I know this topic is covered in another, older, thread, though there seems to be a lot going on so thought a new thread would be useful.
Some new things I've noticed as coming soon to Delray are:
1- Two Fat Cookies - This is going into the same shopping center on 2nd Ave as Pappas Tapas and the take out Chinese restaurant. Apparently they also have a boca location though have never tried it.
2- Yama Expansion - While eating at Yama last night I noticed they are expanding their operation into the retail space immediately next door. Now normally I wouldn't consider expansion to be something new. However they are going to start offering Korean BBQ and Thai.
3 - El Camino - This is a Mexican tequila bar concept going in right next to The Office. They've been working for a while though seems like they're still a ways away.
In addition to these known openings there are some interesting restaurant spaces available in Delray Beach.
1 - The Paddy McGees space. This has been a cursed space forever. Paddy's made it there longer than I expected. Though most seem to last just a year or two. It's in a prime location right in the heart of atlantic ave. I had heard something from one of the bartenders at Bru's room that it's going to be a pizza place. Seems weird but maybe a mellow mushroom meets brus room could work.
2 - The Gol Brazilian Space. This is a unique and actually historic space on Atlantic Ave. This was formerly the Arcade and Tap Room which was a Delray institution for decades. Haven't heard anything about possibilities, though maybe a speakeasy style concept that plays on the history could work.
3 - Old Calypsso Space. This a nice intercoastal restaurant space located across from Deck 84. I had heard someone mention Houstons as a possible tenant. Though this was just someone speculating, nothing actually solid. However this could make sense given the success of the Houstons waterfront location in Ft Lauderdale.
4 - The Old Soma Location. This is a space located in front of hurricanes lounge between 6th and 7th aves on atlantic. I had read a while back that this was going to become a Voodoo BBQ, which is a small new orleans based chain. That was a while ago at this point so don't know if that's happening anymore.
5 - Mercer Wenzel. This was the old two story department store on Atlantic. I'd assume this will become either office or retail, but who knows. Haven't heard anything about plans for this place other than seeing a rendering in the window.
Some other random openings/stories... I also heard Sloans Ice Cream is setting up a spot on Atlantic ave (not sure exact spot). They have a couple of locations at City Place in WPB and Mizner Park. A brewery is opening up just west of 95 in a barn like building that used to be the rustic rooster. Also heard about a Chick Fil A opening up on Linton and federal where the suntrust bank is.
If anyone knows of any other openings in Delray please share. Also wouldn't mind hearing other facts, rumors, or just plain wild speculation about any of the available spaces.