Three New Restaurants Opening In Downtown West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November  7, 2019) – As the season heats up, so do the kitchens in Downtown West Palm Beach! This fall, three new restaurants with their own distinct flair and flavors are set to open on Clematis Street within weeks of one another.

                The first is Sourbon, a contemporary restaurant with American and European fare that serves lunch, dinner and craft cocktails. The menu from chef Richard Leadbetter, who formerly worked under celebrity chef Todd English, draws inspiration from global destinations and incorporates locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The plant-and-flower-filled dining area is designed to make diners feel like they’re in a private garden. Located at 215 Clematis St., Sourbon held a soft opening in mid-October and its official grand opening was November 1.

                A little further east on the south 100 block is Sassafras, the newest restaurant from Rodney Mayo’s famous Subculture Group. The Southern-themed spot is set to offer imaginative takes on traditional fare such as fried chicken, cornbread and buttermilk biscuits. Sassafras held a special preview night October 26 and will officially open November 15. It is located at 105 S. Narcissus Ave., at the corner of Clematis Street.

                Last but not least is an exciting, fast-casual franchise in the 500-block focused on healthy fare called Rush Bowls. The Clematis location is its first in South Florida. The Colorado-based company serves bowls of mixed fruit and/or vegetables with toppings such as granola and honey. Located at 513 Clematis St., Rush Bowls will also open November 15,  with plans to eventually open additional locations in Boca Raton and Jacksonville.

                “The fact that more and more businesses and restaurants want to locate in Downtown West Palm Beach is additional proof that our community has widespread appeal and constitutes significant economic potential for new businesses,” said Teneka James-Feaman, Associate Director of the DDA. “In addition to the restaurants, we’ve added several barbershops, nail salons and even a Doggy Day Care over the past six months.”

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The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.

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