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Shop Small Business Saturday - November 25, 2017!

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 3:48pm

Mark your calendars for Small Business Saturday in Downtown Delray Beach on November 25th !

 

Delray Beach, FL (November 7, 2017)…Downtown Delray Beach invites you to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday on November 25th!  The more than 350 unique boutiques, salons, spas, galleries and restaurants are comprised of 93% small business owners, which makes Downtown Delray Beach truly a destination to Shop Small.  

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a Neighborhood Champion and encourages residents and visitors to celebrate “the small business” by shopping and dining locally and introducing yourselves to the business owners and chefs throughout Downtown.

Recent retail additions to the Downtown include Coco & Co, The Lavender-Your French Store, Delray Beach Gallery, Fly By Furnishings, Spice, Sunday State Style, Charleston Shoe Co., Brotzeit German Bakery & Café, Sara Campbell, Tommy Bahama, and Whitewall Contemporary.  They join long-time local businesses Vince Canning Shoes, Avalon Gallery, Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Petite Connection, Hands, Delray Camera Shop, Huber’s Pharmacy, Richwagen’s Delray Bike & Sport, and many more.

New this year is the Shop Small Hospitality Booth on Saturday, November 25th, 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. – 1:00 p.m. and in front of Hands Office & Art Supply, 325 E. Atlantic Ave from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

“This day offers the chance to shop for unique gifts at family-owned businesses, eat at locally-owned restaurants or pamper yourself at a Downtown salon or spa.  Visit www.facebook.com/DelrayDDA and www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/ShopSmall during the month of November for special promotions and meet the faces behind the spaces...that make Downtown Delray Beach - a place for everyone,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA.

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

Delray Beach Master Plan Update: Week of October 30, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:40am

Delray Beach Master Plan Week of October 30, 2017

The construction of the new sidewalks is completed to north end of the project limits. The contractor repaired areas of the new sidewalk north and south of the Main Pavilion.  The concrete kneewall painting will be finished this week. The construction of both gazebos has begun and are scheduled to be completed this week.

In order to provide continual public safety for the residents and guests attending the beachfront, beach access is available at the main Pavilion and at the Marriott Hotel designated cross walk.

On-street parking north of the Marriott Hotel is permitted (outside construction zone). The new smart parking meters will be installed and active starting the first week of November (north of the main pavilion).

It is very important that folks accessing the beach only use the identified access points, which provide safe entry. These safe entry points are currently located by the Sandoway parking lot, the main Pavilion, and the Thomas Street designated crosswalk. 

New parking meters are installed along the beachfront at the southern end of the municipal beach from Casuarina Road going north to Boston's On the Beach and are operational. 

A third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages and the beach is available. A map of the new route is accessible on the City's website at www.mydelraybeach.com.

Beach Promenade benches, plaques and stone memorials have been removed and are safely stored. Any donor of the same should contact Isaac Kovner at 561-243-7000, ext. 4119, to discuss options for future location.

Upcoming Events:

  • The sealing of the concrete colors for the sidewalk will begin as well as the grouting between the colored concrete colors.
  • Installation of the new trash receptacles, fountains, showers, bike racks, Oolite blocks, and benches are being installed.
  • Painting the new knee-wall will begin this week.
  • Landscaping, sodding, grading, and final irrigation has started on the north and south limit.

Parking:

Parking has been restored on the southern end of the municipal beach from Casuarina Road to the beginning of the current work zone at Boston's. Smart meters have now been installed and are operational.

As construction continues on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will remain unavailable to accommodate the construction. However, we will continue to make every effort to make parking alternatives accessible whenever possible. Parking in all public parking lots along the beach, including the Sandoway Parking Lot, will continue to be available. For those who choose to park in public parking garages, a third trolley has been added with a new route featuring stops at the parking garages and additional stops along the beach to accommodate beach-goers. 

Bicycle lanes:

Bicyclists will be able to use the bicycle lane, but we urge extra caution in this area.  The bicycle lane on South Ocean Boulevard will be narrowed to protect the general public from the construction activities. 

Worksite Safety:

The contractor has secured the Beach Promenade area on the north end of the beach to create two safe zones - one for protected sidewalk and beach access for the public and one for protection of the construction site. Directional and informational signage is present. Utility structures, irrigation, electrical and existing trees are protected from construction activities.

Public notifications concerning sidewalk closures are posted. The contractor is working with the public on providing safe entry to the beach through designated areas within the construction zone.

 

Contact information:

If you have any questions concerning parking during construction and the use of the smart meters please contact Jorge Alarcon, (561) 243-7000, ext. 4112.

For the trolley service, please contact Xavier Falconi at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4113.

For general questions concerning the construction, please contact Isaac Kovner at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4119.

Stay informed with weekly up-to-date information by visiting our website (www.mydelraybeach.com) and information boards.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience the construction may impose.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

DDA Newsletter - Fall 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:07am
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Downtown Delray Beach to Paint the Town Pink for Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:00am

 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
October 20, 2017

More Delray Beach Businesses Join Downtowns Go Pink for Breast Cancer!

West Palm Beach, Fla.– On October 26, 2017, Delray Beach will be one of three South Florida cities to host the first ever “Downtowns Go Pink” in support of Susan G. Komen South Florida® and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink lights, compliments of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, will adorn trees and lightpoles on Atlantic Avenue and in Pineapple Grove, and businesses throughout Downtown including The Colony Hotel, Caspian, Old School Square and the Hyatt Place will be accented with pink lighting.

Restaurants and stores are offering special discounts and items, gifts with purchase, and a portion of sales support Komen’s local life-saving breast cancer programs and research to find a cure.  A sidewalk sale on the same day gives shoppers all the more reason to visit Downtown Delray Beach.

Komen has partnered with Delray Beach’s Downtown Development Authority to engage a variety of establishments and offer shoppers and diners a fun day or evening out on the town, and the list keeps growing!  Establishments and offers include:

  • Avalon Gallery—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Blings and Things—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Caffé Luna Rosa—10% of the day’s sales, and bartender Tanja, a breast cancer survivor, will also donate a portion of her tips
  • C. Orrico—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Dada—$2 donated from the purchase of every signature breast cancer cocktail
  • DeBilzan Gallery—5% - 10% on special selection of products and paintings
  • Hand's Office & Art Supply—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Hyatt Place—10% of Lobby Bar proceeds, four pink drink specials, and hotel guests will also have the opportunity to donate $5 and get a ribbon that they can place on their doors. 
  • Margaux Riviera—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Morley—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Periwinkle—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Sara Campbell—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Sequin—Gift with purchase of $38+ and 10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Taverna Opa—10% of the day’s sales

In addition, Cut 432 has made a generous donation to support Komen South Florida. 

More stores and restaurants are joining every day. For the latest information about participating businesses, visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/or to learn more about Downtowns Go Pink in West Palm Beach and Stuart, visit www.komensouthflorida.org/events/gopink or email info@komensouthflorida.org.

While in Delray Beach, Komen encourages a visit to the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum to see “Shades of Pink,” an exhibit by photographer Michiko Kurisu featuring the personal journeys of nine local African-American women. The exhibit runs October 19th through November 11th and is a joint project among Susan G. Komen® South Florida, the West Palm Beach, FL Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Spady Museum.

About Susan G. Komen and Komen South Florida

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen South Florida is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®, Komen South Florida has invested over $14 million in community breast health programs in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research For more information, call 561-514-3020 or visit www.komensouthflorida.org.

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.

 

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Media Contact:

Jennifer Martinez
JLM Communications
Jennifer@jlmcommunications.net
(561) 301-4998

Shop, dine and enjoy the ease of paying for parking in Delray Beach

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 3:57pm

Shop, dine and enjoy the ease of paying for parking in Delray Beach

The City announces new mobile payment and pay-by-plate parking meters

Delray Beach, FL (October 6, 2017) -  Gone are the days where you had to display your parking receipt on your dashboard! The city of Delray Beach is pleased to announce the launch of a new pay-by-phone and pay-by-plate program enabling drivers to conveniently pay for parking on their mobile device.

Users can now use the Parkmobile app to pay for parking on all on-street, surface lots and garages throughout the city. You can also pay with credit/debit cards and U.S. bills at all meters, if preferred. The Parkmobile app can be downloaded for free from the Android and Apple app store.

The pay-by-plate option can be found in the beach area. Due to the city's beach renovations, meters were temporarily suspended. With most of the construction complete, payment for beach parking will resume on Monday, October 9, 2017.  Patrons can use any meter to add time by simply using their license plate number. Pay-by-plate will operate from the Beach Pavilion at A1A and Atlantic Ave, south to Casuarina Road. The same meters can be found in the City-owned garage at street-level spots on the barrier island. 

For more information on parking, please contact Jorge Alarcon, the parking facilities manager at alarconj@mydelraybeach.com.