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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Downtown Boulder Newsletter


To skip to a specific news item, use the links below! To read them all, just scroll on down.

Downtown Magazine Debuts
DMC Opening
Pick Up and Play at Mapleton Elementary
Walk and Bike Month Bingo
Boulder Creek Month and Boulder Flycasters
Best People Watching Spots Results
Broncos & Rockies Rides now free with Eco Pass
Website Tips and Tricks
Spotlight On: Downtown Magazine

Downtown Magazine Debuts
You may have seen it in your mailbox or picked up a copy at a downtown shop, the inaugural issue of Downtown ~ Local Shops, Local Stories hit town early this month. The magazine, a quarterly DBI publication, features downtown businesses and the stories of the people and places that make it unique. Get the publication and read more about it below!

DMC Opening Recruitment
The Downtown Management Commission has a special recruitment open for a female property owner/representative seat. Applications are due May 9th. If you are interested, please contact Molly Winter at winterm@bouldercolorado.gov

Pick Up and Play at Mapleton Elementary
On May 4th, Mapleton Elementary School will be holding a clean-up event around the schoolyard from 9 to 11am. Water and popsicles will be provided. If any downtown businesses would like to be involved with the local community and this event, please contact Kelly at 303-473-9210.

Walk and Bike Month Bingo
Community Cycles, coordinators of GO Boulder’s Walk & Bike Month activities, is seeking local merchants for a popular game called BINGO. Merchants who sign up will be featured on more than 1,500 BINGO cards to be handed out to local consumers.

Merchants will receive an attractive poster to display in their window and recognition in Walk & Bike Month advertisements. There is no cost to businesses to participate. Contact Sue Prant, bikesue@gmail.com, for more info by April 14.

Boulder Creek Month and Boulder Flycasters
Thanks to the efforts of new DBI member Boulder Flycasters, May was proclaimed Boulder Creek Watershed Awareness Month by the City Council. Boulder Flycasters is raising money so they can complete their projects up Middle Boulder Creek and with Rodgers Park. To help in fundraising, they are offering a beautiful poster designed by Chas Pettrone which will be available at www.boulderflycasters.org.

Best People Watching Results
For the new Downtown Magazine we asked for your favorite places to people watch downtown. Over 470 of you replied and the top vote getters were: The Courthouse Lawn, Bookend Cafe, The Library/Boulder Creek, and Boulder Cafe. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to survey participant Jori Zimmerman, our $50 Gift Card winner.

Broncos & Rockies Rides now free with Eco Pass
Employees with an Eco Pass can now ride the special service buses including the Rockies Ride and Broncos Ride without paying an extra fare. Remember that all downtown full-time employees (within CAGID and DBBID boundaries) are eligible for an Eco Pass. For more information, employers can call Lane Landrith at 303-413-7316.

Website Tips and Tricks
Did You Know…

that in our comprehensive “About Us” section is a detailed and very interesting history about the Downtown Boulder Mall?

Try it...

  1. Go to www.boulderdowntown.com
  2. Click on the “about” icon (group of people, 4th row, 5th column)
  3. On left side, click on “History of the Boulder Mall” button

So go ahead, try it now at boulderdowntown.com.


Arapahoe Animal Hospital
Contact: Brian Carlson
1730 15th St | (303) 442-7036

Serving Boulder and its surrounding communities since 1954, Arapahoe Animal Hospital works with its clients to fulfill all pet's needs - with friendliness, compassion, and excellence in veterinary care.

Boulder Flycasters
Contact: Chad Pettrone
P.O. Box 541, 80306 | (720) 224-4485
Boulder Flycasters originated in the 1960's to protect and serve the local rivers and creeks. They have an exciting new $250K project to enhance Boulder Creek in the fall of 2008 and are looking for support from the community! The month of May is Boulder Creek Month, so find out more and get involved!

Pearl Commercial LLC
Contact: Terry Seiple, Jr.
4845 Pearl East Circle Ste 101 | (303) 449-7857

Pearl Commercial focuses on real estate sales, leasing, property management and development.


Two Sole Sisters
Contact: Laurie Tate
1703 Pearl (303) 442-0404
Two Sole Sisters is a locally owned, independent boutique founded by two dynamic sisters specializing in unique shoes, handbags and accessories. Laurel and Lindsey Tate have delivered fashion fit for New York with comfort fit for the Foothills.

Downtown Magazine

Downtown Boulder recently launched the magazine Downtown ~ Local Shops, Local Stories. The publication highlights the energy, vibrancy and exceptional nature of the community's heart. Downtown is the place to buy from Boulderites and we hope our magazine introduces you to some of the people, places, and stories that occur only in our bit of Boulder.

Check out an online version of the magazine (2MB) to read some of the following articles:

  • 1212 Pearl Historic Renovation
  • Farmers' Market Focus
  • HOP 2 Chautauqua
  • Downtown Chef’s Special
  • Profile on Virginia Patterson
  • and much, much more!

You can pick up your own copy at our office or our Visitor Center and at most of the businesses in the magazine. Enjoy this first issue and let us know if you have any ideas for stories you would like to see.


Two Sole Sisters- Shoes

Crepes Ala Carte - Eatery
Snap - Eatery
Willow - Artistan's Market

13th St Saloon & Steakpit- Steakhouse/Saloon
AMG National Bank - Bank
Arapahoe Animal Hospital - Veterinarian
Bodywork Bistro - Massage
Elixir- Nightclub
Patagonia - Apparel
prAna- Apparel

1600 Pearl St.
(click the picture for info)

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posted by Anonymous @ Wednesday, April 16, 2008   1 comments


At April 20, 2008, Blogger Matt said...

Thanks for the blog and articles on Boulder! sitting here in Seattle, i am wishing I was there. thanks again, Matt.


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