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The Old Saloon of Emigrant, Montana celebrates its 120th Anniversary

EMIGRANT, Mont. -- The Old Saloon, just 25 miles north of the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is celebrating its 120th anniversary. The historic and legendary establishment has been serving outlaws and cowgirls since 1902.

The Old Saloon kicks off the celebration with its 6th Annual Testicle Festival Sunday, May 29, 2022. This free event has become a local favorite with cornhole and plenty of dancing.

"We continue to be excited about being stewards of The Old Saloon and look forward to a great year celebrating our 120th anniversary," says Brett Evje, co-owner and operating partner for the establishment.

There is a stand-out Summer Music Series planned. In addition to weekly music the Headliner ticketed shows are:

June 4: Tylor & The Train Robbers

June 17: Jackson Taylor & The Sinners/Jesse Daniel

June 24: The Steel Woods

July 8: Steve Earle & The Dukes with special guest The Whitmore Sisters -- also our special 120th Celebration

July 14: Paul Cauthen

July 15: Jamey Johnson

July 16: Midland

July 17: Shakey Graves

July 27: The Dead South

August 4: Reckless Kelly with Josh Meloy

August 13: Mike and the Moonpies with The Wilder Blue

August 19: Pure Prairie League

August 20: Randy Rogers Band with Wade Bowen

September 17: Marshall Tucker Band

MORE INFORMATION:

Music starts at 7 p.m. / doors 5:30 p.m.

For the full schedule and ticket information: https://www.oldsaloonmt.com/events/

Evje adds, "There was a time when the dining room ran as a separate business called the Livery Stable, but historically it was simply the dining room for The Old Saloon. We will be restoring the front of the building to reflect the former reference. We hope everyone will come out this summer for a good time."

ABOUT THE OLD SALOON:

Established in 1902, The Old Saloon is a classic western bar and eatery that not only offers great food, cold beer & whiskey but also hosts big name music during the summer and local music all year round.

210 Railroad Lane, Emigrant, Montana 59027

406.333.4482

IG: @theoldsaloon

FB: @oldsaloonmt

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Kiosk Association Announces May 2022 News – NRA Chicago Preview

​DENVER, Colo. -- May 2022 Self-Service News - Association of Kiosk Manufacturers. Since 1996, for 26 years serving the self-service technology market. Here is our collected information for the upcoming National Restaurant Show in Chicago. It includes:

* Exhibits you'll see in our 10x20 booth 6576 in Tech Pavilion (North)

* Information on discounted and/or free passes to the show

* Social events going on such as DSF get-together at local bar (sponsored by Intel) and the RTN Restaurant Technology Network happy hour

* Speaking events - Matt Ater talks alongside Kelsey Hall of McDonald's

* List of member exhibitors at the show including Intel and Panasonic

* We can help with passes to show and/or social events as members of those groups

* List of assets and downloads to make life easy if not traveling to Chicago.

Learn more: https://kioskindustry.org/national-restaurant-association-kiosk-trade-show/

ISE 2022 in Barcelona -- over 40K in attendance, so not sure if the next time it will be Amsterdam. The highlight for us is a very nice video by LG Business Solutions showing their new competing kiosk (with assistive tech unlike Samsung) along with some stellar new release outdoor and indoor displays. The 400 NIT indoor 110 inch for sports bars in particular. Included is our perspective on where the market is, and where it is heading.

InfoComm in June is the next show (Las Vegas) and we are an official media sponsor. We have begun our preview post.

RECENT POSTS:

* LG ISE 2022 with LG Kiosk, Outdoor Menu Boards
* Self-Order Restaurant Software - Acquire Digital
* InfoComm 2022 Spotlights - June 8-10 at LVCC
* Pitney Bowes Kiosk Services - Kiosk Service Solution Introduction
* Digital Menu Boards - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
* Panera's chief digital officer on the future of restaurant tech
* Kiosk Cost News - Self-Service Kiosk Pricing Guide
* Restaurant Tech Trends w/ Panera and Chipotle + NRA Preview
* McDonalds Kiosk - Vispero Recognized by McDonalds for Accessibility
* Automated Bar for Sports Fans w/ Facial Recognition & Age Verification
* EV Charging Stations - California Study Says Many Don't Work
* Digital Menu Board Cost FAQ - How Much They Cost and Installation
* Kaiser Permanente Patient Check-in Kiosks Video

For more information contact info@kioskindustry.org or visit https://kioskindustry.org/. Since 1996 for 26 years serving the self-service technology market. For a complete list of verticals visit The Industry Group.

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KIS Technologies launches partnership with Payfactory to simplify payment processing and enhance client experience

PLANO, Texas -- KIS Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of kiosks, ticketing and parking technology, announces a new partnership with Payfactory. The collaboration meets KIS Technologies' goals to accelerate the payment process, expedite onboarding and offer a higher level of service to clients.

Payfactory's five-minute onboarding simplifies the payment process for new clients and facilitates next-day funding for all card types. As a fully integrated solution, Payfactory reconciles payments within the software, eliminating the need for organizations to perform the task manually. Payfactory provides encrypted web forms and PCI-validated P2PE so that online and in-person transactions are completely secure and PCI security paperwork and assessments are minimized or in most cases eliminated.

"Streamlined integration and accelerated speed of onboarding position Payfactory to be the ideal payment partner for KIS Technologies' innovative ticketing and parking solutions," said Ruston Miles, Payfactory CEO. "Together, we can level up efficiency and provide a seamless process for clients, allowing them to better meet the needs of their patrons, fans and guests."

"The KIS Technologies-Payfactory partnership will remove roadblocks with current payment processing solutions and allow KIS to focus on the customer experience," said Ron Wilson, president of KIS Technologies.

"We're dedicated to offering easy-to-use hardware and software solutions," added Wilson. "Partnering with Payfactory ensures our ticketing and parking products will offer even more value, simplifying payments and enhancing services across the board."

About KIS Technologies, LLC:

KIS Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Weldon, Williams and Lick, Inc., is a live event technology company offering smart, secure, simple hardware and software solutions to the ticketing and parking markets. Clients include Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Frost Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, and Home of the Arts Australia. The company's product lines feature easy-to-use KIS Ticket for simple ticketing applications, KIS Kiosk for self-serve ticketing integrated with major ticketing systems, and KIS Park parking management software.

For more information, visit: https://www.kisticket.com/kis_technologies.

About Payfactory:

Payfactory is a tech-enabled payment facilitator for software platforms. Formed by payments industry veterans and created for and by developers, Payfactory enables software vendors to effortlessly integrate complex payment acceptance, deposit funding and new account onboarding features into their platform while minimizing risk. Payfactory serves enterprise software companies seeking a higher level of security, service and speed.

For more information, visit: https://payfactory.io/.

Related link: https://www.kisticket.com/kis_technologies

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Event Factory Rentals is Here to Serve Fresno County Customers

FRESNO, Calif. -- Since first opening its doors in 2015, Event Factory Rentals in Fresno has quickly become a go-to company for those in need of restroom accommodations and temp fencing for outdoor events. Local homeowners and businesses alike have come to depend on them because they offer the best products and service at the best prices around.

Those traveling throughout the city and beyond will often spot Event Factory Rentals' toilets and fencing set up at a variety of locations. With an exceptional team of dedicated industry professionals and a sizable inventory of available rental units, the company is perfectly equipped to handle projects of any size and scope. This includes countryside weddings, residential celebrations, and all kinds of events that take place in the downtown area. Just recently, they supplied toilets and fencing for the wildly popular Clovis Brewfest. They also serviced The Big Bounce America as well as a car show in the city's Tower District.

Mike Rodrigue, Branch Manager, explained that, "At Event Factory Rentals, we know how important portable restrooms and fencing can be for outdoor events. So, whether your event is a formal backyard wedding, a pop-up beer garden, or a stop on a nationwide tour - you can be fully assured that our team of experts will take care of you at every step of the rental process."

Dependability and affordability are both central to Event Factory Rentals' operations. Despite being the newest of the company's three locations (the others being in Atascadero and Oxnard), the Fresno office provides the same premium rentals and top-tier experience that customers have come to expect from the Rentals division as a whole. The staff works tirelessly to earn their customers' business and trust. The fact that many customers return to the company time and again for their event toilet and fence rental needs is a testament to Event Factory Rentals' consistent reliability and unmatched overall value.

To best account for their customers' varying requirements, Event Factory Rentals offers a range of fencing, toilet, and restroom trailer options. Their freestanding and post driven chain-link, as well as their robust black iron fence panels, are often used to create effective perimeters around and within venue spaces. They also provide beautiful white vinyl picket fencing for more upscale events, steel barricades for crowd control purposes, and dark green mesh screen for enhanced privacy.

When it comes to portable restrooms, the company has not only standard models but deluxe, ultra deluxe, and ADA-compliant units as well. Their luxury restroom trailers, frequently used for weddings and other formal occasions, provide top-of-the-line comfort and amenities that guests are certain to appreciate. All of the toilets and trailers are thoroughly sanitized and carefully inspected to help ensure that they are in top condition when dispatched. All set up, servicing, and take down is handled with complete professionalism.

"It's been a true privilege to be able to partner with so many different people and organizations over the last several years, and we are very excited for an opportunity to show you what we are all about," commented Ryan Mead, Office Manager.

For those planning outdoor events in Fresno and surrounding areas, Event Factory Rentals would appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate why they are the best supplier to work with.

Event Factory Rentals - Fresno is located at 3694 South Bagley Avenue, and can be reached at (559) 314-2137.

For more information, please contact the business ( https://www.eventfactoryrentals.com/contact/ ) or visit https://www.eventfactoryrentals.com/.

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Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. Names Evan Gitomer as Firm’s First Chief Revenue Officer

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. (WW&L), a visionary provider of ticketing and custom security printed solutions, announced today that it has appointed Evan Gitomer as its first Chief Revenue Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Evan will oversee and develop the go-to-market team and strategy to support growth at the company.

Evan brings more than 20 years of sales and business development experience in professional sports ticketing sales and entertainment, most recently leading a boutique premium sales agency.

"We're delighted to welcome Evan Gitomer to WW&L's leadership team as we work to drive a new era of interactive product and service experiences," said Tracey Geren, CEO of Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. "Evan is a proven leader with an impressive track record driving and developing sales teams. Given his extensive experience with sporting events, concerts and entertainment, Evan is well-positioned to help WW&L, and its wholly owned subsidiary KIS Technologies," added Geren.

"This is a time of change as live events come back, and I'm excited about leading and continuing to develop the sales organization at WW&L to maintain and enhance the company's position in the market," said Evan Gitomer. "I'm inspired by the team, culture and history of WW&L, and I'm eager to start building growth and sales momentum."

ABOUT WELDON, WILLIAMS, AND LICK, INC.:

Founded in 1898, Weldon, Williams, and Lick, Inc., has built a solid reputation for providing premier ticketing and custom printed security solutions for the most notable names in professional and college sports, symphonies, ballet companies, performing arts, concerts, and entertainment venues. WW&L is known for delivering products and services that connect organizations to their fans and patrons, and people to experiences.

Headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, clients include Live Nation, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Churchill Downs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the National Football League.

For more information, visit https://wwlinc.com/

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Kiosk Association April 2022 Restaurant Tech Trends with Panera and Chipotle + NRA Preview

​DENVER, Colo. -- April 2022 Self-Service: The Kiosk Association is pleased to announce we are sponsoring a restaurant tech deep dive with Panera Bread and Chipotle digital strategy officers as part of Nations Restaurant News (NRN). Topics include interactive digital, robotics, pickup lockers for delivery services, EV chargers and more.

Coming Events: National Restaurant Association in Chicago in May is the big upcoming event. See the dual 55 outdoor drive-thru digital menu from Keyser, a small 15" AIO for self-order and the new Clover Kiosk by Nanonation (using the Samsung kiosk). There is a social event being put on Saturday night by Intel and if interested in attended email us.

ISE in Barcelona is in May. And then June 8, 2022 is InfoComm 2022. AV is huge and especially for all forms of menu displays for outdoor (think Drive-Thru which is 75% of sales?). Big screens for EV charging stations at places like Walgreens, Kohls, and now restaurants. The free advertising on Google Maps doesn't hurt.

New Gold Sponsors

* Pitney Bowes -- service and logistics solutions

* WelcomeWare with live receptionists/customer service

Kiosks

* Restaurant Tech News - Panera's Chief Digital Office Talks Restaurant Tech

* Verizon Pickup Lockers (BOPIS) Go Into 250 Stores

* NRA Kiosk Preview - Self-Order Kiosk for Restaurants - Insight & Acquire

* UPS Kiosk & Digital Signage - Worlds Smallest UPS

* Kiosk Remote Control - touchless operation smartphone

* Tyler Cobb Joins Nanonation

* Outdoor Dual Digital Display at NRA Show

* Clover Kiosk by Nanonation

* National Restaurant Association Kiosk Trade Show Preview

* SUZOHAPP sports betting kiosks & ecosystem at NIGA

Digital Signage

* Digital Signage Best Practice Guide 2022

* AVI-SPL Digital Signage Solutions AVI-SPL Digital Signage Video Tour Offices Dallas

* ISE LG -- ISE Barcelona and LG Preview

* amazon digital signage - Appears to Be a Matter of Time

* Digital Signage Software Solutions - 22Miles Video Catalog

Retail Automation

* Verizon Pickup Lockers - BOPIS in 250 Stores Now

* Pizza Delivery that Robots Cook On The Way

* UK Retail Automation - Video Tour Dr. Martens Shoe Store

* Automated Coffee Brewing Panera Bread & Miso

* ShopTalk 2022 Photo Tour Walk Round

For more information contact Craig Keefner, 720-324-1837, craig@catareno.com or visit https://kioskindustry.org/. Since 1996 for 26 years serving the self-service technology market. Complete list of verticals at The Industry Group.

CONTACT: For latest posts visit our LinkedIn page - https://www.linkedin.com/company/kioskindustry/ - or you can email info@kioskindustry.org

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https://kioskindustry.org/restaurant-tech-news-paneras-chief-digital-office-talks-restaurant-tech/

https://kioskindustry.org/infocomm-avixa-media-partner/

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Executive Chef and Restaurateur Engages the Discount Travel Industry

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Chef Dominic Tedesco who has published in Clean Eating, Salsa magazine & Las Vegas Review, and multiple news interviews, is interested in expanding his interests in travel. He has been an Executive Chef & Celebrity Chef, and owns the restaurant, "Unique Eats," in Las Vegas.

Chef Tedesco is pleased to announce that he is combining his passions for food and people into the enjoyment of the many advantages of the discount travel industry.

Chef Tedesco states in an interview, "The pleasures of life involve the enjoyment of great food, great company, and great travel. As much as I like to work, great travel allows a person to enjoy some of the finer parts of life that often get overlooked. What is better than sharing competitive discounts in travel- especially in these tough times - which helps everyone get ahead."

Chef Dominic had a brilliant idea of incorporating his love of sharing discount travel into his restaurant. Chef Dominic, serves the community with morning and brunch venue, is opening his restaurant in the evening for a special dinner to introduce his latest venture in discount travel.

Chef Dominic invites the Las Vegas area to join him for dinner on April 28, 2022 at 6 p.m. You must RSVP due to limited seating.

For more information, and receive an invitation, please go to https://uniquetraveldestinations.com/.

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COYOTAS Tortillas is Naturally San Diego’s Pitch Slam People’s Choice!

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- On April 7, at the "Naturally San Diego" 2nd Annual Pitch Slam, "COYOTAS" Cassava Tortillas, took the People's Choice Award in this Shark Tank style event, showcasing Southern California's emerging and promising natural products companies and their owners in front of a board of experts and a live audience. The sole purpose of this event is for the local community to support and drive growth in their industry.

Janet Flores Pavlovich, Founder of "COYOTAS" took the stage with the opening question "Who here eats Tacos?" to which the whole crowd replied excitedly about their love for Tacos.

"COYOTAS" Cassava Flour Tortillas are Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo Tortillas made locally in San Diego, created for the purpose of dignifying the Tortilla and show how an authentic one should be already in the specialty food market.

Janet continued by saying: "We are the ONLY tortilla company in the market that offers a clean label 4 ingredients tortilla, authentic, with great flavor, great texture. The texture is so soft and pliable that your taco won't fall apart; since it's a deal breaker if it does."

Janet went back to her hometown of Hermosillo, Sonora in Mexico to learn how to make tortillas from the source. Women called "Tortilleras" who have been making tortillas by hand for generations.

Inspired by living in California and its lifestyle, she decided to put a spin to the traditional tortilla recipe by making it gluten free and grain free by using cassava flour to, and by being made in a facility operated by her and cofounder/husband Alfredo Contreras, they can assure the quality of each tortilla being produced, and in her own words: "We have very high standards for Tortillas."

The company Started in January 2020 in Farmers Markets, hand pressing every single tortilla, and were able to gather all the feedback firsthand and saw the love for the product.

But a couple of months later all shut down because of COVID and they had to create a solution when they decided to rely on ecommerce to be able to reach the customers they had at the moment.

At the same time, several specialty food markets started reaching out due to their own customers requesting that COYOTAS be in their retail stores.

Currently most of the business covers around 60 specialty food retail stores in Southern California mostly San Diego and Los Angeles area, focusing on growing organically, by saturating the area before expanding to new territories, being able to meet the customers' needs and satisfaction before taking the next step, and keeping on the integrity and simplicity of our products, in the words of Janet: "We don't want to be the small fishing boat catching a big whale and eventually sink."

She added: "Want to build a company that we are truly proud of, connecting to our community, we want to use only clean ingredients in our products, and most of all have fun. What we do are Tortillas... but radically better and with Good Vibes."

The pitch concluded with a series of questions from the board regarding the views and direction, growth and scalability for the company, in which she replied that COYOTAS is at 60% capacity already making plans for the next step in volume and efficiency without affecting quality that our customers know them for.

Another member of the panel mentioned she was hesitant of the Tortillas since most of the Gluten/Grain Free Vegan in the category are dry and fall apart, she was tremendously surprised at how delicious and fantastic they were, leading to the question, How is COYOTAS communicating to consumers that they will not be sacrificing their love for tortillas by consuming these? To what Janet replied: "We have been very lucky that our own loyal customers have been our voice to new customers, especially since in proximity they too look for similar products. Also, we currently offer 1 Free Pack of Tortillas on our website for them to be able to try before committing to a full purchase, since we trust our product and brand so much and by doing constantly demos at the retail stores where you can find COYOTAS."

MORE INFORMATION:

https://eatcoyotas.com/

Instagram: @eatcoyotas

Facebook: @eatcoyotas

TikTok: @eatcoyotas

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Springhill Suites By Marriott Opens Its Doors in Willow Park, Texas

WILLOW PARK, Texas -- Marriott International announced today that the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Willow Park, Texas is open effective April 8, 2022. The 88-suite hotel, located at 500 Shops Boulevard, and, will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by AHS Hotel Group, LLC of Arlington, Texas.

SpringHill Suites Weatherford/Willow Park is located 45 miles from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and 20 miles west of the Greater Fort Worth Metropolitan area. The hotel offers guests convenient access to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The hotel is also conveniently located ten minutes from Weatherford, and steps from the trendy new Shops at Willow Park North.

"There was never a better time to join the rich culture of such a unique and diverse community like Willow Park," said Hena Masters, President of AHS Hotel Group. "SpringHill Suites by Marriott is the perfect brand to anchor the Shops at Willow Park North development. We are excited to warmly welcome each and every guest to our brand new hotel, and we look forward to many years of a good working relationship with Marriott International, the City of Willow Park and the community."

Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, the new hotel offers a little extra space with suites larger than a typical hotel room. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces provide guests with flexibility and functionality. The hotel offers comfortable beds, soft linens and plush pillows to allow for an optimum night's sleep. Each suite also features a pullout sofa and lounge chair offering additional space for relaxation. The designated work space offers a well-lit desk space to ensure maximum productivity for those who need to get down to business.

From the guest rooms to the lobby, every aspect of design, from furniture and lighting to colors and fabrics, has been carefully selected to offer calm and refreshing spaces to allow guests to relax and recharge. Featuring a brand-new design that adds depth and sophistication to the décor, the hotel's lobby is a great venue for conducting casual gatherings, enjoying a refreshment at the cozy lobby bar, or simply to socialize with SpringHill Suites' enhanced evening experience.

The daily complimentary breakfast is filled with hot, healthy and indulgent choices including fresh strawberries, steel cut oatmeal, cold cuts, cheeses and much more. This is SpringHill Suites' way of making sure guests have a good start to their day. The hotel also provides business services, complimentary Wi-Fi, a board room, guest laundry facilities, a 24/7 Market, an outdoor swimming pool, fire-pit and a well-equipped fitness center.

In addition, the modern, multi-functional 3,000 square foot Willow Park Event Center will host the community's social and business events.

Learn more at: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwsw-springhill-suites-weatherford-willow-park

About SpringHill Suites by Marriott:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite hotel brand that is refreshingly different. Guests are provided warm, thoughtful service in an uplifting, positive atmosphere at over 450 properties across the United States and Canada. Each spacious suite features an open, airy and stylish design that provides guests the flexibility to be productive and unwind. A daily signature complimentary breakfast is offered for guests to have a good start to their day. For more information or reservations, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @SpringHillSuites on Twitter and Instagram.

SpringHill Suites is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy(tm), Marriott's highly awarded travel program offering members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com.

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Pompano Beach CRA announces RFP: Seeks Restaurant Operator for New Florida Destination

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- The Pompano Beach CRA has announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Master Operator to renovate the historic McNab House and garage, construct a new kitchen, improve the surrounding area for outdoor dining, and design the dining program. The nationwide search invites commercial real estate professionals, with their restaurateur partners, and professional restaurant operators to submit proposals.

The solicitation documents can be downloaded for free from the eBid System as a PDF at: https://pompanobeachfl.ionwave.net. The proposal deadline is June 9, 2022 by 2 p.m.

"We are creating a world-class botanical garden which will attract visitors who support the restaurants with traditional dining, in addition to a variety of special events including weddings and educational tours," said Nguyen Tran, CRA Director. "This is a tremendous opportunity for the right operator to work with us in developing a key element of this forthcoming Florida destination."

The McNab House is an iconic 1926 structure that was moved and restored to become the centerpiece of the botanical garden. The CRA will consider proposers that respond to the initial phase ("Phase 1") of the project: the McNab House and garage operations, which include the outdoor patio dining, kitchen annex building, and loading area. Proposers are encouraged to define their vision for all aspects of the project including "Phase 2", which includes the tea house, event facilities, and other amenities. The CRA has divided the project into phases so operations may begin at the restaurant while the remainder of the botanical garden is designed, funded, and built.

The CRA's consultants, Bermello Ajamil, and Partners ("B & A"), produced a Conceptual Master Plan for the entire Botanical Gardens; however, specific uses and locations remain flexible pending involvement of the Master Operator.

About the Pompano Beach CRA:

The City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was created in 1989, with two independent districts. The Northwest CRA and East CRA were established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the economic health of an area, and encouraging public and private investments in a CRA district. The Pompano Beach CRA is funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF).

For more information http://www.pompanobeachfl.gov/pages/cra

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