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Mark your calendars for Small Business Saturday in Downtown Delray Beach on November 24th!

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:00am

Delray Beach, FL (November 12, 2018) …Downtown Delray Beach invites you to Shop Small and enjoy a Holiday Beachside Stroll on Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018.  Hundreds of unique boutiques, salons, spas, art galleries, restaurants and professional services are comprised of 93% small business owners.  Truly a destination to Shop Small, residents and visitors alike will experience in-store and outdoor promotions, entertainment, festive decorations and light bites throughout Downtown.

 

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is an official Shop Small Neighborhood Champion and is partnered with the City of Delray Beach, CRA and

the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Shop Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses, while helping communities to thrive

and stay vibrant.

 

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Event:  Shop Small Business Saturday & Holiday Beachside Stroll

When:  Saturday, November 24, 2018 * 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Where:  Throughout Downtown Delray Beach & from the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A

Experience:  Sip & shop, sweet treats, entertainment including a steel drum band, caroling and old St. Nick, festive decorations, in-store promotions and complimentary gift wrapping in front of C. Orrico on the beachside.  The first 200 people who have their Downtown purchases wrapped will receive a complimentary Delray Beach ornament.

 

Visit the Shop Small Hospitality Booth, where customers that spend $50 at a Downtown Delray Beach small business can receive complimentary gifts and Shop Small giveaways, while supplies last.  The Shop Small Hospitality Booth will be in Pineapple Grove by the Banyan tree in front of Addison Gallery (206 Ne 2nd Street, Delray Beach) from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and in front of Hands Office & Art Supply, 325 E. Atlantic Ave from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

“Join us Downtown as we celebrate the small business!” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA. Meet the owners and chefs as you shop and dine, and also learn about our professional services businesses – from travel agencies and realtors to pharmacies, banks accountants and attorneys.”   

 

"The Holiday Beachside Stroll is a partnership among the merchants East of the Intracoastal waterway,” said Chris Carey, Manager, Sara Campbell.  It's a way to visit new shops featuring unique items for you or someone on your holiday list. While it is a new tradition, it's one that will grow among families for years to come. We, along with the assistance of the DDA, wanted to showcase the variety of small businesses that the beachside has to offer."

 

Recent additions to the Downtown include Biba, Doughnut Works, JuiceBuzz MRKT & JUICERY, Ramen Lab Eatery, Beachfront Properties, Wine House Social, Nada’s Italy, Style De Vie and Jennifer on the Avenue.  They join long-time local businesses Vince Canning Shoes, Avalon Gallery, Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Hands, Snappy Turtle, Delray Camera Shop, Huber’s Pharmacy, Periwinkle, Richwagen’s Delray Bike & Sport, and many more.

 

American Express created this national shopping day event for cardholders and merchants to encourage people to shop at small businesses.  Participating businesses will be distributing branded Shop Small giveaways provided by American Express, while supplies last, as well as celebrating “Shop Small” in various ways such as with refreshments and special in-store promotions.  Snap a selfie in your favorite Downtown Delray Small Business(es) using #DowntownDelray #SmallBizDelray and help share the love for our small business community.   

 

Visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/ShopSmall, www.ShopSmall.com or www.facebook.com/DelrayDDA for a list of participating merchants and additional offers being promoted during the month of November and for Small Business Saturday.  For parking information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/parking , or call 561-243-1077.

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.  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

Venetian Drive & Gleason Street Intersection Improvements

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:04am

UPDATE: As of 11/9/2018

The road work on Atlantic Ave at the intersections of Venetian and Gleason will be wrapping up. The holes will be filled in over the weekend with rock material. Density testing will be performed early next week. Upon passing the density test, the asphalt will be laid middle to end of next week. Minor adjustments to sewer manholes/valve boxes along with ancillary striping will occur in the following week.


The City of Delray Beach will be working in conjunction with R&D Paving, LLC on the Venetian Drive & Gleason Street Intersection Improvements project that will begin September 4, 2018. This project, developed by the City of Delray Beach, was developed for the purpose of improving the paver brick intersections and pedestrian crosswalks at the intersections with Atlantic Avenue. The anticipated completion date of this project is December 3, 2018.

This project will cause vehicular and pedestrian travel inconveniences and as a result, will be constructed in two phases. During Phase 1: east/westbound traffic along Atlantic Ave will remain open, pedestrian traffic will remain open and ONLY right turns (eastbound) are available from Venetian Dr. & Gleason St. During Phase 2: east/westbound traffic along Atlantic Ave. will remain open, pedestrian traffic will remain open, Venetian Dr. & Gleason St. access to Atlantic Ave. will be closed. During the construction period, there will be lane shifts, road detours, and pedestrian detours. For your safety please adhere to the posted maintenance of traffic signage.  All disturbed areas of work will be restored prior to to the project's completion.

 

If you have any questions or concern regarding the construction of this project, please feel free to call the City of Delray Beach's Program and Project Management Division at (561) 243-7341

Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:18pm

 

 

 

Who: The 3rd annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2018 is produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in partnership with the Downtown Delray Beach restaurants, cafés and juice bars.

Purpose: To showcase the diverse dining scene and wide-array of culinary experiences in Downtown Delray Beach during the summer season - a tropical and leisurely time of the year in South Florida. The program will also raise awareness for Living Hungry: "Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray Beach" initiative in partnership with the Delray Beach Homeless Task Force and Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

What: Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2018 will feature special multi-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus and culinary experiences including wine & beer tasting/food pairing dinners, juicing/nutrition class, cocktail classes, cooking classes and more.  The week-long event provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample Downtown restaurants, cafés and juice bars at special prices. 

 

When: Wednesday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Where: Downtown Delray Beach restaurants and merchants throughout the DDA neighborhoods:  The Set (West Atlantic), The Ave (Atlantic Avenue), Pineapple Grove, SOFA, US1, Beachside. Location - Atlantic Avenue east from 1-95 to the Beach, and the surrounding neighborhoods of the Pineapple Grove Arts District and the SOFA District. www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Map

How to Take part: Diners simply select their choice from the list of participating restaurants.  Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made directly through the restaurant. No passes, tickets or coupons required. 

Participating

Restaurants & Merchants:   As of 07.11.2018

50 Ocean, Avant, Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Beg For More Izakaya, Brulé Bistro, Buddha Skybar, Caffé Luna Rosa, CHE!!!, Colombian Coffee House, Craft Food Tours, DADA, Death or Glory, Deck 84, Doughnut Works, Fit Food Express, Foxworth Fountain @ Delray Shores, J & J Seafood & Raw Bar, Juice Buzz, Le Sorelle, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Over The Bridge Café, Papa’s Tapas, PRIME, Purgreens, Ramen Lab Eatery, Salt7, The Grove, The Office, The Original Popcorn House, Thrive-The Set Restaurants, Two Fat Cookies, Vic & Angelo’s, Windy City Pizza, and more!

 

Price: Dine Out Deals: $10 and under

            Multi-Course Prix Fixe Lunches: $20 and under per person

            Multi-Course Prix Fixe Dinners: $40 and under per person

            Culinary Experiences & Events: throughout the week, prices vary by restaurant. 

            *Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.

Culinary Experiences & Events*:      

 

Cocktail Class at Death or Glory Wednesday, August 1st - 5:30-7:00 p.m. - $35 per person.  Light and Refreshing Summer Cocktails you can Make at Home!  Learn to make as well as sample five seasonal twists on classic cocktails, including a fresh mango shaken daiquiri, and leave with the recipes.  Attendance limited to 25 people.   Call 561.808.8814 or email annie@deathorglorybar.com to RSVP.

 

Under the Banyan Tree Presented by Craft Food Tours & Banyan Restaurant - Wednesday August 1st - 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - $55 per person includes a 3-course meal with cocktail pairings.  Attendance limited to 20 people.  For tickets and info: www.craftfoodtours.com

 

Craft Food Tours – Happy Hour Tour - Thursday, August 2nd – 7:00-9:00 p.m. - $55 per person for four restaurant visits with all food and drink included. Attendance limited t0 15 people. For tickets and info: https://www.craftfoodtours.com.  

 

Family-friendly Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom – Thursday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m. - $12 per guest.  Step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only.  Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP.

 

Thrive – The Set Events - Spades, Fades, & BBQ - Friday August 3rd -7 p.m. – 11 p.m. – West Settlers Building - $15 per person.  Featuring Upper Cutz barber shop, and BBQ from Ceasar’s and Sam (roadside cafe), with drinks from Studio 404. For tickets and info:  www.soulofdelraybbq.eventbrite.com

 

Craft Food Tours – Food Tour – Saturday, August 4th - 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - $65 per person for five restaurant visits with all food and drink included.  Attendance limited to 15 people.  For tickets and info: www.craftfoodtours.com.  

 

Thrive – The Set Events Baking Competition - Saturday August 4th - 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Spady Cultural Heritage Museum – Free.  Calling ANYONE WHO CAN BAKE! This is your chance to break through and win up to $1,000 in CASH for your small business. To enter:  saraselznick@thrivedelray.com

 

DOUGHNUT PARTY Presented by Craft Food Tours & Doughnut Works - Saturday August 4th - 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - $35 per person.  Includes a doughnut decorating class, box of 16 doughnuts and choice of coffee or cappuccino. (BYOB Event).  Attendance limited to 20 people.  For tickets and info:  www.craftfoodtours.com/event/doughnut-happy-hour/

 

Thrive – The Set Events East Meets West Culinary Trolley Tour - Saturday, August 4th - 7p.m. – 11:30 p.m. - $75 per person.  Stopping at New Vegan, Bamboo Fire, Donnie’s, Sweets, Girls and a Garage, A church for conch fritters, and a TBD location for an up and coming Haitian Chef local to Delray.  For tickets and info:  www.eastmeetswesttour.eventbrite.com

 

Craft Food Tours – Food Tour – Sunday, August 5th - 11:30am-2:30pm - $65 per person for five restaurant visits with all food and drink included.  Attendance limited to 15 people.  For tickets and info: www.craftfoodtours.com.  

 

Family-friendly Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom – Tuesday, August 7th at 9:00 a.m. - $12 per guest.  Step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only.  Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP.

 

Behind the Scenes Tour at The Original Popcorn House – August 5, 6, 7th at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - $10 per person.   Behind the scenes tour of popcorn making and includes a mini bag of popcorn.  Limited to 15 people per tour.  Call (561) 865-7300 to RSVP.

 

Havana Nights! Presented by Craft Food Tours & Cabana El Rey - Tuesday August 7th - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - $65per person. Includes 4-course meal, 3 latin cocktail pairings and a dessert wine. Havana Nights themed-attire & more surprises. Attendance limited to 20 people. For tickets and info:  https://www.craftfoodtours.com/event/havana-nights-presented-by-craft-food-tours/

 

Details still to come for:  50 Ocean; Avant – cooking class; Le Sorelle – Wine Tasting; Lemongrass Asian Bistro – sushi making class; PRIME - "Lobster Frenzy!, VIP Bottle Service, Wine Tasting"; Ramen Lab Eatery - Soba noodle making class; and more!

*Reservations may be made directly through the restaurant or merchant.

Charitable Partner:  Living Hungry: “Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray Beach” initiative in partnership with the Delray Beach Homeless Task Force and Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

Enter to Win: While dining at a participating restaurant during Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week use #DineOutDowntownDelray on Facebook or Instagram and be automatically entered to win $300 worth of restaurant gift cards.

Sponsors: Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week sponsors (As of 06.27.18): Craft Food Tours, LivingFLA.com, Open Table, Papa’s Pilar Rum, Southern Wine & Spirits, VUP Media and Hyatt Place Delray Beach.

Information:  Please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/RestaurantWeek ,

facebook.com/DelrayDDA or phone 561.243.1077.  

#DineOutDowntownDelray

 

 

AS OF 07/11/2018

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.  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

Event Road Closure: Delray Beach 4th of July Celebration

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:38am

 

4th of July Celebration – Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Road + Bridge Closure Advisory and Modified Trolley Service  

Start Time: At 1:30pm, East Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the east side of NE/SE 7th Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A, including all side roads. In addition, Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be closed from the south side of Thomas Street to Bucida Street. Road closures will remain in effect until approximately 11 p.m.

All southbound traffic into Delray Beach on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via George Bush Blvd/NE 8th Street to US1/Federal Highway. All northbound traffic into Delray Beach on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via Linton Blvd to US1/Federal Highway.

Parking: Handicap parking will be available at the public lot to the north of the Marriott on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicap vehicles must have placards and registration when approaching checkpoints. The public is urged to park in Downtown Delray Beach and take the Downtown Roundabout or walk to the beach.

Parking Garages: On Wednesday, July 4, a flat fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged from 10:00 a.m. to closing at the following public parking garages and locations:

Robert Federspiel Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue

Old School Square Parking Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue

Please use the new smart meters or the Park Mobile App.

Downtown Roundabout Modified Trolley Service: On Wednesday, July 4, the Downtown Roundabout will operate its regular weekday schedule (ROUTE 1: 6am-7pm; ROUTE 2: 6:45am-11:15pm), providing free roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A.

Beginning at 2 p.m., trolleys will operate on a modified route, providing roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from Tri-Rail to NE/SE 7th Avenue. From 7th Avenue, trolleys will travel to SE 1st Street westbound to SE 6th Avenue. Service will continue north on SE 6th Avenue to Atlantic Avenue, and proceed west on Atlantic Avenue. NO SERVICE will be provided east of the Intracoastal until the following day. Due to anticipated traffic, please expect delays during this event.

Boat Traffic Advisory: Atlantic Avenue Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from approximately 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 to facilitate holiday celebrations. Boaters are advised to use caution during this time. In addition, George Bush Blvd. and Linton Blvd. bridges will also be closed to marine traffic during this time.

Quiet Zone for FEC/Brightline Train Tracks To Go Into Effect

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:40am

Beginning Saturday, June 2 at 11:59 P.M., the quiet zones for the FEC + Brightline train tracks will go into effect. The quiet zone located along the Brightline/FECR railway corridor is between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. This corridor includes the City of Delray Beach from Lindell Blvd to NE 36th Street. 

Passenger and frieght trains along the FEC Corridor will no longer blow their horns at railroad crossings unless they're needed in emergency situations or to comply with Federal regulations or operating rules. All drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be vigilant and adhere to all safety precautions.

Railroad Crossings in the City of Delray Beach (North to South)

  • NE 36th St
  • NE 14th St
  • NE 8th St
  • NE 4th St
  • NE 2nd St
  • NE 1st St
  • Atlantic Ave
  • SE 1st St
  • SE 2nd St
  • SE 4th St
  • SE 10th St
  • Linton Blvd
  • Lindell Blvd.