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Lake Worth gets new name -- Lake Worth Beach

Posted at 7:02 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 07:20:24-04

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — After winning approval on Tuesday with voters, the city of Lake Worth wasted no time in changing its name to Lake Worth Beach, adding the new name to its Twitter page.

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“Lake Worth Beach makes it sound more beachy, “said Karen Berman who was visiting from San Francisco.

The name change was welcome news to Brian McVan who is planning on opening the Rock Irish Pub on Lake Avenue in about 6 weeks.

“We couldn't print up anything and we're going to have t-shirts and hats,” McVan said.

The name change only passed with 51 percent of the vote, so there were a lot of questions about adding the Beach name.

“I don't think it's worth the money it's going to cost to change it,” said Don Durfee of Lantana.

City officials say there are no estimates on the cost to change signs and other items. They change they say will be gradual over time.