Voice episode 005

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Diana Stanley, CEO of the Lord’s Place says, “the solution is the homeless need a home”. (There is a little more to it than that.) She explains.

I tell a personal story about homelessness.

Diana talks about the dollars and cents of homelessness and I ask her to explain why I should help. 

She also discusses the importance of the annual Sleep Out. You can but you don’t have to “Sleep Out”. Either way, come out and be a part of the solution on Friday, April 7th.

What I took away from talking with Diana Stanley is that the Sleep Out raises money for The Lord’s Place to be able to help, but it’s also about what people get out of the annual event, after it’s over.

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Will The Butcher Shop Restaurant Spark Northern Edge Of Downtown West Palm Beach In Historic SeaPlane Hanger?

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I love great food, so I was very curious to speak with Fred Niznik, who owns and operates The Butcher Shop along with has Father Igor “The Butcher” Niznik. 

More than the food I wanted to know why they picked West Palm Beach and why 209 6th Street, when most restaurants show up on Clematis. The location is set for an April 7 Grand Opening in the newly re-imagined seaplane hanger. We also discuss their history in Palm Beach County.

(See aerial photo of location and Grand Opening Invitation below)



The original “The Butcher Shop” location first opened in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2013. The new restaurant, located at 209 6th St., West Palm Beach, boasts a unique triple-play concept, blending a retail butcher shop with a full-service dining area and a German-style beer garden. Customers can dine in and enjoy Eastern European-inspired dishes and locally brewed and imported beers or purchase and take home fresh cuts of meat to cook for their family. It is located at 209 6th St., West Palm Beach, FL in the heart of West Palm Beach’s downtown district. For more information, visit

Customers can dine in and enjoy Eastern European-inspired dishes and locally brewed and imported beers or purchase and take home fresh cuts of meat to cook for their family. It is located at 209 6th St., West Palm Beach. 









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What do you know about the DownTown Development Authority? – City Voice Podcast 003

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The West Palm Beach Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is like a “Swiss Army Knife” for the City of West Palm Beach when it comes to “things downtown”.

This week on the City Voice Podcast I talk with Raphael Clemente the Executive Director of the DDA. He explains the Swiss Army Knife metaphor and much more.                                                                              


The DDA website  Here you will find email alerts, event calendars, how to do business in Downtown West Palm Beach. It’s one stop shop for Downtown WPB.

Bourbon Sprawl   The Bourbon Sprawl is a Downtown Happy Hour programmed to appeal to planners, architects, new urbanists, and people who love great walkable downtowns.

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Love, Fear, and Hope. The Story Of A Husband and His Undocumented Wife – City Voice Podcast 002

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This is the story of an American Citizen in Palm Beach County Florida and his undocumented wife.

They live in fear she may be taken away at any moment.

Hear their story and come to your own conclusions about the issue of immigration.

If you have comments or episode ideas for City Voice call the comment line and voice your thoughts. (561)247-3701


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Is a Road Diet a Good Thing? – City Voice 001

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Is a “Road Diet” the most effective future for Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach?

  • What about all the traffic?
  • Is it just another beautification plan?
  • Who supports it?
  • How much will it cost?
  • When will it happen?

I discuss this and much more with the Urban Design Director for Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Dana Little.

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

The most recent version of the “Road Diet” project.

If you have comments about this episode or an idea for another call the City Voice Comment line at (561)247-3701 and leave your comment.

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City Voice Podcast Introduction – City Voice Podcast 000

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Welcome to the City Voice Podcast!

This is a brief introduction to the Podcast and to me Bill Newgent.

You can also click here to learn more about the podcast and Bill Newgent.

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