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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grand opening of Crate & Barrel at Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, at 10 a.m.


Grand opening of Crate & Barrel
at Village at Gulfstream Park
in Hallandale Beach at 10 a.m.,
U.S.-1 and S.E. 5th Street.
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/Stores/Store.aspx?storeid=196

For the 15 years that I lived in the
Washington, D.C. area,
the
Crate & Barrel on the
Chevy Chase-D.C. border was
one of my favorite stores in the
region, especially during the holidays.


November 17th, 2009
Looking southeast on U.S.-1
from the sidewalk in front of
Hallandale Beach City Hall.
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Photos in chron order, all by
South Beach Hoosier


October 21st, 2009
Looking southeast from U.S-1

October 21st, 2009
Looking southeast from U.S-1,
with Gulfstream Park Race
Track & Casino behind the
retail complex.


October 21st, 2009
Still putting up exterior signs on U.S.-1
side of store
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October 26, 2009
When you're standing outside of the
store, on the north side, you can see
the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
over in Hollywood Beach
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October 27th, 2009
Night-time view from across the
street at the U.S. Post Office
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October 29th, 2009
Adding some exterior touches
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November 2, 2009
When you step out of the
City of Hallandale Beach
Commission Chambers,
you can already see the
Crate & Barrel across
the street.

November 2nd, 2009
The store can say they're located on
600 Silks Run if they want to,
but what you need to know is that
the street in front of the store is
actually U.S.-1 and S.E. 5th Street.
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November 4th, 2009
This is when I first noticed the sign
in the top window announcing they'd
be opening on November 19th.

November 4th, 2009
Exterior lights now coming on at night,
shot from in front of Hallandale Beach
City Hall.
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November 6th, 2009
When I first noticed that the retail
store directly behind Crate & Barrel
was going to be The Container Store.
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November 9th, 2009
Looking southeast at Crate & Barrel
from the public parking lot of Hallandale
Beach City Hall.
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November 15th, 2009
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Today, November 19th, 2009
12:30 a.m.

Walked across the street from
Hallandale Beach City Hall after
City Commission meeting on city's
RAC proposal finally ended early
this morning, planning to take
some shots, but I was so tired,
I just snapped this one.
Spoke to some management people
about the store and they are very
optimistic.

Finally a cool place in
Hallandale Beach!

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