Press Release

The Cart Shop - Downtown Delray's #1 Golf Cart Rental Business

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 2:13pm

Are you planning a trip to Delray Beach, Florida? Chances are you’ll want to have the best transportation to explore downtown. With a lot of great restaurants, bars, beaches, and upscale shops all within miles of each other, visitors often search for a fun and convenient way to journey from one place to the next. Luckily, Delray Beach offers multiple forms of green transportation with one of the top choices being golf carts!

Here, at The Cart Shop, we had one goal in mind when opening our golf cart rental business — to offer visitors and locals of the Delray Beach neighborhood a relaxing and fun rental experience from start to finish. Our passion for all things automotive coupled with our abiding commitment to Delray Beach tourism led to an endeavor that families and solo travelers can enjoy!

 

Below we’ll detail key information regarding The Cart Shop as well as how to get in touch with us to schedule your future golf cart rental:

Can you drive golf carts in Delray Beach?

Many times we get asked, “Is it legal?,” the answer is — yes! Delray Beach is one of the few places in South Florida that lends itself to driving in and around the downtown area on a golf cart due to the low speed limits (under 35 mph). With thousands of visitors traveling to our beachside town each year, a golf cart makes a great addition to your stay whether you are staying at a 5-star hotel or charming vacation rental. The Cart Shop offers a variety of street legal golf carts for use in neighborhoods, communities, downtown Delray Beach and more.

Top reasons to rent a golf cart during your stay in Delray Beach:

● Weekend fun

● Holiday parades

● Wedding events

● Local fairs and festivals

● Sporting events (such as tennis or golf tournaments)

● Vacation rentals

● Seasonal rentals

● Fundraiser events and social gatherings

● Reliable beach transportation

The Cart Shop offers:

● A fleet of all-new 2022 Icon i60L street legal golf carts

● Entire fleet of 6-passenger golf carts

● State-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries providing industry-leading range on a single charge in every cart

Golf cart rental availability & pricing:

● The Cart Shop offers daily, weekly, and monthly rentals.

● Our quick and straightforward reservation portal allows guests to browse through our wide selection of street legal golf carts and choose specific dates in just a few minutes!

● All available pricing can be found by accessing our reservation page.

● Prices start at just $150

The Cart Shop FAQs

What are the hours of operation?

The Cart Shop is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Stop by during business hours for a special visit to our vintage showroom. There you can indulge in a treat from our 1950s vending machine or kick back in our lounge area as we prepare your cart rental.

Where is The Cart Shop located?

Our address is conveniently located at 705 Bond Way, Delray Beach, FL 33483. We’re just one block North of George Bush Blvd on Federal Highway, minutes away from bustling Atlantic Avenue and Delray Municipal Beaches.

What’s the best way to rent a golf cart?

Our website offers a seamless cart rental experience from beginning to end. You can easily access our reservation portal online at any point in time! You are also welcome to pop in to The Cart Shop and rent one right then and there, if there are some available. If you have questions or need to make changes to your reservation, never hesitate to contact us via phone at (561) 414-2995.

Can my golf car be delivered?

Absolutely! As part of The Cart Shop experience, we offer express delivery to our customers in the Delray Beach area. In fact, a golf cart is a great addition to your Airbnb or VRBO booking. Just confirm your stay location, and we’ll drop off and pick up the cart for optimal convenience. A delivery charge will apply.

Why rent from us?

While there are plenty of reasons to rent a golf cart during your stay in Delray Beach, our company is committed to making sure your experience is world-class. Whether you’re spending a week on a relaxing vacation or being a tourist in your own city, a golf cart is a great way to get around and make the most of your time in Delray Beach and the surrounding area.

Visit our website today to schedule your golf cart rental with us!

 

Street Legal Golf Cart Rentals - Delray Beach

PRESS RELEASE: Delray Beach Fashion Week 2022

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 5:53pm

10th ANNUAL DELRAY BEACH FASHION WEEK 2022

Delray Beach, FL (January 14, 2022) …Downtown comes alive with style! Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Delray Beach Fashion Week from February 23-27, 2022. Experience spectacular fashion, local designers, art, and beauty at this special event created by the Downtown Development Authority and the downtown merchants. Join us for exciting fashion shows and events including the opening runway show, fashion show luncheon, sunsational shop & sip event, trunk shows and in-store events. Preview spring and summer styles with all items shown on the runway available for purchase throughout the downtown retail shops.

Events will take place throughout downtown Delray Beach starting with the opening runway show.  Tickets will be on sale beginning January 10, 2022 at www.DelrayFashionWeek.com, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families

“The DDA and downtown merchants are proud to produce this award-winning event for its 10th year,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA. Delray Beach Fashion Week is a unique, fun, and all-encompassing opportunity to share with our local residents and visitors the fashion and beauty that is found right here in downtown Delray Beach.”

DBFW 2022 EVENTS:

Event details updated and tickets available on www.DelrayFashionWeek.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022:  Opening Night - “Living in Paradise” Fashion Show Experience

Overview: “Living in Paradise” opening night runway show will feature over 30 retailers highlighting the “best of the best” that their stores have to offer.  Styles from upcoming spring and summer season will be showcased by over 70 models with hair and makeup done by local salons. Enjoy tropical décor, live musical entertainment, step and repeat photos, downtown merchant pop up retail and food tents, a cash bar offering wine, beer, champagne, and a lounge.

Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: Park at Old School Square, 44 NE 2nd Avenue, downtown Delray Beach

Tickets:  $50 per person for special VIP seating & special access to lounge area 

All proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families.

 

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022: “Colors of the Tropics” Fashion Show and Luncheon

Overview:  Celebrate the Colors of the Tropics with a themed runway fashion show featuring more than 40 Spring and Summer resort looks from over 20 downtown Delray Beach shops and local designers.   The luncheon includes opening reception, three-course lunch, silent auction, and entertainment at Meso Beach House. Each guest will also receive a welcome cocktail, swag bag and entry into a raffle package worth over $500.

Time: 11:30AM – 3PM: 11:30AM – Welcome Reception, 12PM - Luncheon, 12:45PM - Fashion Show, with silent auction and entertainment throughout the event.

Location: Meso Beach House, 900 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 

Tickets: $125 per person includes reserved seat luncheon, welcome cocktail, swag bag, silent auction, fashion show with over 40 looks, entertainment. All proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families.

Parking: Complimentary valet parking will be available.

 

Friday, Feb. 25, 2022:  Sunsational Shop and Sip Event

Overview:  Join us for a Sunsational Shop & event throughout downtown Delray Beach. Check-in at Rosewater Rooftop at The Ray Hotel and receive a complimentary beverage, light brunch bites, and a goodie bag of shopping specials, then stroll downtown to shop the many retailers seen in Fashion Week. Passport provided to each attendee to be checked at every participating location, with all completed passports will be entered into a raffle for a Downtown package. Turn in the passports at the post-event reception at Johnnie Brown’s. Enjoy complimentary parking along Atlantic Avenue.

Time: 10AM – 3PM. Check-in: 10AM-11:30AM

Location: throughout Downtown Delray Beach. Check-in at Rosewater Rooftop at The Ray Hotel, 233 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach

Tickets: $25 per person available online in advance and on-site. Includes continental breakfast at check-in, Fashion Week Swag Bag (with coupons to shoppable stores), free parking certificate, access to Ride Freebee, & raffle prize opportunities at the post-event reception. All proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

 

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022:  Sand & Sea Fashion Event

Overview:

Join us for a runway event featuring swimwear from our downtown Delray Beach retailers & designers. Swim show includes ticketed seats and complimentary cocktail & passed hors d'oeuvres at Rosewater Rooftop at The Ray Hotel concluding the event. Limited seating available.

Time: 3:00PM

Location: The Ray Plaza, 233 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach

Tickets: $40.00 per person includes a fashion show, entertainment, and luxury lounge. All proceeds benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families.

 

Sat. & Sun., Feb. 26-27, 2022: Downtown Delray Beach Craft Show

Overview: Howard Alan Events and the Delray Beach DDA present a juried art show stroll along NE 4th Ave. Experience over 100 artists and vendors.

Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: NE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach

 

Sunday, February 27, 2022:  Fashion Trunk Shows & Instore Events

Overview

Fashion trunk shows, in-store events, and shopping throughout downtown Delray Beach.

Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: Throughout downtown Delray Beach; Parking free downtown until noon and available at Old School Square Garage—95 NE 1st St (FREE until 4 PM; $5 Flat Rate after).

 

TICKETS: Available through www.DelrayFashionWeek.com  All proceeds benefit local Delray Beach non-profit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. VIP Pass: $200 and includes: VIP access to all events, reserved front area seating, Amanda Perna bag (valued at $140). Individual tickets:  Opening Night- “Living in Paradise” Fashion Show Experience - $50, Colors of the Tropics Fashion Show and Luncheon - $125, Sunsational Shop and Sip - $25, Sand & Sea Fashion Event - $40.

 

CHARITY

BENEFICIARY: All proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families  www.achievementcentersfl.org 

 

SPONSORS: Thank you to the Delray Beach Fashion Week 2022 Sponsors who make this event possible: (As of 01.14.2022): Gold - Baldheaded Crypto Guy, Caner Windows, Ormonde Productions; Silver – The Colony Hotel, Johnnie Brown’s, Meso Beach House, Rosewater Rooftop at The Ray Hotel.  Parisi Events DDA Official Partners: Menin Development, and 4th & 5th Delray, Sundy Village-Pebb Capital, Grimes Events & Party Tents, and International Materials.

 

RETAILER PARTICIPANTS: Please visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com  for the list of participants.

 

HAIR SALONS/MAKE-UP PARTICIPANTS: Please visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com for the list of participants.

 

INFORMATION:   For more information, event details, and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com, facebook.com/DelrayFashion, #DelrayFashionWeek, or phone: 561.243.1077.

 

Media Contact: Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC 

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) mission is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors. Official Partners of the DDA include Menin Development, 4th & 5th Delray, Sundy Village-Pebb Capital, Grimes Events & Party Tents, and International Materials. For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

In The Biz

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 2:46pm

Delray Beach, Florida USA
August 05, 2021

The Florida Food And Beverage Workers Association (FFBWA) today announced the final agenda and current list of hiring restaurants for the InTheBiz Delray Member Social & Job Crawl happening on Wednesday, August 11 at the new Delray Beach Market. InTheBiz Delray features twelve interviewing stations that represent over fifty restaurant locations throughout South Florida. Both a free membership drive and job festival, InTheBiz Delray offers attendees an innovative way to interview for jobs while socializing with fellow hospitality professionals in a festive venue. Beginning at 5 PM attendees will be offered a complementary beverage and discounted food and drinks throughout the event. At 8 PM candidates are invited to visit local participating restaurants in person to meet more staff and continue the interview process. InTheBiz Delray concludes the evening with an after party hosted by Bru's Room off Atlantic Avenue from 8 to 10 PM.  

Participating restaurant and resort food and beverage departments include: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Bru's Room, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Delray Beach Market, Delray Sands Resort, Elisabetta's, Johnnie Browns, Lionfish Delray Beach, OPAL Grand, Rocco's Tacos, Rosewater Rooftop, Sundy House, The Agency and Throw Social. FFBWA spokesperson Paul Dudley commented "we purposely assembled this group of high profile operators based on them having multiple locations to hire for or are just opening and urgently need to fill all positions.". He continued  "we want to deliver our members a variety of employers to engage in an intimate setting without having the stigma of an old school job fair." Additional restaurant and resort operators are expected to participate and will be announced as they join.

Attendees requiring special access or mobility services should contact the organizers in advance by emailing inthebiz@ffbwa.org. Hospitality job seekers and hiring companies can get more festival details and register online at www.InTheBizFlorida.org.

About The FFBWA- Florida Food & Beverage Workers Association (FFBWA) is a trade advocacy group for the over one million rock star hospitality professionals throughout the Sunshine State. The FFBWA mission is to be the voice of the talent for the Floridian food and beverage service industry representing our membership with confidence, pride, and purpose.

See the Flyer below for more information.

PRESS RELEASE: Florida Food and Beverage Workers Association - InTheBiz Delray Member Social & Job Crawl

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 11:07am
Delray Beach, Florida USA (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) August 05, 2021- The Florida Food And Beverage Workers Association (FFBWA) today announced the final agenda and current list of hiring restaurants for the InTheBiz Delray Member Social & Job Crawl happening on Wednesday, August 11 at the new Delray Beach Market. InTheBiz Delray features twelve interviewing stations that represent over fifty restaurant locations throughout South Florida. Both a free membership drive and job festival, InTheBiz Delray offers attendees an innovative way to interview for jobs while socializing with fellow hospitality professionals in a festive venue. Beginning at 5 PM attendees will be offered a complementary beverage and discounted food and drinks throughout the event. At 8 PM candidates are invited to visit local participating restaurants in person to meet more staff and continue the interview process. InTheBiz Delray concludes the evening with an after party hosted by Bru's Room off Atlantic Avenue from 8 to 10 PM.  
 
Participating restaurant and resort food and beverage departments include: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Bru's Room, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Delray Beach Market, Delray Sands Resort, Elisabetta's, Johnnie Browns, Lionfish Delray Beach, OPAL Grand, Rocco's Tacos, Rosewater Rooftop, Sundy House, The Agency and Throw Social. FFBWA spokesperson Paul Dudley commented "we purposely assembled this group of high profile operators based on them having multiple locations to hire for or are just opening and urgently need to fill all positions.". He continued  "we want to deliver our members a variety of employers to engage in an intimate setting without having the stigma of an old school job fair." Additional restaurant and resort operators are expected to participate and will be announced as they join. 
 
Attendees requiring special access or mobility services should contact the organizers in advance by emailing inthebiz@ffbwa.org. Hospitality job seekers and hiring companies can get more festival details and register online at www.InTheBizFlorida.org.

About The FFBWA- Florida Food & Beverage Workers Association (FFBWA) is a trade advocacy group for the over one million rock star hospitality professionals throughout the Sunshine State. The FFBWA mission is to be the voice of the talent for the Floridian food and beverage service industry representing our membership with confidence, pride, and purpose.

PRESS RELEASE: Morikami Announces new Let the Games Begin! Virtual Exhibit

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 2:57pm

The museum’s photo archives also showcase the recreational pastimes of the Yamato

Colonists who settled in Delray Beach during the early 20th century. Naturally, they

embraced sports that were popular in America such as baseball and golf. They also brought and shared some Japanese games and activities, including the card

game

hanafuda

and the board game

Go

. According to a 2016 survey by the International

Go Federation, over 46 million people worldwide who know how to play the game with

over 20 million current players.

Sumo

Let the Games Begin!

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Unveils New Virtual Exhibit

Showcasing Sports and Games of Japan

Delray Beach, FL Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens recently added an exciting new online exhibition to its virtual library. Titled “Let the Games Begin,” the exhibit showcases the cross-cultural influence of sports and interactive games found

around the world.

One of the popular sports unique to Japan is sumo. Sumo is closely associated with the indigenous Shintō religion; the sport was introduced during the Yayoi period at the order of

Emperor Suinin (who reportedly reigned for 99 years from 29 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.). Pre- game etiquette in which sumo wrestlers engage in before fighting, such as stamping their feet and throwing salt stem from religious rituals. To win in sumo, wrestlers must push or pull the opponent out of the ring, or forcing them to the mat. Garbed in robes similar to those worn by Shintō priests, sumo referees are highly respected by both participants and fans for their decorum and judgment.

Archery

In Japan, as in many other countries, the horse symbolizes power and wealth as well as a crucial component to success on the battlefield. By the 7th century, mounted archery, called yabusame, had become a necessary marital arts skill, especially in the days before the sword was the weapon of choice for samurai warriors. By the Heian period (794- 1185), archery competitions were included in formal court ceremonies to honor ancestors and request protection for the community from the gods. After the 16th century when guns were introduced from the West archery faded as a combat skill, but continues as an aesthetic practice to refine both the body and mind. No longer on horseback, the marital art of kyūdō, or the way of the bow, came to be widely practiced. After WWII, high schools revived it as an extracurricular activity more closely related to archery in the West. However, in Japan the focus remains on self- improvement over scoring and awards.

Kend

Similarly, another traditional martial art that developed into a modern sport is kendō. During the Shōtoku era (1711-1716), Naganuma Shirozaemon-Kunisato (1688-1767) developed new and more graceful techniques of wielding the sword created from actual battle skills, and shaped the foundation of formal routines, or kata. Later, protective gear and the bamboo-sword (shinai) were established as basic equipment. The playing area is a 33-foot square. Because you can circle your opponent in kendō (unlike Western fencing) there can be a lot of physical contact, and kendō practitioners are allowed to strike a player when they are down.

Kemari

Many traditional Japanese sports and games date back to the classical Heian period (794-1185). One example is the Japanese version of hacky-sack, or kemari. It was an engaging pastime for the elite and commoners alike at the Heian court with anywhere from two to 12 people divided into two teams who try to keep the hide-covered ball in the air as long as possible. The typical court has a dirt floor and one tree at each corner: ideally a cherry, maple, willow, and pine. The contemporary Kemari Preservation Society maintains the courtly traditions associated with the game.

Kites

Other games and contests invented in the Heian period began to thrive later in the Edo period (1603-1868), such as kite battles. One of the most famous kite events is the Hamamatsu Kite Festival. It dates back to 1558 as a celebration in honor of the local lord’s firstborn son. It is held annually on May 3-5 in the city of Hamamatsu, and features a contest on the beach where teams from over 100 different towns try to bring

down each other’s kites. These massive kites can be more than 11 feet wide and take several people to launch and control them. A smaller version of these fighting kites in the Morikami Museum Collection bears the symbol for the town of Kitamachi.

Kaiawase

Another favorite Heian pastime was the shell-matching game, or kaiawase, which came into full development by the 12th century. In the early years of the game, one would accumulate a set of shells with scenes painted on them and play with one to four people, usually kneeling on a mat or next to a low table. By the end of the 12th century, the full game set consisted of 360 illustrated clamshells. The matching lacquer boxes for carrying the pieces became more elaborate over the years, too.

Kendama

Another globally beloved game that flourished in the Edo period is the Japanese version of a cup-and-ball game called kendama. Legend states that French sailors brought bilboquet to Japan in the 1700s as a drinking game. The Japanese added two side cups of

different size to make it more challenging and today there are formal competitions held worldwide. Don’t miss the Kendama World Cup hosted by Japan on August 21-22, 2021.

Pachinko

In the early 1900s, a table game introduced by the French called Corinth evolved into Pachinko. A kind of up-right pinball machine and slot machine combined, the name Pachinko derives from the sound the metal balls make. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, they were primarily enjoyed by kids in candy shops, but gradually were taken over by adults for gambling. While gambling is illegal in Japan, Pachinko parlors circumvent the laws by awarding prizes, not cash; or you can take a prize ticket to a separate shop to exchange it for money. From 1937, production of Pachinko machines stopped as manufacturing shifted to support the war effort. After World War II the gaming industry revived; and today it accounts for more than 4% of Japan’s Gross Domestic Product annually.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. For more information, please call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org.

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