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“its okay...mainly bars and restaurants”
Review of Clematis Street

Clematis Street
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Party Bike Pub Crawl in West Palm Beach
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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.
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“its okay...mainly bars and restaurants”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

its okay...mainly bars and restaurants. it is better to go to city place its much nicer. It is not very well lit and mainly younger.

Visited November 2013
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“A Clubing area that's just not our thing”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Clematis has had many issues and continues to struggle because of its clubs and drunks every single day. Although its right next (walking distance) to City Place, it's very different in that you don't take kids or go to walk around (at least we don't)
We do like a few of the restaurants like Cabanas, although not as good as the Delray location, it's good.

Visited October 2013
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“A Must!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Full of vibes and entertainment and dining options straight till 2.a.m
If you are in the West Palm Area..you have to go here!

Visited October 2013
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“Nightlife Action”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is the place in West Palm for restaurants, bars and boutique shops, many good restaurants that have outdoor seating. The Greasy burger has large amount of TV's for the sport enthusiast.
Most of the parking is for a fee, they are renovating the streets and this causes some problem for the restaurants featuring outdoor seating.

Visited October 2013
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“Jack's review”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

A nice place to visit away from the "Mall" at City Place. Fun stores, art gallerys and some decent restaurants. You can walk the entire area with ease.

Visited September 2013
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