Red Deer Downtown Business Association

Bobby-Jo Stannard, community development superintendent with the City of Red Deer, and Kelly Andres, city community facilitator, say response to the first mural has been positive. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Mural artists making downtown Red Deer vibrant

Preparing for Meet the Street arts and culture festival

 

An investigator looks over the scene of a fire at an apartment building in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Dog saved: Fire in downtown Red Deer possibly caused by e-scooter

Investigators say a motorized scooter may have triggered a fire in a…

 

Mandi Schnerch serves a customer at new Red Deer bakery Cakes and Doe, on Little Gaetz, one of several new businesses that’s opening in the downtown. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

New businesses opening in downtown Red Deer

People could use a sweet treat these days, say the owners of Cakes and Doe

 

An ice sculpture of a bee with a timely message was created near the Ross Street Patio. It’s party of a Downtown Business Association initiative to draw more people downtown to support local businesses. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Ice sculptures created to draw more people to downtown Red Deer

Three sculptures can be seem at various venues

An ice sculpture of a bee with a timely message was created near the Ross Street Patio. It’s party of a Downtown Business Association initiative to draw more people downtown to support local businesses. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
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

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).
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 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).
Slowly getting down to business in Red Deer’s downtown
Slowly getting down to business in Red Deer’s downtown
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)
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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