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Downtown Delray Beach Businesses Show they Care

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:20am

Downtown Delray Beach Businesses are there for you and they are creating opportunities for you to be there for others!

As our businesses adjust to this turbulent time, many are trying to find ways to help others - read on to see customer service at its highest level.

Below are downtown businesses that are putting their efforts towards helping those on the front lines and those in need. They invite you to join them with your donations! If you are a Downtown Delray Beach business also fighting the good fight contact us at dda@downtowndelraybeach.com so we can get the word out there and band together during this unprecedented time!

 

FIRST RESPONDER  DEALS and CHARITY EFFORTS

CAFFE LUNA ROSA  15% off all Purchases for First Responders and Healthcare (Not valid with other discounts, offers or special packages) 

GARYS RACK'S FARMHOUSE KITCHEN  Offering 20% off all food items for first responders.

PAPAS TAPAS  Offering 25% off to first responders. In addition, they have been running a donation effort to provide FREE meals to first responders. If you donate $10, a meal goes to a worker on the front lines:  call for details! 561-266-0599 

RAMEN LAB EATERY  50% off checks with a valid I.D. for first responders.
In addition, customers can purchase a meal for a first responder.  When you buy a donation meal, Ramen Lab will match and donate an additional meal. Contact store for details.

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO  50% off checks with a valid I.D. for first responders.
In addition, customers can purchase a meal for a first responder.  When you buy a donation meal, Lemongrass will match and donate an additional meal. Contact store for details.

TIN ROOF "First Responder Fridays"  Each Friday, Tin Roof will be donating meals to first responders based on sales from the prior week.  Support local and donate by ordering take out from Tin Roof throughout the week. 

HOPPORTUNITIES Inspired by @eatpalmbeach's #savepbfood intiative, Hopportunties decided to donate what they thought would be much appreciated by first responders - CAFFEINE!  What started as one keg of coffee being donated to the night shift at a medical center, turned into 4 more coffee kegs being donated on separate occasions.  All of these donations happened organically through people and organizations who loved this cause.  If you are interested in helping donatE coffee to first responders, contact Hopportunties: @hopportuntiesfl

TWO FAT COOKIES/BREGGFAST    Locals have been calling in catering orders to donate to first responders for breakfast.  If would like to host breakfast for first responders one morning, contact Two Fat Cookies.  Two Fat Cookies has also donated pastries to Hopportunities for their efforts to caffeinate first responders on the night shift.  We love seeing our businesses come together! 

REAL CONNECTIONS SOFLA  FULL online subscription for $20 (normally $50)

ALOFT  Rates starting from $79 per night, grab & GO breakfast, FREE self parking and WiFi

HYATT PLACE  $79 plus tax rate for all first responders.

 

 

 

CHARITY EFFORTS

AMANDA PERNA BUY A MASK, GIVE A MASK

Local Designer, Amanda Perna (brand: House of Perna) is creating masks for those who need them. Buy yourself, a loved one, a first responder or anyone you know who might need one and one gets donated to first responders and those on the front lines! She also has created a sewing pattern so you can sew masks at home and take part in this wonderful cause. As well, she is taking donations to buy more fabric. Head to The House of Perna website for more information!

 

HELPING HANDS (H3)

Hospitality Helping Hands (H3) is a recently organized network of three established Delray not-for-profits (Living Hungry, the Delray Beach Homelessness Task Force, WiseTribe) and two established restaurants, Dada and Subculture Coffee. Together they are cutting through the complexity of closed schools, social distancing, job loss, and disrupted supply chains to deliver food to those most in need.

The concept is simple. Restaurants and not-for-profits band together to establish community kitchens to produce and distribute healthy, nutritious meals to children, the elderly and the needy and at the same time provide some limited employment to our suffering restaurant colleagues. We are striving to take the fear of “where do I get my next meal” away from everyone who is suffering emotionally and financially.

 DETAILS FOR WARM HEARTY MEALS from Restaurant Chefs To-Go to You:

DADA is working with H3 to serve meals daily 

"Come get a warm meal" - Anyone can go through the drive-through and get a Free Meal Monday- Friday 1:00-6:00 PM @ Dada Restaurant, Drive Through, up to 10 meals per car

 Dada Large Group Meals (50-150) Pick Ups @ Dada Restaurant  - Pick up by Appointments (RSVP Maura @ 561-400-2712), Monday- Friday 1:00-6:00 PM @ Dada Restaurant, "Charity Pick-Ups" Parking Spots. We start at 250 meals today and will build up to 1,000 meals a day. 

Cason Methodist - HQ for Living Hungry H3 small group meal pickups and drive through Mon-Friday 1:30-2:30 PM 

 

Groceries for You To-Go to You:   

A Free Set of Groceries with Farm Fresh produce and goodies you need to stay healthy, which you want to eat! Drive through pickups Saturday at Dada, Time TBD.

 

 

PAST PROMOTIONS THAT WE ARE PROUD OF!

 RESTAURANTS FEEDING SENIORS

From March 18th—20th, downtown Delray Beach restaurants: Prime Delray, Pizza Rustica, Tin Roof, The Office Delray, Sazio Express, Two Fat Cookies, Caffe Luna Rosa and Rose's Daughter donated 300 meals to homebound seniors who normally visit Pompey Park and Veterans Park Monday through Friday for complimentary lunch. With the newly implemented social distancing requirements due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), these complementary lunches were put on hold. These restaurants stepped up and all meals were delivered by Delray Beach's Freebee cart and the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation department assisted with the delivery of meals to 100 homebound seniors. 

Thank you to the restaurants donating 100 meals a day for our local seniors!

 

DEATH OR GLORY BAR

Hospitality Industry Meal Giveaway on 3/27

"To our industry family, we have a special care package headed your way. This Friday (3.27) we are giving away 2 Paper Planes, 1 appetizer and an entree for two. Vegetarian options also available, offer is valid while supplies last. #paperplanetogo"

See the Death or Glory Bar Instagram account for more details

Swinton Ave. Resurfacing Project

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:10pm

Swinton Ave. Resurfacing Project in Delray Beach begins contract time this Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020. No lane closures are expected through this first week, as the contractor will be focusing on installing signage, mobilizing equipment and prepping to begin work activities.

 

Swinton Avenue Resurfacing Project

Description: This 1.5-mile roadway improvements project is expected to begin Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020, in the city of Delray Beach. Work includes milling and resurfacing, adding 5-foot wide sidewalk on the west side of the roadway from S 10th Street to S 3rd Street, drainage, signage and pavement marking upgrades including roadway striping for shared use travel lanes, and minor signalization improvements to existing equipment.

Cost/Completion: $1.4 million. Completion is expected in early 2021.

Traffic Impact:

·       All lanes are open. Please see project info flyer attached. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Meredith Cruz at 561-641-6440.

Wear a Mask!

Stay Safe, Wear A Mask Delray Beach!

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 11:45am

The latest emergency declaration announced by the City of Delray Beach states that all visitors and residents are required to wear masks when inside grocery stores, convenience stores, retail establishments, pharmacies, retail food facilities or restaurants, and while performing construction or delivery activities. We have rounded up some of our local Downtown Delray Businesses who are making/selling masks to make it easy for you to purchase yours!

 

Amanda Perna - House of Perna/Neon Bohemians

Designer Amanda Perna has been making masks available for purchase with a buy one, have one donated to healthcare workers incentive! Purchase a mask for $25, and one will be made and donated to a healthcare worker. Masks come in multiple, fun designs, with each mask ordered being a surprise! Support Amanda by visiting her website: https://thehouseofperna.com/products/face-mask to purchase one now!

 

 

Glavidia Alexis - Glavidia Hair Studio

Hairstylist & designer Glavidia Alexis is making fun masks for all to wear. Follow her on social media: @GHSDelray on Instagram to check out the different styles and DM her for more information on how to purchase!

Masks are $20

 

 

 

 

Lois Brezinski - Lois Brezinski Artworks

Artist & shop owner Lois Brezinski is creating custom masks for anyone who reaches out to her in need. You can e-mail loisbrezinskiartworks@gmail.com to inquire. Masks are $7

 

 

 

 

Surf District Surf Shop

Currently receiving masks weekly have a "PICK UP"  time scheduled at Surf District Surf Shop. To have them shipped is an added fee. 
Masks are One size fits most; Mora Girls brand is bikini fabric & stretchy. Lotus & Luna are cotton.

Assorted prints, colors may vary. Some prints may not be shown in the picture, Leave us a note if you want certain colors, we will try our best to fulfill your desires!

Mask price varies. Inquire at https://www.surf-district.com/

The Monogram Closet

The Monogram Closet has masks available for purchase online ranging from $10 to $14. Purchase fun patterns like tye-dye and American flag-themed masks and have them shipped to you or pick them up! Visit: https://www.monogramcloset.com/online-store to see what is available!

 

 

 

 

 

 

*These are NOT N95 masks. These masks are not going to fully protect you from Corona Virus. You should still be practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others in public and frequently washing your hands for 20 seconds. Remember your eyes are not in the mask so if you are touching things and then touching your eyes you are exposing yourself in the same way. These masks are not approved by the CDC and are meant to be an extra barrier to cover your face while in public places.

 ALL MASKS ARE FINAL SALE!


Are you a business that is selling or giving away face masks? Please let us know, so we can add you to the list! E-mail DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com

 

FAQs of Unemployment

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:28pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING UNEMPLOYMENT

 

I’ve lost my job or my hours have been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Can I get unemployment benefits?

 

Yes. Go to https://connect.myflorida.com or call 1-800-204-2418 to apply. Those who are eligible will be able to get up to $275 per week for up to 12 weeks in state unemployment benefits, as well as an additional $600 per week for up to four months in federal benefits.

 

I’m having trouble getting through to Florida’s unemployment benefits website. What should I do?

 

This is a frequent complaint due to the large number of applicants. The Governor’s office is in charge, and they told us they are working urgently to improve the site. I will continue to press the issue.

 

I am self-employed or an independent contractor. Do these benefits apply to me?

 

Yes, thanks to a new federal law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Go to https://connect.myflorida.com or call 1-800-204-2418 to apply.

 

My small business is suffering as a result of the pandemic. What resources are available to me?

 

There are a number of different opportunities. The new Paycheck Protection Program provides assistance to employers to maintain their payroll and expenses during this public health emergency. These will be available retroactively from Feb. 15, 2020.

 

Beginning on April 3rd, businesses can go to a participating SBA 7(a) lender, bank, or credit union, apply for a loan, and be approved on the same day. These loans feature eight weeks fully forgivable funds to cover payroll, rent, utilities, and mortgage interest.

 

Small businesses are also eligible to apply online for immediate relief through Economic Injury Disaster Loans for an advance of up to $10,000 within three days, and Emergency Bridge Loans to help bridge the short-term gap in resources available. Subscribe to SBA emails for updates on available webinars and other resources.

 

I heard the government will be sending checks to people. How do I know if I qualify and when will I get my payment?

 

If you make $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples) or less per year, you will receive a payment of $1,200, with an additional $500 per child (16 and under). This payment decreases as incomes increase and stops entirely at $99,000 ($198,000 for married couples).

 

Payments will be issued by the IRS via direct deposit and will be based on your 2019 tax returns. If you have not filed for 2019 yet, then it will be based on your 2018 filling. If the IRS does not have your bank account information on file there will be an opportunity to submit this information to the IRS online. If you do not typically file a tax return, you will likely need to file a simple tax return to receive the economic assistance.

 

I’m on Social Security. Will I still get a stimulus check?

 

Yes. Everyone is eligible for the payments as long as they have a social security number and meet the household incomes limits listed above. This includes Social Security beneficiaries (retirement, disability, survivor) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. You will receive this money the same way you receive your Social Security payments.

 

DELRAY BEACH MARKET-03.20.2020 Update

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:57pm

DELRAY BEACH MARKET-03.20.2020 Update

#33 SE 3RD Avenue

Delray Beach

 

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we will be commencing our concrete shell

construction activities at the above referenced project on April 13, 2020 until November 20, 2020. There

are closures that will happen along SE 3rd Ave. See attached document to show the exact dates when

the MOT will be happening so you can plan accordingly.

All of our construction related activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

on weekdays and occasionally on Saturday. We intend to keep noise down to a minimum, take measures

to control dust, and coordinate the movement of vehicles to minimize traffic interruptions for the

neighborhood.

 

We would like to extend our appreciation for your patience and we understand that there will be

inconveniences to you during this construction process and we will do our best to minimize the impact

of the project for you, your family and your property.

 

If you have any concerns that you would like addressed, please contact us at

DBMConstructionInfo@gmail.com and we will be glad to help in any way possible.

 

Thank you,

KAST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC

Christian Rivera

 

MOT Dates:

1. March 25 thru March 26, 2020: 48 hr. single lane closure for crane rig

disassembly. See attachment A.

2. April 13 thru November 20, 2020: Concrete shell structure construction. See

attachment B.

3. April 27 & 28, 2020: 48 hr. SE 3rd Ave full closure for erection of tower

crane. See attachment C.

See attached MOT plan A, B & C for the construction of the concrete shell

structure.