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January 15, 2021, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Smoothie Me Please is opening in the former Dairy Belle Location in Riviera Beach, thanks to the partnership with Riviera Beach CRA. The Riviera Beach CRA formulated an RFP to award a deserving emerging business with an opportunity to operate a 500 square foot storefront space. The program was designed to give small businesses a fighting chance to grow and be successful in the Riviera Beach community.
“This is especially special to me that I was given the opportunity to have this space to open Smoothie Me Please, as I grew up in Riviera Beach and frequently visited this building when it was an old ice cream shop.” said Ashley Walker, owner of Smoothie Me Please.
Ashley is honored to lead the city with its health and wellness initiatives by providing healthier food and beverage options. One of the items on the menu is called “The Monroe,” affectionately named after the Monroe Heights community in Riviera Beach. It’s an açaí berry smoothie bowl, topped with granola, peanut butter, sunflower kernels and fresh fruit. It is finished with a honey drizzle and coconut flakes. “The colorful presentation of our food and drinks speak to the energy and creativity housed in the spirit of the neighborhoods of Riviera Beach,” said Walker.
The soft opening took place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm for her invited guests at 2635 Broadway Avenue Riviera Beach, FL. The Grand Opening was held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 for the City of Riviera Beach residents to experience the newest small business in this iconic spot.
The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.
The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit rbcra.com.