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Economic Development

Our goal is to connect merchants with consumers who are willing to support the local economy and find the quality local products and services that Delray Beach is known for. The areas in and around Atlantic Avenue are filled with exceptional small businesses that offer the types of consumer goods that have been vital in helping us grow our Village by the Sea. If you know of any business who is looking to locate to Downtown Delray Beach, or who is currently in Downtown Delray Beach but needs help reaching their local market, we are here to help.


Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:44am

(February 17 - 26)

Contact: Lisa Franson, Cell: (954) 290-1326, lfranson@yellowtennisball.com

When: ATP Champions Tour Event: Friday, Feb. 17 - Sunday, Feb. 19
Stadium matches start Friday @ 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 12:30 pm

ATP World Tour Qualifying: Saturday, Feb. 18 - Sunday, Feb. 19
Starts @ 11:00 am Saturday & Sunday

ATP World Tour Event: Monday, Feb. 20 - Sunday, Feb. 26
Monday - Friday: Day Session starts @ 11:00 am, Night Session @ 6:00 pm
Saturday Semifinals: Day Session starts @ 1:00 pm, Night Session @ 6:00 pm
Sunday Finals: 1:00 pm (doubles), 3:00 pm (singles)

Where: The Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, 201 W. Atlantic Avenue. I-95 exit 52
(Atlantic Ave), Florida Turnpike: Exit 81 (Atlantic Ave). Head east using either exit and look
for the tournament signs.

The ATP Champions Tour Field : Six "legends of the game" are playing eight matches (7
singles, 1 doubles) in a USA vs International format. The USA team includes Mardy Fish,
James Blake & former Boca Raton resident Vince Spadea vs the International trio of
Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, Boca Raton resident Sebastien Grosjean of France, and
Vero Beach resident Mikael Pernfors of Sweden.

The ATP Champions Tour Schedule: All eight matches are pre-scheduled and the lineup
can be found at ATP Champions Tour Lineup.

The ATP World Tour: The field is led by world No. 4 Milos Raonic of Canada and 2009
US Open champion and 2011 Delray Beach champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.
Del Potro is one of five former Delray Beach singles champions in the field, joining
defending champion Sam Querrey (2016), Ivo Karlovic (2015), Delray Beach resident
Kevin Anderson (2012) and Tommy Haas (2006). Also in the mix is American Jack Sock,
now world No. 19, and Australian Bernard Tomic. The four-time Delray Beach doubles
champion Bryan Brothers will battle for the doubles title with defending champions Oliver
and Fabrice Martin.

The ATP World Tour Draw: The 2017 singles draw will be made Friday (Feb. 17) at 2:00
pm, with Monday's matchups announced when the draw is completed. There are a pair of
pre-scheduled matches on Tuesday, Feb. 21: No. 1 seed Milos Raonic plays his first round
match at 12:30 pm, with Juan Martin Del Potro opening his 2017 season in the nightcap at
8:00 pm. The Bryan Brothers play their first-round doubles match on Wednesday at 8:00

TV Coverage: Starting Tuesday, Feb. 21, The ATP World Tour event will be televised
domestically on Tennis Channel and internationally in more than 110 countries.
Tickets:Ticket prices range from $25.25 to $85.25 for individual seats. Tournament
packages (sessions 1-17), Weekender packages (sessions 13-17, quarterfinals,
semifinals, finals), on-court Best Seats in the House and covered Stadium Veranda seating
are also available. Tickets can be purchased by phone (561-330-6000), on the website at
Delray Beach Open Tickets, or at the on-site box office.

Special Admission Offers:
Military, Police, Firefighters & Emergency Personnel: Two complimentary
tickets per session with official department ID for Sessions 1 - 6 (Friday, Feb. 17-
Monday, Feb. 20)

Senior Days BOGO Presented by the Delray Medical Center: Offer available on
reserved and box seats for Monday (Feb. 20), and Wednesday (Feb. 22) day
sessions for seniors 55-and-older.

Food Drive Presented by Champion Porsche: (Monday, Feb. 20), donate eight
canned non-perishable items and receive a complimentary ticket for the day session.

USTA Kidz Day: On President's Day (Monday, Feb. 20) there are on-court and off-court
activities for kids ages 6 to 16 plus a ticket to the ATP World Tour day session. Prices range
from $10-$20 with accompanying adult tickets $10. All registration must be completed online:
Kidz Day Registration.

Gates: Open an hour before play, with the exception of those holding passes or tickets for
on-site special events.

Official Parking:  Follow signs to $5 parking in South County Courthouse Parking Garage
(Atlantic & SW 2nd Ave) or Old School Square Parking Garage (Entrance on NE 1st Ave),
Valet Parking $20. $10 discounted valet parking available for Porsche drivers.

Downtown Roundabout Trolley: Service runs between the Delray Beach Tri-Rail station
and the tournament weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm and on
weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. The trolley stops near the
tournament entrance on W. Atlantic Ave.

Security/Items Disallowed: In conformance with local requirements and facility rules, the
following items ARE NOT allowed on the premises: Backpacks, large handbags, coolers,
laser pointers, aerosol cans or weapons of any kind. All bags or other items will be subject
to search. All persons entering venue will be subject to wanding. The following items ARE
allowed in the facility: Cameras and one (1) sealed bottle of water per person. Umbrellas are
permitted on-site, but the use of umbrellas is NOT permitted in the stadium or in outside
court seating areas.

Information: Visit YellowTennisBall.com or call 561-330-6000.

About The Delray Beach Open: The only tournament in the world featuring an ATP Champions Tour event
and an ATP World Tour event in the same week at the same venue is held in Delray Beach, Florida February
17 - 26 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center.The ATP World Tour's first North American hard court
event of the outdoor season is one of just 11 ATP World Tour events in the United States. In 2017 it will be
celebrating its 25th year overall and 19th in Delray Beach. The ATP Champions Tour event is in its 8th year
and was the first-ever event played on US soil. Each year the Delray Beach Open brings world-class tennis
players and thousands of visitors to Delray Beach and Palm Beach County. In 2010, the tournament received the Discover The Palm Beaches Florida's annual Providencia Awardfor its extraordinary contribution to tourism. The City of Delray Beachwas also a finalist for the USTA's "Best Tennis Town" Award and in 2003, the tournament was the recipient of an "ATP Award of Excellence." For more information please visit www.YellowTennisBall.com.

About ATP: The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour ,
the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With65 tournaments in 30 countries, the ATP World
Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world's most exciting venues. From Australia to
Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of th e 2017 ATP World Tour battle for prestigious titles and
Emirates ATP Ranking Points at ATP World Tour events (including Master Series 1000, 500 and 250 events),
as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). The ATP Champions Tour brings together many of the greatest
tennis players in history for nostalgic, competitive and entertaining tournaments around the world. Players are
either formerly ranked No. 1 in the world in singles, a Grand Slam singles champion or finalist, or a singles
player on a winning Davis Cup team. Players must be retired from ATP World Tour competition and each
event can invite wild card entrants of its choice.

About The City of Delray Beach: In the southeast corner of Palm Beach County on the Atlantic seashore,a
Village by the Sea that began as an agricultural community in 1895 has become one of Florida's most popular
destinations for visitors, newfamilies and seasonal residents. The City of Delray Beachencompasses slightly
over 16 square miles with a permanent population of nearly 65,000 and growing. Renewal and redevelopment
efforts have resulted in recognition as the All-America City in 1993 and 2001, the Blue Wave
designation for clean and beautiful beaches, and hailed by city planners around the nation as a model for
growth management. In 2012 during the nationally televised "Best of the Road" special, Delray Beach was
chosen by Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel as the "Most Fun Small Town" in America.
In 2014, USA Today also named it as one of the "Best Atlantic Beaches in Florida."

Visit Delray Beach Open Website

The 9th Annual Savor the Avenue - Reservations are now OPEN!

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:54pm




Delray Beach, FL (February 1, 2017)… It is time to make your reservations for the 9th annual Savor the Avenue on Monday, March 27th at 5:30 p.m. !  Tickets are on sale now for this amazing evening of dining under the stars—and down the double yellow line of famed Atlantic Avenue—at the food and wine event of the year. Join hundreds of guests—and 16 of Downtown Delray’s finest restaurants—at Florida’s longest dining table, one that runs more than five blocks and 1,300 feet long stretching from Swinton Avenue east to Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1). This is the event you don’t want to miss! 

This year’s participating restaurants are: 32 East, 50 Ocean, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, Che!!!, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Cut 432, Lemongrass, Max’s Harvest, Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, Rocco’s Tacos, ROK:BRGR, Salt 7, The Office, and Vic & Angelo’s. Each 4-course dinner is paired with select libations. The menus can be viewed at downtowndelraybeach.com/SavortheAvenue and bocamag.com/savor.  Reservations are made with the restaurants directly, and seating is limited. 

Savor the Avenue is a Delray Beach culinary tradition made possible by Delray Beach Magazine’s partnership with the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and is a way of showcasing the collection of fine dining establishments located within the downtown area. The DDA is pleased to announce that restaurants will donate $3 from each reservation at Savor the Avenue to the Delray Beach Public Library.  This year, in addition to the judging panel, there will also be a People’s Choice Award granted to the restaurant with the best table décor. Be sure to vote for your favorite Savor the Avenue tablescape by uploading a picture of the best table to Facebook or Instagram, using #SavorPeoplesChoice and checking in to or tagging the restaurant name.

Presented by: Delray Beach Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors: JM Lexus, 111 First Delray, Atlas Party Rental, Delray Garden Center, GRIMES Events & Party Tents and Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Reservations begin February 1st and last day to reserve your seat is March 24.  For information and menus please visit downtowndelraybeach.com/SavortheAvenue and bocamag.com/savor, or call 561.243.1077. #SavorTheAvenue




About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown Businesses, residents and visitors, while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.



Media Contact:

Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

New to Downtown Delray Beach: 21 Drops®

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:37am

Behind the Business

Downtown Delray Insider - Q&A with:   21 Drops®

Located at:  290 SE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach 33483

21 Drops offer the highest quality blends of 100% natural essential oils gathered from regions throughout the world. A thoroughly modern experience in Aromatherapy, 21 Drops provides a healthier, more beautiful way of living.

Interviewee:  The founder and owner of 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy®, Cary Caster.

Learn about Cary Caster's journey in creating 21 Drops. Cary’s passion and commitment to her customers well-being is present in each and every vial of 21 Drops.

Cary Caster (BS, LMT, CCA) Botanist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Clinically Certified Aromatherapist, pursued her education in Botany and the study of plant based medicine, earning academic and clinical degrees in anatomy, physiology, and blending from institutions in the US, UK and France.  She worked in her own private practice, and recently developed 21 Drops®, a line of therapeutic quality essential oil blends for both the professional and consumer markets.

Cary Caster, The founder and owner of 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy®

Describe the operating philosophy that drives you and your business.

Our 21 Drops® Essential Oil Therapy’s philosophy is to help people to feel and be their best self by offering 21 pre-blended, 100% natural essential oil solutions for a healthier mind and body. Our operating philosophy is to abide to the utmost standard of quality for our product ingredients and provide optimal customer satisfaction.

Tell the story of how your business has evolved since its beginning.

21 Drops® has evolved tremendously since it began 5+ years ago. From not really knowing what to expect when we first launched to now having a strong strategic game plan, we have expanded throughout the country into  major retailers, spas and hotel amenity programs. We actively participate in tradeshows and events that best fit our end consumer. Of course, experience makes all the difference in how we handle our current day-to-day business.

What is your business most known for (what keeps the customers coming back)?

We create products made from the purest ingredients gathered from around the globe and use the healing abilities of therapeutic quality essential oils to help bring balance and wellness to our customers’ minds, bodies and emotions. We make it easy to understand and use essential oils, which are extremely powerful in their healing attributes.

What is one of your most recent projects/achievements that your company has had the opportunity to work on?

We have been fortunate to be involved in many different activities, but it was providing extra essential oils to a make shift clinic in Haiti after their earthquake and to this day that certainly had the most profound effect on me. The entire island heard about this special place and people lined up for hours to receive the oils according to their needs. The whole village around this area ended up much healthier and more resilient as conditions continued to worsen even years after the episode as reports of disrepair and more internal chaos continue to jeopardize the health and wellness of this poor impoverish island.

What is something people may not know about your company?

One of the most important tenets of our brand is that we send our essential oils to a third party testing facility in Europe to ensure they meet the requirements of international standards of therapeutic quality which clearly shows that there is no adulteration of the oils and that they are not synthetic fragrance liquids, which unfortunately is a huge part of the greater essential oil market.

Any annual events or ongoing promotions the public should be aware of?

21 Drops will be offering monthly classes about the use of essential oils, focusing on the seasonality of needs and effective solutions. These will be the second Wellness Wednesday of the month, starting in November! We will also be hosting events by other wellness warriors of many kinds, so be sure to follow us on Facebook to see listings of our classes and other workshops and events that we will be hosting. We also give a 10% discount to first time purchasers, and we have instilled a frequent buyer program. We look forward to seeing everyone at the store soon! Attend a class about the use of essential oils, offered monthly at 21 Drops®.

Visit www.21drops.com to learn more and be sure to stop in, say hello, and welcome the 21 Drops team to Downtown Delray Beach!


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