Economic Development

Our goal is to connect merchants with consumers who are willing to support the local economy and find the quality local products and services that Delray Beach is known for. The areas in and around Atlantic Avenue are filled with exceptional small businesses that offer the types of consumer goods that have been vital in helping us grow our Village by the Sea. If you know of any business who is looking to locate to Downtown Delray Beach, or who is currently in Downtown Delray Beach but needs help reaching their local market, we are here to help.

Grand Re-Opening of the New Green Owl Restaurant

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:22pm

Grand Re-Opening of the New Green Owl Restaurant

Delray Beach's Longstanding Gem  

May 3, 2017

Delray Beach, FL - The Green Owl, a longtime fixture in Downtown Delray Beach, is set to open its doors at the newly built out location at 11 SE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach steps south of Atlantic Avenue, adjacent to future IPic theatre on May 16th at 7:00 am.

The new Green Owl is across the street from the original Green Owl location which has been in business for over 33 years. Dave Gensman, owner/operator of the iconic Green Owl, is excited to show off his new restaurant space to all the locals which have called the Green Owl home.  The new space will feature new kitchen equipment, furnishings, interior design and outdoor patio seating, while still maintaining the "charm" of the Owl with its original owl knickknacks, pictures and paintings.

Menin Development, the owner of the George Buildings, where the former and new Green Owl locations reside, agreed to relocate the Green Owl to the new location calling the Green Owl "a Delray Beach institution".  Menin converted and built out the new restaurant interior and exterior with all the necessary restaurant amenities at its own expense to preserve and ensure the long-term neighborhood restaurant.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Green Owl will be held May 15th at 4 pm and is open to the public. Beginning May 16th, the Green Owl will open its doors for regular business Tuesday thru Saturday 7 am - 2 pm, Sunday 8 am - 1 pm, closed on Monday.

Menin Development, Inc. provides acquisition, development, re-development, leasing and property management services for ‘Class A’ retail and mixed use properties across the U.S. and is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.  Menin Development has acquired and developed more than $1 billion of property in South Florida, Phoenix, New Orleans and throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Menin has won design accolades for several of its projects, and its properties are known for their design aesthetic and the relationship between properties and the communities they serve. Menin currently operates in South Florida, Phoenix and New Orleans. For more information, please visit:  www.menin.com

 

To learn more about the Green Owl Grand Re-Opening please contact:

Maura Hopkins

Menin Development, Inc.

561.282.5720 office/fax

maura@menin.com

Mother's Day Orchid Giveaway

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:25am

THE DELRAY BEACH DDA AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS CELEBRATE MOM WITH THE MOTHER’S DAY ORCHID GIVEAWAY

Delray Beach, FL (April 2017)…Moms are the best so celebrate their special day! In honor of Mother’s Day, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority presents the Mother's Day Orchid Giveaway.  Join us  from May 1-13, 2017 and receive one Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant* with every $200 spent shopping at Downtown Delray Beach fashion boutiques, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios. Collect your receipts** and pick-up your orchid May 10 - 13th at one of two Orchid Stations located in front of Hands Stationers, 325 E Atlantic Ave. and Petite Connection, 1049  E Atlantic Ave. on Wednesday May 10th, Thursday May 11th and Friday May 12th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday May 13th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Enter To Win a Mother's Day Prize Package online from May 1 - May 17, 2017 at DelrayOrchidGiveaway.com (beginning May 1).  Valued at over $500, the package includes Downtown Delray Beach dining, spa, shopping and attraction certificates.   For Orchid Giveaway details visit downtowndelraybeach.com and facebook.com/DelrayDDA, or call the DDA Office at 561.243.1077.

*While supplies last.

**Valid receipts required & must be presented at one of the orchid stations. Receipts (dated May 1 - May 13, 2017) must be from Downtown Delray Beach fashion boutiques, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios (restaurant receipts are not valid).

 

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Mission
The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) stimulates, enhances, and sustains the economic vitality of downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.

World Champion Dancers Open New Studio in Delray Beach

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:41am

Media Alert: World Champion Dancers Open New Studio in Delray Beach

Clifton Sepulveda and Mar Martinez spent the last five years dazzling crowds and racking up awards as championship ballroom dancers. Karen Granger and Laura Simon spent that time developing a vibrant culture and business community in Delray Beach leading the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development Authority respectively. On March 16, the local business champions will lace up their dancing shoes to welcome the international ballroom champions and their new dance studio to Delray Beach.

Join, Clifton, Mar, Karen and Laura for the grand opening festivities at the new Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Delray Beach, 247 SE 6th Ave. Suite 4, Delray Beach, on Thursday, March 16, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (grand opening details below). The celebration will feature food and beverage from local establishments, professional dance performances and free beginner dance lessons for the public. Mses. Granger and Simon will each perform a showcase dance with Clifton prior to the official ribbon cutting ceremony. 

“We’re so honored that Ms. Granger and Ms. Simon agreed to let us teach them the timeless art of ballroom dancing in time for them to perform at our grand opening,” Martinez said. “Clifton and I fell in love with Delray Beach the moment we saw it and are so happy to get to share our excitement to be business owners here with the whole community.”

Join us for an evening of good food and great fun as we welcome the new Fred Astaire Dance Studio to Delray Beach. To RSVP, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Matt DeMargel

919.459.8164

 

Grand Opening Festivities

(Thursday, March 16, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.)

Attire: Business Casual

5:00 p.m.         Doors open for food and greeting

5:15 p.m.         Official welcome and toast

5:25 p.m.         Showcase dances by Karen Granger and Laura Simon

5:30 p.m.         Official ribbon cutting

5:35 p.m.         Professional dance performance by Clifton & Mar

5:45 p.m.         Group Dance Instruction

6:00 p.m.         Open Dance Party with local band, South Florida Swing Band

 

About Fred Astaire Dance Studios®

Co-founded in 1947 by the legendary Fred Astaire, Fred Astaire Dance Studios set the standard of excellence in dance instruction. They feature ballroom and Latin style dance lessons for all ages and abilities in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Our unique method of instruction will allow you to learn dances from the Foxtrot to Salsa faster and more easily than you could anywhere else. Our mission is to enrich the lives of anyone and everyone who is associated with our company and to become your community dance studio.

 

Barre Envy Is the First and Only Luxury Fitness Studio in Artist Alley

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:38am

Barre Envy Is the First and Only Luxury Fitness Studio in Artist Alley

Come see the inspiring space this Friday, March 3rd for a VIP Open House including a complimentary class, local bites, product samplings and cocktails

February 27, 2017 - Delray Beach, FL  - Introducing a new collaboration bringing style and substance to Barre fitness. On Friday, March 3, 2017, Barre Envy will be hosting a VIP Open House for our Delray Beach community. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Barre Envy is leading the trend by establishing their business in the newest hot spot in Downtown Delray, Artist Alley. The quaint neighborhood is set up to embrace the arts and Barre Envy’s mission is to support the new area by moving their business and bringing local art inside the studio, as well. The newly branded studio, formerly The Barre Studio, which was located off of Atlantic Avenue for 5 years, has rebranded and made the move. They invite you to come see their inspiring space and explore Artist Alley.

The monthly First Friday Art Walk, put on by the Downtown Development Authority, will also be going on that night and it’s encouraged to venture out to the participating art galleries & studios.

The evening’s events entail:

  • A complimentary Barre Envy class (sign up required limited space)
  • Opportunity to meet the owners Kim Palacio and Erin Heit
  • Talk with instructors
  • Take advantage of Special Night Package of 15 classes for $150
  • See the mural inside by well-known artist Amanda James (owner of Amanda Johnson Studio in Artists Alley) who will be there as well
  • Learn about Allure Aesthetics services
  • Sample Levar+ Skincare
  • Shop Mindy Gang Jewelry
  • Taste apps and specialty drinks from Banyan Restaurant

Kim Palacio, Co-Owner, Barre Envy “I am excited about our location here in the middle of Artist’s Alley. The sculpting and toning that we do with the body through our precise technique is a form of art. So, I feel we have found our perfect home. Our clients are loving the close proximity to Bedner’s and all the great restaurants that are in walking distance. After class they are shopping, grabbing coffee, lunch or dinner. The sense of community is wonderful.”

Erin Heit, Co-Owner, Barre Envy “When Kim presented the idea of collaborating on bringing her existing successful barre business to the new and upcoming area of Delray Beach, Artist Alley, I knew I needed to be involved. To be able to offer my extensive branding experience to bring together two of my passions, fitness and art, was a dream come true, and Barre Envy was created.”

Barre Envy is the first and only luxury fitness studio located in trendy Artist Alley, Delray Beach, FL. We invite you to experience  the difference our attention to your proper form and alignment makes. The smallest adjustments creates the biggest changes. We are your new destination to sculpt and transform your body. Details Matter. Located 341 NE 3rd Ave , Delray Beach FL 33444 Phone 561-891-0006, www.BarreEnvy.com

Media Contact: Erin Heit

Phone: 305-962-7273

Email: ErinHeit@gmail.com

 

Learn more about Barre Envy

A FEW RESERVATIONS REMAIN FOR SAVOR THE AVENUE

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:03pm

9th ANNUAL SAVOR THE AVENUE IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH

A FEW RESERVATIONS REMAIN!

Delray Beach, FL Just a few reservations remain for the 9th annual Savor the Avenue on Monday, March 27th at 5:30 p.m. !  Steve Weagle, WPTV NewsChannel 5 Chief meteorologist, will once again host this amazing evening of dining under the stars—and down the double yellow line of famed Atlantic Avenue—at the food and wine event of the year. Join hundreds of guests—and 16 of Downtown Delray’s finest restaurants—at Florida’s longest dining table, one that runs more than five blocks and 1,300 feet long stretching from Swinton Avenue east to Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1).  Savor the Avenue is a Delray Beach culinary tradition made possible by Delray Beach Magazine’s 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.

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 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 Savor the Avenue 2017 participating restaurants are: 32 East, 50 Ocean, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, Che!!!, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Cut 432, Lemongrass, Max’s Harvest, Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, Rocco’s Tacos, ROK:BRGR, Salt 7, The Office, and Vic & Angelo’s. Each 4-course dinner is paired with select libations. The menus can be viewed at downtowndelraybeach.com/SavortheAvenue and bocamag.com/savor.  Reservations are made with the restaurants directly, and seating is limited.  The DDA is pleased to announce that restaurants will donate $3 from each reservation at Savor the Avenue to the Delray Beach Public Library

The 2017 sponsors are:  JM Lexus, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 111 First Delray, Atlas Party Rental, GRIMES Events & Party Tents and Delray Garden Center.

Savor the Avenue is presented by:  Delray Beach MagazineBoca Raton Magazine, and the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

Final day to reserve your seat is March 24.  For information and menus please visit downtowndelraybeach.com/SavortheAvenue and bocamag.com/savor, or call 561.243.1077. #SavorTheAvenue

 

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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