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NEW Ridesharing Zones Coming to Downtown Delray Beach

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:23pm

RIDESHARE ZONES KEEP PEDESTRIANS SAFE,

TRAFFIC FLOWING IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH

Going out for a night on the town in downtown Delray Beach?  The Delray Beach Police Department and the city of Delray Beach are partnering with ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to make it safer to catch a ride on bustling East Atlantic Avenue.

The idea is simple. Whenever a car drops off or picks up passengers in the downtown area, the driver will go to a designated rideshare zone, so passengers can safely get into and out of the vehicles. This avoids the dangers associated with cars stopping in traffic to load or unload passengers, and it also keeps traffic flowing.  

The rideshare zones are identified by signs and are positioned in various locations off Atlantic Avenue between Swinton Avenue and Federal Highway. Anyone sharing a ride – whether in an Uber, Lyft, taxi or private vehicle – must use the zones between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. Drivers cannot stay in the zones for more than five minutes.

Before 5 p.m., the zones will be used as loading zones for commercial vehicles making deliveries to nearby businesses as delivery trucks are not permitted on East Atlantic Avenue. Downtown visitors who are using ridesharing services during the day are encouraged to do so in safe places outside of the flow of downtown traffic.

There are seven rideshare zones in downtown Delray Beach marked by signs (see attached) located just north and south of Atlantic Avenue. They are on

  • Northeast 1st Avenue
  • Southeast 1st Avenue
  • Northeast 2nd Avenue
  • Southeast 2nd Avenue
  • Northeast 3rd Avenue
  • Southeast 3rd Avenue
  • Northeast 4th Avenue
  • Southeast 4th Avenue

Food Hall To Open in Downtown Delray Beach in 2020

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:21pm

Original article posted on WPTV.com

 

Foodies, listen up!

A brand new, 60,000-square-foot food hall is coming to Delray Beach that will feature 35 chefs and operators.

According to Brand Story Communications, groundbreaking is scheduled to occur later this summer at the corner of Southeast Third Avenue and Southeast First Street, which is just off Atlantic Avenue.

The Delray Beach Market will be housed in a four-story building and is being billed as Florida's largest food hall.

It will also feature multiple outdoor spaces and a four-level parking garage that can hold 220 vehicles.

The food hall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

Delray Beach CRA inks deal with BH3 for West Atlantic mixed-use project

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 4:02pm

On April 9, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency board made plans to move forward with a purchase and sale agreement with Aventura-based real estate firm BH3 for the mixed-use project along West Altantic Avenue.

The firm was awarded the project after the CRA board was presented with six proposals to redevelop the 600-800 blocks of the West Atlantic corridor back in January. The proposal for "AtlaWest" includes floor retail space, professional office space, 700 total parking spaces with a grocery store along and residential units including workforce housing and a public space named "Frog Alley" - paying homage to the nearby historic area of the neighborhood.

Other proposals presented to the CRA board included Uptown Delray, Jones New Urban, Kayne Anderson, Land America and Prime Investors.

Get In The GROOVE at the Inaugural Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest - "Pineapple Grove Forever"

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 1:57pm

Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest - "Pineapple Grove Forever" - Kicks Off the International Beatles on the Beach Festival in Downtown Delray

Come with us on a magical mystery tour and experience “Pineapple Grove Forever” at the inaugural Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Downtown Delray Beach.  Discover hidden gems and experience the fun, local vibe of the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood at this free-to-attend event from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on NE 2nd Ave from Atlantic Avenue to NE 3rd St.

Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest is a family-friendly, closed-street event celebrating the art and culture of this historic neighborhood.  Experience over 50 merchant and restaurant open house events, art exhibits, live demonstrations, music, games and more.  Participate in the merchant “Mystery Tour” with chances to win prizes at different locations throughout the event, take a photo on “Abbey Road,” check out the VDubs of Palm Beach VW Beetle display, and take part in the costume contests: Beatles look-a-like, 70s Attire, Pineapple Attire and Pet costumes.  Enjoy live Beatles music on three stages along NE 2nd Ave. with performances by the Jay Valor Band sponsored by Tin Roof, and Beat and Shout, The Norwegian Beatles, Troika Blu Young, Estefy Lennon, Summer in Winterland and Paul Davie Acoustic sponsored by Beatles on the Beach.

“Produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood board and merchants, “Pineapple Grove Forever,” kicks off the International  Beatles on the Beach Festival being held from April 25-28 throughout Downtown Delray Beach, said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA, we invite you to join us for this fun celebration of art, music and the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood.”

Gold sponsors include Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Delray Beach, The International Beatles On the Beach Festival, Posh Properties, VDubs of Palm Beach and Tin Roof.

For information please visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/PGFest or call 561.243.1077.

 

CHEERS TO A SUCCESSFUL 11th ANNUAL SAVOR THE AVENUE

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:09am

SALT7 WINS BEST TABLE DECOR & DEATH OR GLORY WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

Delray Beach, FL (April 5, 2019) …Cheers to a successful 11th  Annual Savor the Avenue 2019!  On March 25th, downtown Delray Beach was once again the place to be as 1,000 guests dined under the stars together at Florida’s longest dining table, stretching five blocks and 1,300 feet long from Swinton Avenue east to Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1). This culinary tradition made possible by Delray & Boca Magazine’s partnership with the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and hosted by Steve Weagle of WPTV NewsChannel 5, showcased many of the award-winning restaurants located within downtown Delray Beach.

For the 7th year, the Savor the Avenue restaurants competed in the “Best in Show” table décor contest. The winners were: 1st place – Salt 7, 2nd place – 50 Ocean, and 3rd place – City Oyster. For the People’s Choice Award, guests voted for their favorite Savor the Avenue table scape by uploading a picture of the best table to Facebook or Instagram, using #SavorPeoplesChoice and checking in to or tagging the restaurant name.  The 2019 People’s Choice Award winner for the restaurant with the best table décor was Death or Glory.

The 14 participating restaurants, with three chefs and at least 15 staff each preparing 4,000 food courses, included: 50 Ocean, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, Che!!!, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Death or Glory, Lemongrass, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar and Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen, L’Acqua, Rocco’s Tacos, Salt 7, The Office, and Vic & Angelo’s.

“Savor the Avenue is an economic vitality focused program for the DDA, and as such, guests were asked to participate in a survey and entered into a drawing for an opportunity to win a dinner for two at a downtown Delray Beach restaurant of their choice,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director. In addition, Healthier Delray Beach was the beneficiary of $3,000. Each guest reservation included a $3 contribution to this non-profit whose focus is to improve Delray Beach’s behavioral health through awareness, training, access, and community building.  We greatly appreciate everyone’s support for this unique and social dining experience.”

Savor the Avenue 2019 was sponsored by:  Premier – JM Lexus; Gold – Douglas Elliman; Silver – IPIC, Worthing Place, Jay Feder Jewelers, Atlas Event Rentals, Grimes Events & Party Tents.

For more information, please visit downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077. To view photos from the event visit facebook.com/DelrayDDA and #savortheavenue on Instagram.