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Old 06-19-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Hmm, dunno about this one?

Lake Worth to consider changing name of city to Lake Worth Beach | www.palmbeachpost.com
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:14 AM
 
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It's an excellent idea!
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Some are in favor, some are not, a lot of people saying it will require a great expense in changing addresses, business cards, signs and etc. The water tower will also need the word "Beach" painted on it, which would cost more money. They are leaving it up to the voters.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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They want to escape the stigma that often attaches to the crime and problems that happen in the "suburban" Lake Worth areas. I can understand that completely.

Lake Worth has huge potential. If this is what it takes to start the city's "makeover," then go for it. But, it will be a huge expense.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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I think this is a good thing. I lived in Lake Worth for 10 years thanks to my parents decision to relocate there from Boynton. Now on my own I live in West Palm which is waaay better. I always hated giving me address as Lake Worth, because for an outsider they may think a city with a name like that is probably some small hick town in central florida. Using the word Beach I think would give it prominence and people would recognize it for being in South Florida, hopefully in turn boosting interest in the area. Publix certainly helped.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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I think this is a good thing. I lived in Lake Worth for 10 years thanks to my parents decision to relocate there from Boynton. Now on my own I live in West Palm which is waaay better. I always hated giving me address as Lake Worth, because for an outsider they may think a city with a name like that is probably some small hick town in central florida. Using the word Beach I think would give it prominence and people would recognize it for being in South Florida, hopefully in turn boosting interest in the area. Publix certainly helped.
Still not as bad as Greenacres or Greenacres City, everyone thinks the TV Show, it's the direct opposite of that picture.
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