Red Deer Downtown Business Association

Red Deer’s DBA has less money to work with, but is still keeping the 2021 business levy the same as this year, in recognition of business difficulties during the pandemic. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s DBA has to make some tough fiscal decisions

Staff reductions and program cuts were enacted

 

The Ross Street Patio is decked out for Christmas, and will soon get fire pits and live musical entertainment to help draw holiday shoppers. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Downtown Red Deer spruces up to attract Christmas shoppers

Patio fire pits, entertainment and indoor market is planned

 

The former Eccentric Cafe on Little Gaetz Avenue will be the new home of the Downtown Business Association and the base for the RCMP downtown foot patrol officers. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer DBA and police foot patrol are moving into formerly derelict building on Little Gaetz

“We need to be there” — to change the downtown’s crime and drug problems: BDA director

The former Eccentric Cafe on Little Gaetz Avenue will be the new home of the Downtown Business Association and the base for the RCMP downtown foot patrol officers. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Contributed photo                                Some of the mess left behind a downtown Red Deer business.

Downtown problems discussed at meeting between Red Deer businesses, police and city

“It’s important to confront the brutal facts,” says DBA director

Contributed photo                                Some of the mess left behind a downtown Red Deer business.
Raylene Tone, of Red Deer, played guitar and sang at the final summer performance at the Alexander Way Parklet, located near Copies, on Friday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Photos: Lunchtime tunes on Alexander Way

Final concert of the summer

Raylene Tone, of Red Deer, played guitar and sang at the final summer performance at the Alexander Way Parklet, located near Copies, on Friday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Junktiques owner Vicki Finlay said 6:30 a.m. was a weird time for someone to break one of the front windows at her store in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Vandal strikes downtown business

Window with PRIDE poster broken

Junktiques owner Vicki Finlay said 6:30 a.m. was a weird time for someone to break one of the front windows at her store in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
(Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer’s DBA needs more help dealing with special events

City council approves fund transfer to hire temporary worker

(Advocate file photo.)
The downtown Red Deer market draws in hundreds of shoppers to Little Gaetz Avenue each Wednesday afternoon. (Advocate file photo.)
The downtown Red Deer market draws in hundreds of shoppers to Little Gaetz Avenue each Wednesday afternoon. (Advocate file photo.)
Amanda Gould with Red Deer Downtown Business Association says Catapult Entrepreneurs is a success. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Downtown Red Deer attracting entrepreneurs

Red Deer Downtown Business Association releases 2017 report

Amanda Gould with Red Deer Downtown Business Association says Catapult Entrepreneurs is a success. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The ATB Financial Downtown Red Deer market draws in hundreds of shoppers to Little Gaetz Avenue. (File photo/Advocate staff)

Vendors needed for downtown markets

Summer-long downtown market and Nov. 17 Red Deer Lights the Night Winter Market welcome vendors

The ATB Financial Downtown Red Deer market draws in hundreds of shoppers to Little Gaetz Avenue. (File photo/Advocate staff)
Businesses to gather to talk about crime

Businesses to gather to talk about crime

Red Deer Downtown Business Association understands challenges

Businesses to gather to talk about crime
Red Deer DBA board has four new faces

Red Deer DBA board has four new faces

Board of directors to choose 2o18 executive

Red Deer DBA board has four new faces
Contest invites Red Deerians to explore their downtown
Contest invites Red Deerians to explore their downtown