Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

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

Owner of Louisa’s joins BID’s board

The Durango Business Improvement District just received a newly appointed board member from the city of Durango. We want to welcome Ericka Curlee to the board. Curlee and her husband, Don, own two...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

BID will miss Bob Allen’s experience, knowledge

The Durango Business Improvement District owes a huge debt of gratitude to Bob Allen, who has served on the BID board of directors since 2005 and will be ending his time with BID at the end of this...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

New shopping, dining options arriving soon

New stores are popping up all over Downtown and North Main Avenue, bringing new options to the heart of Durango’s shopping areas. Cerda 7 Cantina Y Comida opened recently in the third space carved...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

BID had very busy and productive 2016

2016 was another busy year for the Durango Business Improvement District. BID implemented new programs, continued existing work and created new items for 2017 to better serve the commercial...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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