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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... :)

Atlantic Crossing: Road Closure Update — 8.3.2020

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 3:05pm

UPDATE: As of 8.03.2020 - Atlantic Crossing Project has rescheduled the closing of Federal Hwy. from Atlantic Ave. to NE 1st St. to Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21stbetween the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as it was originally, with the possibility of leaving the one lane closed if there is road damage.

In addition, we have modified the original closure beginning Monday, August 3rd  to a partial one lane closure of NB Federal Hwy. between the same hours, to be completed no later than  Wednesday, August 5th to facilitate the erection of steel columns on building III.

MOT, law enforcement, and seismic monitors will be present as originally submitted as well.

AS OF JULY 29TH:  A partial lane closure will commence August 3rd - 5th (Mon-Wed) to set steel columns.  A COMPLETE road closure construction will commence either on Monday, August 10th or 17th, and will affect the northbound lanes of Federal Hwy. (NE 6th Ave.) as well as the westbound turn lane of Atlantic Ave. until either Friday, August 14th, or 21st. 

Updates on these construction plans will be posted once finalized.  For further information on the construction impact,  see below.

From Mouw Associates, Inc.:

To all business owners, residents, and guests. Beginning on Monday, August 3rd we will be removing the sheet piles along Federal Highway and Atlantic Ave. To facilitate this operation, the northbound lanes of Federal Hwy. (NE 6th Ave.) will be closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day until Friday, August 7th, as well as the westbound turn lane of Atlantic Ave.

MOT will be in place directing all vehicular and pedestrian traffic via detour signs, flagmen, and law enforcement at both intersections at Atlantic Ave. and NE 1st St. In the event that this process causes road damage, the eastern lane of Federal Hwy. will remain closed until the completion of repairs, as well as the sidewalk under the covered walkway. The sidewalk on the west side of Federal Hwy. will remain open.

In addition, this will generate noise and some vibration. We will have engineers monitoring the removal and be setting seismic monitors across from the project in front of Just Hearts and the Colony Hotel along Federal Hwy. and in front of the Blue Gallery and Hawkers on Atlantic Ave. to monitor vibrations.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and will return everything back to normal as quickly as possible.

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: