Greater Daytona Region
February 2021

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Brown & Brown Headquarters: A Jewel for Downtown Daytona Beach

Rising 166 feet over North Beach Street, Brown & Brown’s newly opened world headquarters building is less a sign of past success than a symbol of future promise – for the company and the city.

The Way to the Heart Is Through the Tummy Restaurants Drive Downtowns

It’s Friday night after a long work week, and you’re ready to unwind. You know an evening out is exactly what you need to start your weekend. According to research and data provided by Statista, 11% of Americans eat out with friends at least once a week, 9% eat out with their family, and 10% even dine alone once a week.

A Tale of Two Cities: Varying Paths to
Downtown Development

The cities of DeBary and Ormond Beach see a vibrant downtown as key to community living and togetherness. Ormond Beach’s downtown extends 1.8 miles along Granada Boulevard from the ocean at Atlantic Avenue, going west across the Halifax River to Orchard Street west of US1 on the mainland.

Riverfront Esplanade Park is Daytona Beach’s field
of dreams

Stretching for a mile along Beach Street between the Main Street Bridge and Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach’s Riverfront Park Esplanade is poised to be not only a downtown jewel but also an economic engine as well.

Al Smith: Bringing People Together Downtown through Passion and Creativity

Once a plantation of orange groves and sugar cane, and the land of Native Americans before that, the bucolic stretch of land along the Halifax River drew the attention of Mathias Day Jr. in 1871.

Stars Align for Downtown Revitalization Effort

While “location, location, location” is the mantra in real estate, the watchword for Daytona Beach’s plans to revitalize its downtown might just be “timing is everything.” And despite the global coronavirus pandemic, this may be the perfect time for downtown redevelopment.

Eat, Work & Play: Downtowns

Downtown Ormond Beach has a little something for everyone. Two-hundred thirty-four (234) small businesses ranging from spas and salons, to professional offices, restaurants and retail stores are packed in .38 square miles of space.

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