Page 6 - 2017 Summer Newsletter
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The DDA Neighborhoods

The Downtown Development Authority district is comprised of six neighborhoods. In this issue we invite you to experience SOFA
and US 1.

SOFA  LOCATION: From 1 block south of Atlantic Avenue to S.E. 3rd St., and Swinton Avenue East to S.E. 5th Ave (US 1)
      VIBE: Up & Coming

MEET: Worthing Place                                                                           MEET: Ride Delray

32 SE 2nd Avenue • 561.330.3273 •                                          101 SE 2nd Ave • 561. 777.3277 •

When Worthing Place opened in 2010 it was Downtown Delray Beach’s                              Linda Besman, Studio Manager/Owner and Susan Albinder, Co-Owner
only luxury apartment community. Today it remains the only building                            opened Ride Delray in February 2016. Ride is an upscale, low attitude
Downtown with a 24-hour doorman, and the only community on                                     unique cycling & fitness studio that offers a lot more than just cycling
Atlantic Avenue. The building, with 217 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments,                         classes, including small group training with kettle bells, dumbbells, TRX,
also has retail stores and restaurants including Salt7, Park Tavern, Cloud                     and bar bells, and a personal trainer on staff. An experience like no
                                                                                               other indoor cycling studio, Ride
                                                        10 and Eat Market. “Living at          Delray has Performance IQ
                                                        Worthing Place is so fab because       software, training in colored
                                                        you literally live ‘The Ave,’ walking  power zones, and is the first in
                                                        to the beach, dining, shopping,        south Florida to offer the world
                                                        and the arts. We offer some            class Stages Bikes which provide
                                                        really cool experiences to our         accurate work and caloric burn
                                                        residents like a monthly               measurements and an incredibly
                                                        paddleboard club, and also             smooth riding experience to take
                                                        have a heated pool, fitness            your fitness to the next level. “We
                                                        center, Tap Room, sports bar           have been a part of Delray since
                                                        area, and a parking garage.”           1981, watched it as an up and coming town, love the “beach vibe” of
                                                                                               the community, the SOFA area is booming and we are excited about
                                                                                               the future.”

US 1  LOCATION: S.E./N.E. 5th and 6th Avenues from N.E. 4th Street to S.E. 3rd Street
      VIBE: Urban

MEET: Corner Porch		                                                                           MEET: Harvey L. Brown Agency		

85 SE 6th Ave • 561. 266.3349 •                                                64 NE 5th Ave • 561.276.0369 •

Corner Porch is located in the historic 1907 “Blank” house. As you enter                       Harvey Brown, Jr. was born in Delray Beach in 1961 and has enjoyed
the restaurant, you will be enticed by its charm, character and beauty,                        growing up in its friendly, small-town atmosphere. He graduated from
as many of the original details are still in place. This was the goal of                       Atlantic High School and attended the University of Florida, earning a
General Manager Mahendra Mahabir when he opened the doors on                                   B.S. in Business Administration. In 1955 his father founded the
February 19th. “I used to work in Delray in the hospitality industry, but                      independent Harvey L. Brown Insurance Agency, which Harvey joined
                                                                                               in 1983. The firm offers property
                                                        always wanted to own or run my         and casualty, business and
                                                        own restaurant, I saw the              commercial insurance, as well as
                                                        property was empty and fell in         retirement and financial services.
                                                        love with the house. I realized        In 2002 Harvey graduated from
                                                        there was a strong, local group        Nova Southeastern University
                                                        looking for something different        Law School in order to provide
                                                        near the Ave and saw the               greater expertise and counseling
                                                        potential for this space which is      for his clients. Harvey and his wife
                                                        what drove me to make it               Marilyn reside in Delray Beach
                                                        happen.” Along with Executive          and are active members of the
                                                        Chef Addam Actis, the loungey,         community. He has served as past President of the Delray Beach Public
casual fine dining Corner Porch features small plates, craft cocktails,                        Library Association, the Delray Beach Noontime Kiwanis Club, and the
live music, and a delicious and lively brunch. They are on their way to                        Delray Beach Playhouse. Harvey is currently Vice-President of the
cultivating an amazing environment for the local community in Delray                           Board of Unity of Delray Beach Church and an active board member
Beach.                                                                                         of the Delray Beach Rotary Club.

The DDA stimulates, enhances, and sustains the economic                                                        Laura Simon, Executive Director
vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life                                    
enjoyed by locals and visitors.
                                                                                                Alexandra Farnsworth, Program Manager

                                                                                                           Lauren Lyall, Operations Manager


                                 Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority
      85 SE 4th Avenue, Suite 108 • Delray Beach, FL 33483 • 561.243.1077 • FAX 561.243.1079

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