Take a Tour of New Business in #DowntownWPB

Some new establishments have opened recently in Downtown West Palm Beach and it’s our job to keep you in the know. Keep reading to familiarize yourself with where to find the newest hot spots in the area and what each of them has to offer. Consider this your invitation to take a virtual tour through #DowntownWPB.

400 Block

So let’s take it from the top, shall we? As we head east on Clematis Street and cross over the train tracks at Quadrille Boulevard, we enter the 400 Block of Clematis. Take a look around. Everything is just as you remember, right? Not quite. On your right, inside a familiar 400 block facade sits our first new business destination: The Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar. This vegan hot spot opened up shop in its new location inside Center City Pharmacy at 416 N. Clematis St. in mid-September. Since then, it has been providing customers with a variety of premium vegan options ranging from spring rolls, soups and salads and enticing entrees. Their premium juice and smoothie bar is a great place to stop when you’re in need of a healthy drink on the go. Whether it’s out of necessity or personal preference, if you’re looking for the very best in vegan, look no further than The Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar.

300 Block

Not bad for the first stop, right? There’s still plenty more to see, so let’s keep this tour moving down Clematis and head into the 300 block. This section of Clematis Street sandwiched between Dixie Highway and Olive Avenue is home to an eclectic collection of some of Downtown’s most popular places like Palm Sugar, Snooty’s Wine Dive and Roxy’s Pub. And now it’s home to C-Street Cafe, which opened at 319 Clematis St. in October. Filled with leather-bound lounge chairs and couches amidst an artistic ambiance, C-Street is the perfect mix for people seeking signature roasts and cafe delicacies, a new place to enjoy Sunday brunch, or just a spot to sit back and relax in for a while.

200 Block

As we enter into the 200 block, we are now in the middle of the new business epicenter of Downtown West Palm Beach. With four new openings on the north side of the street, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover (metaphorically speaking that is, since they’re all right next to each other).

First up is The Alchemist Gastropub and Grill, one of the newest of all the new businesses in Downtown. This vintage-inspired eatery has been open for business since mid-October, but just celebrated it’s official grand opening on November 18. Located at 223 Clematis, The Alchemist offers indoor and outdoor dining and a full bar with a speakeasy theme that comes to life thanks to elements such as a tin ceiling, an apothecary-style bar, dark wood and industrial lighting.

Walk next door and we’ve arrived at ncognito, Downtown’s newest health and fitness location. Located at 221 Clematis, ncognito is a boutique health studio that helps you achieve a balanced lifestyle by adding certified personal trainers, licensed massage therapists, a registered dietitian, a holistic health coach and a chef to your personal health team. It’s truly your one-stop shop to a healthier lifestyle.

Continuing east, we run into more dining destinations that each made their Downtown debut earlier this fall. At 207 Clematis, we have Lynora’s Osteria, a new take on a classic Italian family restaurant. Quality over quantity is the theme at Lynoria’s, as their menu features local specialties, grilled meats and fish in combination with some classic Italian dishes for customers yearning for a taste of the original Lynora’s Restaurant in Lake Worth.

Then there’s Paneterie at 205 Clematis, Downtown’s newest culinary concept by Executive Chef Patrick Leze and the team that brought Pistache French Bistro to town. In French, the word “paneterie” means a “cupboard for bread,” which will make it easy for you to remember that offerings such as sandwiches, paninis, desserts and pastries are the bread and butter (pun 100% intended) of this new Downtown delight.

Down By The Waterfront

Now that we’ve made it through the gauntlet of new additions to the 200 block, we come to a fork in the road – literally. To our left are familiar favorites such as World of Beer and Hamburger Heaven, but today we will travel down Narcissus Avenue to explore two more businesses that recently opened their doors in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Camelot just opened its doors at 114 South Narcissus Ave. at the end of August, but its spirit pays homage to Palm Beach history. Created by well-known West Palm Beach nightlife maven Rodney Mayo, Camelot is a night club unlike any other we have Downtown. It is an exclusive club dedicated to recreating the “Camelot lifestyle” perpetuated by the late President John F. Kennedy – an ode to Kennedy’s love of the ocean, sailing and Palm Beach.

Last but certainly not least on our tour is Avocado Grill, located just around the corner from Camelot on 125 Datura Street. Owned by former Pistache Executive Chef Julien Gremaud, this waterfront eatery features a fresh selection of small plates, creative sushi rolls and a full raw bar, offering a farm-to-table culinary experience that will satisfy food enthusiasts from all over the globe.

Experience These New Businesses For Yourself

With that, our virtual tour of new businesses in Downtown West Palm Beach has reached its conclusion. But this shouldn’t be the end of the road. Pick the spots that piqued your interest and come check them out for yourself!