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What’s new in Palm Beach County’s hotel resort scene

Did you know that Palm Beach County is the largest county in Florida? This portion of the Gold Coast includes 39 cities and towns and has been a resort haven since the Belle Epoque (Hello, Palm Beach anyone? Henry Flagler?). Now there are a host of new resorts planned for the region and some makeovers planned for existing ones. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads “This destination is constantly evolving and improving,” says Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, a tourism marketing corporation, in an email interview. “We invite new visitors to discover the Palm Beaches and be among the first to experience our exciting new changes.” Here’s what’s heading to South Florida’s hotel and resort scene. NEW HOTELS Banyan Cay Resort and Golf in West Palm Beach Banyan Cay Resort and Golf in West Palm Beach Banyan Cay Resort and Golf in West Palm Beach is…

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December 17, 2018|General

Downtown Delray Beach office building sells for $31M

A recently renovated office/restaurant building in downtown Delray Beach was sold for $31 million. RMS Properties IX LLC, led by Roshan Shoffet of Schaumbrg, Illinois, sold the building at 110 E. Atlantic Ave. to Rosebud 110 LLC, managed by local developer Craig Menin. Miami Lakes-based BankUnited provided a $26.5 million loan to the buyer. The building, which was recently renovated, totals 47,718 square feet. It has 5,079 square feet of restaurant space, and the rest is offices. It has 132 underground parking spaces. The building was constructed on the 0.46-acre site in 1976. It last traded for $8.5 million in 2014, and the renovations significantly increased its value at a time when downtown Delray Beach has become a popular dining and shopping destination. Menin said he bought the building because there’s a rising demand for Class A office space in Delray Beach. “The ability to acquire an additional 143 feet…

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December 11, 2018|General

Delray bookstore changes with times: ‘Now we sell entertainment’

Best-selling author John Green once said that he wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for independent bookstores. Surely, many debut writers who have gained new fans of their work by frequently hosting readings or signings at local book stores would agree with him. Although many believe that small book sellers are doomed due to the growing takeover of the reader market by Amazon and chains like Barnes & Noble, many independent bookstores are still holding strong. Murder on the Beach, a mystery bookstore nestled in Pineapple Grove Way in Delray Beach, is an example of such book locales that cater to both long-time customers and those who are surprised to discover it while walking around the area filled with restaurants and cafes. Joanne Sinchuk, who founded Murder on the Beach in 1996, says that for her the most challenging aspect of owning an independent bookstore is keeping up with…

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December 2, 2018|General

Delray City Market’s Team Grows With Professional Food Hall Architect- Hugh Boyd

Delray City Market gains another asset to their team. Hugh Boyd, is principal of Hugh A. Boyd, Architects, a specialty architecture firm based in Montclair, New Jersey, that he founded in 1987. Mr. Boyd has extensive experience in retail and commercial space design, merchandising, and graphic concepts, with particular expertise in the programming and design of public markets. Recently the firm designed the very successful Market at Grand Central Terminal, New York, the redevelopment of Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, and new public markets in Portland, Maine and Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Boyd’s expertise also extends to the study and design of roadside markets around the country, including the highly successful expansion and renovation of Atkins’ Farmers Country Market, in Amherst, MA. For further inquiry, please contact Marc Yavinsky at 561.282.5715.

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November 28, 2018|General

Menin Development Announces Akira Back for The Ray Restaurant

Menin Development is pleased to announce Akira Back as one of its signature restaurants in The Ray Hotel, which will be located in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach. The Ray is scheduled to open fourth quarter 2020. Akira Back is a Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur with emphasis on building world-class, one-of-a-kind dining experiences. With 24+ years’ experience of opening exciting, buzz-worthy restaurants across the world. Back’s signature restaurants include: Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Akira Back Restaurants in Singapore, New Delhi, Jakarta, Toronto, Dubai, Bangkok, DOSA and Seoul. Coming soon: Signature restaurants in Beverly Hills, San Francisco and Bali. The star chef will be taking over a 4,200 SF space in The Ray Hotel. Chef Back will be bringing his bold interpretations of Asian fare with American influence. Using only the high-quality ingredients and creating a culture of world-class service. For further inquiry, please…

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November 6, 2018|General

Delray City Market Receives Final City Approval

Menin Development, Inc. announced it has received final approval from the City of Delray Beach on its signature Food Hall, Delray City Market, to be located 1/2 a block south of downtown Atlantic Avenue. Designed by world-renowned firm, Gonzalez Architects in Miami, Delray City Market is scheduled to be complete in second quarter 2020. – Architecturally significant mixed-use building, a half-block south of Atlantic Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, FL. – 120,000 square foot, 4 story building – 30,000 square foot food hall – Approximately 30 best-in-class vendors – Live music, cooking classes, guest chefs, events – 3,000 square foot rooftop community garden space – Approximately 200 car, 3 level enclosed parking garage – Uber/ Lyft drop off areas For further inquiry, please contact Marc Yavinsky at 561.282.5715.

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October 24, 2018|General

Menin Development Announces Interior Designers for The Ray Hotel

Menin Development is pleased to announce the The Ray Hotel’s award winning interior designers, Alessandro Munge from Studio Munge and Therese Virserius from Virserius Studio. Alessandro Munge is the founder and principal designer at Studio Munge, an interior design partner to some of the world’s most iconic brands and top-tier developers. With 20+ years on projects worldwide, some of his recent, significant projects include: • Nobu, Toronto • The William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn • Shangri-La Qiantan, Shanghai • Suites at the Ritz Carlton, Toronto Therese Virserius is the founder and principal designer at Virserius Studio, an interior design firm focusing on unexpected, results-driven hospitality experiences. Their expertise is creating compelling and diverse hospitality experiences throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Russia Recent, significant projects include: • The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas • Paris Marriott, Charles de Gaulle • Hyatt Regency, Montreal • Big Easy Grill + Wine Bar, Durban, South…

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October 10, 2018|General

Menin Development Appoints Food Expert, Ted Spitzer from Market Ventures Inc. to Consult for Their Delray City Market Food Hall

Ted Spitzer is a food guru, partner at Market Ventures, Inc. a specialty urban planning and economic development firm that assists public, non-profit, and for-profit clients with planning, creating, and managing innovative food-based projects and programs. They have particular expertise in public markets and farmers’ markets, where we blend cutting edge business practices with a thorough understanding of and appreciation for the unique challenges facing local farmers and small businesses. Their work includes both retail and wholesale markets, including the emerging concept of “food hubs.” Some of their significant projects include: Detroit’s Eastern Market, the Hartford Regional Market, the Western North Carolina Farmers’ Market in Asheville, the Rochester Public Market, the South Carolina State Farmers’ Market in Columbia, The Milwaukee Public Market and the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. The Downtown Market is a 2015 recipient of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and won the American Planning Association’s Excellence…

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September 15, 2018|General

Menin Development works with Expert Hotel Advisor John Ceriale for The Ray Hotel

Menin Development hires expert hotel Advisor John Ceriale to counsel the development of The Ray Hotel. John Ceriale, exclusive advisor to the Blackstone Group on all hotel properties worldwide, is helping with the development of The Ray Hotel. He is a 2016 Platinum Circle Honoree and was part of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Advisory Board. Ceriale is the Founder and CEO of Prospect Hotel Advisors. For further inquiry, please contact Marc Yavinsky at 561.282.5715.

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September 3, 2018|General

Mark Zeff Award Winning Interior Designer, Hired by Menin Development to Design Delray City Market

Menin Development hires Mark Zeff to design Delray City Market. Zeff, a tenant of Chelsea Market, knows the ins and outs of food halls. Zeff’s company MARKZEFF, is an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm that emphasizes innovation and originality in every project. Founded in 1985, the firm has created extraordinary environments all over the world. Based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, the company specializes in a broad range of work from luxury residential, hospitality, and retail to high-end real estate development to product and brand development to super yacht design. This award-winning practice has earned its reputation for delivering cutting edge design with an eye for elegance and style. MARKZEFF is counted among the Top-200 Interior Design Giants and the top 75 Hospitality Giants in Interior Design magazine. For further inquiry, please contact Marc Yavinsky at 561.282.5715.

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August 9, 2018|Development, General