Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Myth debunked: “Is the Gulfstream Hotel still sitting vacant because of Code Enforcement?”

The answer is “No. That’s complete nonsense.”  

Use this link to learn more about when the Post “backpedalled and fast” from a story about the Gulfstream Hotel last January. The theory in the Post today (see quote below in today’s print edition) that the elections last March put a whole new perspective on things is a valid one.

However, it’s also a valid theory that the Post reporting about the City of Lake Worth also changed significantly since the elections as well. For example. . .

“It’s very difficult dealing with code enforcement,” [Steven] Michael said, although the city gave Hudson Holdings all the key zoning approvals it needed to move forward. “There’s much room for improvement within the city departments. Not just for our project, but for the long term stability of Lake Worth.”
—Excerpt from The Palm Beach Post, dated January 17th, 2017.

“I’m a long-term investor and we want to be part of a city that is moving forward,” Michael told The Post at the time. “It’s not just about our investment, it’s important that investors follow us and I feel that Lake Worth isn’t promoting that.”
—Excerpt from The Palm Beach Post, dated today, April 5th, 2017.

Please note, highlights and emphasis added to the quotes above.