Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Lake Worth, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Lake Worth, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
247Sports Embed ResourceDot LoaderWith FAU playing host to UCF on Saturday (7:30 ET, CBS Sports Network) and a sold-out crowd set to take in the action at FAU Stadium, the Owls will welcome some top talent to Boca Raton.Heading into the weekend, FAU currently holds the nation's No. 74 ranked recruiting class per the 247Sports Composite. That's good enough for second in Conference USA and fifth in what will be the new-look American Athletic Conference, which the Owls are set to join in 2023. More impressively, FAU's group...
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With FAU playing host to UCF on Saturday (7:30 ET, CBS Sports Network) and a sold-out crowd set to take in the action at FAU Stadium, the Owls will welcome some top talent to Boca Raton.
Heading into the weekend, FAU currently holds the nation's No. 74 ranked recruiting class per the 247Sports Composite. That's good enough for second in Conference USA and fifth in what will be the new-look American Athletic Conference, which the Owls are set to join in 2023. More impressively, FAU's group of 12 commits is ranked ahead of Power Five programs like UCLA, Syracuse and Kansas with just over three months until the Early Signing Period.
Headlining the expected visitors on Saturday is a good chunk of that dozen committed to FAU: Sanford (Fla.) Seminole three-star quarterback Luke Rucker, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons three-star running back Kamari Moulton, Roswell (Ga.) three-star tight end Zeke Moore, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard three-star wide receiver Arthur Jenkins, Venice (Fla.) three-star tight end Fin Jones, Albany (Ga.) three-star defensive lineman Stantavious Smith and Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington three-star safety Fabian Scott.
Rucker's senior season is off to a strong start as he has completed just under 69 percent of his passes for 747 yards with nine touchdowns to go against four interceptions. He might remind some FAU fans of former Owls' signal caller Jason Driskel, although he might actually be a better passer.
Moulton racked up 1,075 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns last fall for Florida's 5A champions. He isn't getting a ton of touches through the first month of his senior campaign, which might be by design. Low miles should also be viewed as a positive for the Owls.
Moore, Jenkins and Jones are three bigger pass catchers that can all do something different as Moore figures to settle in as an h-back once on campus while Jenkins has a chance to grow into a "move" tight end. Jones, on the other, hand is more of a traditional in-line tight end that's teetering on emerging as an offensive tackle in a few years.
Smith is currently the highest-ranked commit for FAU. He might lack the ideal measurables, but can bring pressure up the middle and looks like the ideal three-technique at the Group of Five level.
Scott might be a straight up steal for the Owls. He's a longer defensive back with ball skills that plays for Miami-Dade legend Tim "Ice" Harris, whose son, Brandon, is a full-time assistant at FAU.
When it comes to uncommitted visitors, five names immediately jump out: Lake Worth (Fla.) Santaluces Community three-star athlete Curtis Douglas, Lakeland (Fla.) three-star defensive lineman Guerlens Milfort, Pahokee (Fla.) three-star edge rusher Deejay Holmes and Hollywood (Fla.) Chamiande-Madonna Prep teammates–three-star corner D’Angelo Ponds and three-star defensive lineman Wayne Peart.
Douglas is believed to be leaning towards the Owls. He plays both running back and linebacker on Friday nights, but is viewed by most as a defender on Saturdays.
Milfort is a top 100 prospect in the Sunshine State that is actually considering UCF. Holmes isn't ranked as high, but he too has been linked heavily to the Knights. If FAU were to upset one would have to think that would help Willie Taggart & Co. with those two.
Ponds took silver in the 100-meter dash at Florida's 1A track meet back in May. He's under 5-foot-10, but could thrive as a slot corner in the AAC where speed is the name of the game with everyone is trying to air it out. Peart is just as intriguing for a program like FAU given how he moves for someone that's over 290 pounds.
Of course, the Owls aren't just active in the high school market as FAU is once again expected to hit the transfer portal hard this upcoming winter. Last offseason, Taggart and his staff were able to add veterans like Tennessee linebacker Morven Joseph (11 tackles, 2 QBH, .5 sack in 3 games), Rutgers offensive lineman Brendan Bordner (starting at left tackle) and Middle Tennessee offensive lineman Dorian Hinton (starting at left guard). The year before that it was ex-Miami quarterback N'Kosi Perry, who decided to make the trek up I-95 for his final two years of eligibility. He currently ranks 19th nationally at the FBS level in total offense.
With shows that include "Kitchen Nightmares," "Hell's Kitchen," "Hotel Hell" and "The F Word," plus a penchant for getting in the face of chefs and restauranteurs, Gordon Ramsay walking into your restaurant might not necessarily generate warm and fuzzy feelings.There ...
With shows that include "Kitchen Nightmares," "Hell's Kitchen," "Hotel Hell" and "The F Word," plus a penchant for getting in the face of chefs and restauranteurs, Gordon Ramsay walking into your restaurant might not necessarily generate warm and fuzzy feelings.
There was no scene or crying workers, however, when the celebrity chef and television personality strolled into Benny's on the Beach last Friday.
His first stop in fact, was not the popular eatery located on the Lake Worth Pier, it was the pier itself where he took his son out to do some fishing.
When he was done though, he stopped in for a slice of the restaurant's homemade Key Lime Pie. He remarked it was some of the best he'd ever had.
Though the staff later joked on social media that he'd also had an "Idiot Sandwich," that was in jest referencing a Ramsay skit with James Corden and Julie Chen in which the chef holds two slices of bread against Chen's head and makes her call herself an "idiot sandwich."
Benny's Chef and managing partner Jeremy Hanlon said Ramsay knew who he was even before he introduced himself and even knew that in addition to Benny's that he had recently opened another eatery, Viva La Playa, just down the street.
Hanlon, who bought Benny's in 2013 with partner Lee Lipton, said he is proud of his staff and glad that Ramsay could see their restaurant.
As far as Ramsay, he was likely in town early for the celebrity-filled wedding of Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz. Ramsay was a guest at the ceremony that took place at Nelson Peltz's oceanfront estate in Palm Beach.
Lake Worth Beach is no stranger to celebrities. In March, 2021, Food Network star Guy Fieri stopped to pose for a beachfront picture with former city commission candidate Richard Guercio, who posted the photo on Facebook. “Seen at our beach today, seemingly checking things out. Is there a Johnny Garlic in Lake Worth’s future?” read his caption.
The Mayor of Flavortown rolled through Palm Beach County to film episodes of his “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” series.
Fieri must have loved the area, the celebrity chef bought a $4 million waterfront home in Lake Worth Beach. The home is on secluded Bella Vista Avenue and was purchased March 2021 for a recorded $3.9 million, according to neighbors and three Realtors familiar with the sale. Read more about Fieri below.
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Fieri is already giving back to the community. He made a suprise visit recently to Lake Worth High School and donated $20,000 to the school's food program.
TNC and Palm Beach County (PBC) have completed the Palm Beach Resilient Island project in Lake Worth Lagoon, utilizing nature to create critical habitat for imperiled shorebirds and marine life while helping to protect nearby shorelines by reducing the impact of waves resulting from boat wakes and storms.The project—made possible with funding from the Batchelor Foundation ...
TNC and Palm Beach County (PBC) have completed the Palm Beach Resilient Island project in Lake Worth Lagoon, utilizing nature to create critical habitat for imperiled shorebirds and marine life while helping to protect nearby shorelines by reducing the impact of waves resulting from boat wakes and storms.
The project—made possible with funding from the Batchelor Foundation and Carrier Corporation—expanded and enhanced a small remnant island within sight of downtown West Palm Beach. TNC and Palm Beach County engineers introduced a new construction design using oysters and mangroves: nature-based solutions that both fortify the island’s shoreline and create essential habitats.
The one-acre island is made up of limestone, sand and shells from nearby dredging projects in the lagoon. The oysters improve the surrounding water quality, its mangroves store carbon, and both features provide critical nursery habitats for fish and other marine organisms.
The restoration effort will achieve a new milestone on August 19, 2022, when 1,000 young mangroves donated by Duke Energy and the Coastal Conservation Association, and native species and essential vegetation will be planted on the island by a group of conservationists and volunteers including employees from Carrier's global headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens. Carrier has collaborated with TNC to help communities around the world become more resilient and sustainable.
“With the impacts of climate change becoming more and more evident, the need to find innovative solutions that help us adapt becomes more urgent. This joint effort with Palm Beach County is a perfect example of not only innovation, but also the importance of collaboration in the face of great challenges, and is a model that can be replicated and scaled across the state to help us adapt and tackle the root cause of climate change by storing carbon,” stated Temperince Morgan, TNC’s Executive Director in Florida.
The 20-mile-long Lake Worth Lagoon stretches from North Palm Beach to Ocean Ridge. Wildlife such as manatees, green sea turtles and more than 100 species of birds call this estuary home. Over the last century, development and dredging have dramatically altered the landscape, replacing mangrove habitats and natural shorelines with seawalls and other human-made structures. Palm Beach County has worked to improve habitats along the Lake Worth Lagoon shoreline within the last decade by creating multiple islands and mangrove restoration projects.
“Without national attention and funding, restoration in Lake Worth Lagoon has always been community driven, and the Palm Beach Resilient Island project is a shining example of that collaboration. When corporations, non-profits, communities and governments work together, the result is not just habitat restoration, but a community that is more connected to where they live and one that makes more sustainable choices for the future,” said Benji Studt, Public Outreach Supervisor for PBC Environmental Resources Management. “These partnerships have enabled Lake Worth Lagoon, and the hundreds of acres of habitat restoration realized over the past 25 years, to be a global example of what we can achieve when we work together at the local level.
“As the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, Carrier is committed to promoting sustainability through education, partnerships and climate resiliency programs. We recognize that we have a responsibility and opportunity to prioritize solutions that help address climate challenges,” said Kori Recalde, Senior Director, Environmental, Social & Governance, Carrier. “This hands-on project is one small way we can help to drive climate resiliency right here in Palm Beach County."
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LAKE WORTH, Fla. —The city of Lake Worth Beach is facing a lawsuit for two ordinances: panhandling and right-of-way.Southern Legal Counsel filed that lawsuit on behalf of four residents facing homelessness in Lake Worth Beach."They simply don't want individuals experiencing homelessness to be, you know, in the public eye in these spaces where they don't want them," Simone Chriss, an attorney with Southern Legal Counsel, told WPBF 25 News.Officials said collectively, its clients hav...
LAKE WORTH, Fla. —
The city of Lake Worth Beach is facing a lawsuit for two ordinances: panhandling and right-of-way.
Southern Legal Counsel filed that lawsuit on behalf of four residents facing homelessness in Lake Worth Beach.
"They simply don't want individuals experiencing homelessness to be, you know, in the public eye in these spaces where they don't want them," Simone Chriss, an attorney with Southern Legal Counsel, told WPBF 25 News.
Officials said collectively, its clients have been arrested more than 200 times for violating the city's ordinances.
Craig Hersh has lived in Lake Worth Beach for more than 30 years and does not have a fixed address. The lawsuit cites that Hersh had been 'regularly warned' by Palm Beach County deputies that he cannot ask for charitable donations. Through his multiple arrests, officials said he now has $7,353 in court fees that he cannot afford to pay.
The lawsuit alleges that Kersh had been "arrested for holding a sign on the side of the road without any intrusion onto the roadway or any interference with vehicular traffic."
Michael Fields has been living in Lake Worth Beach for two years. He was arrested more than 70 times and was told he cannot ask for donations on public streets, sidewalks and medians near the ramps by I-95.
Attorneys argue that Fields "does not obstruct traffic or otherwise interfere with traffic on any road when engaging in solicitation."
Fields faces more than $5,600 in court fees.
Roy Kersh is another client, who has nearly $5,000 in court fees. Officials said he had asked for charitable donations in public areas near the off-ramps to I-95 on 10th Ave N.
The lawsuit cites that he was told not to ask for donations in that area. Attorneys claim that Kersh "has been arrested for holding a sign on the side of the road without any intrusion onto the roadway or any interference with vehicular traffic."
And James Soares is also represented by Southern Legal Counsel. Officials said he previously held many signs on sidewalks that say "Need help, need work." The lawsuit cites that Soares stopped soliciting work as "he was warned multiple times by PBSO that he was violating the Panhandling Ordinance."
Chriss argues that her clients are exercising their first amendment rights by asking for charitable donations on public property.
"Folks can stand in those same spaces and you know, hold a sign saying 'vote for this person for public office' or ask for directions from folks driving by. They can direct you to a local church or a local business, but individuals standing in those same spaces cannot hold a sign that says 'please help' or 'out of work' ' need assistance,'" Chriss said.
Under the city of Lake Worth Beach ordinances, no solicitation is allowed in several areas, including:
"They allege that they're protecting public safety and traffic safety, yet there's not one shred of evidence that the individual passively requesting charitable donations are in any way creating traffic hazards," Chriss said.
The lawsuit claims that since 2019, more than 382 people have been arrested for violating the right-of-way ordinance. Of those, at least 361 of them had been experiencing homelessness.
"They continue to exercise their first amendment free speech rights in asking for charitable solicitation. However, they do so with the fear of constant arrest. So, they have limited the places and times with which they ask for assistance," Chriss said.
Attorneys said they had written a letter to the city of Lake Worth Beach claiming these two ordinances were unconstitutional, before deciding to file a lawsuit earlier this week.
Southern Legal Counsel told WPBF 25 News that they're fighting for a declaratory judgment saying these ordinances are "unconstitutional infringements." Lawyers are also seeking an injunction to prevent these laws to continue being enforced.
"Plaintiffs have suffered damages including emotional distress, fear, humiliation, assessment of financial penalties, loss of liberty, loss of opportunity to request and receive charitable donations, and loss of the constitutional right to engage in protected First Amendment activity," the lawsuit said.
Attorneys are also seeking award damages and a trial by jury on all counts.
WPBF 25 News reached out to the city of Lake Worth Beach, and officials said they have no comment at this time.
To view the lawsuit, click here.
LAKE WORTH, Fla. —Supporters call it the heart of Lake Worth Beach, and now those supporters are pushing a plan to re-open the Gulfstream Hotel.The hotel opened in 1924 and flourished in the city for about 80 years before closing in 2005.On Wednesday, WPBF 25 News became the first news crew allowed inside the hotel since it closed.We were accompanied by Wes Blackman, a local historic preservationist.“I can almost hear the big band music from the 1940s playing,” Blackman sa...
LAKE WORTH, Fla. —
Supporters call it the heart of Lake Worth Beach, and now those supporters are pushing a plan to re-open the Gulfstream Hotel.
The hotel opened in 1924 and flourished in the city for about 80 years before closing in 2005.
On Wednesday, WPBF 25 News became the first news crew allowed inside the hotel since it closed.
We were accompanied by Wes Blackman, a local historic preservationist.
“I can almost hear the big band music from the 1940s playing,” Blackman said while standing in the hotel lobby. “Army officers were here and naval officers.”
Blackman walked us through the hotel, showing us the lobby, the mezzanine, and the outdoor terrace.
As he talked, he walked through cracking corridors and past corroding walls.
He even found a letter in the lobby from 2005, written by hotel management to the employees telling them the hotel would be closing due to damages caused by Hurricane Wilma.
“It promises to open but never did,” Blackman said as he read the letter.
Amy and Amrit Gill hope to change that.
“We’re looking for a revitalization of the downtown core of Lake Worth,” Amrit said.
The Gills own Restoration St. Louis, a development company that focuses on restoring old buildings.
They have proposed a $104 million plan to bring back the Gulfstream.
“It’s such joy,” Amy said. “It’s always a joy to open a building that’s been closed for so long.”
The plan adds rooms to the hotel along with an adjacent building that includes more rooms, suites, and apartments.
Many members of the community are working to make that plan a reality.
A group of volunteers has been walking the streets, collecting signatures for a petition to convince city commissioners to approve the plan aimed at restoring the Gulfstream.
“It’s the heart of the downtown,” said Greg Rice, one of the volunteers. “To me, there is no city without a thriving downtown community.”
And Rice said the Gulfstream will do that by attracting tourists to the beach and dollars to the downtown.
Commissioners will take up the issue at their next meeting on Tuesday.
Some people have expressed concern if the Gulfstream would change the city too much.
There’s also the fact that the plan calls for Lake Worth Beach to add a million dollars to the renovations, though supporters believe the city would recoup that money very quickly.
“Our history will become our future in a big way with the lights on in this hotel,” Blackman said.