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Downtown Delray Beach to Paint the Town Pink for Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:00am

 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
October 20, 2017

More Delray Beach Businesses Join Downtowns Go Pink for Breast Cancer!

West Palm Beach, Fla.– On October 26, 2017, Delray Beach will be one of three South Florida cities to host the first ever “Downtowns Go Pink” in support of Susan G. Komen South Florida® and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink lights, compliments of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, will adorn trees and lightpoles on Atlantic Avenue and in Pineapple Grove, and businesses throughout Downtown including The Colony Hotel, Caspian, Old School Square and the Hyatt Place will be accented with pink lighting.

Restaurants and stores are offering special discounts and items, gifts with purchase, and a portion of sales support Komen’s local life-saving breast cancer programs and research to find a cure.  A sidewalk sale on the same day gives shoppers all the more reason to visit Downtown Delray Beach.

Komen has partnered with Delray Beach’s Downtown Development Authority to engage a variety of establishments and offer shoppers and diners a fun day or evening out on the town, and the list keeps growing!  Establishments and offers include:

  • Avalon Gallery—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Blings and Things—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Caffé Luna Rosa—10% of the day’s sales, and bartender Tanja, a breast cancer survivor, will also donate a portion of her tips
  • C. Orrico—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Dada—$2 donated from the purchase of every signature breast cancer cocktail
  • DeBilzan Gallery—5% - 10% on special selection of products and paintings
  • Hand's Office & Art Supply—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Hyatt Place—10% of Lobby Bar proceeds, four pink drink specials, and hotel guests will also have the opportunity to donate $5 and get a ribbon that they can place on their doors. 
  • Margaux Riviera—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Morley—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Periwinkle—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Sara Campbell—10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Sequin—Gift with purchase of $38+ and 10% of each sale donated to Komen
  • Taverna Opa—10% of the day’s sales

In addition, Cut 432 has made a generous donation to support Komen South Florida. 

More stores and restaurants are joining every day. For the latest information about participating businesses, visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/or to learn more about Downtowns Go Pink in West Palm Beach and Stuart, visit www.komensouthflorida.org/events/gopink or email info@komensouthflorida.org.

While in Delray Beach, Komen encourages a visit to the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum to see “Shades of Pink,” an exhibit by photographer Michiko Kurisu featuring the personal journeys of nine local African-American women. The exhibit runs October 19th through November 11th and is a joint project among Susan G. Komen® South Florida, the West Palm Beach, FL Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Spady Museum.

About Susan G. Komen and Komen South Florida

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen South Florida is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®, Komen South Florida has invested over $14 million in community breast health programs in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research For more information, call 561-514-3020 or visit www.komensouthflorida.org.

About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

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Media Contact:

Jennifer Martinez
JLM Communications
Jennifer@jlmcommunications.net
(561) 301-4998

Shop, dine and enjoy the ease of paying for parking in Delray Beach

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 3:57pm

Shop, dine and enjoy the ease of paying for parking in Delray Beach

The City announces new mobile payment and pay-by-plate parking meters

Delray Beach, FL (October 6, 2017) -  Gone are the days where you had to display your parking receipt on your dashboard! The city of Delray Beach is pleased to announce the launch of a new pay-by-phone and pay-by-plate program enabling drivers to conveniently pay for parking on their mobile device.

Users can now use the Parkmobile app to pay for parking on all on-street, surface lots and garages throughout the city. You can also pay with credit/debit cards and U.S. bills at all meters, if preferred. The Parkmobile app can be downloaded for free from the Android and Apple app store.

The pay-by-plate option can be found in the beach area. Due to the city's beach renovations, meters were temporarily suspended. With most of the construction complete, payment for beach parking will resume on Monday, October 9, 2017.  Patrons can use any meter to add time by simply using their license plate number. Pay-by-plate will operate from the Beach Pavilion at A1A and Atlantic Ave, south to Casuarina Road. The same meters can be found in the City-owned garage at street-level spots on the barrier island. 

For more information on parking, please contact Jorge Alarcon, the parking facilities manager at alarconj@mydelraybeach.com.

DELRAY BEACH DDA HONORED WITH INTERNATIONAL DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:52am

 

Delray Beach, FL (September 15, 2017)…The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority has been recognized by the International Downtown Association with the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence for Delray Fashion Week 2017, and with a Certificate of Merit award for the Inside Downtown Delray Beach Video Series.  The awards were presented during the 63rd Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Award of Excellence acknowledges innovative best practice entries which exceeded the juror criteria. Delray Fashion Week 2017 was among 18 qualified entries in the category of Events and Programming. This category featured programs and events that improved the image and vitality of downtown.

The Inside Downtown Delray Beach Video Series was among 13 qualified entries in the category of Marketing and Communication. This category featured plans or strategies that used print, electronic media, or multimedia efforts to promote downtown.

“The DDA is proud to have been recognized alongside our international downtown organization peers, from Winnipeg to New York City, and Ft. Collins to Fresno, “ said  Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. It is the collective mix of our merchants and businesses though, and their collaborative spirit, that enable programs such as Delray Beach Fashion Week to be successful, and the ability to showcase the beauty, diversity and uniqueness of Downtown Delray through their perspective in the Video Series.”

“The Delray Beach DDA received the IDA Award of Excellence and IDA Certificate of Achievement for conducting innovative best practice work in the industry of urban place management,” said David Downey, IDA President and CEO. “These projects are shining examples of excellent downtown management delivering real value to the city.”

Washington, DC-based IDA is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. The Downtown Development Authority is the urban place management organization representing the interests of property owners in Delray Beach, FL.

                                                           

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority stimulates, enhances, and sustains the economic vitality of downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors. For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

About IDA

The International Downtown Association is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. Our members are city builders and downtown champions who bring urban centers to life, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. We represent an industry of more than 2,500 place management organizations, employing 100,000 people throughout North America and growing rapidly around the world. Founded in 1954, IDA is a resource center for ideas and innovative best practices in urban place management. For more information, visit downtown.org.

 

 

Media Contact: Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC 

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

Railroad parking lot construction begins today: Tuesday, October 3

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:27pm

Railroad parking lot construction begins Tuesday, October 3

Beginning Tuesday, October 3, the city of Delray Beach will begin landscaping and constructing a mechanical rail fence to reinforce safety and prevent trespassing across the railroad tracks in the downtown area.

Construction will take place in the N.E. 3rd Avenue parking lot and Railroad Avenue, the block between Atlantic Avenue and N.E.1st Street.The project is expected to take about two weeks to complete. Construction will not impact traffic during this time.

Following the completion of construction, Railroad Avenue will become a one- way, traveling north from Atlantic Avenue to N.E. 1st Street. N.E. 3rd Avenue will remain a two-way road. The N.E. 3rd Avenue parking lot will be reconfigured to include 11 golf cart spaces (2 six-passenger and 9 four-passenger) as well as 12 parallel parking spaces. Accessible and motorcycle parking will remain the same.

We thank you in advance for your patience during this construction project.

-The City of Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH HOLDS ATLANTIC AVENUE CAREER EXPO

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:10pm

Jobs Available at Downtown Shops, Restaurants & Hotels

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.— An Atlantic Avenue Career Expo is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Delray Beach Public Library (100 W. Atlantic Avenue), from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm. The expo will feature retail and hospitality job opportunities offered by shops, restaurants and hotels throughout the downtown Delray Beach area.

The expo is a collaborative effort by the City’s economic development team, and is part of a larger workforce and talent development strategy that promotes local hiring. Organizing and supporting partners include CareerSource Palm Beach County; the City of Delray Beach; Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency; the Office of Economic Development; the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority; the Delray Beach Public Library; the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce; the West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition; and the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative.

Potential job applicants can get tips from CareerSource Palm Beach County on how to best prepare for the expo at a job seeker workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, from 1:00pm to 5:30 pm, in the Tower Room, on the second floor of the library. Attendees will receive tips on a variety of practical subjects, including writing and editing resumes, professional presentation, job interviews, and communications skills.

For more information about the job seeker workshop, or to register as a participating employer for the career expo, contact Michael Corbit at CareerSource Palm Beach County at (561) 340-1060 x2368.

About CareerSource Palm Beach County:

CareerSource Palm Beach County is the non-profit organization chartered by the State of Florida to lead workforce development in Palm Beach County. During the past five program years, the organization has assisted more than 118,000 residents find employment ranging from entry level to executive suite, with salaries from these jobs creating $2.2 billion in annual average wages. More information is available at www.careersourcepbc.com.

About the Delray Beach Office of Economic Development:

The Delray Beach Office of Economic Development (OED) is a collaborative office, jointly funded by the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach CRA. Services offered to relocating, expanding and start-up businesses include site selection and relocation assistance; business grants and incentives; connections to community resources; small business and entrepreneurial support; workforce development; and project management. OED’s mission is to drive and inspire the growth of a diverse, vibrant, entrepreneurial economy for all.

 

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