The Delray Beach Market

The Delray Beach Market opened its doors in April of 2021, boasting itself as the largest food hall in Florida.  According to Delray Beach Market website, “Delray Beach Market is more than just a food hall – its a lifestyle experience, a beacon of bright energy, a place to connect, a space for visitors to savor and celebrate the vibrance of Delray Beach. Bites to satisfy any craving, craft cocktails, visionary art, immersive pop-ups – here they all collide in unexpectedly delightful ways, creating a unique and playful destination for gathering and soaking in the coastal flavors of this quirky urban beach town.”

“The Market” as it’s commonly called boasts over 26 different vendors, with over 85% including food.  The website that they have created is extremely easy to navigate to get any type of information you might need.  The Delray Beach Market hosts many events, maintains several happy hours, is open breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

If you’re a resident of Boca Raton or live nearby in Delray or Deerfield Beach, then there is a strong chance you’ve heard of and/or visited Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. If you’re relocating to the Boca area, if you ask someone for something fun and low cost, there is a good possibility they will mention Gumbo Limbo.

Gumbo Limbo is a combination of Sea Turtle Rehabilitation, aquariums, nature center, and outdoor walking trails including butterfly garden. For more than 40 years, the 20 acres of protected land has been a refuge to various plants and animals.  Gumbo Limbo is in fact a cooperative project of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), the city of Boca Raton, the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, and Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards.

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Costco in Boca Raton

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There are over 815 Costco location throughout the U.S. with several located in South Florida. Costco is a membership based bulk retailer, similar to B.J.s Warehouse and Sam’s Club.  According to online info, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the U.S. in 2020. They also frequently rank top of the charts in sales of beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine.

It is a member only retailer and currently offers four memberships, two for retails customers and two for business. The Gold membership is $60 per year, and Executive is $120.  The Executive level membership offers cash back rewards for purchases, you can follow the link at the end for all the details.

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Boca Raton Emergency Room Hospitals

If you are living in Boca Raton and find yourself in need of urgent care at the emergency room, you have two options. There is a location both in East Boca and West Boca. The information here does not include any MDNow locations or other urgent care facilities.

In West Boca located on SR 7/441 in between Palmetto Park Rd and Glades Rd is West Boca Medical Center. The opposite side of Boca Raton, east of I-95 yet still between Palmetto Park and Glades Rd is Baptist Health Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
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Boca Raton Public Library

boca libraryIf you’re in need of library services and live within Boca Raton city limits, then you have two choices for library locations. The Boca Raton library has everything from books to magazines, board games to jigsaw puzzles, and DVD’s and eBooks. In addition to these resources, the libraries have a full calendar of events for all ages: children to adult. You can stop in for a class on Extreme Couponing, learn Adobe Photoshop, or take a language class. For the younger kids, they have group book readings, toddler tales, or even just family story time.

If you are not within Boca Raton city limits, you will need to use the Palm Beach County Library locations for Boca.

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Copperfish Happy Hour Boca Raton

copperfishThere is a newer restaurant in Boca Raton that is making a name for itself. Copperfish Kitchen labels itself a A Modern Eatery Serving Globally-Influenced, Fresh Sustainable Seafood.  To compete well in Boca Raton and with areas like Delray Beach and Deerfield Beach, a strong happy hour is a must. Copperfish Kitchen in Boca Center is going after that arena.

Unlike many restaurants, Copperfish happy hour applies to the bar and dine in area. Happy hour specials are Sunday to Friday 3-7pm, and Thursday all day (so no Saturday).

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Mario’s Osteria in Boca

When you’re looking for a great happy hour in Boca Raton, locals know that one of the best spots is Mario’s Osteria on Glades Rd. Boasting one of the best happy hours in the area, Mario’s is a go to spot. Most places typically have afternoon hours associated with your time to unwind and relax. Not at Mario’s though. Seven days a week, from 11:30am until 6pm at the inside or outside bar only you can take advantage of an array of options.

When you arrive you will receive the menu which has 50% off select liquors, beer, and wines by the glass. If you’re needing food as well, Mario’s offers 50% off all appetizers during happy hour.

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