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  • Newly renovated 90,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with men's and ladies card rooms; a business center; five lounge and bar areas, including a Sports Bar with billiard tables and four dining venues, open all year.
  • private beach club directly on Juno Beach with full gourmet restaurant and resort style cabana service.
  • New state-of the-art 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center and spa, new heated resort pool and separate lap pool, as well as a full service salon and spa.
  • Two championship 18 hole golf courses; driving range; golf practice and training area; international caddie program.
  • 16 Lighted Har-Tru tennis courts.
  • 24/7 Security and Paramedic staff and state of the art surveillance technology; neighborhood K-9, waterway, perimeter, and golf course patrols.
  • Dog park: outdoor club for four legged members and stocked lakes for fishing.
  • Children's activity center, playground, basketball court and special club programs, including carnival, ice skating, amusement rides and games.

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5-Star Resort Concierge Living
  • all day complimentary valet service;
  • complimentary breakfast;
  • dinner hors d'oeuvres, bottled water, coffee, tea, healthy snacks and cookies;
  • club  sommelier;
  • planned entertainment;
  • travel;
  • community philanthropic organization;
  • educational seminars and art exhibitions;
  • airport and local transportation;
  • food delivery;
  • home repair and house watch services;
  • business center and conference rooms;
  • dry cleaning pick up and delivery;
  • hurricane preparation, shelter and post cleanup services.

There’s no doubt now that the Palm Beach Outlets project is a firm committment.

Palm Beach Mall, except for the JCPenney store that closes this week, most likely, is gone. Demolition is nearly complete.

Palm Beach Outlets construction site on April 24, 2013. (Emily Roach/The Palm Beach Post)

Developer’s representative Tom Carabine said recently that the retailer is scheduled to close May 1. But it appears it will be before that.

A handful of racks still hold clothes, and they’re clustered around the main entrance. A salesperson said the store would probably close this week, depending on sales.

Once the company vacates the building, due by June 1, it will be torn down too. Firestone will also be torn down soon.

Ranger Construction Industries started on the ground prep in March, Carabine said. The first phase of the project — 80 to 100 outlets planned in an open rectacular area in the center of the 80-acre property — should be done by next February.

New England Development, a Massachusetts-based real estate firm, partnered with Eastern Real Estate and Lubert-Adler to buy the 80-acre mall in October 2011 for $35.5 million; the rebuild will probably add $150 million to the price tag.

Palm Beach Outlets will be built in phases. First the outlets, then a strip of big-box retailers along the Interstate 95 boundary.

So far, only Whole Foods has announced its intention to locate on the property. And it is planned for a standalone structure on the northeast side.

But Carabine said more than 80 percent of the space is committed. Hopefully more stores will make their announcements soon.

JCPenney had long been the lone holdout at the property. You remember the sign that said: “Here to stay.”

The company is in upheaval after tossing a CEO who was supposed to turn things around and instead sent store sales into the basement. A company spokesman did not address the history of the store, but sent an email last week saying JCPenney had no immediate plans to open in the new mall.

“As you know, the Palm Beach Mall is currently undergoing redevelopment, and jcpenney is the only store operating in the shopping center,” Joseph Thomas stated. “As a result, we feel this is the best time to exit the location.”

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