West Atlantic May Get Grocery Store

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Staff report

Residents of West Atlantic Avenue have been asking for a grocery store for more than a decade.

They may be closer to receiving their wish.

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency recently received a letter of intent from Pasadena Capital to purchase 1.75 acres of CRA-owned property located at the southwest corner of W. Atlantic Avenue and SW 6th Avenue for $2.1 million. Randy Holihan of Brandon Partners/Pasadena Capital is representing Publix Super Markets, Inc.

The letter states the grocer is interested in developing a 25,000-30,000-square-foot free-standing grocery store.

At a recent meeting, the agency board agreed to continue negotiating with the group and to issue a request for proposal to see if any developers are interested in developing the agency owned property in the area to accommodate a grocery store.

The agency had plans with a developer to build a project called Uptown, but plans fell through several months ago.