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Happy New Year! #LoveDelray - Photo Pop-Up

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 2:29pm

Image: Initial drawing of the pop-up by local artist Sharon Koskoff

There is a new photo opp in town! A temporary one that is…The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority has commissioned local artist Sharon Koskoff to paint a colorful and fun, pop-up photo opp to welcome in the new year. The 8 foot by 12 foot, three-panel, wood slab is shaped like a postcard and depicts a heart-shaped sun dawning over a blue-green ocean wave, plumeria flowers, and starfish. The words “Welcome 2021! Love, Downtown Delray Beach” grace the sandy shores and are meant to bring a positive message to Downtown Delray going into the new year.

     

As we leave the woes of 2020 behind, we welcome in the new year and new prospects. We want to share a positive message with the community and show our love for downtown Delray Beach and to all who work, live, and play here. Everyone is invited to visit this art installation, take photos, and share the #LoveDelray message!

This instagrammable pop-up art piece will be located at Old School Square Park (near the 100 ft Christmas Tree) from Tuesday, December 29th to Monday, January 18th, 2021. 

 

Construction Update: Delray Beach Market

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 3:14pm

From Kast Construction:

The Delray Beach Market project tower crane is planned to be removed on December 7-8, 2020. During this period of time we will have an MOT in place from 11/30/2020 thru 12/11/2020 to perform the water main extension along the West side of SE 3rd Ave, see attached map. Currently the display signs are up announcing this closure.

2020 Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Gift Guides

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:01am

It's that time of year...Holidays are coming at us fast, and time feels like its racing past us! The stress of shopping and finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list is growing (and COVID is surely not helping), so we decided to make it a bit easier for you this year.

Introducing the 2020 DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES! We have carefully curated 10 different gift guides that hopefully cover the majority (if not all) of the people on your shopping list this year. And, hey, the added bonus? These gifts are all sourced from shops, hotels, restaurants, and attractions all located right here in Downtown Delray Beach. So, feel good about supporting local this season and take the challenge of buying all of your gifts directly from a Downtown Delray business!

Click on each gift guide below to see 10 different items we have sourced for that "certain" somebody on your list! All businesses listed on the each gift guide are linked back to their landing page on our website for more information about the business and how to contact them or visit their website.

*Please note, these are just a small sampling of all of the businesses, hotels, attractions located in Downtown Delray Beach. We encourage everyone to explore all of our Downtown Delray Businesses to support and shop local this season.

We hope you enjoy these guides! Don't forget to join us for #ShopSmall Saturday in Downtown Delray Beach. Save your receipts and redeem an exclusive, limited edition 2020 Delray Beach Ornament! For more information on Shop Small Saturday and the Delray Beach Ornament Giveaway, click HERE!

Have you bought something off of these Gift Guides? Let us know! Post a photo to social media, tag us (@delrayDDA on Facebook; @DowntownDelray on Instagram; @DelrayDDA on Twitter), and use hashtag #DBHolidayGiftGuides. Happy Shopping!

Holiday Festivities

ATLANTIC CROSSING: ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE — 10.23.2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 5:34pm

ATLANTIC CROSSING

NORTH GARAGE MAT SLAB CONCRETE POUR

October 23, 2020

MOT will begin set-up on Federal (US 1), Atlantic Avenue and NE 7th Avenue around 9:30 pm on Friday, October 23rd. Local law enforcement will be present to assist with this MOT set-up and during this entire concrete pour. Federal Hwy. will be closed between Atlantic Ave. and NE 1st St. during this concrete pour

Concrete pumps will also arrive around 10:00 pm and begin their set-up. At this time the plan is to erect #1 and #2 concrete pumps on the north end of the east side of NE 6th Ave. near NE 1st St. and #3 and #4 pumps erected on the north end of NE 7th Ave. The north end parking lot of Atlantic Plaza will be utilized for the concrete wash out station.

At approximately 10:30 pm, concrete trucks will begin staging on Federal Highway, south of Atlantic Ave. with the concrete pumping starting immediately thereafter.

Our concrete subcontractor estimates that this particular pour should cease around 12:00 pm Saturday afternoon. MOT on Federal and Atlantic will be removed once the pour is completed which should occur around 1:00 pm on Saturday

Law enforcement personnel will be staged at the intersections of Federal & Atlantic; Atlantic & NE 7th Ave. and NE 1st Street and Federal; and will remain until concrete trucks are no longer accessing the site. In addition to these personnel, our concrete subcontractor will have numerous flagmen with lights assisting with the movement of trucks in and out of the garage area.

Concrete Truck Route

All trucks will be staged along the east side of Federal Highway with one northbound lane open  to Atlantic Ave. Vehicular traffic on Atlantic Ave around the site will be limited to east-west travel with no turning from either direction on to north Federal. Trucks servicing the concrete pump on NE 7th Ave will turn right on Atlantic and then left on to NE 7th. Once emptied, they will go to the north parking lot for clean-out. Once cleaned, they will enter NE 1st Street and head west to Federal. At this point some trucks will turn right on to Federal to head north out of town or some will cross Federal to NE 5th to head south.

Trucks servicing the concrete pumps on NE 6th Ave. will head north on Federal and back up to the pumps. Once emptied, they will turn right on NE 1st St. and proceed to the north parking lot and cleaned, they will leave the site and turn left on to NE 1st and then either right on to Federal or straight to NE 5th Ave and then left on 5th.

Launch Potato Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 3:05pm

Congratulations to our Downtown Delray Business on their most recent accomplishment! Check out the press release below:

"Launch Potato was recognized again on the Inc. 5000 List as one of the 2020 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. A technology company that builds and scales digital brands, Launch Potato has had 93% revenue growth in the previous three years. This is the second time Launch Potato has been named a Fastest-Growing Private Company.

This award honors companies based on percentage revenue growth within the last three years. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. 

“We are honored to be named again as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Launch Potato has been very deliberate in both business and team growth initiatives (doubling headcount from 2019 to 2020). We continue to be committed to building a high-performance, innovative culture,” said Christine Yaged, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Launch Potato. 

Launch Potato owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital brands connecting over 70MMU US consumers a month with leading consumer brands looking to acquire new customers. This includes its fastest-growing brand, FinanceBuzz, an investment and personal finance platform.

This award comes on the heels of Launch Potato being recently named an Inc. 2020 Best Place to Work. These leading awards highlight Launch Potato's commitment to industry-leading innovation and team development.

About Launch Potato

Launch Potato believes in building teams who can solve complex problems using smart marketing, excellent engineering, data science, and fun! Launch Potato is hiring, find open positions on the careers page."

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