Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Very relevant now. From 3 years ago: Business owner at our Beach shares ideas about Casino complex and former municipal pool.


The video (see below) is from May 2015, now one
of the most-viewed all-time on my Lake Worth YouTube channel.


Mr. Lipton is the owner of Benny’s on the Beach. Now here we are 3 years later. The Casino complex at our Beach along with the former municipal pool (closed for safety and structural reasons) are big items to address. The former commissioner in District 2 (Chris McVoy, PhD, 2010–2017) if you recall chimed in with his ideas on how to fix this mess of which he played a major role:

“[D]o some things you can do with
coats of paint and whatnot.”


Thankfully the people had enough of this nonsense and McVoy was rejected by the voters in March 2017. Now Commissioner Omari Hardy represents District 2 in this City. Prior to even thinking about a new pool at the Beach is whether or not a pool at the Beach is a good idea. An idea to consider is a municipal pool located centrally in the City and more accessible for the public. Another idea is a public pool located in the northwestern part of the City near the ball fields.

Whilst on this topic, about constructing a new lap swimming pool at the Casino complex Commissioner Hardy said, “We need to get very serious about this issue” and the editor at the Herald said, “Stop the bleeding!” Click on this link to read more about this topic.


Lovely scene at the Beach, is it not?
Another major issue to address: An all-too-common view from Mama Mia’s On The Beach. Parking and/or a loading dock for large commercial vehicles was never part of the planning back in 2009.

In the video below you’ll hear Mr. Lipton say things you agree with and maybe some things you don’t.

Interestingly, at the 20 second mark in the video many of you will recall who that person is that walks past Mr. Lipton while he is making public comment at the City Commission podium. That is none other than Cara Jennings, another former commissioner from District 2 (2006–2010) and another one of those from a previous City administration that made all those terrible decisions in the first place. For example, the “Greenwashing” that occurred due to an out-of-control budget.

Hopefully our City will rally around people with bold new ideas and possible solutions — not all of them accepted or agreed upon — instead of following those self-described ‘visionaries’ from the past.


Enjoy the video.

Lipton talks about the now-condemned pool and ‘potential’ of 2nd floor space at the Casino (more information below).


Here are excerpts from this blog from May 2015:

“It was good to see and hear Mr. Lipton and what he said appearing at his first City Commission meeting. This gentleman has owned Benny’s for the last two years and increased its employment from 21 to 76 employees. He’s made changes and been successful doing so: he has high standards.
     That concept of ‘potential’ strikes again. Tough to argue with what he says. Most definitely worth a listen.”

FYI: When you go visit Benny’s would highly recommend the Tuna Tostada. Excellent!


It also would be a good idea to make reservations to avoid a long wait: call 561-582-9001.
Sushi-grade quality tuna along with a
view of the BEACH!