***** Delray Marketplace *****

Posted on February 26th, 2013 · Delray Beach Music/Events/Other


***** Delray Marketplace *****

Finally, Delray Marketplace a 258,000 square foot “center” opened in Delray Beach at the intersection of West Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Road.

Check for a list of stores/businesses that includes Publix, Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, Chico’s, White House/Black Market, Jos. A Bank and Burt & Max’s Grille.

Here’s a “call” for you guys…the Delray Marketplace will prove to be an absolute “white elephant” and a financial disaster for most of the tenants that took leases.

Just for starters- stop and think for a second…
Do we really need another Jos. A Bank men’s clothing store peddling–buy 1 suit and get 3 suits and 9 ties for free?
Do we really need an upscale candy store named IT’SUGAR where candy sells for “an arm and a leg?”
Do we really need another White House/Black Market a women’s chain which literally has stores in every major American shopping mall?
Do we really need another Chico’s a women’s chain which literally has stores in every major American shopping mall?

Look! Jeff Eats could go on and on–telling you that Delray Marketplace is just like that movie “Groundhog Day”—but I won’t.

Real simple…America’s retail-space is OVERBUILT. In this particular case, Delray Beach–doesn’t need any new retail businesses. Trust me, every one of its residents has seen it-done it.

I’m hearing that some “tenants” are paying 50 bucks a square foot…to be part of what will prove to be Armageddon.

Only time will tell, but my money says that most of Delray Marketplace’s tenants will dread the day that their lawyers said it was “ok” to sign their leases.

244 Comments to “***** Delray Marketplace *****”

  1. Mommy434 says...

    Was just there. A freaking ghost town.
    Went to see a band called Magic Bus. They were horrendous.

    • Lou Grant says...

      I have seen this band.
      They are lousy.

    • Shopkeeper says...

      We own a store in the center.
      We and almost every other independent are doing literally no business.
      Don’t believe everything you read.
      We and others are in talks with the owners for rent reductions.
      Stay tuned.

  2. TURNER says...

    The game isn’t over yet.
    Ask the olive guy or pizza guy or foto guy or man cave, or coffee guy, or Jo’s banks how they are doing.
    Just watch as Jeff Eats is right on the money.

  3. TZ says...

    You have no idea as to what you are talking about.
    Most of the retailers in Delray Marketplace are sucking wind.
    Don’t count Jeff Eats’ prediction out just yet.

  4. EK 71 says...

    Ask the Olive Oil guy how he is doing.
    Or maybe the pizza guy. Or maybe the coffee guy.
    You’ll see that this center was a disaster from day one.
    My money says Jeff Eats got the call just right.
    Get back to us in August.

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