Hotel Proposal To Come Before Manhattan Beach Planning Commission

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — A public hearing on a proposed new 162-room hotel with full alcohol service and a separate retail and office building at 600 South Sepulveda Boulevard will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 14 when the Manhattan Beach Planning Commission meets at 3 p.m.

The site is a 65,419 square-foot lot with street frontage along Sepulveda Boulevard, Tennyson Street and Chabela Drive. An El Torito restaurant with full alcohol service occupied the existing 8,500 square-foot restaurant building on the site until vacating the space late in 2018. Skechers has been occupying the site since 2019, using the restaurant building as a corporate cafeteria and meeting space while using the parking lot for overflow parking for Skechers employees impacted by Skechers construction of new office buildings along Sepulveda Boulevard. The existing restaurant building would be demolished.

City staff is recommending that the Planning Commission approve the master use permit

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A N.J. Couple Opened a Beach Hotel. Covid-19 Struck. Business Boomed.

(Bloomberg Businessweek) — Editor’s noteThis article is part of a package about entrepreneurs who are trying something new.



a group of people walking down the street: Visitors stroll the Wildwood, N.J., boardwalk in September 2020.


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Visitors stroll the Wildwood, N.J., boardwalk in September 2020.

After more than two decades building a residential rental business in Philadelphia, Amy Santana and her husband Nick were ready to switch gears. She says they were increasingly frustrated that the city’s government was making it difficult for landlords to survive, and they were looking to spend more time with their children. “Child care, as you know, is outrageous,” she tells Businessweek.

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In 2015, the couple bought a highly distressed hotel in the island resort town of Wildwood on New Jersey’s shore. They started renovating the 22-unit property in 2018, investing everything they had to transform it into an 11-unit boutique hotel, including buying an additional property for overflow parking to

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Polo entrepreneur Janek Gazecki behind plans for Bondi Beach club defends proposal

A polo entrepreneur who plans to turn part of Bondi into an exclusive beach club with an $80 entry fee has defended his controversial proposal, insisting he isn’t an ‘elitist’.

Janek Gazecki made a proposal to Waverley Council to erect luxury cabanas roped off from the public over a 40 metre stretch of sand on Australia’s most iconic beach.

But the former lawyer’s goal to take over two per cent of the beach near Roscoe Street to serve expensive food and cocktails to ‘high net worth’ customers was met with swift backlash. 

‘It’s‌ ‌not‌ ‌elitist‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌people‌ ‌an‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌the‌ ‌beach‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌different‌ ‌way. It’s‌ ‌diversifying‌ ‌the‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌beach,’ Mr Gazecki told the Sydney Morning Herald. 

‌Waverley‌ ‌Council ‌initially‌ ‌rejected the proposal, deeming it ‌unsuitable, but staff are now considering allowing the exclusive beach club to go ahead.

Former lawyer and polo entrepreneur Janek

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Longtime friends start real estate business in Palm Beach Gardens


Professional Real Estate Advisors offers comprehensive professional and legal services focused solely on the real estate industry.

Jodie Wagner
 
| Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH GARDENS — While not an ideal time to launch a new business amid a global pandemic, longtime friends Steve Mathison and Charles Siebrecht forged ahead with it anyway.

The South Florida natives, along with partner Brig Edwards, opened Professional Real Estate Advisors over the summer.

The Palm Beach Gardens-based business offers comprehensive professional and legal services focused solely on the real estate industry.

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The business is unique to the South Florida real estate market, said Siebrecht, serving as a one-stop shop for companies, individuals and real estate agents.

“We have decades of experience in the real estate market on

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