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Delray Beach's Atlantic Crossing Approved: New Shops and Restaurants on the Way

Broward and Palm Beach Counties are filled with cities that are known for different things.

Palm Beach is known for luxury and wealth; Fort Lauderdale is appreciated by Spring Breakers and heavy drinkers across the world; Hollywood is recognized for its strange residents and snowbirds -- it's called Hollyweird for a reason; Delray Beach, on the other hand, is best known for its profusion of great restaurants and, well, just about anything pertaining to food.

While it's already a world-class gourmet haven, it's about to get even more options.

Late Wednesday, Delray Beach City Commissioners approved extending the eastern corridor of Atlantic Avenue with a mixed use center -- that includes eateries -- called Atlantic Crossing.

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The center, which is set to take over a nine acre portion of land at that extends along Atlantic Avenue from Federal Highway to Veterans Park, has been designed to be a mixed used pedestrian and bicycle friendly space mixing residential units with shops, restaurants, and offices.

The plans currently call for the addition of five or six dining establishments.

Potential occupants have expressed interest; however, none have been able to move forward before the commissioners decision on Wednesday.

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Sara Ventiera

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