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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Google 's Boulder/Denver Transit Planner

Google Transit can now plan trips in the Booulder and Denver Area. Try it here

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Downtown Boulder Newsletter

News You Can Use

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

Colorado Children's Day
Spring Green
Sexual Assault Awareness & Child Abuse Vigil
Caring for Our Downtown Trees
KidLinks Entry Form Now Available
2008 Boulder Economic Summit
Parking Pay Station Q & A
Website Tips and Tricks
Spotlight On:Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade

Colorado Children’s Day
Colorado Children’s Day in Boulder is April 25th from 12-4pm on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall. Children's Day is an afternoon of free activities for children through elementary school age. It is designed to celebrate children and engage them in many activities.

Activities include exploration of emergency vehicles, interactive live music, face painting, games with CU athletes, dancing in the popjet fountain and more. This will also be an opportunity for parents to learn about the many services available to them in Boulder. Click here to view more.

Spring Green
It's time again for Downtown Boulder's Spring Green, which means free flowers (Petunias; Welby Mix) for businesses in the Downtown Boulder BID. The deadline for putting in your orders is May 9th, so
Click Here
to register online, call our office at 303-449-3774 or fax back the Spring Green order form to 303-449-1582. Flowers will be delivered between May 20th and May 23rd.

Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Vigil
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) and Blue Sky Bridge host a Candlelight Vigil for Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month on the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn, Pearl Street Mall, between 13th & 14th Streets.
www.movingtoendsexualassault.org

Caring for Our Downtown Trees
Trees in our downtown areas grow under some tough conditions. Many are surrounded by concrete, lack good irrigation, endure air pollution and heat island effects and many have been damaged by construction. These trees need your help!

The City’s Urban Forestry Division cares for the downtown area trees that reside in the public right-of-way (generally between the street and the building fronts). The Urban Forestry Division provides many basic services to the trees, however, we need your help, especially with providing water to the trees! Click here for more info and to read how you can help.

KidLinks Entry Form Now Available
The KidLinks Program at Boulder Community Hospital is a unique program for children with special needs and their families. Help Downtown send these special kids to summer camp by participating in the KidLinks Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 21st at Lake Valley Golf Club.

Downtown businesses can play in the tournament or participate by contributing prizes. For more information, download the brochure and entry form here. To donate a prize or for more info, contact Renae Foxhoven (renae@dbi.org).

2008 Boulder Economic Summit
The Boulder Economic Council invites you to participate in a new, cross-industry forum of business and community leaders on Thursday, May 15th on the CU campus.This event will provide you with an inside look at the many elements of Boulder's diverse economy and a unique opportunity to make connections outside your industry.

Featured speakers will be Governor Bill Ritter, Boulder Mayor Shaun McGrath and Xcel Energy CEO Dick Kelly, as they unveil plans for making Boulder the nation's first fully-integrated Smart Grid City. Seating is limited and will go fast, so please take a moment to register now.

Parking Paystation Q & A
Now that the solar powered pay stations are up and running there are a few questions that people have. This section addresses these questions.

Q: Can I take my time with me?

A: Yes! Once you have your printed receipt displayed on your dashboard, you may move your vehicle to another metered spot until your original time is up.

If you have a specific question you would like answered send an email to parking@dbi.org.

Website Tips and Tricks
Did You Know…

Now you can get driving directions directly to a downtown merchant! For example, if you wanted to visit Swiss Chalet but you weren’t sure how to get there, our website will show you the way! Just:

Try it...

  1. Type in Swiss Chalet in the Search Box on the homepage
  2. Click on their listing, and then click “Map It”.
  3. Next to the map of their location, you’ll see
    "Show Me the Way”. Type in your address and Google Maps will give you exact driving directions!

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

NEW OPENINGS

Scentchips Boulder
Contact: Scott & Margaret Brush
1970 13th St | (303) 444-0566

The finest in Home Fragrances, which last 5 years as a Potpourri or 140 hours if used in a simmering pot. 72 individual fragrances and hundreds of fragrance blends. Over 170 different simmering pots and other gift ideas.
www.scentchipscolorado.com

Downtown Boulder Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade

On Sunday, May 4th starting at 2:00 p.m. dress up your little ones as Fairies and Elves and join us for a walk down the Pearl Street Mall! The event begins in the 1400 block of Pearl where the Tulip Fairy will lead the parade west to the 1200 block of Pearl and then back to the 1300 block for the Tulip Ceremony.

Each child will be christened by the Tulip Fairy and receive treats courtesy of Belvedere Belgian Chocolate Shop. Belvedere is the sponsor of the event this year and will be handing out chocolate tulips as children visit theTulip Fairy. Both children and parents can enjoy the tunes of Mary Sue and Cari, the best children's band on the Front Range, from 2pm-3pm. Childrens' activities will be provided by Color Me Mine and others after the parade.

The event is free and no pre-registration is required.
For more information please contact Lib Ilderton at lib@dbi.org



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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Colorado Children's Day on the Pearl St. Mall


Colorado Children’s Day at Boulder is April 25th from 12-4pm on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall. Children's Day is an afternoon of free activities for children through elementary school age. It is designed to celebrate children and engage them in many activities

These include exploration of emergency vehicles, interactive live music, face painting, games with CU athletes, dancing in the water fountain and more. This will also be an opportunity for parents to learn about the many services available to them in Boulder.
http://coloradochildrensdayboulder.googlepages.com/home

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Downtown Boulder Newsletter

NEWS YOU CAN USE

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.

NEW MEMBERS

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.
www.arapahoeanimalhospital.com

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!
www.boulderflycasters.org

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.
www.pearlcommercial.com

NEW OPENINGS

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.

SPOTLIGHT ON
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.


NEW BUSINESSES

April
Two Sole Sisters- Shoes

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

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

HOT RETAIL PROPERTY
1600 Pearl St.
(click the picture for info)




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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

From Pearl St. to the Flatirons By Bus


Go Boulder announced that the new "Hop 2 Chautauqua" bus will be starting up service including our very own Downtown Boulder, this May. The new Bus will " run every 15 minutes between noon and 10 p.m. from May 10 through Aug. 24. The route will begin at 13th and Pearl streets, head south up Ninth Street to Chautauqua and then go east on Baseline Road to 27th Way. "


To read the full Camera Article click here.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Architects Design Challenge at Rembrandt Yard

Downtown's own Rembrandt Yard, will host local architects who will compete in Design Project Build, to create redesign plans for three local properties from 6 - 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.


Click here
to view the BCBR article and details.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

New Businesses in Downtown Boulder

Crepes Ala Cart
2018 Broadway | (303) 444-4191
The secret to Crepes Ala Cart is in the batter.Versatile and healthy, crepes are a perfect hand-held full meal any time of day.
www.crepesalacarts.com

Snap
1966 13th St.

Snap serves 15 types of hot dogs with over two dozen toppings and coming soon, The Sweet Potato Burrito. Located just off 13th and Pearl between Black Cat and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - look for a small window.

Willow – An Artisan’s Market
(formerly The Middle Fish)
Contact: Helen Rice
1500 Pearl St., #C | (303) 443-0835

Stimulating colors and images greet customers who enter this quaint artisan’s boutique. Featuring work from over 150 artists (most are local), the gallery offers unique handcrafted gifts, many of which are one of a kind. Jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, ceramics, enamel and metal are some of the mediums you’ll find in this
whimsical, yet sophisticated shop.

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Positive Sales Downtown

January sales tax figures from the City showed Downtown enjoyed strong sales. Downtown (excluding the Mall) was up 9% over last year and the Mall saw 3.6% growth. These numbers are particularly noteworthy because the sales tax rate decreased from 3.56% in 2007 to 3.41% in 2008. For the full report, click here.

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First Colorado Celebration of Women in Computing

This event, put on by the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University, will be held April 4th and 5th at the Hotel Boulderado in Downtown Boulder. This regional conference is designed to encourage research interests of local women in computing.

Click here for more information.

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