More news to report from Delray Marketplace. Latest to open to satisfy the hungry and thirsty way out west is a new-fashioned coffee shop, The Grind Cafe (14859 Lyons Rd., 561/270-2058). It’s a pretty, sunny-colored space, done in soothing earth tones with an upscale, comfy feel. All the requisite coffee drinks are poured, of course, and there’s also a light menu of sandwiches, salads, wraps and breakfast pastries. Live music Friday and Saturday nights too.

Not so live at Paddy McGee’s, however. The downtown Delray Irish pub has given up the ghost after months of rumors about its demise. Delray is a great opportunity for savvy restaurateurs, but it’s also a very tough market, even for those savvy restaurateurs. And one that’s getting tougher all the time. Good for us, not so good for them.