For Our Merchants

For Our Merchants

This page is a resource for all of our Downtown mechants. It is meant to help our merchants stay engaged and up-to-date on everything going on Downtown, such as new programming or marketing opportunities, economic development intiatives, holiday or special event notices and other pertient information that will help our business owners and managers be successful. On this page you will find a practical guide for doing business Downtown, information on who to call for various topics or concerns, our quarterly newsletters and information on new parking programs, such as the employee parking program that is being finalized and tested this summer. Thank you for choosing Downtown Delray Beach for your business! We are looking forward to working with you. 

The DDA 2015-16 Annual Report is available!

Downtown is our City’s meeting place and the symbolic heart of our community where many areas of activity are represented. Downtown is a thriving business center; a fun & vibrant retail center; a cosmopolitan residential center, where residents enjoy living as a part of the rich energy of urban life; and an ethnically and generationally diverse community.

Distributed to property owners, business owners and residents within the DDA’s district, the Report details the Position Marketing, Placemaking, and Economic Development activities from the past year and in addition provides a snapshot into 2015-2016.  

In addition the DDA has created a video about who we are, what we do, and how we can help you. Click here to view.

 

Delray Beach Fashion Week 2018 - 5th Year Anniversary

Attn: All Downtown businesses. You are all invited to be a part of Delray Beach Fashion Week's 5th Year Anniversary. Delray Beach Fashion Week is an internationally, award-winning event that will be held January 24-28, 2018. If you are interested in participating or being a sponsor of this event, please contact the DDA office at DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com or (561) 243-1077. 

Click here to view the Retail Participation Form.

Click here to view the Hair Salon Form

Click here to view the 2018 Sponsorship Packages

Delray Beach Post Hurricane Irma Business Recovery Brief

Businesses throughout the Delray Beach community have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. As you work to assess the impact on your employees, property, inventory, equipment and operating revenue, here are a few resources that may help you during the recovery period. We stand ready to assist you and your employees – let us know how. Click here to view the resource guide. 

2018 Guide to Downtown Delray Beach

Advertising is available in the 2018 Guide to Downtown Delray Beach.

Click here to view the 2018 Media Kit. If you're interested in advertising in the 2018 Guide to Downtown Delray Beach, contact the DDA office at DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com or (561) 243-1077. 

 

Downtown Security Ambassador Pilot Program

We need your feedback on the pilot program. Click here to learn more about the pilot program. 

Please let us know if you'd like to see the program continue:

If you are a Downtown resident, property owner, business owner or visitor, send a letter or email about this pilot program to: DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com and/or click here to take the Downtown Ambassador SURVEY.

 

Annual Downtown Property & Business Owner Town Hall Session: RECAP

Robert J. Gibbs delivered a riveting presentation at our annual Town Hall Meeting on April 19, 2017 at the Delray Beach Marriott, with valuable research & recommendations for our Downtown Business & Property Owners as well as our city's decision makers. "New Trends in Urban Retail Planning and Development" by featured speaker, Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, CNU-A, President, Gibbs Planning Group was recorded & is available online. Click here to watch the presentation.

 

 

Downtown Merchant & Business Association (DMBA): Upcoming Meetings 

The Downtown Merchant & Business Association consists of restaurant, business, and retail owners or operators from the Downtown (DDA) district (I-95 to the beach and within Pineapple Grove area as well as South of Atlantic). If you are a Downtown business owner or operator within the District, you are welcome to join the DMA free of cost. 

DMBA Purpose:

To provide a forum for the downtown businesses to collaborate on programs, communicate amongst the organization and community, and be a collective voice that advocates for activities that promote the retention and smart growth of the downtown business community. 

Next DMBA Meetings are held at Northern Trust Bank (770 E Atlantic Ave) at 8:30 a.m. 

-        Friday, Nov. 17

-        Friday, Feb. 16

-        Fri, March 16

-        Fri., April 20

-        Fri, May 18

Holiday Social and Window Contest award show

-        Thursday, December 14, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Summer Social:

-        Wed, June 13 

 

Business Intake Form 

Click here to fill out the Downtown Business Intake Form for DDA record keeping purposes and to ensure that you are included in all of our listings, marketing, programming opportunities and outreach efforts. This form is for merchants in the Downtown District only. If you are unsure of whether or not your business is within the Downtown District borders, please contact the DDA office at 561.243.1077. Please send your completed forms to: DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com.

 

New DowntownDelrayBeach.com Website

All merchants within the Downtown District receive a full merchant landing page on this new website for Downtown DelrayBeach. Merchants will be able to upload photos, videos, promotions, events and so much more to their merchant landing page. This new site also offers enhanced visibility & searchability for all of our Downtown merchants. Additionally, it has a mobile-friendly & responsive design!

Website visitors will be able to search for your business by:

•Categories of business or interest
•Keywords
•Neighborhoods within the Downtown District (i.e. Pineapple Grove, The Set [West Atlantic], Beachside, SOFA [South of Atlantic], US1 and Arts & Entertainment).
 
Click here to view the new Website Features Presentation & Login Instructions.

If you haven't received your website login information for your merchant landing page, please contact the DDA office at 561.243.1077 or DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com.

 

 

Business Profile Videos for Downtown Merchants

The Downtown Development Authority is proud to partner with VUP Media in offering this unique and affordable business profile video package for our Downtown Merchants (within the DDA District). Take advantage of increased exposure to potential customers, by marketing your business everywhere!

We have been able to leverage this opportunity for you at an extremely cost efficient price point of only $425 per video profile (a $2,500 value). Each business profile includes an on-location HD shoot of your business, HD post-production editing, business profile video (up to 2 minutes in length).

Business Profiles Can Be Used For: • Your business' website • On DowntownDelrayBeach.com, the DDA's Facbeook Page & Youtube Channel, increasing your exposure! • For tradeshows • Hotels (looped video) • In-Store Displays • Through your business' social media, blog, & email marketing channels

Click here to view details & pricing.

Click here to view existing Business Profile videos.

If you are interested in having a Business Profile video created for your business, please contact the DDA Office at 561.243.1077 or DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com.

 

 

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The city of Delray Beach has implemented an emergency notification system to provide critical information to residents and businesses in emergency situations.

The CodeRED system, capable of placing sixty thousand calls per hour, can call all persons registered with the service or just those located within an affected area, making up to three attempts to reach each number.

The system is only activated in emergencies.  Examples of why you might be called are:

  • Evacuation orders and instructions

  • Boil water orders

  • Warnings of bomb threats, chemical spills, or gas leaks

  • Missing person alerts

  • Reports of criminal activities in or near your area

Click here to register & learn more. 

Delray Beach Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Master Plan Workshop

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:37pm

Dine out Downtown Delray - Restaurant Week, August 1-7!

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:31pm

CULINARY EXPERIENCES & EVENTS ANNOUNCED

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS AND JUICE BARS ANNOUNCED

SPECIAL ROOM RATE AVAILABLE AT HYATT PLACE DELRAY BEACH

 

Event:              Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017

Who:               The 2ND annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017 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 year in South Florida.  The program will also raise awareness for the Delray Beach Homeless Initiative focusing on children in partnership with the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

What:               Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017 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, chef demonstrations and more.  The week-long event provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample Downtown restaurants, cafés and juice bars at special prices. 

When:              Tuesday, August 1 through Monday, August 7, 2017

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 Pineapple Grove 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, Cafes & Juice Bars:   Participants (as of July 11, 2017) include:  3rd & 3rd, 32 East, 50 Ocean, Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Big Al’s Steaks, Boston’s On The Beach, Caffe Luna Rosa, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Corner Porch, CREAM, DADA, Death or Glory, Deck 84, Delray Hideaway, Eat Market, Farmhouse Kitchen, HONEY, JuiceBuzz, Juice Papi, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, Max’s Harvest, Mellow Mushroom, Papa’s Tapas, PRIME, PURGREENS, Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar, ROK:BRGR, SALT 7, Sandwiches By The Sea, Sazio, Scuola Vecchia, Smoke BBQ, The Office, Vic & Angelo’s, Windy City Pizza and more to be announced.

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:         As of July 11, 2017

Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom - Tuesday, August 1st at 9:00 a.m. for $12 per guest

Family-friendly step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only, 10 person class limit.

Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP and select small pizza type of cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian, margarita, or bbq  chicken.

Juicing class at Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen – Wednesday, August 2nd from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for $10 per guest

Demo by Celebrity Chef Ed McCabe or World Famous reality TV personality Paul Niedermann (9th season winner from Hell's Kitchen), create your own signature juice;  

demo on Farmhouse JUST GOOD JUICE (watermelon citron, Kicking Carrot, K-napple; Juicing in Season, benefits of juicing; juice Ideas; easy Recipes to take home; 1 Juice for the road.  Class is limited to 20 guests.

Call (561) 266-3642 to RSVP

Soda Making Class at Delray Hideaway - Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30p.m. for $20 per person.  Learn about the history of soft drinks, the process of carbonating and bottling, and how to make homemade soda syrup. Guests will create their own soda with fresh local ingredients, mix into craft cocktails and take home a bottle of their own brew. Class is limited to 20 people.

Call (561) 562-5500 to RSVP.

Wine Dinner at Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar – Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. for $65 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Four course dinner paired with wines from Davis Bynum

Call (561)450-6718 to RSVP.  Limited seating.

Craft Cocktail Class at Honey – Wednesday, August 2nd – Details TBA

Pizza Making Class 101 at Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza – Thursday, August 3rd from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for $50 early ticket and $65 late ticket all inclusive. Hands-on experience making and eating authentic Neapolitan pizza taught by Chef Luigi Di Meo.  Build your own pizza, plus dough to take home, glass of Prosecco, and a $10 gift card good for $10 off a food order on your next visit. Tickets are limited to the first 20 guests to Pay Online. https://luigispizzaclass101.eventbrite.com

Pizza Making Class at Mellow MushroomThursday, August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. for $12 per guest

Family-friendly step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only, class is limited to 10 people.

Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP and select small pizza type of cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian, margarita, or bbq chicken.

Cocktail Class at Death or GloryThursday, August 3rd at 6:00 p.m. for $20 per person

Shaken vs Stirred: How when, why and six classic cocktails you can make at home. 20 person limit.

Email jennifer@deathorglorybar.com to RSVP.

Whiskey 101 Class at 32 East - Sunday, August 6th at 4:00 p.m. for $25 per person

Includes sampling and basic discussion of six distinct world whiskeys (using the classic Glencairne tasting glasses), laminated "Cheat sheet" included with whiskey 101 tips for each guest's home bar, low-salt snacks provided to cleanse the palate between tastings.

*Stay after and receive 25% off your check for all food & beverage. Call (561) 276-7868 to RSVP.

 

Cocktail Party & Tasting at Max’s Harvest; Culinary event at Prime; and more to be announced.

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

 

Special Hotel Rate:                Hyatt Place Delray Beach

              Rates:  King Deluxe Room - $99.00 plus 13% tax per night

Dates:   August 1-7, 2017

Group Code: G-FOOD

Cutoff Date for Reservations: July 15, 2017

For reservations call 1-888-HYATT-HP (492-8847), and ask for the Dine Out Delray rate or refer to the group code G-FOOD

https://delraybeach.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-FOOD

For a full list of hotels in Downtown Delray Beach, visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/hotels.

 

 

Charitable Partner:           Delray Beach Homeless Initiative for Children in partnership with the Palm Beach County Food Bank

 

 

Sweepstakes

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 July 10, 2017): Gold Sponsors: Old School Square Bakery, LIVINGFLA.com; Silver Sponsor: Hyatt Place Delray Beach; Bronze Sponsors: VUP Media, Papa’s Pilar, Architec Brands.

 

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

facebook.com/DelrayDDA or phone 561.243.1077.  

#DineOutDowntownDelray

AS OF 7/11/2017

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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

 

 

 

View Restaurant Week Menus

Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:26pm

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS AND JUICE BARS ANNOUNCED

SPECIAL ROOM RATE AVAILABLE AT HYATT PLACE DELRAY BEACH

 

Event:             Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017

Who:               The 2nd annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017 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 year in South Florida.

What:             Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017 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, chef demonstrations and more.  The week-long event provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample Downtown restaurants, cafés and juice bars at special prices. 

When:             Tuesday, August 1 through Monday, August 7, 2017

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 Pineapple Grove 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, Cafes & Juice Bars:   Participants (as of June 22, 2017) include:  32 East, 50 Ocean, Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Big Al’s Steak, Boston’s On The Beach, Caffe Luna Rosa, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, CREAM, DADA, Death or Glory, Deck 84, Delray Hideaway, Eat Market, Farmhouse Kitchen, HONEY, JuiceBuzz, Juice Papi, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, Max’s Harvest, Mellow Mushroom, Papa’s Tapas, PRIME , Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar, ROK:BRGR, SALT 7, Sandwiches By The Sea, Sazio, Windy City Pizza and many more to be announced.

Culinary Experiences & Events:        As of June 22, 2017:  Shaken versus Stirred: how, why, and five Classic Cocktails you can make at home at Death or Glory Thursday, August 4th (capacity: 20 guests), Time: TBA;  Cocktail Party & Tasting at Max’s Harvest; Cocktail Class at 32 East; Pizza Making Classes at Mellow Mushroom; Wine dinner at Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar; Flat bread juicing class at Farmhouse Kitchen; How to make home-made sodas class at Delray Hideaway; Craft Cocktail Class at Honey, and many more to be announced.

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.

Special Hotel Rate:               Hyatt Place Delray Beach

Rates:  King Deluxe Room - $99.00 plus 13% tax per night

Dates:   August 1-7, 2017

Group Code: G-FOOD

Cutoff Date for Reservations: July 15, 2017

For reservations call 1-888-HYATT-HP (492-8847), and ask for the Dine Out Delray rate or refer to the group code G-FOOD or click here to book online. 

For a full list of hotels in Downtown Delray Beach, visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/hotels.

Sponsors:       Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week sponsors (As of June 22, 2017): Gold Sponsors: Old School Square Bakery, LIVINGFLA.com; Silver Sponsor: Hyatt Place Delray Beach; Bronze Sponsors: VUP Media, Papa’s Pilar, Architec Housewares.

Sweepstakes 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.

Information:  Please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/RestaurantWeek, facebook.com/DelrayDDA or phone 561.243.1077.  #DineOutDowntownDelray

AS OF 6/22/2017

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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

 

 

City of Delray Beach Launches Mobile Payment for Parking

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:44pm

City of Delray Beach Launches Mobile Payment for Parking         

The Parkmobile app will allow customers to use their mobile devices to easily pay for parking

DELRAY BEACH, FL, June 15, 2017 - The City of Delray Beach is proud to announce the implementation of the pay-by-phone/app service, Parkmobile, in both the Old School Square and the Federspiel garages in the downtown area.

The City charges a flat $5 fee from 4 p.m. until midnight, Thursday through Saturday for parking.

Payment is not required for vehicles parked in the garages before 4 p.m. and can remain in the garage after 4 p.m. for no additional cost. However, drivers that exit the garage after 4 p.m. will be required to pay the $5 fee upon return. Parking for persons who have disabled parking permits will be free throughout the City, whether the visitor chooses to park on the street, in a surface parking lot or in one of our parking garages.

The Parkmobile app allows customers to effortlessly input payment information, while also sending a 15-minute reminder before the meter expires. Current Parkmobile users will receive a prompt upon entering the garage inviting them to pay for parking using the app.

Ambassadors from the City's parking management contract firm, Lanier, will be on hand in both garages to assist patrons with this process. Further updates on City parking will follow. 

 

For more information on parking, please contact:

Jorge Alarcon

Parking Facilities Manager

alarconj@mydelraybeach.com

Phone: (561) 243-7000

 

To learn more about Parkmobile or to register, please visit http://us.parkmobile.com/.

Delray Beach stakes the claim as 2017 'All-America' City

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:52am
DELRAY BEACH, FL, June 16, 2017 - Delray Beach has again captured the title of All-America City (AAC) for the third time, and stands as the only Florida city to yield this accomplishment.  Delray Beach was among fifteen communities across the country honored at the AAC conference in Denver, Colorado for its civic engagement to help young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.
 
"It's such an honor to receive our third All America City award, the oldest (1894) and most prestigious civic award by the National Civic League," said Mayor Cary Glickstein.  "We are the only Florida city to have accomplished this. Working together, we have made meaningful and measurable progress in addressing one of our country's greatest challenges - improving reading proficiency among our youth."
 
To select the fifteen Award recipients, a panel of judges examined the progress reports from the 27 communities that were nominated as finalists. The 2017 AAC Award recipients are communities that: 
  • Demonstrated they have moved the needle on outcomes for children from low-income families in at least two of the following community solutions areas: school readiness, school attendance, summer learning and/or grade-level reading.
  • Addressed the National Civic League's key process criteria of civic engagement, cross-sector collaboration and inclusiveness.Created a plan for sustainability and for aligning, linking, stacking and bundling proven and the most promising programs, practices, and strategies.
  • Bonus points will be awarded for communities that have a plan for sustainability and for aligning, linking, stacking and bundling the most promising and proven programs, practices and strategies.

The All-America City Award is the country's original and most prestigious community recognition award. Since its inception, more than 500 communities of all sizes have earned this distinguished title.Community members, government, businesses and nonprofit organizations continue to work together to address critical local issues.