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CITY OF DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE 3/28/20

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:57am
The City of Delray Beach released this update on COVID-19 on the Saturday March 28th. Please see below for new guidelines and regulations:
 

Delray Beach Issues Stay At Home Order, Overnight Curfew

Post Date:03/28/2020 4:59 PM

    As part of its on going efforts to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Delray Beach has issued a “stay at home” order and overnight curfew, effective Monday, March 30th at 12:01 a.m. The order will remain in effect until Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  The City’s new order requires that all residents of the City of Delray Beach stay at home and within the entirety of their owned or rented property. 

    The City of Delray Beach has issued a “stay at home” order and overnight curfew (effective Monday March 30th at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.) .  The City’s new order requires that all residents of the City of Delray Beach stay at home and within the entirety of their owned or rented property. 

    The “stay at home” order does not require residents to confine themselves to the interior of their homes. Residents may make use of all exterior portions of their homes such as patios, porches, yards, and driveways. Residents may also leave their homes to travel to supermarkets and to other essential businesses and workplaces, medical facilities, as well as to walk their dogs and to exercise.  All non-essential travel, including, without limitation, travel on scooters, motorcycles, automobiles, or use of public transit is prohibited subject only to the exceptions listed below.   

    The details of the new “stay at home” order are listed below:

    • Residents and visitors may engage in travel to seek goods and services from essential retail and commercial businesses as defined in City of Delray Beach Resolution 75-20 (listed below) as may be amended or extended.

    • Residents and visitors may engage in travel and similar activities to obtain assistance from law enforcement, fire-rescue, or other emergency services. 

    • Residents and visitors may travel to and from their homes to care for or support a family member.

    • Residents and visitors in the City may continue to travel to and perform work for and in support of essential retail and commercial businesses authorized to be open to the public in accordance with City Resolution 75-20, and to any local government, State government, or the Federal government. 

    • In areas not otherwise closed by a separate Emergency or Executive Order, residents may engage in outdoor activity and recreation with immediate family members that live in the same household, caretakers, or household members while staying six (6) feet apart from another person or group of people.

    • Residents and visitors may travel to and from places of worship.

    • All first responders, gang and crisis intervention workers, public health workers, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, law enforcement personnel and related contractors, persons working for emergency service providers, and government employees performing work in the course and scope of their employment are categorically exempt from this Order.

    • The details of the new overnight curfew order are listed below:

    • Effective March 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., a general curfew is hereby established throughout the City of Delray Beach. The curfew will be in effect daily from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and shall include but not be limited to the prohibition of pedestrian and vehicular movement, standing, and parking.  

    • The following exceptions shall apply within the City of Delray Beach: Provision of essential state, county, and City of Delray Beach emergency services such as fire-rescue, police, and hospital services, related government services, including the transportation of patients thereto:

    • Utility emergency repairs
    • Emergency calls by physicians
    • Food delivery and third-party food delivery services
    • Walking of dogs within 250 feet of the owner’s residence
    • Travel to and from work by employees of Essential Retail and Commercial Businesses as defined in Resolution 75-20

     

    Other provisions of the City’s new order include the following health protection initiatives.

    A person in a public space shall:

    • Practice social distancing by staying six (6) feet away whenever practicable from another person, excluding immediate family members, caretakers or, household members.

    • Cover all coughs and sneezes with their elbow or tissue.

    • Not shake hands.

    • Not enter any public place if the person exhibits any flu or COVID-19 like symptoms and/or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit unless that person is traveling to or from a hospital, doctor’s office, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or pharmacy.

    • If a person is exhibiting flu or COVID-19 like symptoms or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is seeking medical treatment, the person shall first contact their medical provider by phone before appearing at the medical provider’s office.

    • If a person is exhibiting flu or COVID-19 like symptoms or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit and requires a prescription or a refill thereof and the pharmacy has a delivery service, that person shall utilize the delivery service to receive their medication.

    • All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a residence are prohibited except for gatherings between family members, caretakers, or household members provided such gathering does not exceed ten (10) people or as may be provided for in Resolution 75-20.

     

    Essential Businesses Remaining Open, Per Delray Beach Resolution 75-20: 

    • Healthcare providers, including, but not limited to, hospitals, doctors' and dentists' offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, and pharmacies

    • Grocery stores, farmers' markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks and convenience stores

    • Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing

    • Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals

    • Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services

    • Automobile dealerships

    • Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities

    • Banks and related financial institutions

    • Hardware stores

    • Contractors and other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and other structures

    • Mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes

    • Private colleges, trade schools, and technical colleges, but only as needed to facilitate online or distance learning

    • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers 

    • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, may continue to do so on the condition that the food is provided to members of the public on a pick-up and takeaway basis only

    • Businesses that supply office products needed for people to work from home

    • Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate, and which do not interact with the general public

    • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods, or services directly to residences

    • Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services via automobile, truck, bus, or train

    • Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children

    • Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care centers, and senior residential facilities

    • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities

    • Landscape and pool care businesses, including residential landscape and pool care services

    • Childcare facilities

    • Businesses operating at any airport, seaport, or other government facility, including parks and government offices;

    • Pet Supply stores

    • Logistics providers, including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators, and handlers

    • Telecommunications providers, including sales of computer or telecommunications devices and the provision of home telecommunications

    • Provision of propane or natural gas

    • Office space and administrative support necessary to perform any of the above- listed activities

    • Open construction sites, irrespective of the type of building

    • Architectural, engineering, or land surveying services

    • Factories, manufacturing facilities, bottling plants, or other industrial uses

    • Waste management services, including collection and disposal of waste

    • Any business that is interacting with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means, and delivering products via mailing, shipping, or delivery services

    • Private and municipal marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services

    • Mortuaries, funeral homes, and cemeteries

    • Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments and temporary vacation rentals.  However, restaurants, bars, and fitness centers in hotels, motels, and other lodging establishments remain closed or restricted

    • Veterinarians and pet boarding facilities

     

    The following city properties are closed to the public:

    • City Hall
    • All beaches, and beach parking
    • All Delray Beach parks and playgrounds
    • Delray Beach Public Library
    • All City of Delray Beach Museums
    • Pompey Park Community Center
    • 505 Teen Center
    • Delray Beach Community Center
    • Veterans Park Community Center
    • Hobbit Skate Park
    • Catherine Strong Community Center
    • Delray Beach Tennis Center
    • Delray Beach Municipal Golf Course
    • Lakeview Golf Course
    • Delray Swim and Tennis Center

    Find more information about this update from the city here.

     

    It's Time To Dine Out!

    Monday, July 22, 2019 - 2:44pm

    38 + PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

    NEW:  BRUNCH & HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS

    CULINARY EVENTS:  HELLS’ KITCHEN WINNERS DINNER, ROSE’S DAUGHTER BENEFITS THE LIBRARY, LOBSTER FRENZY, MAI TAI COCKTAIL CLASS, HAVANA NIGHTS DINNERS, BAR BRAWLS, SUSHI & PIZZA MAKING CLASSES AND MORE

    #DineOutDowntownDelray  @downtowndelray  @delraydda

    Who:               The 4th annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2019 is produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in partnership with the Downtown Delray Beach restaurants, cafés and fast-casual establishments/eateries.

     

    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 year in South Florida.  The program will also raise awareness for the Living Hungry “Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray Beach” initiative.

    WHAT: Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2019 will feature special multi-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus and culinary experiences and events including specialty themed dinners, food tours, cocktail classes, pizza making classes, charity food events and more.  The week-long event provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample Downtown restaurants, cafés and fast-casual establishments/eateries at special prices.  This year select restaurants will feature Brunch and Happy Hour specials.

     

    When:              Thursday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Where:            Downtown Delray Beach restaurants and merchants throughout the DDA neighborhoods:  The West Atlantic Neighborhood, 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 or www.OpenTable.com. No passes, tickets or coupons required. 

     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

    Brunch and Happy Hour Specials: throughout the week, prices vary by restaurant.

    Culinary Experiences & Events: throughout the week, prices vary by restaurant

    *Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.

    Participating Restaurants & Merchants:      As of 07.15.19

    3rd & 3rd, 50 Ocean, Bamboo Fire Café, Beg for More Izakaya, Boston’s on the Beach, Brulé Bistro, Buddha Sky Bar, BurgerFi, Cabana El Rey, Colombian Coffee House, Craft Food Tours, Death or Glory, Deck 84, Delray Goodies, Foxworth Fountain @ Delray Shores Pharmacy, Haagen Dazs Ice Cream, J & J Seafood & Raw Bar, L’Acqua Ristorante Italiano, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Le Sorelle, Mellow Mushroom, Over the Bridge Café, Papa’s Tapas, PRIME, Proper Ice Cream, Ramen Lab Eatery, Rose’s Daughter, Salt7, Silverball Museum, The Cup of Good, The Grove, The Office, The Real Poké, Tin Roof, Two Fat Cookies, Vic & Angelo’s, Windy City Pizza, Wine House Social and more!

     

    Culinary Experiences & Events:                     As of 07.15.19

    Hell’s Kitchen Winners Dinner at Salt7 – Thursday, August 1 – 7 p.m. Price and menu coming soon.  Five course wine dinner with four of the winners of "Hell's Kitchen"! Each chef will prepare a course and dessert is by Two Fat Cookies. Chefs:  Paul Nidermann- Season 9 Winner and SALT7's Executive Chef, Kimberly Ryan- Season 16 Winner, Michelle Tribble- Season 17 Winner, LaTasha McCutchen- Season 13 Winner.  Reservations call 561.274.SALT.

    Lobster Frenzy! at PRIME – Thursday, August 1st – 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - $39.95

    Enjoy up to THREE 1lb Maine Lobsters, accompanied with fresh corn on the cob and

    boiled potato, with choice of soup or salad. Sunset Special 3-Course Dinner for $32.95 per person. Advanced reservation required. Call 561.865.5845 or www.PrimeDelray.com

     

    Mai Tai Cocktail Class at Death or Glory Thursday, August 1- 6:30-8:30 p.m. - $45 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity.  "More than your Mai Tai: A History of Tiki and Tiki Cocktails you can make at home".   The class will include tiki history/fun facts both dating back to the dawn of tiki as well as the modern tiki renaissance.  (I promise...tiki history is fun).  Guests will enjoy and learn to make three amazing tiki cocktails: a traditional Mai Tai (rum), a Saturn (gin) and a modern Scotch tiki cocktail as well as enjoy some light snacks.  Harder to find syrups and things available for purchase to make the home tiki experience easy and fun. Seating is extremely limited. Call 561.808.8814 or email annie@deathorglorybar.com to RSVP.

    Havana Nights! at Cabana El Rey with Craft Food Tours – Thursday, August 1 – 7:00p.m. - $69. 

    4-course meal with Latin-crafted cocktail parings and a dessert wine. www.craftfoodtours.com

    Sunset Dinner Special at PRIME - Friday, August 2 – 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m. - $32.95

    Special 3-Course Dinner.  Advanced reservation required. Call 561.865.5845 or www.PrimeDelray.com

    Progressive Dinner with Craft Food Tours – Friday, August 2.

    3 course meal - 3 restaurants & 3 cocktails.    www.craftfoodtours.com

    Sunset Dinner Special at PRIME - Saturday, August 3 - 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m. - $32.95

    Special 3-Course Dinner.  Advanced reservation required. Call 561.865.5845 or www.PrimeDelray.com

    Sunset Dinner Special at PRIME - Sunday, August 4 - 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m. - $32.95

    Special 3-Course Dinner.  Advanced reservation required. Call 561.865.5845 or www.PrimeDelray.com

    Craft Food Tour + Caipirinha Class at Cabana El Rey – Sunday, August 4.

    www.craftfoodtours.com

    Sunset Dinner Special & ½ price bottles of wine at PRIME - Monday, August 5 - 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine with purchase of entrée and special 3-course dinner special for $32.95 per person. Advanced reservation required. Call 561.865.5845 or www.PrimeDelray.com

     

    Dumpling Making Class at Delray Goodies with Craft Food Tours – Monday, August 5

    www.craftfoodtours.com

    Kids Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom – Tuesday, August 6 - 9:00 a.m.

    $12 per guest.  Step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros and indulge in it afterward! Space is limited, cash payment only.  Call 561.330.3040 to RSVP.

    Sunset Dinner Special & 1/2 Price Dinner Entrees at PRIME - Tuesday, August 6 - 1/2 Price dinner entrees with purchase of beverage and special 3-course dinner special for $32.95 per person.  Advanced reservation required. Call 561.865.5845 or www.PrimeDelray.com

    Lobster Frenzy! at PRIME - Wednesday August 7 – 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - $39.95

    Enjoy up to THREE 1lb Maine Lobsters, accompanied with fresh corn on the cob and

    boiled potato, with choice of soup or salad. Sunset Special 3-Course Dinner for $32.95 per person. Advanced reservation required. Call 561.865.5845 or www.PrimeDelray.com

    Bar Brawls at Death or Glory – Wednesday, August 7 – 9:00p.m. - $10 or $25.  Delray's own Jessie Bell from El Camino will be competing against Joshua Leith from Eau Palm Beach and Dave Lovett from 1000 North. $10 entry fee includes 1 free drink.  Limited "ringside seats" are also available for purchase for $25 by calling 561-808-8814.  Bar Brawls T-shirts and tanks for sale for $20. 

    Great American Road Trip Dinner at 50 Ocean - Wednesday, August 7.  50 Ocean will be kicking off a 12-month special dining series called the Great American Road Trip.  The series will feature the great streets and avenues in cities across the country. first event will feature Delray Beach and Atlantic Avenue.  For more information and reservations call 561.278.3364. 

    Havana Nights! at Cabana El Rey with Craft Food Tours – Wednesday, August 77:00p.m. - $69.  4-course meal with Latin-crafted cocktail parings and a dessert wine. $69.  www.craftfoodtours.com

    Sushi making class at Lemongrass Asian Bistro – Date & Time TBD - $95 per guest.  Includes:  Sushi class with premium sake pairing with 6 courses premium sushi bites.  Attendance limited to 12 guests.  Call 561.278-5050 to RSVP.

    Charitable  Partner:         Living Hungry “Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray Beach” initiative.

    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 06.28.19): Discover the Palm Beaches, VUP Media, LivingFLA.com, Craft Food Tours, Delray Newspaper, Open Table.

     

    AS OF 07.15.2019

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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 CRA inks deal with BH3 for West Atlantic mixed-use project

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 4:02pm

    On April 9, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency board made plans to move forward with a purchase and sale agreement with Aventura-based real estate firm BH3 for the mixed-use project along West Altantic Avenue.

    The firm was awarded the project after the CRA board was presented with six proposals to redevelop the 600-800 blocks of the West Atlantic corridor back in January. The proposal for "AtlaWest" includes floor retail space, professional office space, 700 total parking spaces with a grocery store along and residential units including workforce housing and a public space named "Frog Alley" - paying homage to the nearby historic area of the neighborhood.

    Other proposals presented to the CRA board included Uptown Delray, Jones New Urban, Kayne Anderson, Land America and Prime Investors.

    Get In The GROOVE at the Inaugural Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest - "Pineapple Grove Forever"

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 1:57pm

    Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest - "Pineapple Grove Forever" - Kicks Off the International Beatles on the Beach Festival in Downtown Delray

    Come with us on a magical mystery tour and experience “Pineapple Grove Forever” at the inaugural Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Downtown Delray Beach.  Discover hidden gems and experience the fun, local vibe of the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood at this free-to-attend event from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on NE 2nd Ave from Atlantic Avenue to NE 3rd St.

    Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest is a family-friendly, closed-street event celebrating the art and culture of this historic neighborhood.  Experience over 50 merchant and restaurant open house events, art exhibits, live demonstrations, music, games and more.  Participate in the merchant “Mystery Tour” with chances to win prizes at different locations throughout the event, take a photo on “Abbey Road,” check out the VDubs of Palm Beach VW Beetle display, and take part in the costume contests: Beatles look-a-like, 70s Attire, Pineapple Attire and Pet costumes.  Enjoy live Beatles music on three stages along NE 2nd Ave. with performances by the Jay Valor Band sponsored by Tin Roof, and Beat and Shout, The Norwegian Beatles, Troika Blu Young, Estefy Lennon, Summer in Winterland and Paul Davie Acoustic sponsored by Beatles on the Beach.

    “Produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood board and merchants, “Pineapple Grove Forever,” kicks off the International  Beatles on the Beach Festival being held from April 25-28 throughout Downtown Delray Beach, said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA, we invite you to join us for this fun celebration of art, music and the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood.”

    Gold sponsors include Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Delray Beach, The International Beatles On the Beach Festival, Posh Properties, VDubs of Palm Beach and Tin Roof.

    For information please visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/PGFest or call 561.243.1077.

     

    CHEERS TO A SUCCESSFUL 11th ANNUAL SAVOR THE AVENUE

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:09am

    SALT7 WINS BEST TABLE DECOR & DEATH OR GLORY WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

    Delray Beach, FL (April 5, 2019) …Cheers to a successful 11th  Annual Savor the Avenue 2019!  On March 25th, downtown Delray Beach was once again the place to be as 1,000 guests dined under the stars together at Florida’s longest dining table, stretching five blocks and 1,300 feet long from Swinton Avenue east to Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1). This culinary tradition made possible by Delray & Boca Magazine’s partnership with the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and hosted by Steve Weagle of WPTV NewsChannel 5, showcased many of the award-winning restaurants located within downtown Delray Beach.

    For the 7th year, the Savor the Avenue restaurants competed in the “Best in Show” table décor contest. The winners were: 1st place – Salt 7, 2nd place – 50 Ocean, and 3rd place – City Oyster. For the People’s Choice Award, guests voted for their 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 2019 People’s Choice Award winner for the restaurant with the best table décor was Death or Glory.

    The 14 participating restaurants, with three chefs and at least 15 staff each preparing 4,000 food courses, included: 50 Ocean, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, Che!!!, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Death or Glory, Lemongrass, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar and Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen, L’Acqua, Rocco’s Tacos, Salt 7, The Office, and Vic & Angelo’s.

    “Savor the Avenue is an economic vitality focused program for the DDA, and as such, guests were asked to participate in a survey and entered into a drawing for an opportunity to win a dinner for two at a downtown Delray Beach restaurant of their choice,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director. In addition, Healthier Delray Beach was the beneficiary of $3,000. Each guest reservation included a $3 contribution to this non-profit whose focus is to improve Delray Beach’s behavioral health through awareness, training, access, and community building.  We greatly appreciate everyone’s support for this unique and social dining experience.”

    Savor the Avenue 2019 was sponsored by:  Premier – JM Lexus; Gold – Douglas Elliman; Silver – IPIC, Worthing Place, Jay Feder Jewelers, Atlas Event Rentals, Grimes Events & Party Tents.

    For more information, please visit downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077. To view photos from the event visit facebook.com/DelrayDDA and #savortheavenue on Instagram.