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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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A Day in Delray

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:42pm

Here’s a great way to spend a day in our "Village by the Sea"

(while staying safe and socially distancing):

Sunrise at Delray Beach

Start with a sunrise morning walk on the beach! What better way to get some fresh air and space by strolling along our 2-mile stretch of pristine beach...If you decide to stay for a while, our Oceanside Beach Service beach attendants will provide you with chairs and umbrellas all while maintaining the highest safety standards & socially-distanced protocols!

Oceanside Beach Service

If you are ready for some breakfast, stop at Caffé Luna Rosa for a scrumptuous array of breakfast options and enjoy the beach view & a mimosa (or two). Be sure to stop into the VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER next door for wonderful ideas on things to do and all the activities available in our exciting little village! They are now operating Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm.

Woman Shopping at Coco & Co

Now it’s time to go into town and visit all of our wonderful shops along Atlantic Ave. and our many galleries in Pineapple Grove. Many are offering summer discounts to take advantage of. Make sure you have plenty of room on your credit card! Remember, Masks are required in Downtown Delray Beach when entering and exiting a place of business, so #MasksUpDelray!

Deck 84

Ready for lunch? Choose one of the many options within the town or make your way to our waterside restaurants on the Intracoastal. Che!!! and Deck 84 are located on either side of the waterways and provide a lovely view of the many passing boats, paddleboards, and kayaks. Not ready to "dine-in"? Many of our restaurants offer take out and our local delivery food service, Delivery Dudes will bring you your food wherever you might be in Delray! *Tip: It is currently Restaurant Month in Downtown Delray, so be sure to use code: LOCALEATS when ordering for Free delivery throughout the month of August.

A man from Delivery Dudes service approaching a walkway

Time to take a break from the sun! Some options are: take a 2-hour guided tour with Delray Yacht Cruises down the Intracoastal, stop by the Delray Beach Library and grab a book or take one of their virtual classes, learn the history of Delray Beach at the Delray Beach Historical Society, or see our marine life at the Sandoway Nature Center.

Time for Happy Hour? Many restaurants and bars offer discounts on appetizers and drinks starting around 4:00 pm. A good way to do a Food/ Pub Crawl...

Outside of Johnny Browns Restaurant

After taking a well-deserved break, (it’s a lot of work having this much fun!) it’s time for dinner and entertainment. Delray Beach offers a wide variety of food options and price points for even the most discerning visitor (especially this August during Restaurant Month!). Many restaurants have live entertainment too! Check out Tin Roof or Johnnie Brown's for some live music at their open-air venues.

 A great way to end a fun-filled day in our city, voted by USA today as one of the HAPPIEST SEASIDE TOWNS IN AMERICA!

The open beach with kites flying

Now you know why... :)

Travel + Leisure Names Delray Beach in Top 12 Best Beaches in Florida

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 4:18pm

Travel + Leisure has released their article on the "12 Best Beaches in Florida" placing Delray Beach at number 7!

"Delray Beach is the perfect place to alternate between napping, swimming in the ocean, and entertaining people-watching. With a wide sandy sprawl that’s lined with grass and palm trees, you’ll have plenty of space to relax. When you need a break from the sun, window shop on Atlantic Avenue or take in the murals and public art in the Pineapple Grove Arts District."

Read the entire article HERE. And watch the video below:

 

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is hiring!

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 4:58pm

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is currently looking for a full-time Downtown Activation Manager. Please see the role description below:

The MISSION of the Organization...

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is an innovative, hands-on, taxing authority that is responsible for the health and well being of the historic, resort-like Downtown. The Delray Beach DDA is a model of credibility, professionalism, and productivity generating valued outcomes aligned with the mission. The Mission of the DDA is to stimulate, enhance, and sustain the economic vitality of downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.

The story of your role . . . as Downtown Activation Manager

As the activation and operations manager, you help shape the story of Downtown Delray Beach and drive the organization's success in serving its constituents and the community at large. You provide essential strategic planning of marketing events, including logistic planning and implementation, development and collaboration of placemaking and marketing initiatives and the day to day operation of the DDA. This work also puts you on the front lines with the DDA constituents and downtown customers.

This role requires partnership with the Marketing Manager & Program Coordinator on the development and execution of a variety of Downtown Merchant and consumer-specific programs such as First Friday Art Walk, Shop Small, Delray Beach Fashion Week, and Savor the Avenue along with many other programs that benefit the Downtown businesses. The role of relationship building is essential and vital to our success and knowledge as well as a passion for event planning and execution is key.

Most of all, this role requires a motivated individual with experience in event planning, business development, and project management and someone who is passionate about the development and implementation of marketing and economic development initiatives for a resort downtown. We are a small team, so communication is very important among the staff!

Please click on the PDF below to see the full position requirements. 

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to LSimon@downtowndelraybeach.com