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By Jane Smith

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is demanding the return of $187,500 it gave to the former operators of the Old School Square campus that is the cultural heart of the city’s downtown.
The CRA board, composed of the five ci

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By Larry Barszewski

Don’t expect a downtown medley of shops, restaurants, apartments and offices that is planned for city-owned land along the west side of Federal Highway in Boynton Beach to rise anytime soon.
Even if Affiliated Development’s propos

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10165157080?profile=RESIZE_584xVolunteers and staff remove records, furniture and personal items from Old School Square on Feb. 11. Many larger items were sold on site. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

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By Jane Smith

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By Jane Smith

Residents and art patrons waiting to hear about Delray Beach’s plans for its 4-acre Old School Square campus will have to wait until the Feb. 8 City Commission meeting.
At the Feb. 1 meeting, City Manager Terrence Moore told commissione

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10065501480?profile=RESIZE_710xHurricane Alley’s owner says the money could come partly from the developer or as a stipend or grant. Staff photo

By Larry Barszewski

Hurricane Alley Raw Bar and Restaurant expects to have a new downtown home in the coming years, and its owner says B

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10065496691?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Magnuson House’s historic designation might present a hurdle to the entrepreneur who wants to turn it into a restaurant. Staff photo

By Larry Barszewski

A decade after adding the home of Boynton Beach pioneer Oscar Magnuson to the city’s list of

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By Larry Barszewski

Boynton Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency selected a Fort Lauderdale firm that had strong support from local businesses to develop a new project on

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The Cornell Art Museum has been the centerpiece of Old School Square for decades. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

RELATED STORY: Delray Beach: Nonprofit’s pattern of accounting flaws at heart of city’s decision

By Jane Smith

The decision to terminate t

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9624378280?profile=RESIZE_710xWith renovations halted at the Crest Theatre, a private donor asked to have her unused contributions returned. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

RELATED STORY: Delray Beach: End to Old School Square lease unveils history of controversy

By Larry Keller

Del

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Southeast corner view of proposed restaurant at the Magnuson House. Rendering provided

By Larry Barszewski

Two new food establishments and a major real estate transaction — all now in the works — could signal a new stage in the revitalization of Oce

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By Jane Smith

Delray Beach city commissioners voted unanimously June 1 to keep the same structure of the city Community Redevelopment Agency board.
That means the commissioners will continue to sit on the CRA board and the two independent community m

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By Jane Smith

Unfair. Disrespectful. Insulting. Deceptive. Racial undertones.
Several black community members have spoken those words at Delray Beach City Commission meetings since the beginning of April when commissioners voted to take over the city

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By Jane Smith

    The iPic luxury theater owner took on a joint venture developer partner back in May but never announced it. Some city leaders say the partnership makes sense because iPic is a theater owner and not a mixed-use developer. Others see i

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By Jane Smith
    
    The height of the sea wall in Veterans Park will soon be raised to a uniform level and the two docks there rebuilt, after the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency agreed in late June to pay for the work.
    The agency could pay

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By Jane Smith
    
    Two areas of Delray Beach may soon see new grocery stores in their neighborhoods.
    In the south side of the city, a type of Whole Foods Market likely will open in late 2018 in Lavers International Plaza.
    The Delray Beac

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