black polo cologne for men Breakers Palm Beach to open shop named for founder’s wife
Mary Lily, who is holding a parasol in the front row, fourth from the left, takes tea with husband Henry Flagler in the Cocoanut Grove, circa 1905. Courtesy of the Flagler MuseumMary Lily Kenan, who lived from 1867 to 1917, was the third wife of Flagler, the Standard Oil founder who established Palm Beach as a resort destination. The Kenans still own the resort, which was founded in 1896.
The 404 square foot shop will be built in a breezeway connecting the Palm Court and the porte cochere at the main hotel entrance. The Palm Court is a stretch of stores at the southwest side of the main building just beyond the grand lobby. Shops include News Gourmet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coconut Crew, Absolutely Suitable, Guerlain and Lilly Pulitzer.
The resort needed approval from the Town Council because it in a special town regulated zoning district.
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Jamie Crowley, an attorney for The Breakers, said the new shop brings the total retail square footage in the Palm Court area to 7,565 square feet. In 1990, the town set the limit at 8,200 square feet.
Hotel Manager Kirk Bell told residents and merchants last week that the project has been on the team list for many years.
think that it a really sweet addition, he said Friday at a Greater South County Road Association meeting hosted by the resort.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the shop last month.
the store in Mary Lily honor is a small but meaningful way to remember the very important role she played in the unique history of The Breakers, Breakers President Paul Leone said at the time.