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Biz Buzz: Flagler Chamber's Allen Goodman opens Benjamin Moore paint store

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Also in the Observer: MediQuick celebrate 20 years of business; Around Town.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

After more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Allen Goodman, who also serves as chairman of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, is bringing Benjamin Moore paints back to Palm Coast with the opening of a new store at 5 Utility Drive, Unit 1, according to a news release.

“Benjamin Moore was looking for someone to come back in and reestablish themselves back in this market," Goodman said in the release, "and I saw this as an opportunity.”

Goodman said with Palm Coast and Flagler County seeing an increase in population and the housing market gaining momentum, the timing is right to open a Benjamin Moore store.

The new store will be a family business, with his wife, Karla, and youngest son, Ethan, already at work. The family plans to include his two sons currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps: Sgt. Drake Goodman and Cpl. Carter Goodman.

Customers will find a wide variety of paint products, with several different collections including specialty paints, historical paints and Benjamin Moore’s Infinity Collection, where customers can take any three paint colors in the collection and find they all go together. In addition, for those customers unsure of exactly what color they want, Goodman said that is no problem.

“If you come in and are not sure what kind of paint you want to put on your walls, we can mix them as far as the paint is concerned,” he said.

Goodman doesn't want to stop at one store.

“We plan to grow,” he said. “We don’t want to stop with one store as we are hopefully successful with this one."

The ribbon cutting ceremony with the Flagler Chamber is planned for July or early August. Store hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. More information is available by calling 386-597-7283 or by visiting their website.

MediQuick celebrate 20 years of business

MediQuick Urgent Care Centers announced that the company is celebrating 20 years serving the community.

MediQuick Urgent Care Centers launched their first clinic on July 1999 at 6 Office Park Drive in Palm Coast. The second clinic, their Pinnacles building, located at 140 Pinnacles Drive, opened in  2010.  Between the two locations, they employ 25 staff members.

MediQuick Urgent Care Center. Courtesy photo

MediQuick is a privately owned company dedicated to providing quality urgent care and occupational medicine services. They are open 365 days a year with extended hours of operation. Both clinics are equipped with on-site labs and X-ray facilities, as well as a multitude of other on-site testing and diagnostics. They are a major provider of occupational services in Flagler County, providing pre-employment physicals, drug and alcohol testing, DOT physicals, treatment of workers’ compensation injuries, referrals to specialists and more. 

“We look forward to continuing our role in caring for the people of Flagler County,” Chief Executive Officer Dr. Brian Bogdanowicz said.

Around Town

  • Jamie Bourdeau, owner of Beach Front Grille in Flagler Beach, presented a check for $2,500 to the Flagler Beach Police Department and a $2,500 check to the Flagler County Fire Department. The donations are proceeds from the restaurant’s 23rd-annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament.
  • A commercial permit for $224,744 was issued by the city of Palm Coast to a maintenance building that will be constructed at 18 Florida Park Drive, Holland Park, by BBI Construction Management.
  • Occupancy permits were issued by the city of Palm Coast to Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory at 31 Lupi Court, Unit 250, and Peaceful Home, an assisted living facility at 66 Patric Drive.

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