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iFLY Fort Lauderdale Raised $500 on Dec. 3 at the ‘All Abilities’ Event for Best Buddies Broward in Recognition of ‘National Disability Day’

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Dec. 19, 2017 – In recognition of ‘National Disability Day’ on December 3, 2017, iFLY Fort Lauderdale Indoor Skydiving hosted a special ‘All Abilities Night’ and raised $500 to benefit Best Buddies Broward.

The check presentation ceremony took place on December 18, 2017 at iFLY Fort Lauderdale with Michael Hadler, Best Buddies Ambassador, Best Buddies Alumnus Emily Dolce, Deputy Director of Programs Tessie Gonzales, Program Managers Monica Moya and Betty Busot, iFLY General Manager Jim Braun and iFLY Sales Manager Joe Souza.

“‘National Disability Day’ was the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on empowering differently-abled people to fly in an inclusive and supportive environment for flyers of all ages and skill levels,” said Jim Braun, general manager of iFLY Fort Lauderdale. “Best Buddies Broward was a terrific organization to be our partner for the event since it provides one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development programs for individuals throughout Broward County.”

Once a month, iFLY Fort Lauderdale hosts an ‘All Abilities’ Night that provides and encourages those with varying physical and cognitive abilities to realize the dream of flight.  All flyers are assisted by specially trained Flight Instructors with extra attention and accommodations based on participant needs. To see All Abilities flights in action, a video is available here.

The next ‘All Abilities’ event is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit www.iflyworld.com/fortlauderdale or call 954-280-4359 to make a reservation.


About iFLY Fort Lauderdale

iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is the 27th and newest of the iFLY operations in the USA. Featuring a 14-foot diameter wind tunnel powered by four quiet and clean running electric motors, people of all ages can fly with us with few limitations. All instructors at iFLY Ft. Lauderdale are professionally certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is located at 11690 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325 on the south side of I-595, just west of Hiatus Road in Davie, FL. For information, visit https://www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale/

About Best Buddies Broward

Best Buddies Broward offers one-on-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership development programs that positively impact individuals throughout Broward County. Visit www.bestbuddies.org/florida, email florida@bestbuddies.org or call 954.449.6522.

The Hideaway Speakeasy Bar, Offering a Glimpse Into Historic Downtown Fort Lauderdale, to Open in the Notable Bryan Building on Las Olas Boulevard in December 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) Located in Fort Lauderdale’s classic Bryan Building, listed in the National Historic Registry, The Hideaway speakeasy bar will be unveiled in December 2017. Offering a glimpse into historic downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway serves artisanal cocktails, approximately 30 varieties of craft beers, a large whiskey selection, and an eclectic rotating counter-style menu in an industrial chic setting, with exceptional service.

Acclaimed Designer Kurt VanNostrand, owner of 5&Dime Design, saved the historic designs from the original space in the Bryan Building, even uncovering original columns that were constructed of Dade County Pine. Offering a unique walk back in time, The Hideaway features an authentic lounge, refurbished and reclaimed décor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. VanNostrand, who specializes in unique and out-of-the-box designs and hospitality concepts, worked in the hospitality industry himself for over 25 years.

Built in approximately 1913, the two-story Bryan Building was constructed for Thomas Bryan, a member of one of Fort Lauderdale’s most notable pioneer families. One of the first hotels in Fort Lauderdale’s original downtown district, it was one of the initial commercial buildings constructed after the 1912 fire that destroyed much of the original Fort Lauderdale.

“The Hideaway is unlike any other bar in Fort Lauderdale; it is the first in the city that is a speakeasy, New York-type bar with a history,” said Michael Tuck, owner of The Hideaway, and longtime nightclub and bar owner. “It pays homage to the exciting, multi-faceted history of Fort Lauderdale, while being a part of Fort Lauderdale’s continuing revitalization.”

Tuck has owned and operated successful establishments including Automatic Slims, a high-energy rock ‘n’ rock bar in Miami Beach; and Play and Stereo, two of the first VIP EDM (electronic dance music) clubs in Fort Lauderdale.

Mixologist and Miami native Carla Rivera brings over 15 years of experience to The Hideaway as the developer of its drink menu. An award-winning mixologist, Rivera now serves as a South Florida mixologist for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, where she specializes in on-premise cocktail development. Most recently, she served as head bartender of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s renowned modern Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan.

The Hideaway’s cocktails use fresh fruits and artisan crafted syrups, such as blueberry basil and honey pineapple. These unique concoctions were created by up-and-coming chef, Sergio Velazquez.

The drink menu entices with craft cocktails, about 30 types of craft beers, and a massive whiskey selection. It dazzles with unique concoctions, dedicated to the founding families of Fort Lauderdale. Craft cocktails range from $11 – $15. A few examples are:

  • The Hideaway: Bulleit Bourbon, strawberry & blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice
  • The Shepherd: Grey Goose, St. Germain, blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice
  • The McCrory: Knob Creek 100, Angostura bitters, filthy cherry, orange twist
  • The Sterling: Ketel One, honey, ginger, lime, basil, ginger beer
  • The Bryan: Bacardi Coconut, pineapple, mint, lime, Coco Lopez, Angostura bitters
  • The Victoria: Nolet’s, watermelon, fresh mint and lemon juice

Distinctive, delectable fare will be served at the bar starting in January 2018.

It is located at 21 W. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Operating hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–4 a.m. The Hideaway will feature nightly DJs.

The Hideaway is also a great location for private events and large group reservations. For more information, call 954-945-5545.

About The Hideaway
Located in Fort Lauderdale’s classic Bryan building, listed in the National Historic Registry, The Hideaway speakeasy, bar, and eats serves artisanal cocktails, craft beers and an eclectic rotating counter-style menu in an industrial chic setting. Offering a glimpse into historic downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway features an authentic lounge outfitted with original Dade county pine, refurbished and reclaimed décor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. A unique addition to the Fort Lauderdale lifestyle, The Hideaway pays homage to the transformative history of the city and is inspired by the revitalization to come. Operating hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–4 a.m. The Hideaway is located at 21 W. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301. For more information, visit www.thehideawayftl.com, check out its Facebook page, or call (954) 945-5545.

SobelCo Taps Douglas Elliman Development Marketing as Exclusive Sales & Marketing Firm for 321 at Water’s Edge, a Unique Collection of Luxury Waterfront Estate Residences in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Dec. 7, 2017 Jeffrey Sobel, president of Boca Raton-based development company SobelCo, is pleased to announce that the company has tapped Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to spearhead strategic sales and marketing for its project 321 at Water’s Edge, a sophisticated collection of waterfront condominium estates in Fort Lauderdale. Laura San Jose and Sasha Ezquerra will serve as developer sales executives for the property, an 11-story shimmering tower which offers only 23 exquisitely finished residences, featuring from 2,600 to over 3,800 square feet of living space.

“We are very happy to work with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing on this extraordinary project, a boutique building which provides the highest level of luxury, comfort, and service and unparalleled 5-star amenities,” said Sobel. “321 at Water’s Edge offers distinctive single family homes in the sky, boasting exceptional, unique floor plans.”

Prices at 321 at Water’s Edge start at $1.95 million. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Jan. 17, 2018 and construction is expected to be completed by early 2019. The down payment for new buyers is 20 percent, and 10 percent 120 days after. Ownership includes an exclusive 5-year membership for the private dining club at the exquisite Secret Garden fine dining restaurant, located at the nearby Pillars Hotel, ideally situated directly on the Intracoastal Waterway near Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Featuring expansive balconies and stunning views of the Ft. Lauderdale skyline, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, 321 at Water’s Edge is only 770 feet from Fort Lauderdale Beach, and offers two-and-three bedroom flow-through estate residences with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Residence features include:

  • Fully finished, appointed with designer touches and elegant details
  • Oversized floor plans with open living room layouts and spacious bedrooms
  • Designer kitchens with chef-inspired features such as custom cabinetry, Hansgrohe fixtures, quartz countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances
  • En suite or his and her bathrooms including floating vanities, soaking tub, floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling porcelain tile in shower areas, and large glass enclosed shower with flush mount remote-controlled rain showerhead, displaying the seven healing colors of chromo therapy
  • Large his and her walk-in closets
  • Large laundry rooms with full-size front load Electrolux washer/dryer
  • Pre-wired to utilize the most sophisticated state-of-the-art technology

Unparalleled 5-star amenities at 321 at Water’s Edge include:

  • Four private elevators
  • Over 7,000 square feet of chic lobby spaces, fashioned by award-winning design firm Interiors by Steven G., a Miami high-end interior design firm specializing in luxury home design
  • Welcoming reception area with lobby seating and lounge
  • Private wine club and lounge with a personal wine locker for each residence
  • Catering kitchen
  • Community sky view terrace with lounge areas and a summer kitchen
  • Indoor and outdoor poolside lounge, with a cocktail bar and dining areas
  • Pool/Jacuzzi, overlooking the Intracoastal waterway
  • Private poolside cabanas with Intracoastal views
  • BBQ and picnic area for al fresco entertaining
  • 2,400-square-foot oceanview fitness center boasting awe-inspiring views
  • His and her saunas
  • 24-hour valet attendant and two assigned parking spaces per residence
  • Electric charging stations available for electric vehicles
  • Private marina with yacht-sized boat slips
  • Onsite dog park exclusively for residents

About SobelCo
Since 1958, providing superior service has been the cornerstone of SobelCo and its affiliated companies, American Construction and American Realty Corporation. A family-owned and operated business, SobelCo specializes in development, construction, leasing, management and ownership of commercial, retail and residential real estate. The SobelCo commitment to excellence shows in every development, significantly boosting the value of the surrounding community. SobelCo’s objective is to preserve and enhance the value of real property by achieving the maximum return on investment through attention to efficient management, design, value engineering and homeowner/tenant relations. Just like its products, the company was built upon the principals of quality workmanship and top-notch service, all while upholding the highest possible standards of ethics and integrity. For more information, visit www.sobelco.com.

About Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (DEDM)
Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, a division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, offers unmatched expertise in sales, leasing, and marketing for new developments throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester, the Hamptons, South Florida and California as well as throughout the United States and internationally. The firm ranks amongst New York City’s most prominent sales and marketing firms. Drawing upon decades of experience and market-specific knowledge, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing offers a multidisciplinary approach that includes comprehensive in-house research, design and product development, marketing, and sales. Through a strategic global alliance with Knight Frank Residential, the world’s largest privately-owned property consultancy, the company markets properties to audiences in 60 countries. http://www.elliman.com/new-developments