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  • Feb. 27, 2015

    March 2015 Newsletter

    Click here to read our March 2015 newsletter, filled with news and information about events taking place in Downtown St. Catharines. Chili Cook Off, Earth Hour Ghost Walks, March Break Camps and more!

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  • Feb. 02, 2015

    February 2015 Newsletter

    Click here to read our February 2015 newsletter, filled with news and information about events taking place in Downtown St. Catharines.  Concerts, sales, dining and much more!

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  • Jan. 05, 2015

    January 2015 Newsletter

    Click here to read our January 2015 newsletter, filled with news and information about events taking place in Downtown St. Catharines.  Winter Downtown D'Lish, sporting events, music acts, and much more!

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  • Dec. 01, 2014

    December 2014 Newsletter

    Click here to read our December 2014 newsletter, filled with news and information about events taking place in Downtown St. Catharines.  Rogers Hometown Hockey, free garage parking promotion (with voucher), our Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest, and much more! (please excuse the typo in the title of the newsletter - the link above does indeed lead to the December 2014 newsletter, not the previous year's)

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  • Nov. 03, 2014

    November 2014 Newsletter

    Click here to read our November 2014 newsletter, filled with news and information about events taking place in Downtown St. Catharines.  STRUTT Wearable Art Show, Shop the Neighbourhood, Niagara IceDogs games, the Santa Claus parade, and so much more!

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  • Oct. 07, 2014

    October 2014 Newsletter

    Upcoming events in October 2014:  Municipal Election, opening of the Meridian Centre and more!  Click here to read our October 2014 newsletter.

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  • Jul. 06, 2014

    Classic cars draw thousands to Downtown St. Catharines

    Karena Walter | St. Catharines Standard

    The Downtown Classic Car Show drew an estimated 15,000 visitors to the St. Catharines core Saturday to check out shiny grills, racing stripes and even some leopard hub caps.  For the full story, see The St. Catharines Standard.

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  • Jan. 23, 2014

    A Sweet Treat

    Scott Rosts | Niagara This Week

    By Scott Rosts, Niagara This Week    A sweet treat is now even sweeter at The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro. Challenged to come up with an icewine-inspired creation for the St. Catharines Downtown Association’s Winter Downtown D'Lish event, Mario Ciccarelli and his team have invented an icewine milkshake. The shake, which is just under $10, features a shot of icewine, melded with some other favourite flavours. Ciccarelli, owner of the St. Catharines franchise, said it took about a week of trial and error to find the perfect mix. “We were experimenting with different recipes,” he said. “Strawberries and chocolate always seemed…

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  • Dec. 03, 2013

    Downtown Destination for Christmas

    Scott Rosts | Niagara This Week

    ST. CATHARINES — A downtown shop is being converted to holiday central for the next three weekends. The St. Catharines Downtown Association has put a new spin on its holiday celebrations this year, and is bringing some new activities downtown for the festive season. While in past years the downtown association has held a 12 Days of Christmas campaign, executive director Tisha Polocko said they’ve decided to freshen up their holiday celebrations with some new activities, including a festive funhouse, a screening of the movie classic, A Christmas Story, and more.  For the full story at Niagara This Week, click…

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  • Aug. 02, 2013

    Creating a craving for downtown eateries

    Don Fraser | St. Catharines Standard

    Greg Pearson has noticed it stimulates an appetite for downtown St. Catharines eateries. For about five years, the seasonal fixed-price promotions have helped ease their hunger for customers during slow seasons. The latest — Downtown D’Lish — starts Aug. 16 and continues for the rest of the month. The Office on James St., co-owned by Pearson, is among 18 to offer fixed-price lunch and dinner choices at discounted prices. “It definitely adds a much-needed boost at a much-needed time,” said the established restaurateur. “Summer time for us is definitely quieter, and we also don’t have a patio.” For the whole…

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