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Christian Science care center opening is planned

(ran SE edition)

Creative Contractors of Clearwater has started construction on Morningside, a 16-bed adult congregate living facility on 102nd Avenue in Seminole, said company vice president Tom P. Fronce.

The Christian Science nursing care center was designed by Scott Associates of Largo and is being developed on 4.7 acres. According to Fronce, the center will feature large verandas that open to a natural habitat of ponds and native foliage. Construction will be completed by the end of this year, he said.

Creative Contractors, a commercial general contracting business, has been in Clearwater since 1974. It is headed by Alan C. Bomstein.

Three new offices open at Park Place

Three companies have opened offices at Park Place business complex on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard across from Clearwater Mall. The businesses are Bay Harbour International, an electronics company; Network Resource Group, a computer training business; and Interactive Brokerage Group, according to Robert R. Merck, assistant vice president and regional manager of the Florida region of MetLife Real Estate Investments.

The complex includes a six-story building and three, single-story buildings.

Park Place, owned by MetLife, is one of more than 60 investments managed by the Tampa regional office of MetLife Real Estate in Florida.

New name for Price & Donoghue

The certified public accounting firm of Price & Donoghue has changed its name to Price Donoghue Appelt. James Appelt has been associated with the firm since 1989 and recently was named head of its new office at 501 S Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater, according to administrator Kimberly A. Mattei. The firm has 15 employees with offices in downtown Clearwater and the Countryside area of Clearwater. It provides accounting and business consulting services to businesses and individuals.

MSI office is honored

The Tampa Bay office of Mechanical Services of Orlando has received the 1993 "Outstanding Private-Sector Organization of the Year" award from the Florida Engineering Society. The award recognizes the company's work in education, training and performance, as well as individual and team achievement, industry participation and community involvement. The company was nominated for the award by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

MSI specializes in air-conditioning design and construction, operation and maintenance, indoor air quality and energy management systems. It has offices in Orlando and Largo and employs 90 people. The local office is at 15301 Roosevelt Blvd.

Hawkins Construction given contract

A contract to build a new shopping center in Citrus County has been awarded to Hawkins Construction of Tarpon Springs, according to Lori Guidry of Hawkins. The Shoppes of Citrus Hills is to include a 47,000-square-foot Publix supermarket and 20,000 square feet of retail space, she said. Hawkins recently completed the remodeling of a 10,000-square-foot interior for Nutmeg Mills sewing center in Largo. Hawkins is at 1430 L&R Industrial Blvd.

Dictaphone adds Clearwater office

Dictaphone, the voice processing division of Pitney Bowes, is one of the newest tenants of the Clearwater Towers Complex in downtown Clearwater. The new location in the Barnett Bank Building at 600 Cleveland St. is to be the company's southern regional office, according to Dictaphone's southern region vice president Rowland W. Milam.

Koch wins executive

council position

Clearwater lawyer Ky M. Koch has been elected to a three-year term on the executive council of the Florida Bar's family law section. Koch is board certified in marital and family law. He is chairman of the Florida Bar's family law legislation committee. His office is at 630 Chestnut St., Clearwater.

Kolnicki named new director at ERA

Sandra Kolnicki has joined ERA Dynamic Realty as director of its property management company. She previously was with Schlott Realtors and Prudential Breliant Realty and has 12 years experience in property management. ERA is at 29182 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater.

CBD's Consignment in Palm Harbor

Carlene B. Dutt has opened CBD's Consignment shop in the Fountains shopping plaza in Palm Harbor. The focus of the shop is for "women who desire to dress nicely, yet stay within their budgets," and to "help the working woman whether she works at home" or in an office, Dutt said. Clothing includes business suits, career dresses, sportswear, evening styles and jewelry. Consignments are accepted Monday through Saturday. The shop is at 34852 U.S. 19 N.

New additions at Coldwell Banker

Charlie Brown, Nancy Nobles and Joe Perez have joined the Clearwater office of Coldwell Banker, said branch manager Jeff Borgeson. Before working in real estate sales, Brown worked as a lawyer specializing in real estate transactions and business and commercial law. Nobles, a Louisiana native, has worked in real estate since 1982. Perez, a native Floridian, is a graduate of the University of South Florida. The office is at 1724 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.