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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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  • May. 15, 2013

    Full Moon Ghost Walks return

    Isabella Perrone | Niagara This Week

    St. Catharines residents have the opportunity to visit some of the most haunted sites in the downtown area during the next full moon, when they will hear the stories of the spirits that inhabit them.  For full story, please visit Niagara This Week.

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  • May. 07, 2013

    St. Paul Street Watermain Work

    BUSINESSES ARE OPEN AND SIDEWALKS ARE ACCESSIBLE. Tuesday May 7, St. Paul Street will be closed from just south of Queen Street to James Street. The intersection of Queen and St. Paul will be closed to traffic but the intersection of James and St. Paul will remain open. Vehicles can detour via Ontario Street, William Street, King Street and James Street. REMINDER: All downtown businesses remain open during the St. Paul Street road construction project. Sidewalks are accessible, and parking is available at surface lots and the Ontario Street and Carlisle Street parking garages. Stay up-to-date with road closures on…

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  • Feb. 11, 2013

    SNOW REMOVAL / PARKING RESTRICTIONS

    City of St. Catharines

    We have received a press release from the City of St. Catharines regarding snow removal and parking restrictions taking place on Downtown St. Catharines streets. This will require parking meters to be bagged in certain areas beginning at 3:00 pm today (Feb. 11, 2013).   Public Notice commencing February 11, 2013 at 9:00p.m.   King Street Ontario Street William Street   It should be noted that every effort will be made to minimize the impact of the operation on the businesses in the downtown. It's expected that these snow removal efforts and road closures will be phased across the downtown…

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  • Jan. 16, 2013

    Winter Downtown D'Lish - aiding local eateries

    Tim Stacey | The Brock Press

    The St. Catharines downtown may as well be a World’s food court. From Thai to Arabic, Korean to Japanese and Irish pub grub to Mexican, there’s something for everyone. Despite the variety offered on and off of St. Paul Street, it can be difficult and even intimidating to try new foods. If you have ever had trouble breaking into a new culinary scene downtown, then you are in luck. From Jan. 18 to Feb. 2, the St. Catharines Downtown Association is hosting their Winter Downtown D’lish.   For full story, see The Brock Press here

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  • Jan. 07, 2013

    Delicious Downtown Dining

    Have you visited our Photo Gallery? See Delicious Downtown Dining for mouthwatering photos of some of the delicious offerings from our Downtown restaurants and cafes. Click link below: Photo Gallery - Delicious Downtown Dining

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  • Oct. 26, 2012

    Ghost Walks in Downtown St. Catharines

    St. Catharines Standard

    It's Halloween, and time to discover some of the eery, hidden past of St. Catharines with a Historic Ghost Walk through the downtown. See link to video below: Video about Downtown St. Catharines Ghost Walks

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  • Sep. 29, 2012

    Butt-out receptacles downtown

    St. Catharines Standard

    From the St. Catharines Standard, September 29, 2012: Downtown sidewalks can breathe a sigh of relief.  Smokers now have a legitimate place to butt out, after 24 cigarette receptacles were installed Wednesday across the downtown.  The butt receptacles, scattered from One St. Paul St. to the Carlisle St. area, are something the St. Catharines Downtown Association has wanted for years. "Cigarette butts are not biodegradable, they're actually litter," said executive director Tisha Polocko.  "There's a lot of time and effort to clean them up." After getting the city's permission, the association purchased the receptacles at a pricey $668 each, Polocko…

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  • Sep. 14, 2012

    Art City takes over downtown St. Catharines Saturday

    Angela Scappatura | St. Catharines Standard

    Dancers, musicians, artists and performers will descend on downtown St. Catharines on Saturday as part of Art City. The day-long event is part of the Culture Capitals of Canada program Niagara Nights of Art. Similar events are being held in municipalities throughout the region, funded by the same program. There have been several festivals in the St. Catharines core this year that feature arts, but this first-time event isn’t quite like the others, said Elizabeth Fritshaw, event co-ordinator with the St. Catharines Downtown Association. “(Art city) is multidisciplinary, completely free and completely all ages. It’s attracting a wide range of…

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