Thursday, January 16, 2014

Heart of Boynton to get first store in 50 years - Sun Sentinel

Desperation hits the Boynton Beach CRA as they fall all over themselves to lure a Family Dollar to their downtown. The store will be all of 8,000 square feet. I would have saved the money for something a little more desirable. Have you been to the Family Dollar in Lake Worth? Click title for link.
On Tuesday, the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency board unanimously voted to start drafting development and purchasing contracts with Boos Development Group to bring a Family Dollar store to the Heart of Boynton.
The Heart of Boynton is the city's impoverished downtown. A Family Dollar will bring jobs, food and commerce to the area, city officials say.
"I feel that this has been a long time coming," said CRA Board Chairman Jerry Taylor. "The area was drug-infested with constant police calls. We've been working so hard to put this [store] in the community."
As part of the deal agreed upon on Tuesday, the CRA will give the developer grants, demolish a church, bury power lines and donate two properties with a combined appraisal of $126,000 to get the project started.