Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

Event season in full swing downtown

Taste of Durango is this Sunday. The Taste will set up on Main Avenue in downtown from College to 12th Street. The food booths will be set up a little differently this year, which should help ease...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Wine lovers, foodies will feast in downtown

It’s one of the best times of the year in Downtown Durango, if you like wine and food. Two of my favorite events are coming up in May. First up is the 12th Durango Wine Experience Thursday through...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

A Meltdown, then the MAIN Event

The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is in its 24th year in 2018. Run by volunteers, the event is a labor of love and has become one of the best events early in our event season. Dates this year are...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown ambassadors take to the streets

The Durango Business Improvement District offers many programs for businesses, as well as information and services for anyone visiting downtown Durango. One thing that fulfills both is the Downtown...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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

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