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Dania Beach CRA Announces Second Annual Business Luncheon

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:08am

Dania Beach, FL . - On Thursday December 8th from 11:30AM-2PM, the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) will host its Second Annual Business Luncheon at Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center located on the third floor at 8000 North Ocean Drive in Dania Beach. Featured speakers are Dave Anderton of Port Everglades and Dev Motwani of Merrimac Ventures. The DBCRA luncheon engages the established and growing business community in discussions on the rebirth of Dania Beach as a modern and strategic location for economic growth. Seat reservations, valet and lunch are $25 (payment by check or credit card will be accepted at the door). Seating is limited, so please register by contacting Dan Murphy at or call 954-924-6801.

Dan Murphy, DBCRA Economic Development Manager states, “Investors are discovering the strategic geographical importance of Dania Beach for logistics businesses as well as housing and transportation. Both speakers should captivate our annual luncheon with the breadth of their vision for the city.”

Keynote speaker Dave Anderton, Port Everglades Director for Strategic Planning, will discuss the next 50 years at Port Everglades and Dania Beach’s role in the logistics support network. Dev Motwani, President of Merrimac Ventures Real Estate Firm will speak on his development, the 300-residence Trion mixed-use project located at Federal Highway and Dania Beach Blvd., and the implications for the next generation of housing and transportation.

For more information, contact the DBCRA at 954-924-6801 or visit 

The PATCH Farm and Market Hosts 2nd Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:17am

Dania Beach, FL (August 28th, 2017) - On Saturday September 16th, 2016 from 9AM – 1PM, the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) will host its second annual Neighborhood Garage Sale at the PATCH Farm and Market. Local residents will have the opportunity to sell their unused or unwanted items for free and can register for a booth space at: Participants must bring their own table, tablecloth and chairs.

“We encourage members of the Dania Beach Community to visit the PATCH on a regular basis and this is a great way for the community to come together, do some “Spring Cleaning” in September! and get great bargains at the PATCH. In addition, we will have lots of delicious and fresh produce for sale,” states Kathleen Weekes, DBCRA Acting Interim Executive Director.

Event activities will include:

  • PATCH Market (open from 9AM – 1PM; always providing 50% off on all EBT sales)

  • FREE Samples and Giveaways

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Neighborhood garage sale

  • PATCH Farm Tours

  • Kids Activities

  • And Much More!

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events. For more information visit or call 954- 924-6801. 

Dania Beach CRA to Host a Merchant Meeting on Police and Security, Code Compliance, Signage

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:14am

Dania Beach, FL (August 28th, 2017) – All Dania Beach businesses are invited to attend the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) quarterly Merchant Meeting on Thursday September 7th, from 6PM – 8PM in the Dania Beach City Hall Atrium located at 100 West Dania Beach Blvd to receive information and discuss Police and Security, Code Compliance, and Business Signage.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office and City of Dania Beach Staff will be present to answer questions on these topics, and the DBCRA will also provide updates on CRA Projects and The Fall Business Promotion Schedule.

“This invaluable merchant meeting will help address issues which business owners have asked about at previous merchant meetings, and the CRA decided to dedicate a meeting on these topics and offer security tips and proper procedures to assist the Dania Beach business community,” states Dan Murphy Economic Development Manager with the DBCRA.

Complimentary refreshments will be served. To RSVP contact Kisha Payen at For more information, contact the CRA at 954-924-6801 or visit 

The Dania Beach PATCH Back to School Event a Huge Success

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:14am

Dania Beach, FL (August 28th, 2017) – On Saturday August 19th, 2017 the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) hosted its third annual free Back to School event at the PATCH Farm and Market. More than 400 people attended the event. Art N Soul sponsored the giveaway of 175 backpacks and Travis Daniels Photography sponsored 20 free back to school haircuts. The Kiwanis did their second free food demonstration and giveaway, at the PATCH and were joined by Dania Beach Commissioner Bobbie Grace who assisted in preparing and serving samples of a healthy and nutritious meal. Miss Dania Beach USA Ivhanna Gil attended and discussed her anti-bullying platform with those present. She advised children that when troubled to reach out for advice. “Bullying is never ok. The great thing is that there is much that you can do to stop or prevent it. If you see bullying happening whether to you or someone else, you need to take action,” states Gil. Ms. Gil also sang her original composition against bullying which was well received by the crowd.

The PATCH hosts numerous family-friendly activities and events and has become the primary destination for environmental and health education. The PATCH also provides opportunities for adult and children’s education, through workshops, its community garden and field trips and tours for local schools and organizations in order to utilize the garden as a mechanism to introduce students to science, environmental stewardship and entrepreneurship.

“Overall, this event was wildly successful, and we are excited to make next year’s even greater. We thank parents for attending the event with their children and achieving our goal to have children in the community excited for a fresh start to the new school year, while promoting healthy and active lifestyles,” states DBCRA Acting Interim Executive Director Kathleen Weekes.

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events. On Saturday September 16th, a Neighborhood

Garage Sale will be held at the PATCH. To participate and sell your items during the garage sale apply online at For more information visit or call 954-924-6801. 

Dania Beach CRA Represents the City at Annual ICSC Conference in Orlando

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:13am

Dania Beach, FL (August 28th, 2017) - The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) represented the City of Dania Beach at the Annual International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference and Deal Making Symposium that was held on August 27 – 29 in Orlando Florida. Held annually, these deal making events are a great opportunity for owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers and product and service providers to gather under one roof to exhibit, make deals and form successful business partnerships.

During the past five years, Dania Beach has booked $1 billion in major new mixed-use, commercial and industrial projects, including the $250 million-plus Dania Pointe project that broke ground in 2016. “These transformative projects will revitalize Dania Beach to become not only a world-class business center, but also the heart of a vibrant, 24-hour destination,” said Dan Murphy, Economic Development Director for the DBCRA. “They will bridge Dania’s past and future—honoring the historical and cultural significance, and at the same time, signaling the City’s stature at the forefront of technology and innovation.”

During the ICSC conference, the DBCRA displayed development projects, available properties, city demographics, tourism statistics, and real estate information for potential owners, developers, retailers, brokers and lenders to showcase Dania Beach as a redevelopment hotspot and to encourage business attraction efforts to the downtown City Center. In June 2017, the DBCRA invited interested parties to participate in a public private partnership and submit qualifications (RFQ) for the redevelopment of property known as the Dania Beach City Center. This 4.5-acre site has been a primary focus of the DBCRA with the goal to create a vibrant mixed-use center in the downtown that will serve as an activated central gathering place for residents and visitors alike.

Murphy made noteworthy connections during the conference and invited special guests to attend the upcoming ‘Dania Beach Forecast 2027: 10-Year Real Estate Preview’ event that will be hosted by the DBCRA on October 12th at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach. This event will allow attendees to network with fellow developers, financiers and real estate professionals during a lively discussion of Dania Beach’s immediate future.

“The upcoming developments are expected to attract visitors to Dania Beach which will in turn attract new businesses. This inflow coupled with an increased quality of life, will create a virtuous cycle of economic prosperity for the City for years to come,” states Murphy.

For more information on the ICSC Conference, visit For more information on the DBCRA, visit or call 954-924-6801.