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January 12, 2009 - Morton's Grand Opening benefits Broward Public Library Foundation

What: Morton's Grand Opening helps to raise $7000 for Broward Public Library Foundation

Where: Morton's Ft Lauderdale

When: Monday, January 12, 2009

Time: 7:00 PM

Beneficiary: Broward Public Library Foundation

Host(s): Morton's Steakhouse

Of note: Ribbon Cutting included: Ft Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle, Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter and Broward Public Library Foundation Executive Director Dorothy Klein

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-Southflorida

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Morton’s The Steakhouse Celebrates Fort Lauderdale Grand Opening
with Fundraiser for Broward Public Library Foundation
 Morton’s The Steakhouse recently celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Fort Lauderdale by hosting more than 400 invited guests to a special evening benefiting the Broward Public Library Foundation. The restaurant held a silent auction that raised more than $7,000 for the organization, which enhances the collections, programs and services of Broward County Library beyond the means of public funding. 
“We are excited to welcome Morton’s to the community,” said George Platt, Chairman of the Broward Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. “The evening featured good friends, delicious food and fine wines, and Morton’s provided us with the perfect platform to raise money for a worthy cause.”
Preceding the grand opening party, Morton’s welcomed Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle, Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter and Broward Public Library Foundation Executive Director Dorothy Klein to a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the restaurant’s sixth location in South Florida.
“We are delighted to have members of the Broward Public Library Foundation share in the opening of our new Fort Lauderdale restaurant,” said Michael Savitt, general manager of the Fort Lauderdale restaurant. “Morton’s is committed to supporting its community.”
Renowned from coast to coast for its signature menu and legendary hospitality, the Fort Lauderdale Morton’s continues to follow the company’s tradition of serving only the finest quality foods, featuring USDA prime aged, grain-fed beef, fresh fish and seafood, choice produce and a selection of delicious appetizers and elegant desserts – prepared to perfection and served in a lively atmosphere.
The Fort Lauderdale restaurant is located at 500 East Broward Blvd. (southwest corner of Broward Blvd. and Federal Highway) in the ground level of the Broward Financial Center. For reservations, please call (954) 467-9720. 
About Morton’s
Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world's largest operator of company-owned upscale steakhouses. Morton's steakhouses have remained true to its founders' original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment.
The Company owns and operates 80 Morton's steakhouses located in 69 cities in 28 states, and in Puerto Rico and five international locations (Toronto, Vancouver, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau), as well as three Italian restaurants.

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