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Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Explore the boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, historical landmarks, and performing arts theaters that line Clematis Street. A popular fountain in the heart of the district is the hub of live entertainment here. Parking is limited, so take advantage of the cabs that are readily available throughout the day and night. Hop between the popular nightclubs and bars that open in the evenings. Plan to visit Clematis Street and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended West Palm Beach attractions using our West Palm Beach trip planner .
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  • Great variety of restaurants, lots and lots of places to drink and a couple of nightclubs, seem to be a large number of vacant storefronts and defunct nightclubs. Many restaurants push their tables on...  more »
  • Wonderful street to shop and eat. There are plenty of places to walk to so park, walk, eat and drink.  more »
  • So many places to eat and drink and shop by the water, the beautiful scenery and taking the free trolley anywhere around!  more »
  • Two of my friends were visiting West Palm when they saw this shop. they thought it was the cutest thing and decided to go in and proceeded to look at all the cute things they had. there was a horrible woman working and accused my friend of stealing a book. I don't know if it was because he's mixed or what but she threw him out of the store and told him to never come back. His boyfriend tried to calmly explain what had happened, that he wasn't trying to steal, just stood by the front of the store and the woman threatened to call the police on my friends. She was angry and my friends are banned from the store. My friends and I are absolutely appalled by the way they were treated. no one in our family will be visiting this store.
  • Absolutely horrible woman worked there and threw my boyfriend and I out, accusing him of trying to steal a book and threatening to call the police on me for just trying to clarify what happened and explain that he wasn't trying to steal anything. Maybe she was homophobic or racist, I'm not sure, but he absolutely wasn't trying to steal and I wasn't even allowed to politely and calmly clear the situation up. She acted deranged and horrid. My family is completely baffled by how awful she acted toward us and I can promise you that every single person I can get to, will leave a negative review about this malicious treatment from that woman. At first, I was sorry for her and she seemed sweet, but now I know she must harbor some kind of Ill intent and prejudice. I hope she remembers that day as a colossal misjudgment on her part. Absolutely no apology is needed. I wasn't allowed to clear things up when I tried, and so you all at that store can forget trying to redeem yourselves. If she's religious, god will judge her for this. If she's not, her conscience should. Horrible horrible woman and awful experience that could've been pleasant. I've never had any trouble with any authority in my life or committed any crimes. Her behavior shouldn't be tolerated.
  • I was checking out a few stores in the area and wandered in here. Nifty gift selections, but some of the staff were so rude and made the stop entirely uncomfortable. I couldn't leave fast enough. They were staring at me, and any other customers that walked in, but seemed really unapproachable and apathetic. It's like everyone thought their job was security guard. I won't be stopping by again any time soon.
  • My friend and I are visiting from the Charlotte area to see his aunt and they decided to show me around Clematis. I saw this store and thought it looked cute, so my friend and I went in and began looking at ornaments for my mom and reading pages from the books, laughing together and having a fun time. My friend realized some time had passed and needed to call his aunt who was at the library, so, with a book in hand, he went to the door and made a call while standing within the store. His aunt didn't pick up so he texted her instead. He then remembered he had the book and that standing near the door probably looked suspicious, so he came back to where I was and layed it on the little stand. On his way outside to try calling his aunt again, the lady at the cashier area near the front of the store told him to leave and not come back multiple times, which confused him. Now, I didn't hear her since I was at the opposite end of the store reading and looking around, so I didn't know this until he called me a few seconds later very upset and asking if I could leave the store. I was confused and decided to go outside and check on him, but as I was walking out, I saw the cashier lady talking to the other lady about how she had to throw a kid out for trying to steal a book. I kind of laughed, because my friend at this time was telling me what happened. The other lady asked if it was me, and the one who threw him out said that it wasn't. At this point, I'm half amused and half upset. I couldn't believe how wrong the lady had the whole situation and I couldn't believe how she treated a customer. I walked out the store and asked if my friend wanted me to try to clarify what happened so we could continue looking for gifts for my mom and sister. I really wanted to buy the pineapple Christmas tree ornament for my mom. He said yes. So, I went inside kind of nervous not wanting to make a scene or cause an argument. I paced a little debating whether to say anything or not before I actually asked the lady, "Hey, why was that guy kicked out?" She then replied that he tried to steal a book. I kind of laughed and said, "Oh, no. He was only making a call really quick to his aunt. He was inside the store and set the book down before going outside to try calling again." The lady then started to get flustered, which I can understand since I also deal with customer complaints often, but she wouldn't even hear me out despite how calm and polite I was about it. I hope there are cameras in the store so somebody can see the full situation. She told me, "Don't you start with me! He only put it back when he saw me. You need to leave or I'm calling the cops!" This scared me. Neither of us did anything wrong and I only meant to clarify what happened. I thought she was acting very unreasonable as I'm only five foor five and 110 lbs. I'm barely 18. There is nothing intimidating about a calm, polite, small person just trying to clarify what happened. I then began to ask her to call down when she pulled out her phone and cigarettes and began frantically smashing the keys dialing a number. Again, this scared me. I'm in college and have a job, so I didn't want some misunderstanding to result in some kind of trespassing charge since she just asked me to leave despite my doing nothing wrong. I didn't even cause a disturbance as I was speaking calmly and am a pretty shy person. At this point, I left the store shaking from frustration and fear and immediately called his aunt and explained what happened. I then called my mom and told her. I've already been posting online about this, because in my entire life, I've been cussed at, threatened, and more by angry customers over pizza, but this lady had zero tolerance for even polite discussion with me about what really happened. Now, I do feel for her. She was shaking and I think maybe she has mental health issues or someone robbed her before. That's the only explanation I can think of for how extreme her reactions were. I hope she finds some kind of assistance, because that isn't healthy. - Dylon
  • Best place to go if you’re getting coffee and a newspaper for the morning or to stop in and get anything from little trinkets two gifts to go back home with there’s always something there and it always changes up you’ll never see something the same every time you come back the friendly customer service is the best if you ever stop and ask for Sylvia

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