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Delray Beach Market Press Release - December 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 2:52pm

DELRAY BEACH MARKET TO LAUNCH AS FLORIDA’S LARGEST
FOOD HALL EXPERIENCE THIS MARCH

The Sprawling 150,000 Square-Foot City Hub Conceptualized by Menin Development will

Will Become An Artistic New Flagship Attraction for Residents + Visitors of Delray Beach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DELRAY BEACH, FL (December 7, 2020) – Poised to be America’s premier model food hall with heavy emphasis on artistic eye candy, Delray Beach Market by Menin Development is readying to open this March after a year of construction just half-a-block south of Atlantic Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

A culinary phenomenon that not even COVID-19 could put a halt to, Delray Beach Market will serve as a physical homage to the Delray Beach experience, drawing from the town’s rich history as a travel and agricultural center as well as a winter escape for scores of unique personalities through the decades. Specialty food purveyors, innovative chef-helmed dining concepts and creative food incubators will be centered on local and ethnic gastronomy from established brick-and-mortar concepts to trendy food trucks. A creative beverage program, curated art and food exhibitions and an endless array of programming such as live music shows, culinary schooling, celebrity activations, and innovative events will be central to this new destination which will serve as a new flagship experience for Delray Beach, affectionately known as the Village by the Sea.

The culturally rich institution will deliver a recipe of equal parts market, community locale, art emporium, and culinary melting pot. Delray Beach Market will be the largest food hall ever to break ground in Florida and the very first in Delray.

“It’s been years in development and it’s finally here, ready to be revealed and to play host the nearly three million annual visitors to Delray Beach (Source: Downtown Development Authority). We’ve worked hard to analyze and forecast what Delray Beach locals were missing and what our friends from around Florida and the country would love to patronize in a new model food hall, and placed it all within this single destination for food lovers to enjoy,” says Jordana L. Jarjura, President & General Counsel for Menin Development.    

Standing four stories tall at 150,000-square feet and featuring over 25 local and regional eateries with a rotating lineup of smaller artisan vendor pop-ups throughout, the Market will put Delray on the national map for its unique culinary landscape. But beyond offering an architecturally striking arena for food and art to come together while welcoming over 2,000 visitors a day, Delray Beach Market will serve as both a communal and millennial hub for the city of Delray.

Opportunities for public gatherings through creative food museum exhibits, collaborations with the world’s greatest food artists, educational celebrity culinary demonstrations, as well as an abundance of activations for kids and families to partake in throughout the week will be central to the experience.

“Delray Beach Market will be as much about supporting up and coming chefs as it will be to housing experienced concepts ranging from eclectic to fast-casual and fine dining. The market presents the perfect eco system for operators hard-pressed to congregate together in a communal dining experience, with easy financial access and built-in customers,” says Andy Masi, Clique Hospitality Founder and CEO, whose team has been appointed to manage the facility.   

Construction on the food emporium began in November 2019 and includes 60,000-square feet of individually-curated hospitality vendors anchored amidst a backdrop of stunning, large format interactive murals and sculptures by world-renowned artists, a 220-car, four-level enclosed parking garage, first floor and mezzanine levels with an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating areas, as well as dedicated takeout/pick-up spots.

The main hall invites guests to enjoy the exciting sights and sounds of the Market, where a bright and eclectic mix of neon and retro modern signage sets the tone for communal or individual dining. A central bar will present the ultimate in build-your-own Bloody Marys along with a rotating menu of seasonal cocktails crafted by top mixologists.

A craft beer bar on the ground floor will offer a variety of craft beer selections from Florida’s celebrated local breweries. At the mezzanine level, an open show kitchen surrounded with lounge areas along with an additional bar will present a space ideal for hosting cooking and baking classes, while catering to private, corporate and special events.

Specialty COVID-19 design measures include touchless bathrooms, collapsible nanowalls for open-air spaces at the mezzanine special event level, two garage doors on the ground floor, enhanced air filter AC system, outdoor seating for 200, and plenty of socially-distanced spaced indoor seating.

“Our show kitchen will be completely furnished, ready for hosted entertainment with audience space and state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities,” says Andy Masi. “Activations will be a constant curation here. We are going for big strategic partnerships and will have alliances with spirit brands, food brands and a healthy mix of food retail.” 

Notable restaurants on the ground floor will include Sorella’s, an artisanal handmade pasta house featuring Chef Jimmy Everett, a Florida native with extensive Italian cuisine experience in kitchens like Marea (New York City) and Al Molo (Hong Kong). Sorella’s unique product offerings will include fresh, handmade build-your-own-pastas as well as a variety of take-home retail items such as authentic sauces, pastas by the pound and other ready to eat items; Bona Bona, an over-the-top ice cream shop with a boozy streak known for wild concoctions like its toasted marshmallow merengue; Tekka Bar, an esteemed hand-roll and sake haven for sushi connoisseurs developed by acclaimed Las Vegas restaurateurs Takashi Segawa & Oliver Wharton, highlighting the freshest seafood alongside an eclectic sake program; and Tiffin Box, a fast, fresh Indian concept that aims to please the less traditional palate with delicately altered flavors and an amalgamation of recipes from different parts of India.

Visitors can also gear up for a day on the ocean at local retail icon Nomad, a family-owned and operated veteran surf shop established in 1968, offering quintessential surf, swim and beach apparel collections, skate apparel and more.

ABOUT DELRAY BEACH MARKET

The brainchild of Menin Development and Clique Hospitality, Delray Beach Market is the largest food hall to ever break ground in Florida. Home to over 25 individually curated vendors offering both local and eclectic flavors in contemporary digs, the 150,000 square-foot Delray Beach Market, located at 33 SE Third Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, Florida, will be a central community hub, offering a taste of the city like never before. The Market will be open seven days a week between the hours of 7am and 11pm. Learn more by visiting www.delraybeachmarket.com.

ABOUT MENIN DEVELOPMENT

Menin Development, Inc., headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, is a privately-held owner, developer and manager of commercial real estate properties. Menin has acquired, developed and remodeled, in excess of $1.5 billion of property in South Florida, Phoenix, New Orleans and throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.  Presently, Menin Development owns, manages and is in development of more than $700 million of commercial real estate. Current development is focused on urban commercial mixed-use, hospitality and multi-family projects in South Florida, along with select single-tenant acquisitions in upscale markets nationally. The company was founded by Craig Menin in 1985. menin.com

ABOUT CLIQUE HOSPITALITY

Clique Hospitality, founded by Andy Masi, is a collaboration of talented food and beverage professionals who have helped shape the dining and nightlife landscape along the West Coast for the past two decades. Masi has dedicated his life to making guests feel that a simple night out is more than just a memory, but also an experience. Clique is a boutique hospitality and marketing company with operations in Las Vegas, NV, San Diego, CA and Delray Beach, FL. Clique specializes in approachable dining that sets trends, rather than following them. In its partnerships with many of the country’s most prestigious hospitality corporations, including MGM Resorts

International, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Pendry Hotels, Montage Resorts, and Red Rock Resorts, Clique is transcending hospitality through service, quality, and trendsetting design.  

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Press/Media Contacts:

Michelle Soudry, The Gab Group, 561.750.3500, msoudry@thegabgroup.com

Kristen Skladd, The Gab Group, 561.750.3500, kristen@thegabgroup.com

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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!

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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.