Banana Republic Inc.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Ten Most Shameful Things to Admit in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale is one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world. It's the Venice of America. It's the yachting capital of the world. It's eco-friendly. Unfortunately, all those accolades don't always extend to its opinions. This is a city that has a thriving downtown vibe and is known fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Beach Place Could Have Alcohol Sales Restricted by the City if Drug Problems Aren't Cleaned Up

    Earlier this year, Fort Lauderdale declared the once-filled-with-promise open-air shops of Beach Place a nuisance following a string of drug-related complaints and arrests. Now the city is threatening to take away Beach Place's entertainment district status unless it cleans things up by making a ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    How Beach Place Can Stop Being a Nuisance

    Beach Place in Ft. Lauderdale has gone through some type of reverse metamorphosis since its birth in 1996. What was once an oceanfront butterfly has crawled back into its cocoon, where it has been for the last decade, regressing back into a fat, belligerent, alcoholic caterpillar. It's official, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Beach Place in Fort Lauderdale Officially Declared a Nuisance

    Back in 1996, Beach Place opened on Fort Lauderdale beach and was supposed to usher in a new age of retail goodness and restaurants and family fun on Las Olas. There was a Banana Republic retail store there, as well as a The Gap and a Limited Express. Now, there's a store that will sell you $5 flip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Barbie Dream House at Sawgrass Mills Mall: "Scariest Place on Earth"?

    What's the most terrifying place you can think of? A foxhole in Afghanistan? Marilyn Manson's rec room? This guy's bed? (Actually, he looks kind of fun.) This week, Vice magazine deemed the Barbie Dream House at Sawgrass Mall "the scariest place on Earth." Apparently, before he hightailed it to ... More >>

  • Film

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Villacrusis Has Left Kapow! Noodle Bar

    ‚Äč Updated.Kapow! Noodle Bar has gone the way of Banana Republic by introducing sliders to the menu. This item signals a move to a conservatism to align with its Mizner Park location, prompting chef Roy Villacrusis to depart for other projects. The noodle bar conceived by Rodney Mayo and Scott Fri ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2010

    Broward Dems Say Change Is Coming

    Let's start with some fun. Last night's Heat game against the New Jersey Nets provided a real glimpse of the kind of high-flying show this team is going to be. Dunks galore. But none was better than the one above. While the Nets watch helplessly, the towel boy can't repress his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2010

    Fail Ceasar!

    Mitch Ceasar's political palace is falling apart. The Democratic Chairman lost big on Election Day. Broward laid down for the Republican push on Tuesday, with voter turnout in the supposed Democratic powerhouse county a meager 40 percent -- eight point under the state avera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2010

    Get Happy at CityPlace

    ‚ÄčLike foreclosures, unemployment and pin-striped bankstas lugging home million-dollar bonuses, restaurant happy hours are a sign of these very unhappy economic times.  What you don't see much of--at least not yet, anyway--is an entire mall going happy for a few hours a night. But that is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    To the Spoiler Goes the Victory; Deerfield Mayor's Son Pays Fine for Campaign Sabotage

    It was the kind of sloppy political sabotage you'd expect in a Banana Republic. But hey, we're talking about Deerfield Beach. So we shouldn't be surprised that the punishment for Thomas Noland is roughly equivalent to the kind you'd expect for a prince in a corrupt kingdom: A fine of $250 for the 20 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
  • News

    December 11, 2008
  • News

    December 4, 2008
  • News

    March 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Take That, Hugo

    Adam Hasner is one courageous politician. When the Republican state rep from Delray Beach heard Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez call George W. Bush names at the U.N., he just had to do something to support America, the president, and his brother. So he bravely penned a letter asking the state to can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2006

    Local SPJ 'Endorses' Herald Firings

    Writing rather shrilly that they are "profoundly disturbed" by reports of payments to reporters accepting money from Radio and TV Marti, the officers of the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists backed the Miami Herald's firings of three El Nuevo Herald reporters. The crux: "J ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 12, 2006

    Future Looks So Bright

    Mike Jones gets set for the jet set

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005
  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Elián Plus One

    Conflict of interest. Anti-Cuban high jinks. A cover-up. It must be the Florida INS.

  • Music

    February 22, 2001


    Folktronic (Le Grand Magistery)

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999

    Clematis Treat

    La Palma Grill

  • News

    June 3, 1999


    Six shoppertainment malls, three eager mallrats, one day of shopping nirvana

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    A Pugilist in Pinstripes

    The 4th District Court of Appeals says Broward County prosecutor Alberto Milian is a menace in the courtroom. But he's just doing his job.