What’s in a name?

Even though the name of this column is “What’s Up Downtown,” today I am writing about north Main Avenue. Many people do not know that Durango Business Improvement District (BID) works for north...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown thriving with new businesses

Several new businesses have opened in downtown and on north Main Avenue over the past couple of months. The Durango Business Improvement District has been tracking available space in downtown for...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

BID has some bright ideas for 2018

Happy 2018 to all! The Durango Business Improvement District (BID) staff and board of directors are hard at work on our 2018 plans. We are very excited to partner with the city of Durango on an...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Not your normal Christmas column

This is not the column I thought I would be writing in December. Normally at this time of year, I write about how the year went, what things we are thankful for, and I urge people to shop local for...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

What’s Up Downtown Singing With Santa and Tree Lighting

The annual Singing with Santa and Community Christmas Tree Lighting event will be held on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The public is invited to this long-standing Durango tradition. Singing...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

What’s Up Downtown Is now the time for an arts and events center?

The Durango Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 1997 for the purpose of exploring how to build and operate a conference center facility in downtown Durango. A multi-year study was...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Is Amazon rendering downtown obsolete?

Amazon is taking over the world, right? We keep hearing this over and over with the internet giant’s online sales continuing to grow. Recently, Amazon purchased Whole Foods and is now slashing food...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Top 10 Reasons to Go to the San Juan Brewfest

The San Juan Brewfest will be held next Saturday, August 26. The Durango Business Improvement District manages this event, and this is the 10th year that I have personally been involved in it. Here...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

An update on panhandling downtown

I have been told multiple times over the past month that the panhandling situation is better. Here is what the Durango Business Improvement District is seeing: Panhandling has definitely decreased...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Cleaning up downtown for summer

On Friday, May 26, join the Durango Chamber of Commerce and the Durango Business Improvement District for Downtown Clean Day. This annual event is a fun volunteer opportunity for families, clubs,...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

BID gears up for summer

The Durango Business Improvement District is busy gearing up for summer. There are several programs and projects in the works to help our downtown and uptown businesses thrive in our busiest...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Charities offer best help for panhandlers

As the weather warms up, so does panhandling in downtown Durango. The Durango Business Improvement District wants to remind everyone to give to charities and not to panhandlers. The issues of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown