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Downtown Delray Beach Businesses show they care

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:37pm

Downtown Delray Beach Businesses are there for you! And 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. We couldn't be more proud! 

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!

 

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 one and one gets donated to a person in need!  She also has created a sewing pattern so you can sew masks at home.  As well, she is taking donations to buy more fabric.   Head to The House of Perna website for more information!

 

PAPAS TAPAS 

Papas Tapas, a local favorite for excellent spanish tapas and sangria is not only offering 25% off to first responders - they have been running a donation effort to provide FREE meals to first respondors - If you donate $10 and a meal goes to a worker on the front lines - call for details! 561-266-0599  OR  click below for more information:

 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), 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

Ways to Support Small Businesses in Downtown Delray Beach During COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:31pm

Ways to Support Small Businesses in Downtown Delray Beach

In Downtown Delray Beach, small business is key. The fabric of our downtown is mom and pop stores, our vibrant and delicious restaurants, creative art galleries, hotel accommodations, educational museums, coffee shops, bakeries, candy stores, and much more! The lively hood of these businesses relies on serving both visitors and local residents.

Due to the rapid spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, downtown events and gatherings have been canceled until further notice resulting in the loss of revenue among our locally owned, small businesses. They need community support more than ever right now! 

Here are some ways you can help: Make a purchase online from a local business in the coming days or weeks. Whether it's for yourself or for family or friends a small gift card, food delivery, curbside pick-up, social media orders, or online orders…

  • We know most of you are professional Amazon orderers, so see what you can shift over to your local businesses. Chocolate, coffee, clothing, books, art and more can be delivered right to your door. 
  • Many local restaurants are providing curbside pick-up, delivery through platforms like Delivery Dudes, UberEats, Postmates, Grubhub, etc., the option to purchase gift cards directly on their website or by phone, and pop-up produce and liquor pick-up.
  • Tickets for future hands-on classes or events can be purchased now in order to help keep small businesses running, gift cards for retail shops, curbside pick-up for phone or website orders as well as delivery for online orders are still available!

Below, we've rounded up what our businesses in Downtown Delray are offering (Note: we will continue to update this list as we receive more information!)

If you don't see a business you're looking for, you can always give them a call directly to ask what options they may have. If you can't afford to make a purchase right now, consider sharing this page with a friend or family member who may be interested in helping! Remember: Any little thing helps right now. 
 


ATTN: Downtown Delray Beach Businesses: If you don't see your offering or website link listed here, email us at dda@downtowndelraybeach.com—we'll evaluate and add you to the list if we can!


Please note that some businesses in the Downtown Delray area are fully open (within the compliance of the City ordinance), some restaurants have moved to takeout service only and some may be temporarily closed. These statuses will be fluid so you should check websites and social media for updates before traveling. The Downtown Development Authority is currently tracking businesses that are temporarily closed. Please click here to see the most up-to-date list!

Accommodations:

For advanced bookings:

Arts & Culture (Attractions)

Online Orders, Call-in Orders, Gift Cards, Event Tickets or Donations, & More:

Beauty, Wellness, & Fitness

Gift cards, spa packages, fitness packages, beauty supplies, & more:

Clothing, apparel, jewelry, and home retail

Gift cards, curated outfits, jewelry, shoes, home furnishings and more:

Restaurants — Food & Beverage

The below list compiles restaurants that are offering take-out and/or delivery. What do you need? Gift cards (Call to inquire), curbside pick-up, delivery (Check out Delivery Dudes, UberEats, Postmates, GrubHub & more for delivery options)!

  • 3rd & 3rd
  • Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza
  • Bear’s Food Shack
  • Beg For More
  • Beer Trade Co.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop
  • Big Al’s Philly Cheese Steaks
  • Blue Anchor
  • Bodega
  • Boheme Bistro
  • Brule Bistro
  • Bru's Room
  • Burger Fi
  • Caffe Luna Rosa
  • Cena
  • Che!!
  • Christina's Breakfast and Lunch
  • City Oyster
  • Coffee District
  • Columbian Coffee House
  • Conte's Deli
  • Conte's Pizza
  • Delray Goodies
  • Delray Hideaway
  • Doc’s All American
  • El Camino
  • Elisabetta’s Ristorante
  • Falafel Time
  • Fit Food Express
  • Foxworth Fountain
  • Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
  • IPIC
  • IT Sugar
  • J & J Seafood
  • Kilwins
  • Le Macaron
  • Lemongrass
  • Le Sorelle
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Mussel Beach
  • Over The Bridge Café
  • Papa’s Tapas
  • Park Tavern
  • Pizza Rustica
  • PRIME
  • Proper Ice Cream
  • Rack’s Fish House
  • Ramen Lab Eatery
  • Rocco’s Tacos
  • Rose’s Daughter
  • Sandwiches By The Sea
  • Sazio Express
  • Sazio
  • Señor Burrito
  • Sweets Sensational
  • The Grove
  • The Real Poké
  • The Original Popcorn House
  • The Wine Room
  • Tin Roof
  • Tramonti
  • Two Fat Cookies
  • Two Fat BrEGGfast
  • Vic & Angelo’s
  • Windy City Pizza
  • Wine House Social
  • Yama Sushi
  • Ziree Thai & Sushi
  • Silverball Museum
  • The New Vegan
  • Purgreens
  • Yaxche Tearoom
  • Subculture Coffee
  • Whole Green Café
  • Craft Food Tours — Gift Cards available!
  • Deck 84 - Gift Cards available
  • Wine Wave

Our businesses need your help! Anything and everything you can do (while keeping yourself and our businesses safe and healthy) is appreciated.

Sincerely,

The Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Merchant & Business Association

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:47am

 

We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

 

Read more here  

Florida Activates Emergency Loan Program for Small Businesses

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:15am

Florida activates emergency loan program for small businesses
Mar 17, 2020, 7:24am EDT

The application period for the recently activated Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program opened Tuesday for companies whose cash flows have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With both local and national governments placing restrictions on gatherings, and even implementing curfews in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, small businesses across sectors including hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics have experienced steep drops in sales in recent days.
But through May 8, small business owners with two to 100 employees can apply for the short-term interest-free loans of up to $50,000. Up to $50 million has been allocated for the program, according to an announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"As we mitigate against the spread of COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of Floridians comes first," DeSantis said. "I understand the harm mitigation strategies will have on small businesses throughout our state. By activating the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, we are providing the opportunity for Florida’s small businesses to receive cash immediately to ensure they can lessen the impacts felt as a result of COVID-19."
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will administer the loans in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corp. The loans are interest-free for up to one year

To qualify, businesses must have been established before March 9 and be able to demonstrate the impact that the coronavirus has had on their cash flows.
Businesses with questions about the program can email disaster@FloridaSBDC.org or call (866) 737-7232.
The DEO is surveying Florida businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus at FloridaDisaster.biz.

Emon Reiser Digital Editor S o u t h F l o r i d a B u s i n e s s J o u r n a l

Visit Florida Industry Update on COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:29am

Dear Partner,

We want you to know that we are thinking about you during this challenging time as you deal with the impact of COVID-19 in both your business and personal life. Florida's tourism industry is resilient, and VISIT FLORIDA is working every day to help keep our industry informed and travelers safe.

VISIT FLORIDA has taken the following steps to ensure the safety of potential visitors, businesses, Florida residents and our staff:

  • Welcome Centers are closed until further notice
  • VISIT FLORIDA co-ops and media have been paused
  • VISIT FLORIDA press trips and events have been paused
  • VISIT FLORIDA team members are being encouraged to telework
  • The VISIT FLORIDA Marketing team is currently working on a responsible recovery plan to get back in market very soon to keep Florida top of mind. As this program is finalized, we will be in touch to share how you may participate.
  • Florida NOW has been activated on VISITFLORIDA.com to provide the latest travel health and safety alerts

Resources for Businesses and Employers:

Business Damage Assessment Survey for COVID-19:

On March 12, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin.

Florida’s residents and visitors should continue to refer to the DOH and CDC for the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19:

Florida Department of Health (DOH)

U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC)

COVID Public Website and Call Center:

Visit the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 web page for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center at (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Thank you. We will continue to keep you informed with any new developments from VISIT FLORIDA.

Best regards,

Industry Relations Team