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File #: 18-0030 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Funding Assistance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/8/2018 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 6/11/2018 Final action:
Title: SITE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION - CEASAR’S CATERING & MORE, LLC (37 SW 5TH AVENUE)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Site Dev. Asst. Program Guidelines, 3. Location Map - 37 SW 5th Ave, 4. Funding Asst. Detail Sheet, 5. Completed Application Form, 6. Business Plan-Financial Projections, 7. Project Narrative, 8. Cost Estimates Overview, 9. Ceasar BBQ-A1.1-Floor Rev2, 10. Existing Conditions, 11. Site Development Asst Grant Agrmt
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Elizabeth Burrows, Economic Development Manager
THROUGH: Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director
DATE: June 11, 2018

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SITE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION - CEASAR’S CATERING & MORE, LLC (37 SW 5TH AVENUE)

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Approve the attached Site Development Assistance Program Grant Agreement with Ceasar’s Catering & More, LLC for the proposed interior improvement project located at 37 SW 5th Avenue, for an amount not to exceed $27,711.12.

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Background:
Ceasar’s Catering & More, LLC-owned by husband and wife team Willie and Pauline Ceasar-is a popular local eatery best known for their barbecue ribs. The business had its beginnings in 1994, when they debuted their catering services for events and clients across the South Florida region. In 2010, Ceasar’s began offering its barbeque to local customers on weekends, using the parking lots of various businesses in the Delray-Boynton area as temporary locations. Over the years, the business has built a strong local following and demand for their food has steadily increased.

In October 2017, Ceasar’s Catering & More, LLC secured a five-year lease for the 800 square-foot commercial building at 37 SW 5th Avenue, in Sub-Area #3 of the CRA District, where they plan to expand their operations into a carry-out storefront for the first time. The permanent location will allow them to offer their customers a full lunch and dinner menu seven days a week, while continuing to cater for special events and corporate clients.

Ceasar’s Catering & More, LLC has planned an interior improvement project to retrofit the space, most recently used as a retail shop. The scope of the project calls for upgraded plumbing and electrical systems and fixtures; the installation of a new gas line and kitchen appliances; an upgraded unisex bathroom for customers; and the installation of counters and shelving systems for storage, work a...

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