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“Great place for the nightlife”
Review of Clematis Street

Clematis Street
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Party Bike Pub Crawl in West Palm Beach
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Owner description: The History of Clematis Street & West Palm Beach Henry Flagler A history of the Clematis Street District or of West Palm Beach cannot be told without mentioning the name of Henry Flagler. Anyone who has been in Florida for even a short amount of time will recognize the name. It's all over Florida roads, bridges and beaches as well as countless other monuments and museums. Flagler's Dream: Palm Beach Henry Flagler co-founded Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller and also built the Florida railroad from Jacksonville to Key West. He came to the West Palm Beach area in 1893. After being impressed with the natural beauty of the area, he sought to create the most famous resort in the world, Palm Beach. The resort would be conveniently accessible by his own railroad. He built two major hotels, The Breakers and the Royal Poinciana Hotel (later destroyed by a hurricane). He also built what is now West Palm Beach directly across Lake Worth for the service people who worked on the island and as a commercial district. Clematis Street Not only is it one of the trendiest places to be today, it also boasts a long and important history. Clematis Street began as the main thoroughfare of West Palm Beach in the early 20th century. It connected the train station on the west with the ferry to Palm Beach Island on the east. Early 20th Century: Storefronts logically multiplied and lined each way, as Clematis became the "Main Street" of West Palm Beach. The commuters of the day would traverse Clematis Street and frequent these shops before and after work, much like we do today. It's many older buildings display a fascinating journey through South Florida history. Automobiles Change Everything Eventually automobiles, bridges and highways replaced the train, ferry and buggies as the main means of transportation. While once the train station was the link to the outside world, visitors could now arrive via various routes. Okeechobee Boulevard would eventually become the main connection from route 95 over to Palm Beach and Clematis Street would lose its steady flow of passers-by. As the area progressed, suburban sprawl contributed to the growth of metropolitan West Palm Beach, yet the downtown business area remained. The Downtown Development Authority In 1967 the Downtown Development Authority was created to impact Downtown's economic conditions, formulate long-range plans for improving the appeal and accessibility of Downtown facilities, promoting their use, providing remedy to any deterioration of Downtown property values, and most importantly, retaining and attracting businesses to Clematis Street. In short, the DDA works to retain and attract business and to protect the investments of its constituents. Largely due to the Downtown Development Authority Clematis Street is still considered the Main Street of West Palm Beach.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

They have several clubs and good food. Have some drinks, some appetizers and enjoy the music. They have events as well at the end of the street sometimes.

Thank Taylor200
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Get ready for great nightlife and good dining. As a guy, watching the scenery stroll by is worth the trip. Many concerts on the weekend.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

lots of restaurants to choose from and close enough to walk to the shopping district. Nice place to walk and sight see.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Restaurants and bars for nearly every taste and pocketbook! Sports bars, street cafes and cute shops afford a great spot to visit!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Clematis is the main place to find night clubs in West Palm and it is typically a lot of fun. They have redone the area down by the water not too long ago and it is really nice to walk out on the long dock over the intracoastal waterway at night. Definitely dedicate a full night to bar hopping if you plan on visiting.

Thank Sweetpea821
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