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10 Questions with Melafrique
September 16, 2020

10 Questions with Melafrique

Melafrique’s Afro-fusion sound blends together jazz, R&B and neo soul to create music that makes you feel good

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10 Questions with Jazz Nipp
August 25, 2020

10 Questions with Jazz Nipp

Jazz Nipp plays the Common for Downtown Live. Ahead of his gig , we sat down and asked him some questions.

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A Look at the Starlite Room
August 25, 2020

A Look at the Starlite Room

With live indoor shows on pause right now due to COVID-19, management is getting inventive with programming.

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Must-See Downtown Live Acts
August 18, 2020

Must-See Downtown Live Acts

Downtown Live is a summer series of live performances at various venues across Downtown.

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gyms

After nearly 100 days of being closed, gyms Downtown are starting to reopen their doors to the public.

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Where to Watch Hockey Outdoors in Downtown Edmonton

A list of Downtown bars and restaurants patios where you can watch NHL hockey games.

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A Cut Above the Rest
July 29, 2020

A Cut Above the Rest

See how Louise Susic of Fashion Setters Men’s Hairstylist is handling her salon since the advent of Covid-19.

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shopping
July 9, 2020

COVID Shopping List

Here’s a list of Downtown shopping finds that can add some fun to our new normal.

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COVID-19 Retail Etiquette

Here are some tips on how to start shopping at your favourite Downtown retail shops.

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Queer History in Downtown Edmonton

Learn the queer history behind some of Downtown Edmonton’s landmarks.

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An Edmonton Company Creates Technology to Help Offices Reopen After COVID-19

Downtown-based company VisitorBay is perfectly suited to assist with the transition.

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How to Enjoy the Outdoors Downtown

You can maintain the required social distancing standards and still enjoy what Downtown Edmonton has to offer this summer.

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patios central social hall

Edmontonians can start enjoying the sunshine at their favourite restaurants.

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COVID-19 Restaurant Etiquette

As businesses reopen and learn how to operate under the new COVID-19 workplace guidelines, the public can also do their part.

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Edmonton Jewish Film Festival

The annual Edmonton Jewish Film Festival is a free virtual festival in 2020.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide
April 24, 2020

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Here are a few suggestions of what to get mom this Mother’s Day.

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Treat Yourself
April 8, 2020

Treat Yourself

Whether it’s for yourself or someone you love, add some cheer to isolation with some of our local gift picks.

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Photo Essay:  The People in Our Neighbourhood

Online orders, curbside pickup, takeout counters replacing empty dining rooms once filled with table-to-table reservations.

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hattis harlem chicken
April 3, 2020

All Are Welcome

Originally located at 101 Street and 104 Avenue, Hatti’s Harlem Chicken Inn was the best fried chicken joint in the city.

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Shop Dog Henry is Having a Tough Time Too

The pandemic may have changed how The Artworks approaches businesses, but it’s affected Henry the mixed terrier too

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How Edmonton is  Supporting Startups During COVID-19

If history has taught us anything, it’s that an economic downturn doesn’t always mean doom and gloom.

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How Takeout is Keeping the Lights on at Sabor

Takeout of Sabor restaurant’s signature dishes is helping keep the lights on a little big longer.

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blair bower dj

Resident DJ at the Bower, Blair McFarlane, stays connected to loyal Bower fans through a live streamed dance party.

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xtherapy

Responding to the global pandemic, Xtherapy, a Downtown fitness studio, has adapted by offering live streamed classes.

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Nine Things to Do Downtown this March & April

Things to do in Downtown Edmonton in March and April

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winterruption

Five Must-See Winterruption Acts

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elevator pitch
October 21, 2019

Elevator Pitch

How Fouad El-Masri is using technology to help marketers better measure out-of-home advertising.

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downtown amenities
October 21, 2019

Physical Attraction

A snapshot of spaces and amenities needed Downtown to grow tech Downtown and attract businesses.

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marriott
October 21, 2019

Hot Spot

From mobile bookings to valet parking, how tech is improving the guest experience and operations at JW Marriott Edmonton.

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tech boom
October 21, 2019

Tech Boom

The Downtown Business Association releases a report outlining how the core could become Canada’s next big tech hub.

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Brussel Sprouts Harvest Fest Villa Bistro

Just in time for autumn, this recipe tastes nothing like your momma’s brussels sprouts.

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Harvest Fest Pumpkin Soup Marc
September 26, 2019

The Marc Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Easy to make, easy to eat and full of flavour, soup is a fall staple in any kitchen.

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taste of edmonton
July 19, 2019

Taste of Edmonton Review

The DBA office heads out to Taste of Edmonton to find the best dishes of the festival.

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name game - klondike days
May 23, 2019

The Name Game

It was a decision that divided Edmonton in two - the name of Edmonton’s 10 day summer exhibition.

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suit up
May 23, 2019

Strong Suit

The new season is here and your office wear is ready for a major refresh. Here’s how to suit up.

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summer sun patio tips
May 23, 2019

Here Comes the Sun

High five, you’ve received your patio license, but do you have a plan to maximize your profits?

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public art pichiavo mural
May 23, 2019

Art Walk

With Downtown streets awash with colorful murals and stunning public art, now has never been a better time to appreciate art.

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panhandling and kindness
May 23, 2019

An Act of Kindness

Advice for owners and workers on how to respond to panhandling at your place of business.

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the quarters neighbourhood

Here are a few projects coming to the 40-hectare neighbourhood, the Quarters.

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sysco behind the scenes

Sysco and the DBA went behind the scenes and into four kitchens to see the head chefs prepare tasty creations.

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The Favourite
February 26, 2019

The Favourite

We asked three Downtowners to tell us their dish out their best-loved plates.

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Table Reservations
February 26, 2019

Table Reservations

In the early 19th century, when ­Edmonton’s businesses community gathered for special occasions, it was at the Corona Hotel

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Lunch and Learn
February 26, 2019

Lunch and Learn

Seven rules to a successful business lunch that everyone should know.

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Let’s Do Brunch
February 26, 2019

Let’s Do Brunch

Looking for brunch in Downtown Edmonton? There’s something for everyone from wait-worthy waffles to live entertainment.

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How to Make the Most of Downtown Dining Week

March brings even more excuses to eat out with the return of Downtown Dining Week. Done right, you can explore plenty of rest

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Downtown Dining Week Cookbook Roundup

The Downtown Business Association has collaborated with Audreys Books and curated a selection of must-have cookbooks.

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