Saturday, December 13, 2014

About the Artists Alley in Delray

Back on November 12th I posted a story about the Artists Alley in Delray Beach. As part of the post you'll find a YouTube video where I ask readers to focus intently on the 6:55 to 7:05 minute mark. From the Coastal Star there is an update on the Artists Alley. Many, including city leaders, are working to save the venue however the appraisal value of the property is very high: $4.2 million. Here is an excerpt from the Coastal Star:
Delray Beach might lose Artists Alley, the unique arts district that the mayor says “has been so important for the renaissance of this city.”
    Artists work in warehouse studios along the railroad tracks near Pineapple Grove. But the warehouses will be sold at a Feb. 23 foreclosure auction.
    The artists, fearing that a new owner will bulldoze their studios, have pleaded with the city for help.
    Mayor Cary Glickstein accepted the challenge at a Nov. 13 workshop, but the city can’t stop the auction.
    “We may get lucky with someone at the foreclosure who likes the property as it is,” Glickstein told commissioners. “But it is incumbent on us not to leave it to chance.”