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DDA Newsletter - Fall 2018

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Fall Newsletter

Venetian Drive & Gleason Street Intersection Improvements

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:04am

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

4th & 5th Delray Project: Road Closure Update

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 4:30pm

Starting June 26 through August 21, 2018, there will be a single lane closure on SE 4th Ave. Finfrock Construction will be building the multi-story parking garage for the iPic Theater and office project. Construction activity will run Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, the lane will be open.

ALL businesses within the block are open and Finfrock will ensure access for customers and employees as much as possible. Finfrock will make every effort to ensure vehicular traffic for employee and customer parking. 

Please contact Stephen Rivas, the onsite superintendent, at srivas@frinfrock.com with any issues or concerns. We apologize for the inconvenience but are working to ensure there is clear, continuous communication. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Chris Ferris, lead project manager, at 832-309-3527.

 

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.