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“Thursday the best night to go!”
Review of Clematis Street

Clematis Street
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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.
Orlando, Florida
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“Thursday the best night to go!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoyed the shops, the music and walking down the harbor. We had an awesome Mexican dinner, loved the mustaches!

Visited August 2013
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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“Everything is here”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Clematis Street is the main street in West Palm Beach, where you can find plenty of shops and restaurants. At night, it's also the place to go if you plan dancing or having a drink.

Visited July 2013
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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“Nothing going on.”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went here based on brochures and magazine articles read. We went around dinner time on a Monday. There was nothing to see there, only a few restaurants. No stores to browse in. Boo!

Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Fun festival”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We visitied durring the weekly thursday night street festival. Great atmosphere. Great music. Lots of food and misc vendors. Walked down to the harbor to look at the yachts. If you are in the area on a Thursday- be sure to check it out.

Visited August 2013
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New Rochelle, New York, USA
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“Vatiety and Atmosphere”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

You name it, clematis Street has it! Casual, formal, cheap, expensive, moderate and cuisines from all over the world. A great place to go, walk around, with a beautiful park and water fountain at the end, overlooking the bay, Palm beach and hundreds of millions of dollars of amazing boats.

Visited August 2013
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