In The Press

Harvest Festival Helps Feed over 300 before the Holidays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

Dania Beach, FL– On Saturday, November 18th, the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) hosted its third Annual Harvest Festival at the PATCH Farm and Market honoring the bounty of the Garden, which has provided local, organically-grown produce for Broward County for nearly 9 years. More than 500 people attended the event. Ark of the City, Farm Share, Supa T Records and Elliott Enterprises sponsored a free food giveaway and graciously donated Thanksgiving Supper hot plates and bagged fresh produce by the pound to give to the community. Over 300 people were fed and took home free bags of produce to their families just in time to cook for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

“We are honored to support the PATCH’s mission of eliminating food insecurity in the community,” said Morris Goldwire, of Ark of the City. “We are so proud of the organizations and volunteers, and especially the DBCRA staff for their efforts during this event.  They take great pride in giving back to our local communities.” 

On December 16th, from 9AM – 2PM, the PATCH and DBCRA team up with Family in Distress, Dismas Charities and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to host a spectacular Christmas Event with something for everyone. Featuring live performances, Christmas music, free meals, holiday crafts, raffles and giveaways, this event will bring holiday cheer to the whole family.

About the PATCH Farm and Market

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The PATCH was created as an environmentally and economically sustainable urban farming system within the community, that creates a network of secure healthy food sources of naturally grown vegetables and fruits, while providing local jobs and vocational training in the sustainable agricultural industry to the residents of the community. 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 www.thepatchgarden.com or call 954-924-6801.

Dania Beach CRA Announces Second Annual Business Luncheon

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:55pm

Dania Beach, FL. - On Friday 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 dmurphy@daniabeachfl.gov 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 www.daniabeachcra.org.

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 dmurphy@daniabeachfl.gov 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 www.daniabeachcra.org. 

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: touchbroward.org/db_patch_garagesale. 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 www.thepatchgarden.com 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 kpayen@daniabeachfl.gov. For more information, contact the CRA at 954-924-6801 or visit www.daniabeachcra.org.