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Local Merrill Lynch advisors make Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list

Merrill Lynch announced recently that two Delray Beach financial advisors and seven Boca Raton financial advisors were named to the  2019 Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list.

In Delray, Lawrence Eaton and Michael Halperin made the list. In Boca, Christina Cleveland, David Feigelman, Joel Joachim, Robert Marton, Barry Mordis, Michael Passeroff and Matthew Rogge.

In all, 1,019 Merrill Lynch advisors are included on this year’s list, the most of any firm.

One Boca advisor was named to 2019 Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list, Barry Rubin.

New stores at Town Center Mall

New York-based Pookie & Sebastian has opened its first Fla. store in Boca’s Town Center Mall.

Pookie & Sebastian is a fashion-forward, contemporary boutique specializing in women’s apparel, trendy jewelry and accessories.

Established in 1997, the retailer is family owned and based out of Manhattan. The new store is located next to Bloomingdale’s.

Additionally, women’s apparel retailer Talbots has recently relocated to the Terrace near Chico’s. The new space features 5,000-square-feet of women’s clothing, shoes and fashion accessories.

There is a new pop-up boutique at the mall as well. French heritage womenswear brand, Equipment, has a new 1,498-square-foot store.

It will remain open for one year and will house the brand’s signature silk shirting and cashmere assortments, along with a full range of Equipment’s newly expanded ready to wear collection, including a well-rounded offering of updated classics and modern silhouettes.

“Boca Raton is an exciting location for our Equipment popup, as Southeast Florida is an international hub and preeminent shopping destination for locals and travelers alike,” said Equipment Chief Brand Officer Sarah Rutson. “Shoppers here can enjoy a fully encompassed brand experience, currently only available in four other cities around the world.”

Delray Beach’s JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY consolidates

After only one year of its next-door neighbor shops, JuiceBuzz is combining its two stores into one, offering the best of both offerings.

After serving up organic cold pressed juices, smoothies, and açai bowls for almost 6 years, Juicebuzz was informed that the lease on their original 6 NE 5th Ave. location will not be extended.

So, the company will move all operations into the shop next door. It opened its door there last June for its holistic MRKT. The store is under a different landlord and lease.

JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY will continue to juice organic cold pressed recipes in a commissary kitchen and will then sell them through the MRKT, with other “grab n go items.”

There will be a one year anniversary and open house from 5-7 p.m. on June 15 at 2 NE 5th Ave.