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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.

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.

 

Delray Beach Chosen to Compete For the Title of 2019's Strongest Town in America

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:04am

Via Strong Towns

Delray Beach has been named one of 16 finalists in the 2019 Strongest Town contest, hosted by national nonprofit Strong Towns.

The Strongest Town contest is a month-long, bracket-based competition designed to spotlight communities from around the world that are building enduring financial resilience at the local level and actively embodying the Strong Towns approach to economic growth and development.

The Sweet Sixteen round of the competition began Monday, March 18 as Delray Beach, FL will compete against Claremont, CA in hopes of advancing to the Elite Eight. Readers from around the world are invited to read about the first-round contestants and vote for their favorites online at strongtowns.org until Thursday, March 21 at 12:59 PM EST. The towns that will advance to the next round will be announced on Friday, March 22nd and in the weeks that follow, towns that make the cut for each successive round will be asked to take part in a series of interactive challenges designed to highlight how financially strong they really are.

Anyone is eligible to vote in the Strongest Town competition, but votes from Strong Towns members are weighted more heavily. To become a Strong Towns member, visit strongtowns.org/membership.

Past winners of the Strongest Town competition have included Muskegon, MI, Traverse City, MI, and Carlisle, PA. The winner of the Strongest Town 2019 Contest will receive a commemorative plaque and a visit and interactive community presentation with Charles Marohn, Strong Towns founder, president and author of the forthcoming Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity.

 

About Strong Towns:

Strong Towns is a national media organization whose mission is to advocate for a model of development that allows America's cities, towns and neighborhoods to grow financially strong and resilient. Strong Towns began in 2008 as a blog written by Charles Marohn. Today, it is a nonprofit publishing daily content by dozens of contributors, sharing weekly podcasts and giving presentations around the US and Canada. Strong Towns reaches an audience of more than 1.5 million annually, and has over 2,700 members. Learn more at http://www.strongtowns.org.

 

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Time to Make Reservations for 11th Annual Savor the Avenue

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:21pm

Are you ready to savor the taste of Downtown Delray Beach?

It's time to make your reservations for the 11th Annual Savor the Avenue, happening on Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. Join hundreds of guests - and 13 of Downtown Delray's finest restaurants - for this amazing evening of dining under the stars at Florida's longest dining table, one that runs more than five blocks and 1,300 feet long.

This year's participating restaurants are: 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. Each 4-course dinner is paired with select libations. The menus can be viewed at www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SavortheAvenue and www.bocamag.com/savor-the-avenue-2019/. Reservations are made directly with the restaurants and seating is limited, so reserve your spot quickly!

Savor the Avenue is a Delray Beach culinary tradition made possible by Delray Beach & Boca Raton Magazines' 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 a portion of all tickets sold will benefit Healthier Delray Beach. 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 it to Facebook or Instagram, using #SavorPeoplesChoice and checking in to or tagging the restaurant name.

The 2019 sponsors are JM Lexus, Douglas Elliman, Worthing Place, Atlas Party Rentals, Grimes Events & Party Tents and Jay Feder Jewelry.

 

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.