PALM BEACH GARDENS – The list of new tenants at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens grew by one last week with the opening of furniture and home accessories retailer Bungalow Palm Beach.
The business, owned by Steven Wilburn and Shawn Fitzgerald, carries custom furniture, home décor and upscale fashion brands as well as jewelry, lotions and fragrances.
It opened Oct. 16 in a 4,000-square-foot space across from Blessed Boutique and Lola Chiq.
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“Together, Steven and I have almost 50 years of expertise in the retail and hospitality industries and we look forward to opening our own creation in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens,” Fitzgerald said.
“Downtown’s open-air shopping is the perfect fit for our store, bringing customers our handpicked selection of the best products and design for sophisticated modern coastal living.”
Wilburn, a North Palm Beach resident who has spent decades building luxury consumer and retail brands, said he and Fitzgerald want to help customers turn their homes into sanctuaries that provide a comforting, safe and stress-free environment in which to live.
They want their shopping experience to be similar.
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“We want to welcome every customer into a casual atmosphere where they feel comfortable to spend time and experience all that we have to offer,” Wilburn said. “Whether that shopping experience is in-store, online, at home or through a virtual tour, we want it to be a safe, memorable and enlightening experience.”
Bungalow Palm Beach joins a handful of locally owned stores that have opened since the spring at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens.
Those businesses include Bike Boutique by Villain, Tipsy Salonbar and Voodoo Bayou.
Cali-Mex-style eatery Avocado Cantina will open Nov. 2 in the space formerly occupied by Avocado Grill.
TooJays closed its Downtown Palm Beach Gardens location earlier this month in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The closing came one month after the West Palm Beach-based deli chain announced it had reorganized under Chapter 11, restructured its debt and emerged with a new owner, Monroe Capital.
TooJay’s was one of the original tenants at the plaza, opening shortly after the plaza’s debut in the fall of 2005.
Avocado Cantina Job Fair
Avocado Cantina at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens will hold a job fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The restaurant will be hiring for all front and back of the house positions immediately. In total, 60 positions need to be filled.
Those interested should apply in person, the restaurant said.
Avocado Cantina, from chef/owner Julien Gremaud, will focus on creative tacos and similar casual fare.
Golf tourney raises $17K for Place of Hope
Executive search firm Sloane Staffing raised more than $17,000 for faith-based foster care agency Place of Hope at the inaugural Sloane Staffing Charity Golf Tournament Oct. 2 at PGA National Resort & Spa.
The event drew 64 golfers to PGA National’s Champion Course, site of the annual Honda Classic.
Place of Hope, based in Palm Beach Gardens, provides family-style foster care, family outreach and intervention, adoption and foster care recruitment, and transitional housing and support services for abused, abandoned and neglected children and families in need.