Have You Read The Pineapple?

By Paula Detwiller

A new community newspaper has debuted in Delray Beach! The Pineapple is a free monthly publication dedicated to covering what’s happening in downtown Del

ray—which includes, of course, the Delray GreenMarket! Pick up your copy at the market this weekend, or at other local hangouts including many downtown coffee shops, and public facilities such as City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Delray Public Library.

The inaugural issue hit the streets in mid-December and has become quite a hot ticket, according to publisher Jeffrey Diaz.

“I’m actually going into Spot Coffee almost daily to re-stock the paper there,” he said.

 

Why the name “Pineapple”?

Diaz said some people assume that the newspaper focuses exclusively on the Pineapple Grove Arts District.  But in fact, the publication covers all of downtown, from the oceanfront to Interstate 95. He said the name was chosen in tribute to Delray’s history as a major pineapple-growing area, and because the fruit is a universal symbol of friendship and warm welcome.

“We really needed a new community newspaper,” said Elizabeth Burrows, Marketing & Grants Manager for the Delray Beach CRA, which runs the GreenMarket. “The Pineapple can focus on the stories and issues that are important but overlooked by other publications.”

 

Geared Toward Locals—and Visitors

“The Pineapple is visitor-oriented, focusing on downtown activities and developments,” Diaz said. “We carry news and information about upcoming events, emerging artists and musicians, new business developments, educational and recreational opportunities—anything that impacts our Village by the Sea.”

Next time you visit the GreenMarket, be sure to pick up The Pineapple along with your pineapple!

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