Saturday, October 9, 2021

That vacant block, a long-time eyesore on N. Dixie Hwy. between Dartmouth and Cornell drives in Lake Worth Beach.

That prominent eyesore is located in the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) district. It wasn’t always an eyesore. It was once a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, like World Thrift is today here in this City.

Who would have thought when World Thrift opened it would attract so many customers from the Town of Palm Beach and West Palm too? Across the street though is an empty lot. An eyesore.

That empty lot on one of our major thoroughfares — actually three lots which include 2302, 2314, and 2318 N. Dixie Hwy. — was once a thriving part of this region in Central Palm Beach County, the former Patio Coffee Shop:

Across the street from where the Patio Coffee Shop once stood, at 2401 N. Dixie Hwy. is where the former Park Avenue BBQ was located. That parcel is now a spillover parking lot for World Thrift, a very nice parking lot indeed, nicely landscaped and tidy. Meanwhile, across the street, the 2300 block remains underutilized.