Applications for Forgivable Loan – CRA Emergency Fund

The City of Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) announces an Emergency Business Investment Program designed to provide relief for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide forgivable financing to eligible small businesses...

We are a 501(c)(3)

The Central City Alliance has been approved as a public charity, a tax-exempt nonprofit under IRS rules 501(c)(3).

Fewer Cars has meant more Retail

Fewer Cars has meant more Retail

Fewer Cars Has Meant More Retail For Upstart Fort Lauderdale Corridor Longtime Fort Lauderdale resident Tim Smith said in the early 2000s, his middle-class neighborhood of Middle River Terrace had become beset with drugs and crime. “If people were walking around here,...



Art 13 will be a four day art fair in Fort Lauderdale Central City – NE13 Street.

The event will take place March 5- March 8

Participating local businesses will become a HOST.  Their establishments will become a POP UP Gallery. ART13 will curate each venue accordingly. All mediums welcomed as well as art installations, performance art, music, poetry, photography,  sculptures…

We have also partnered with the City of Fort Lauderdale Little Free Library Program. Artist may also apply to paint and have their signature statement in one of these bird house style little library.

There is no charge to Paint the Little Free Library. The city will provide the house, tent and table. This will take place on Saturday March 7th, 2020 (4-8pm) ONLY

To participate please go to to apply.

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Volunteer Positions at The Museum of Discovery and Science

Volunteer Positions at The Museum of Discovery and Science

The mission of The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is connecting people to inspiring science.

Like many non-profit organizations we need to appeal to people like you for help.  Donating time to a community asset like MODS enriches the institution and its 400,000+ annual visitors.   As a bonus to our volunteers, they earn a family membership to MODS after 100 hours of service!

Fall Festivities on October 13, 2019

Please join the Central City Alliance for its Fall Festivities on October 13, 2019 - Two opportunities to enjoy! Fun for families will be hosted by Flashlube at 400 NE 13th St from 2 to 4 pm RSVP: Adult fun begins at 6 at Gulf...

Float8 Wellness Lounge coming soon to 13th Street

Float8 Wellness Lounge coming soon to 13th Street

Float8 Wellness Lounge Announces Second Location 

Coming Soon to Fort Lauderdale 

Relax. Recover. Reset. 


Deerfield Beach, FL – Float8 Wellness Lounge, South Florida’s premiere multi-tank float center, has announced plans for a second location in Fort Lauderdale opening in 2020. 


Founded by husband and wife co-owners Matt and Destiny Beck, the couple opened the first Float8 Wellness Lounge two years ago in Deerfield Beach. “Floating has had such a positive impact on our lives that we decided to open our own center. It was a scary endeavor, but South Floridians have embraced floationaion therapy as a holistic treatment to feel less stressed, happier, and healthier both mentally and physically,” says Matt Beck. 


Since inception, Float8 Deerfield Beach has floated almost 5,000 individuals nearly 10,000 times and has a thriving monthly membership program. More and more people are looking for a way to unplug from our sensory overloaded society, and our float tanks offer the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button and disconnect,” said Destiny Beck. “It’s a cumulative practice that everyone can benefit from, not just for the body but for the mind and soul.” 


Float8 will be located at 714 NE 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale. It’s an energetic and artsy  developing neighborhood just north of Sunrise Boulevard tucked between Flagler Village, Victoria Park and Wilton Manors. Neighboring businesses include Warsaw Coffee Company, Milk Money Bar, LoveLee Bakeshop, Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Gulf Stream Brewing Company, SoBar Juice & Brunch Bar, The Deck on 13, House of Art Gallery, Buck & Bear Barbershop and much more. ⁣⁣


Floatation therapy is a holistic health and wellness treatment that reduces stress and offers pain relief by restricting sensory input to the brain. By removing light, sound, and the effects of gravity, floaters reach a deep level of mental and physical relaxation ideal for healing and meditation. 


Each float tank holds 10” of a 30% Epsom salt solution (180 gallons of water supersaturated with 1,000 lbs of Epsom salt) more buoyant than the Dead Sea, allowing the body to float with zero effort. The solution is heated and maintained to the same temperature of the surface of the skin (95°F) dissolving the perception of where the body ends and the environment begins. The tank is also light proof and sound insulated creating a dark, quiet space. With external sensory input at a minimum, floaters have a profound relaxation response that carries a plethora of benefits. 


Originally known as sensory deprivation in the 1950s, floatation has been on the rise in recent years due in part to the advocacy of comedian/social commentator Joe Rogan who speaks about it regularly on his popular podcast the Joe Rogan Experience. Floating not only aides in the recuperation of the body but offers better mental focus and clarity. 


An ever-growing body of scientific research shows floating as a promising treatment for afflictions as wide-ranging as high blood pressure, insomnia, migraines, chronic pain/fibromyalgia, PTSD and addiction. It is also used by elite professional athletes and the military to aid physical recovery and increase focus allowing them to perform at their peak potential. 


In addition to offering four private float rooms, Float8 has a comfortable lounge with a rotating selection of artwork, kombucha on tap, tea, and healthy snacks, as well as a meditation room and library for quiet reflection and mind expansion. 


Membership and Pack float credits will be usable at either location, offering floaters more options. The new location will have two new Pod styles as well as a Suite and a Deluxe Suite (even more space) for a total of four tanks. 


Stay tuned for additional announcements including the Founder Annual Membership sale and grand opening party. 


Float8 is open seven days a week. 


Float8 Wellness Lounge

616 SE 10th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 754.666.3588

714 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter: @float8ion #float8 



Media Contact: Destiny Beck | | C: 215.704.9554

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