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#DowntownWPB Celebrates Father’s Day: A Guide To Events and Specials

Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16) is approaching, and DowntownWPB is ready to help you celebrate in style! Discover the perfect ways to honor the father figure in your life with our vibrant downtown offerings. Whether he’s into exciting adventures, delicious meals, or just quality time with family, DowntownWPB has everything you need to make this Father’s Day special. Here are some tips to make the most of this special day! 

  1. Duffy’s Sports Grill (225 Clematis Street): Now through June 16, receive a $10 MVP Bonus for every $50 purchased in Duffy’s Gift Cards. This is the perfect opportunity to treat your loved ones to a delicious meal and show them how much you care. Click Here for more information and to purchase a gift card. 
  2. Harry’s (384 S. Rosemary Avenue):From Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, Harry’s is offering exclusive specials to honor Dads everywhere, including grilled King Crab legs, Surf and Turf, Beef Stroganoff, and a Salted Caramel Sundae. Click Here for more information and to book your reservation.
  3. Morton’s The Steakhouse (777 S. Flagler Drive): Treat the father figure in your life to a delicious Father’s Day meal at Morton’s The Steakhouse! On Sunday, June 16, dads can enjoy a flavorful Dry-Aged Kansas City Strip and thick cut onion rings with black truffle aioli, as well as a Rare Bird cocktail, Morton’s unique take on the Old Fashioned. Click Here for more information and to book your reservation or call (561) 835-9664. 
  4. Proper Grit (251 N Narcissus Avenue): Celebrate Father’s Day with a special mixology class at Proper Grit, instructed by expert mixologist Randy Castillo! From 122 p.m. learn how to craft the perfect cocktail and enjoy a delicious lunch featuring Proper Grit’s signature smash burger and chicken wings. Make this Father’s Day memorable with a unique and fun mixology class at Proper Grit! Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets. 
  5. Visit Palm Beach (226 Datura Street): Give Dad the gift of adventure this Father’s Day with a gift card from Visit Palm Beach! Enjoy catamaran cruises, paddle, or pedal along the beautiful Intracoastal. Click Here for more information or call (561) 881-9757.
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Make Mother’s Day Unforgettable: Your Guide to Specials and Events in Downtown West Palm Beach


As Mother’s Day approaches on Sunday, May 12, DowntownWPB is the ultimate destination to honor and cherish the special women in our lives. Whether it’s through fun brunches, thoughtful gifts or delightful events, DowntownWPB offers everything you need to pamper Mom and create cherished memories together. Join us in celebrating the extraordinary bond between mothers and their loved ones and make this Mother’s Day a truly unforgettable occasion filled with love and laughter. 

  1. Ascend The Trend (424 Clematis Street): Throughout the month of May, Ascend The Trend is offering:
    • Two signature pedicures paired with a complimentary mimosa and relaxing massage for $105
    • Two deluxe mani and pedis featuring a complimentary glass of wine or mimosa, massage, and sugar scrub massage of the hands for $116
    • Two women’s blow-dry and style hair sessions featuring a complimentary glass of wine or mimosa and scalp massage for 10% off

    Visit or call (561) 812-2300 for more information and to book your appointment.

  2. The Ben, Autograph Collection (251 N. Narcissus Avenue): From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., build your own bouquet after enjoying a delicious brunch buffet featuring eggs benedict, chicken and waffles, a carving station, and more. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.
  3. Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen (501 Fern Street, Suite 104): From 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., enjoy traditional brunch menu items and some of your Fern Street favorites. Visit for more information and to make your reservation. 
  4. Ivette Gil Beauty Design (269 Banyan Boulevard): Treat Mom this Mother’s Day with a gift certificate to Ivette Gil Beauty Design. Visit for more information or call (561) 429-3156.
  5. Morton’s The Steakhouse (777 S. Flagler Drive): From Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, enjoy a perfectly snow aged A5 wagyu filet and lobster tail for $99 with a Lavender Bouquet, an exclusive Mother’s Day cocktail made with a unique blend of Hendrick’s Gin, Grand Marnier, lavender and fresh lemon juice. Visit to see the full menu and to book a reservation. 
  6. Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis Street): From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu at $90 per person and $35 per child. Visit for more information and to make reservations. 
  7. Visit Palm Beach (138 South Flagler Drive): Embark on a Brunch Cruise from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or a Dinner Cruise from 6-8:30 p.m. with Visit Palm Beach for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. Head to for more information and to book your spot.
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Get Your Fiesta On! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in DowntownWPB


Cinco De Mayo (May 5) coincides with Sunday Funday AND SunFest this year, making DowntownWPB the perfect place to celebrate! From delicious Mexican cuisine to live entertainment and drink specials, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So come downtown for a memorable fiesta! 

  1. Banko Cantina (114 S. Olive Avenue): Celebrate Cinco De Mayo (May 5) at Banko Cantina! Starting at 11 a.m., enjoy tacos, tequila, mariachis, DJs and more! Visit for more information. 
  2. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (118 Clematis Street): Head to Bodega for their annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Enjoy $5 margarita specials from 12-2 p.m., as well as sets by your favorite local DJs, entertainment, giveaways, and more all day long! Bottle service is available by request. Visit for more information and to book a table.   
  3. Duffy’s Sports Grill (225 Clematis Street): Join the fiesta ALL WEEKEND LONG at Duffy’s! From Saturday, May 4 through Sunday, May 5, enjoy a limited time menu, new drink specials, games, giveaways, and more! Visit for more information.  
  4. Kapow! Noodle Bar (519 Clematis Street): Enjoy a day filled with festive flavors, good vibes and delicious margarita specials ALL DAY LONG at Kapow Noodle Bar’s Cinco De Drink bash! Visit for more information.  
  5. Rivales Taqueria y Tequila (106 N. Olive Avenue): Visit Rivales on Sunday, May 5 for one of the best Cinco De Mayo celebrations in town! Starting at 11 a.m.. enjoy tacos, margaritas, giveaways, a live DJ beginning at 2 p.m., and more! Visit for more information or call (561) 345-3737.
  6. Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar (224 Clematis Street): Get ready for the ultimate Cinco De Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 5, featuring mouthwatering Mexican dishes, refreshing cocktails and a lively atmosphere! Visit for more information.
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Honoring DowntownWPB’s Heart: A Celebration of Family-Owned Businesses

Celebrate the essence of DowntownWPB as we honor our beloved family-owned businesses during National Small Business Week! These cherished establishments are the backbone of our community, each one infused with passion, character, and a relentless pursuit of quality. Join us in acknowledging the dedication and perseverance of these local entrepreneurs who pour their souls into every aspect of their business!

Note: This list is not comprehensive and will be updated as quickly as we are able to.

E.R. Bradley’s Saloon (104 S. Clematis Street):Established in 1984, E.R. Bradley’s Saloon stands as an iconic landmark in DowntownWPB. Named after Colonel E.R. Bradley, a prominent figure in Palm Beach’s casino and racing scene, the saloon has a rich history deeply rooted in the local culture. Under the ownership of Nick Coniglio, who took over from his father, the business was relocated over 20 years ago from its original location on Palm Beach Island to DowntownWPB. This strategic move was driven by the belief in downtowns potential for growth and the allure of its stunning waterfront scenery. Today, E.R. Bradley’s Saloon continues to be a beloved destination known for its delectable cuisine, refreshing drinks, and lively musical performances that captivate visitors daily.


Ganache Bakery (306 S. Dixie Highway): Nestled in DowntownWPB since 2011, Ganache Bakery stands as a beacon of homemade goodness and heartfelt hospitality. Committed to crafting the finest baked delights from scratch using only the finest ingredients, their menu boasts irresistible treats like signature key lime tarts, decadent rum cake, and custom-made cakes for every occasion. At the heart of this beloved bakery is the husband-and-wife team, Jamal and Nishanee Lake, whose Caribbean roots infuse each creation with warmth and flavor. Jamal’s talent has even graced the screens of the Food Network’s Baking Championship, earning him widespread recognition. Ganache Bakery  isn’t just a business – it’s a labor of love, inviting you to savor every sweet moment.


Lynora’s (207 Clematis Street): The legacy of Lynora’s traces back to 1974 when Raffaele and Maria Abbenante immigrated from the Italian island of Ponza to South Florida, bringing with them their cherished family recipes. What began as a humble pizza-by-the-slice spot in Lake Worth soon blossomed into a culinary sensation as Maria’s authentic Italian flavors quickly captivated the local community. Today, Lynora’s is celebrated as a beacon of Italian cuisine excellence in South Florida, with Maria still at the helm of the kitchen, crafting each dish with love and tradition. Guided by fourth-generation restaurateur Angelo Abbenante, Lynora’s preserves its Mom and Pop charm while expanding its offerings and welcoming guests to experience the warmth of Italian hospitality.

O’Shea’s Irish Pub (531 Clematis Street):Nestled in the heart of DowntownWPB, O’Shea’s Irish Pub boasts a rich history as the area’s longest continuously operating traditional bar. Since taking the reins in 1994, Maurice Costigan and his wife Rachel have created O’Shea’s with authentic Irish charm and hospitality. Hailing from County Cork, Ireland, Maurice brings a piece of his homeland to every aspect of the pub, from its cozy ambiance to its hearty fare and spirited atmosphere. Over the years, O’Shea’s has become more than just a local watering hole; it’s a community hub where people from all walks of life gather to enjoy good company, great drinks, the warmth of Irish hospitality and an authentic experience.

Palm Beach Dramaworks (201 Clematis Street): Palm Beach Dramaworks, a renowned professional nonprofit theatre company, has been captivating audiences with its compelling productions for over two decades. Founded in 2000 by husband-and-wife duo Bill Hayes, the artistic director, and Sue Ellen Beryl, the managing director, the company has flourished under their shared vision and dedication to the performing arts. Originally conceived by Bill Hayes, Sue Ellen Beryl, and Nanique Gheridian with the goal of establishing a regional theater in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Dramaworks began its journey within Palm Beach Atlantic University before finding its permanent home in DowntownWPB in 2011. Since then, the theater has become a cultural cornerstone of the community, enriching the lives of audiences and artists alike with its thought-provoking and enduring productions. 

Pioneer Linens (210 N. Clematis Street): Pioneer Linens, a cherished family-owned establishment, boasts a rich legacy dating back to its inception in 1912 by Max Greenberg. What began as a modest storefront specializing in linens and household essentials soon blossomed into a beloved community staple renowned for its commitment to quality and exceptional customer service. Over the decades, Pioneer Linens has remained family-owned and operated, with each generation contributing to its enduring success. Today, the reins of this establishment are held by Penny Murphy, alongside her daughters Marissa and Camille, ensuring that the timeless tradition of excellence continues to thrive.

REG Architects (120 S. Olive Avenue, Suite 210): For over three decades, Rick Gonzalez, president of REG Architects, has been a cornerstone of DowntownWPB’s architectural landscape. Established by Rick and his father, Ricardo Gonzalez, in 1988, REG Architects offers specialized architectural, historic preservation, interior design, and community planning services. With a combined experience of over 80 years, the duo has left a mark on the community. Under Rick’s leadership, REG Architects has transformed into a collaborative organization, with six departments overseen by Rick. From operations to finance, interiors to design, production to construction, the firm ensures excellence in every aspect of its work. 

Ristorante Santucci (610 Clematis Street): Food isn’t just a career for the Santucci family; it’s a true passion and way of life deeply rooted in their Sicilian heritage. Chef and Owner Emilio Santucci’s culinary journey began in a bustling Italian household surrounded by acres of lush produce.  

With experience from top-rated hotels and restaurants, he and his brother launched their first restaurant, San Tucci, in Brussels in 1988. Then in 2014, the Santucci family expanded their empire to Downtown West Palm Beach, opening Ristorante Santucci. Led by Emilio, with his son Eugenio as head chef and daughter Selena as manager, this sleek restaurant continues to showcase the family’s unwavering commitment to tradition, passion, and love. Indulge in handmade pasta dishes and exquisite seafood, where each plate tells a story. 

Salento Coffee Shop (407 Clematis Street): Salento Coffee Shop, founded by Bogota native Jaime Lara and his wife Johana, invites patrons on a journey of Colombian flavors and culture. Inspired by the town of Salento in Colombia, the shop’s name reflects Jaime’s deep connection to his homeland. His passion was cultivated from a young age by his grandfather Felix’s involvement in the coffee industry. Every aspect of Salento Coffee Shop is based on tradition; from the carefully sourced beans to the warm hospitality extended to every guest.  

Today, Salento Coffee Shop stands as a testament to Jaime and Johana’s dedication to sharing the authentic flavors of Colombia with the community. Located adjacent to the Mandel Public Library, the shop serves as a cozy retreat for book lovers and coffee enthusiasts alike. Alongside their signature Colombian brews, Salento offers an array of delights, including traditional arepas, refreshing smoothies, delectable sandwiches, and more. 

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Getting Fit In #DowntownWPB

The last few years have been hard on many of us physically, as well as mentally, and exercise is a great way to help you become your most productive and energetic self. Get started on building a healthier YOU at one of DowntownWPB’s many gyms and fitness studios.

  1. Dance Hub Palm Beach (330 Clematis Street, Suite 103): Dancing is a great way to get in shape while also having fun! Dance Hub Palm Beach offers private lessons and group dance classes. The studio has a special introductory offer that includes one private class for $45 and a free group class. For more information, visit or call (561)360-2537. 
  2. F45 West Palm Beach (531 Evernia Street): One of the newest gyms in the district, F45 West Palm Beach specializes in HIIT group workouts that are designed to unify the muscle groups of the body for optimal performance. Each workout is 45 minutes long and guided by trainers. F45 offers a 7-day unlimited classes experiences for $14 to West Palm Beach residents and $60 for non-residents. For more information about regular monthly membership pricing, call (561)727-8148.
  3. Factory Fitness Performance (208 South Olive Avenue): Located in the heart of Downtown, this independent custom fitness center uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to create personalized fitness programs that will work for you. Factory Fitness offers both group classes and private training. For more information about classes and membership pricing, visit or call (561)370-3071.
  4. Fitness Hub Studios (312 Clematis Street, Suite 100): Operating in DowntownWPB since May 2016, Fitness Hub Studios offers more than 100 classes per week, including Zumba, indoor cycling, body combat and yoga. This studio also has several membership options; visit for a full list.
  5. North Bridge Fitness Center (515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P100): This 24-hour gym boasts 70,000 square feet and has a waterfront location. North Bridge Fitness is limited to only 200 members and offers many amenities, including free private parking for members, free valet parking for private training clients, and a protein smoothie bar. For more information about membership pricing, call (561)328-6754.
  6. Move Fitness & Wellness Studio (701 South Olive Avenue, Suite 106): Owned by personal trainer and licensed mental health professional Amy Walker, Move Fitness specializes in personal, small group and class instruction in indoor cycling, strength training, Pilates, and STEP Aerobics. Move Fitness has three signature programs: Well (Comprehensive Wellness), Fit (Personal Training/Fitness only), and Well+ (Comprehensive Wellness and Clinical). Visit for more information about each program and pricing or call (561) 358-4423.
  7. Systema Floyd Martial Arts (435 6th Street): Interested in getting in shape while learning martial arts? Look no further than Systema Floyd. Owned by Tom Floyd, this martial arts school specializes in Systema, a Russian martial art focused on hand-to-hand combat, grappling, knife fighting, and firearms. Training involves drills and sparring without set forms. Visit for more information or call (561)373-5208.
  8. The CrossFit Squad West Palm Beach (512 Evernia Street): Located directly in front of the Brightline station, The CrossFit Squad has been a staple in Downtown since 2011. The facility has over 6,000 feet of space and an ample amount of equipment such as bikes, ropes, and lifting platforms. The CrossFit Squad has several membership packages: Teacher CrossFit Unlimited ($125 per month), CrossFit Unlimited ($150 per month), and Peake Physique ($149 per month). Visit for more information.  
  9. West Palm Beach Fit Body Boot Camp (112 North Dixie Highway): Fit Body Boot Camp is not your typical gym or fitness center. Fitness classes are not “classes” in the traditional sense, but results-driven, sessions focused on weight loss and body toning led by nationally certified coaches. The gym’s signature 30-minute Afterburn workouts HIIT with Active Rest Training produces fun workouts that burn twice the calories in half the time. Visit for more information or call (561)225-1772.
  10. Yoga Society (225 Clematis Street, Suite 200): Founded by Holly Weston, the Yoga Society was established to provide a place where people can practice yoga with great company. This yoga studio provides an array of memberships, including Annual Membership ($99 a month) and 6-Month Seasonal ($120 a month). Visit or call (561)766-2272.
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Your Guide To Celebrating Easter In DowntownWPB

Join us in celebrating the joy of springtime with an array of delightful brunches and specials prepared by our local businesses. From timeless brunch classics to indulgent sweet treats, get ready for an Easter celebration that promises unforgettable flavors and cherished memories!

  1. The Ben Autograph Collection (251 N. Narcissus Avenue): Hop on over to The Ben Hotel for an egg-citing Easter celebration on Sunday, March 31! Indulge in a delectable brunch spread while the kids delight in a host of fun-filled activities from 12 3 p.m. Your ticket grants you access to a full brunch buffet, complete with a Vueve Clicquot mimosa, bellini, and Bloody Mary bar. Plus, don’t miss the Easter Egg hunt, kids’ activities, and a chance to snap photos with the Easter Bunny! Visit for more information on the menu and to purchase tickets. Please note that tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29 to reserve your spot. 
  2. E.R. Bradley’s Saloon (104 S. Clematis Street): Head to Bradleys on Easter Sunday (March 31) for a delicious Easter brunch buffet from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.! Guests can choose between a Bunny’s Brunch for $65, Ocean Rabbit for $100, or a Boozy Basket brunch package for $130. Click Here to see the menus for each package. Visit for more information and to make your reservation.
  3. Morton’s The Steakhouse (777 S. Flagler Drive): Celebrate Easter in style at Morton’s The Steakhouse with their limited time only steak and lobster feature from Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31! This 3-course dinner begins with a choice between salad or soup as an appetizer, followed by center-cut filet and cold-water lobster tail before finishing off with a delectable key lime pie, crème brûlée, carrot cake, or Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake. Visit for more information and to make your reservation.   
  4. Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis Street): Visit Pistache for an elegant Easter brunch on Sunday, March 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For $98 per person, enjoy a special three-course prix fixe brunch menu prepared by Chef Mike Burgio. Visit for more information and to book your table.
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Shamrock Shenanigans: St. Patrick’s Day in #DowntownWPB

Get ready to paint the town green and embrace the luck of the Irish because St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) is just around the corner! Join the festivities in #DowntownWPB as we celebrate all things Ireland with lively music, Irish fare, and plenty of cheer. Whether you’re Irish by birth or Irish at heart, here’s your guide to experiencing the best of St. Patrick’s Day in DowntownWPB! 

NOTE: The 100-500 Blocks of Clematis Street will be closed during various times from Saturday, March 16 through Monday, March 18. Click Here for the complete list of road closures. 

  1. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (118 S. Clematis Street): Get ready to paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day at Bodega! Enjoy a special celebration featuring a limited-edition menu and drink specials that will have you feeling the luck of the Irish. Check out the upstairs speakeasy bar, opening at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, with beats by DJ G Rymes. Indulge in $6 Green Beer, $7 Teelings, Green Tea, & Cazadores Shots, and $8 Green Draft Cazadores Margarita. For more information, visit or call (561) 559-3119. 
  2. BRK Republic (521 Clematis Street): Spend St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the dogs at BRK Republic! From Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, enjoy music, drink specials, bar crawls, a block party, and even a St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Dog Parade! For more information, visit or call (561) 340-3848. 
  3. Duffy’s Sports Grill (225 Clematis Street): Feeling lucky? Duffy’s is offering guests a taste of Ireland from now through April 3, featuring their loaded potato soup, Irish potato skins, Reuben Burger, and shamrock pie! For more information, visit or call (561) 249-1682.
  4. O’Shea’s Irish Pub (531 Clematis Street): Celebrate all things Irish during St. Patrick’s Day Irish Fest at O’Shea’s! On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-4 a.m., enjoy Irish food, drinks, music and other cultural activities! FREE to attend. For more information, visit or call (561) 833-3865. 
  5. Roxy’s Pub (309 Clematis Street): The biggest St. Patrick’s Day party is back on Sunday, March 17 at Roxy’s! Starting at 7 a.m., Roxy’s is taking over the 300 Block of Clematis Street with Irish fare, leprechauns, live music and more! For more information, visit or call (561) 296-7699. 
  6. Spruzzo (251 N. Narcissus Avenue):Enjoy some whiskey businesses this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at Spruzzo Rooftop Restaurant and Bar! From 2-8 p.m., enjoy food and drink specials while DJ Krisian Caro brings the beats. For more information and to RSVP, click here
  7. Sunday On The Waterfront (100 N. Clematis Street): Head to Centennial Square on Sunday, March 17 from 4-7 p.m. for Sunday on the Waterfront! Enjoy an energetic live musical performance that will transport you to Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day. This concert is FREE to attend. For more information, visit or call (561) 822-2222.
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DDA Women

Celebrating the Women of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

Celebrate International Women’s Day with us as we proudly showcase the dynamic force of female leadership driving the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) forward. Join in as we illuminate their remarkable achievements and steadfast commitment to fostering positive transformation in DowntownWPB. 

Catherine Ast (District Services Manager): Catherine Ast joined the DDA in January 2011 after a career in Pharmacy Management. With a background in Education and Medical Transcription from Palm Beach Junior College (now PBSU), she quickly rose to Operations Manager in the pharmacy industry, excelling in building relationships and managing teams. Currently serving as District Services Manager, Catherine oversees Downtown’s cleanliness and safety programs, including landscaping and ambassador initiatives. Certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), she strategically assesses factors impacting crime prevention. A fourth-generation Florida Native with deep ties to the city, Catherine enjoys family time, a love for animals, and supports her Florida State Seminoles in her leisure hours. 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt


Krystal Campi (Placemaking Coordinator): Krystal Campi brings 15 years of management and customer service expertise to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). With a background spanning retail, salons, fitness, health, marketing, and events, Krystal’s versatile skills reflect her dedication to excellence. 

Her roles as General Manager at Fitness Hub Studios and Guest Relations Manager at the Ben Hotel highlight her commitment to delivering exceptional service. Since joining the DDA in 2023, Krystal’s passion for community engagement has driven her contributions to various events and programs, showcasing her infectious positivity and proactive approach to enhancing downtown experiences and fostering a thriving community environment. 

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and herself only.” ― Maya Angelou

Sherryl Muriente (Public Realm Director): Sherryl Muriente, the Public Realm Director at the DDA, is an urban acupuncture specialist and advocate for common-sense urbanism. Since joining the DDA in 2017, she has significantly impacted Downtown West Palm Beach by spearheading initiatives like Dining on the Spot and Trojan Rocking Horses WPB, along with leading the Fern Street Chess Park project. With a background as Project Director for Street Plans and Creative Director of LeJobart, Sherryl has curated and managed large-scale public art projects, including CityZen Garden and C’est la Via. Her diverse portfolio also includes community-led interventions, alleyway restorations, and parklet studies, such as Sistrunk’s Story Share, the Megaphone, and the Street Balcony Pilot Project. 

Sherryl Muriente holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Architecture from Florida Atlantic University. 

“I will not bend to the will of those who seek to control me; I am the master of my own fate.” ― Eleanor of Aquitaine

Sabrina LoloSabrina Lolo (Marketing Coordinator): Sabrina Lolo joined the DDA in September 2021 as the Marketing Coordinator, bringing with her four years of experience as a Digital Content Producer at WPEC CBS12 News. In her role, Sabrina focuses on enhancing awareness of the DDA and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District, utilizing skills in social media management, e-communications, and event coordination. A graduate of Eckerd College in St. Pete, Sabrina is a former NCAA Division II softball player who also represented the United States in Australia as part of the USA Athletes International women’s softball team. Outside of work, she indulges her passion for travel, surfing, biking, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Samantha Moore (Office Manager): Samantha Moore is a dedicated professional with nearly 15 years of experience in customer service and employee relations. She joined the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) as an Administrative Assistant in January 2017 and has since advanced to the role of Office Manager. In this capacity, Samantha oversees the daily operations of the office, ensuring efficient coordination and adherence to organizational policies and procedures. Her dedication to fostering community growth and delivering exceptional support fuels her work at the DDA. Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, tending to her succulent garden, and indulging in a good book by the beach or poolside.

“Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” ― Louisa May Alcott

Teneka James-Feaman (Associate Executive Director): Teneka JamesFeaman joined the DDA team in November 2007, bringing with her a wealth of experience in marketing, branding strategies, and business development. With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, she has honed her skills while working for organizations like the PBC Sports Commission and the American Cancer Society. In 2016, Teneka was selected for the International Downtown Association’s Emerging Leader Fellowship Program, focusing on urban placemaking and management. Currently serving as the Associate Director of the DDA and Director of the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District, she plays a pivotal role in cultivating business relations, overseeing marketing, and driving business development initiatives.  

“It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.” ―Michelle Obama, Becoming 



Tiffany FaublasTiffany Faublas (Marketing Director): Tiffany Faublas, our Marketing Director, brings creativity and meticulous attention to detail to her role, leading innovative marketing and public relations initiatives that enrich Downtown West Palm Beach’s brand and culture. With a decade of dedicated service at the DDA, Tiffany is passionate about community engagement and enjoys coordinating, planning, and executing DDA-produced events, notably Black Art Matters. Outside of work, she actively serves on committees and boards, indulges in the culinary exploration of Palm Beach County, journals, and spends time with her puppy, Benji. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Tiffany is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and an alumna of the University of Central Florida. 

“Do not compare your growth with anyone else. The only person you are competing with is who you were yesterday.” ― Sarah Jakes Roberts 

Vivian Ryland

Vivian Ryland (Director of Administration): Vivian brings over 20 years of experience in redevelopment and downtown revitalization to the DDA, where she has been a valuable member since November 2021. With expertise in real estate development, budgeting, and project management, Vivian is well-versed in Florida State Statutes concerning special taxing districts. She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. A native Floridian, Vivian enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, and camping in her free time. 


“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” ― Maya Angelou

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Women’s History Month

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month!

In honor of this special month, we’re shining a spotlight on the incredible women-owned businesses that play a vital role in shaping our vibrant Downtown West Palm Beach. From innovative startups to established enterprises, these women entrepreneurs contribute daily to our community’s success. Let’s show our support and appreciation for their dedication, creativity, and resilience. Together, let’s uplift and empower the women-owned businesses that make our downtown thrive! 

Please note that this list does not include our full list of businesses.

Click Here To Read About The Women of the DDA


Blue Mountain Coffee
540 Clematis Street, #3
This popular coffee house opened its doors in 2020 and exclusively serves 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Their beans are renowned for being grown in world’s highest mountain. Enjoy the rich aroma and smooth delicate taste during breakfast or lunch; with homemade delights available every day as well. Originally from St. Andrew’s Parish in Jamaica, owner Allison Boettcher is always there to greet guests. Boettcher brings the passion of her homeland’s food to this unique spot.

FIWE Caribbean Cuisine  
410 Evernia Street, #108   

Although FIWE is fairly new to Downtown West Palm Beach, the restaurant’s chef and owner, Shari Kedar McCalla Bedasee from Jamaica, has over 10 years of experience cooking Caribbean cuisines. The restaurant was established in 2006 in Orlando, Florida and brought the taste of the Caribbean to the downtown district in 2020. FIWE offers catering services, as well as online ordering and curbside pickup. 

Fun Fact FIWE stands for Finest In West-Indian Eatery. 

Ingenue Palm Beach
410 Evernia Street, Suite 111
A modern boutique with curated collections of bridal and social occasion by artisans and designers, Ingenue Palm Beach has everything from the latest bridal fashion to formal gowns to chic cocktail numbers that’s sure to turn heads. Originally from Ecuador, owner Cristina Marulanda has always had a passion for fashion, and has brought her elegant style to DowntownWPB!


Ivette Gil Beauty Design
269 Banyan Boulevard
Known for her flair for fashion and expertise in bringing runway looks to life, Ivette has solidified her position as a go-to artist in the industry. Her exceptional work has graced the pages of prestigious publications such as Allure, Marie Claire, and Paper Magazine. Recently, Ivette received accolades in Elegant Bride as the “best bridal makeup/hair stylist in South Florida,” further cementing her reputation for excellence.


Johan’s Joe Swedish Restaurant
401 S. Dixie Highway, #3

This DowntownWPB staple is known for its coffee, which is made from the award-winning Löfbergs Lila Swedish Coffee Roasters, as well as their delicious in-house baked goods. Laura Klintberg, who currently owns Johan’s with husband Matti Klintberg, started off as a part-time barista at Johan’s for the original owners and quickly advanced to a management position before eventually taking over as owner.

Kismet Vintage
540 Clematis Street, #1
Founded in 2008 by Aly Gore and partner Liam Milano, Kismet Vintage is a funky vintage and designer store that specializes in traffic-stopping, eye-catching, interesting, and engaging pieces.


Lara Beauty
100 S. Dixie Highway #300A (Inside the Blackstone Building)
The family-owned beauty salon offers services such as facials, body treatments, micropigmentation, waxing, eyelashes, and more. Lara House of Beauty prides themselves on providing a complete and personalized experience that leaves guests looking and feeling their very best!


Mandel Public Library
401 Clematis Street
Located in the heart of DowntownWPB, the Mandel Public Library has four uniquely designed floors and is home to books, programs, and more for both young and old. Lisa Hathaway, who served as the Library Director in 2020, began her tenure at the Library in May 2004 as the Children’s Librarian. Many of the Library’s successes – including the Homework Help Program, Social Media Committee, and Free Summer Lunch Program — can be accredited to Hathaway.


Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional nonprofit theatre company that engages, entertains, and educates audiences with provocative and timeless productions. It was founded in 2000 by Sue Ellen Beryl, the managing director, and her husband Bill Hayes, the artistic director. Their shared leadership and love of theater have driven Palm Beach Dramaworks for more than 20 seasons.


319 Clematis Street, #110
PATHOS is a creative intelligence firm that focuses on enterprise innovation marketing with the goal of connecting minds to build brands. Ann Savage, CEO and co-founder of PATHOS, helped start the company in 1991 and rebranded it in 2018 after moving to Clematis Street.


Pioneer Linens
210 Clematis Street
Pioneer Linens is a family-owned company that has been operating since 1912. Penny Murphy, along with her daughters Marissa and Camille, leads the company, which was founded by her grandfather Max Greenberg.


Quest Workspaces
515 N. Flagler Drive
Quest Workspaces, the largest woman-owned shared workspace in the U.S., was founded in 2010 by Laura Kozelouzek, a Florida-based developer and operator with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and flexible workspace industries.


Winston’s Nail & Facial Lounge
215 South Olive Avenue, #100
A modern nail salon providing an experience with equal parts of style and service, without skimping on the details. Popular services include nails, facials, blowouts, lash extensions, and waxing. Winston’s is open seven days a week and there you will see owner Letticia Hannighan greeting guests.

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Must-Explore Checklist for DowntownWPB: Captivating Activities to Experience

Embark on an adventure in DowntownWPB, where every moment is an opportunity for discovery and delight! From a savory food tour that tantalizes your taste buds riveting play at the iconic Kravis Center, DowntownWPB is filled with unique and unmissable experiences. This checklist is your key to unlocking the best that DowntownWPB has to offer—because leaving here without these experiences is simply not an option! 

  1. West Palm Beach Food Tour: Embark on a gastronomic journey through the heart of DowntownWPB with the acclaimed West Palm Beach Food Tour! Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors that define our region, discover the intricacies of tropical fruits, and be captivated by entertaining narratives that weave together the threads of our past. Click Here for more information and to secure your spot!  
  2. Catch A Show At The Kravis Center: Step into the world of captivating performances and cultural brilliance at the renowned Kravis Center! From Broadway hits to symphony orchestras, the Kravis Center curates a diverse array of performances, ensuring there’s something to enchant everyone. Click Here for the complete schedule of performances and to purchase tickets. 
  3. Take A Cruise: Take a super fun cruise on the Hakuna Matata with Visit Palm Beach! Whether it’s a sightseeing cruise, sunset cruise or happy hour cruise, there’s something for everyone! Click Here to book your next adventure or by calling (561)881-9757.
  4. Play Chess at Fern Street Chess Park: Unleash your inner strategist at Fern Street Chess Park—a haven for chess enthusiasts in the heart of DowntownWPB! Whether you’re a seasoned player or a curious beginner, the park offers an inviting space to engage in challenging chess matches with fellow chess enthusiasts. With well-maintained chess tables and a vibrant community of players, Fern Street Chess Park is your go-to destination for a leisurely game or an intense match. It’s FREE to play and available for players of ALL ages. Click Here for more information. 
  5. Attend An Intimate Show At Palm Beach Dramaworks: Step into the world of transformative theater at Palm Beach Dramaworks, where there are no bad seats! Immerse yourself in the intimate ambiance of innovative and timeless productions, where new voices come to life and take you on an unforgettable journey through the power of storytelling. Click Here for the complete schedule of performances and to purchase tickets. 
  6. Try The Beast Burger: This is the ultimate indulgence for burger lovers! Picture a juicy cheeseburger nestled between two crispy bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches, topped with fresh lettuce and tomato, crowned with a mountain of golden French fries and crispy onion rings and then drizzled with savory ranch dressing and oozy cheese sauce. WOW! This mouthwatering masterpiece is a true feast for the senses! Don’t miss out on this epic culinary adventure at Grease Burger Bar! Click Here for the full menu. 
  7. Waterfront Views at The Ben: Discover the unparalleled charm of DowntownWPB from new heights from Spruzzo! Perched atop The Ben Hotel located at 251 S Narcissus Avenue, this rooftop oasis offers gorgeous waterfront views. Whether you’re sipping handcrafted cocktails, enjoying delectable bites, or simply soaking in the stunning views, the Ben Hotel promises an unforgettable experience for visitors seeking unique adventures in the heart of the city. Click Here for more information about this luxury hotel. 
  8. Dine At Harry’s: Experience the sophisticated ambiance of Harry’s West Palm Beach, the exclusive Florida location of the renowned New York City establishment. Located at 384 S. Rosemary Avenue, Harry’s offers a unique culinary experience that seamlessly blends the sophistication of its Financial District roots with a fresh and vibrant ambiance. The menu showcases a fusion of timeless classics and innovative creations, crafted with locally sourced ingredients. Click Here to see the complete menu and to book your reservation.
  9. Hullabaloo Airstream: Immerse yourself in the nostalgic allure of Hullabaloo’s unique vintage Airstream camper, located at 517 Clematis Street. Transport yourself to a bygone era reminiscent of the beloved neighborhood pubs of Brooklyn, where every detail exudes earmth and authenticity while indulging in an array of homemade delights, artisanal cocktails, and rare brews. Click Here for the full menu.
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