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Cypress Knoll Golf and County Club, formerly Cypress Course and Cypress Knoll, is set to re-open on Sept. 10. The course was purchased by Flagler County residents Doug Brown and his wife Janice Reid, who live on the golf course.
“After a summer of hard work improving the grounds, we are ready to welcome our Flagler County neighbors,” Doug Brown said in a press release. “My father bought the property that I eventually built my house on in 1972, and I didn’t want the course to fall into disrepair like what happened with the Matanzas course.”
There was a buy offer on the table that was getting ready to expire, and Doug and Janice Brown made the decision to purchase the golf course in less than 24 hours. The couple retained the five-person grounds crew and plan on adding approximately 20 new jobs.
The new owners plan on reopening the restaurant, and a Par 3 Pitch and Putt will be installed in the future.
In addition to staff, they have had seven people, mostly Cypress Knoll residents, volunteering to help improve the grounds. They will reopen, with the back nine becoming front nine.
“The first golfers out on Sept. 10 will hold the course record — at least for a few minutes,” Doug Brown joked.
The public is invited to the course and country club from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10. The following day, starting at 3 p.m., there will be a $30 ticketed concert and an NCAA-bracket-style World Wine Challenge. Entertainer Spook Handy will perform his “Remembering Pete Seeger” concert. Handy has performed with Pete Seeger over 50 times.
There are 260 homes on the Gary Player-designed course, at 53 Easthampton Blvd. Call 437-5807 or visit cypressknollgolfcourse.com.
7-Eleven coming to Beach Village
A development order for a new 7-Eleven convenience store was issued on Aug. 31. It will be located at 2560 E. State Road 100 at the southwest corner of the Beach Village Shopping Center. The 3,066-square-foot convenience store will include 12 vehicle fueling positions to serve motorists.
Christmas Come True gets permit for retail sails office
Begin Again Home Goods, a retail sales office, was permitted at 2 Pine Lakes Parkway N, Suite 3. Nadine King was given the permit for Christmas Come True.
New businesses in Palm Coast
— Leo and Darling’s Auto Service, auto repair at 7 Market Place Court.
— Truly Nolen Pest Control received an occupancy permit at 1 Florida Park Drive S., Suite 115.
— Vivanova Dance was given a permit at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suites A214 and A215.
Four home permits
Four homes were permitted in the city last week. The most expensive was for $226,000 at 108 N. Coopers Hawk Way, by D.R. Horton.
Hutson honored for helping to eliminate regulation for homebuilders
The Florida Home Builders Association honored Florida Sen. Travis Hutson with its Champion of Housing Award, a recognition awarded by over 7,800 FHBA members across the state, in July. Selected by industry leaders, the award honors legislators who have shown exemplary service for enhancing the building industry in Florida.
Senator Hutson was key to passing the Building Code Bill, which was years in the making. The bill outlines homebuilder issues that focus on reducing regulation associatied with building a house.
Hospital hires two
Interventional cardiologist Dr. Amit Nanavati has joined Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, the group of more than 150 physicians for the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. Call 586-4765.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has named Palm Coast resident Danny Mihalic to serve as assistant vice president of finance.