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City Invites Public to Grand Opening Celebration with Grand Gift

FREE PARKING AT ALL CITY LOTS & GARAGES

(April 13, 2009 – West Palm Beach)  The City of West Palm Beach is inviting the public to attend the City Center grand opening celebration this Thursday, April 16 with a grand gift – FREE parking at all City lots and garages, all day and evening on Thursday, April 16 (from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on April 17).  The City has planned a number of special activities on Thursday for the public to enjoy and participate in including an employee parade, a dedication ceremony, tours of the new City Center complex and a special Clematis by Night at City Center.  Now the City is making it easier for residents and visitors to attend and enjoy all of the grand opening festivities with FREE parking.  The public can park for FREE on Thursday, April 16 at the following locations:

FREE CITY GARAGES & LOTS on Thursday, April 16
City Center Garage                located at Banyan Blvd. and Dixie Highway
Clematis Street Garage                located at Clematis Street and Quadrille Blvd.
Banyan Street Garage                located at Banyan Blvd. and Olive Ave.
Evernia Street Garage                located at Evernia Street and Dixie Highway
City B-Lot                        located at Datura between Dixie Highway & Quadrille Blvd.
Old City Hall Lot                located at Banyan Blvd, just east of Olive Ave.

CITY CENTER GRAND OPENING SCHEDULE:

Thursday, April 16
11:00 a.m.
City Center Strut Employee Parade down Clematis Street

12:00 p.m.
Official Dedication Ceremony

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Brown Bag “Doo Wop” Lunch ($5 lunches available in courtyard)

1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tours of City Center (City Hall & Library)

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Clematis by Night at City Center featuring special guest George McCrae, performing his number one hit “Love Your Baby” (www.georgemccrae.com)

Friday, April 17
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tours of the new Library
(For a complete list of Library events visit: www.mycitylibrary.org)

Saturday, April 18
7:15 a.m.
Inaugural City Center 5K Run/Walk down Clematis Street

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Fitness Instructor of the Year & award-winning author, Shirley Archer at Library

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tours of the new Library
(For a complete list of Library events visit: www.mycitylibrary.org)

The new City Center complex is located at 401 Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach.  The City Center Grand Opening is presented by the City of West Palm Beach.  For more information, please call 561-822-2222 or visit www.wpb.org.

The Clematis by Night at City Center event is produced by the City of West Palm Beach and sponsored by KOOL 105.5 fm, The Palm Beach Post, WPTV NewsChannel 5, Wachovia, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, the West Palm Beach Marriott, NewsRadio 1290 WJNO and many others.  For more information about this event, please contact the City of West Palm Beach, Community Events Division at 561-822-1515 or visit www.clematisbynight.net

 
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