Boca Business

SMOKE FREE! Yard House Changes Policy, Bans Smoking On Patio

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Less than a week after BocaNewsNow.com asked Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) why smoking was permitted on the outside patio of Yard House at Mizner Park, the Orlando-based restaurant company today announced smoking is now banned moving forward. At issue: Florida’s Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) which only permits smoking on restaurant patios if…

Boca Town Center Mall To Open Thanksgiving Day

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Eat your turkey fast. Boca Raton’s Town Center Mall confirms that it will open on Thanksgiving Day at 6pm and remain open to welcome in Black Friday sales until 1am. The mall will reopen on at 6am on Friday, November 28th and stay open until 10pm. Individual stores set their own hours.…

Running Club For Kids Launches In Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A running club for kids is ready to launch in Boca Raton — thanks to the City of Boca Raton and the popular Runner’s Edge store. In our effort to filter the news as little as possible, here is the complete press release announcing the new club: WHAT: Runner’s Edge Boca…

Major Hobby Lobby Protest Planned For West Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A major protest against Hobby Lobby in West Boca Raton is set for Wednesday afternoon. Hobby Lobby is the Oklahoma-based national chain that successfully won the right to opt-out of the Obamacare mandate of providing insurance-covered birth control to employees. Hobby Lobby is in the process of opening a new…

Credit Rating Improved For Boca Regional Hospital

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced that both Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) have raised the Hospital’s investment grade credit rating from BBB- to BBB. Concurrently, both Fitch and S&P gave the Hospital a “Stable” ratings outlook. In issuing the upgrades, Fitch and S&P noted…

Boca Play Station Closing Forever On June 1st

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Suggesting the indoor playground business model just doesn’t work in South Florida, Boca Play Station is closing its doors — forever — on June 1st. BocaNewsNow.com has learned that parents scheduling birthday parties for the summer months are being informed today that the business is shutting down. We have learned…