Make a Child’s Dream Come True this Christmas!

Make a Child’s Dream Come True this Christmas!

Help us make dreams come true. The Central City Alliance has sponsored a Toy Giveaway 5 times before this, but this year we are doing something a bit more ambitious: We're sending 15 kids to Disney World! We’ve adopted our local elementary school,  Thurgood Marshall,...

Fall Festival 2019

Fall Festival 2019

Fort Lauderdale’s Central City
Fall Festival/Halloween Costume Event for kids in our community.
The event was hosted by Flash Lube located at 400 NE 13 St in Fort Lauderdale and sponsored in part by The Central City Alliance.
Kids enjoyed a variety of free candy, treats, games, face painting and balloon twisted creations.
Special thanks to Marisa Valdez and her husband for organizing the and hosting the event.

Kids had great time.


Float8 Wellness Lounge coming soon to 13th Street

Float8 Wellness Lounge coming soon to 13th Street

Float8 Wellness Lounge Announces Second Location 

Coming Soon to Fort Lauderdale 

Relax. Recover. Reset. 


Deerfield Beach, FL – Float8 Wellness Lounge, South Florida’s premiere multi-tank float center, has announced plans for a second location in Fort Lauderdale opening in 2020. 


Founded by husband and wife co-owners Matt and Destiny Beck, the couple opened the first Float8 Wellness Lounge two years ago in Deerfield Beach. “Floating has had such a positive impact on our lives that we decided to open our own center. It was a scary endeavor, but South Floridians have embraced floationaion therapy as a holistic treatment to feel less stressed, happier, and healthier both mentally and physically,” says Matt Beck. 


Since inception, Float8 Deerfield Beach has floated almost 5,000 individuals nearly 10,000 times and has a thriving monthly membership program. More and more people are looking for a way to unplug from our sensory overloaded society, and our float tanks offer the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button and disconnect,” said Destiny Beck. “It’s a cumulative practice that everyone can benefit from, not just for the body but for the mind and soul.” 


Float8 will be located at 714 NE 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale. It’s an energetic and artsy  developing neighborhood just north of Sunrise Boulevard tucked between Flagler Village, Victoria Park and Wilton Manors. Neighboring businesses include Warsaw Coffee Company, Milk Money Bar, LoveLee Bakeshop, Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Gulf Stream Brewing Company, SoBar Juice & Brunch Bar, The Deck on 13, House of Art Gallery, Buck & Bear Barbershop and much more. ⁣⁣


Floatation therapy is a holistic health and wellness treatment that reduces stress and offers pain relief by restricting sensory input to the brain. By removing light, sound, and the effects of gravity, floaters reach a deep level of mental and physical relaxation ideal for healing and meditation. 


Each float tank holds 10” of a 30% Epsom salt solution (180 gallons of water supersaturated with 1,000 lbs of Epsom salt) more buoyant than the Dead Sea, allowing the body to float with zero effort. The solution is heated and maintained to the same temperature of the surface of the skin (95°F) dissolving the perception of where the body ends and the environment begins. The tank is also light proof and sound insulated creating a dark, quiet space. With external sensory input at a minimum, floaters have a profound relaxation response that carries a plethora of benefits. 


Originally known as sensory deprivation in the 1950s, floatation has been on the rise in recent years due in part to the advocacy of comedian/social commentator Joe Rogan who speaks about it regularly on his popular podcast the Joe Rogan Experience. Floating not only aides in the recuperation of the body but offers better mental focus and clarity. 


An ever-growing body of scientific research shows floating as a promising treatment for afflictions as wide-ranging as high blood pressure, insomnia, migraines, chronic pain/fibromyalgia, PTSD and addiction. It is also used by elite professional athletes and the military to aid physical recovery and increase focus allowing them to perform at their peak potential. 


In addition to offering four private float rooms, Float8 has a comfortable lounge with a rotating selection of artwork, kombucha on tap, tea, and healthy snacks, as well as a meditation room and library for quiet reflection and mind expansion. 


Membership and Pack float credits will be usable at either location, offering floaters more options. The new location will have two new Pod styles as well as a Suite and a Deluxe Suite (even more space) for a total of four tanks. 


Stay tuned for additional announcements including the Founder Annual Membership sale and grand opening party. 


Float8 is open seven days a week. 


Float8 Wellness Lounge

616 SE 10th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 754.666.3588

714 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter: @float8ion #float8 



Media Contact: Destiny Beck | | C: 215.704.9554

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ESPN “Floating with Stephen Curry & Harrison Barnes”:

Clinical Research:

Why Adaptive Re-Use Has Become So Popular in South Florida

Why Adaptive Re-Use Has Become So Popular in South Florida

At just 30 years old, Fort Lauderdale native Jaime Sturgis has become well known for his specialty identifying South Florida’s urban neighborhoods with untapped potential in emerging markets. Following nearly seven years as a top-producing leasing and investment sales broker in Broward County, Sturgis launched Fort Lauderdale-based Native Realty in 2017. He discusses here the hottest and most in-demand areas, among other subjects.

What are the hottest South Florida urban neighborhoods these days?

Flagler Village in Fort Lauderdale is perhaps the hottest urban neighborhood in all of South Florida and on the short-list of the top emerging neighborhoods in the entire Southeast. The recent transformation of Flagler Village from a neighborhood of outdated, vacant commercial properties to a trendy enclave of popular restaurants and bars, creative offices, new multifamily communities and bustling art galleries and performance arts venues is astounding. Native Realty is fortunate to be based in Flagler Village and play a key role in curating and placemaking in the neighborhood.

Elsewhere in Fort Lauderdale, the 13th Street corridor is taking shape as a young Las Olas Boulevard. Centrally located between Flagler Village and Wilton Manors, the block is home to Warsaw Coffee, Milk Money bar and restaurant, Gulfstream Brewing and men’s barber shop Buck & Beards. We recently completed leases with several new businesses there: international Jiu-Jitsu school Renzo Gracie Academy, live music operator Garden Box and LoveLee Bakery.

This article was originally published at and submitted to our site by Abby Laughlin. I’ve included an excerpt here and recommend you read the whole thing at


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