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A Downtown Springfield back-to-school guide. For parents.

August 16, 2018

Back-to-school time can bring mixed emotions for parents. There’s the emotional strain of watching our babies grow up and move on to the next grade. There’s also the sigh of relief that comes with some freedom in our schedules during the day. If you’re looking to beat the blues or enjoy some me time, Downtown… Read More


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Six ways to get your kicks at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

August 09, 2018

A crowd of more than 53,000 people will come to Downtown Springfield Aug. 10-11 for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. That’s more people than live in nearby Nixa and Ozark combined. And there will be plenty to entertain everyone at the free event. We’re talking car and motorcycle shows, a BBQ Throwdown, 6.6K run,… Read More


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Downtown Springfield restaurants chow down on Feast 50 awards

August 02, 2018

Downtown Springfield establishments cleaned up in the 2018 Feast 50 Awards. Feast Magazine announced the winners in its August 2018 issue. Downtown restaurants won 19 first place honors and 13 runners-up across 26 of the 50 categories. The Order is first Leading the way in awards is The Order, located inside Hotel Vandivort. That restaurant… Read More


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Walnut Street’s evolution continues

July 19, 2018

Downtown Springfield’s evolution continues. A stroll down Walnut Street makes that obvious. Owner Chris Slater moved The Albatross Hookah Lounge & Fine Tobacco Emporium down the street, from 320 East Walnut to 406-A and 408 West Walnut. That move tripled his business in size to 6,000 square feet. The new location allowed Slater to separate… Read More


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Start your Ozarks Tap and Pour Craft Beverage Tour Downtown

June 28, 2018

Foodies at Taste of SoMo were buzzing about the Ozarks Tap and Pour Craft Beverage Tour. We are, too. A prize awaits if you get 10 stamps and complete the tour. You can get four of those stamps right here in Downtown Springfield. What are you waiting for? The Basics The Ozarks Tap and Pour… Read More


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Celebrate Father’s Day in Downtown SGF

June 13, 2018

This weekend is all about celebrating the father figure in your life. Celebrate Father’s Day in downtown Springfield this year with fun gifts, a tasty meal, family activities and more!


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Springfield Contemporary Theatre Introduces “Pay What You Can Thursdays”

June 06, 2018

Springfield Contemporary Theatre’s (SCT) exceptional group of staff and artists believes that art is for everyone. The theatre serves to create a community-wide dialogue, creating some of the area’s most creative, thought-provoking productions. Those productions just got a lot more accessible with the introduction of the theatre’s new Pay What You Can program. The program… Read More


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The ABCs of Coworking

May 15, 2018

Downtown Springfield is rapidly becoming a hub for the area’s most vibrant, innovative office cultures. From in-office ping-pong tables to our summer Downtown Wiffle League, it’s a great time to work in a downtown office. But what if you’re a freelancer, startup or extra-small business? A traditional office space may not be affordable or necessary… Read More


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How Downtowners Give Back

April 04, 2018

  The downtown community is full of inspiring business owners, nonprofit professionals and volunteers with a passion for service. Looking to give back? Read on to find out more about some of the latest community initiatives in downtown Springfield. Good Vibes Greenhouse Downtown antique destination A Cricket in the House recently started carrying potted plants… Read More


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A Hip Joint Turns Two

March 13, 2018

Since opening in 2016, A Hip Joint has helped hundreds of downtowners with aches and pains. The clinic specializes in chiropractic work, acupuncture and massage—but that’s not all. In honor of the clinic’s upcoming two-year anniversary, we sat down with owners Dr. Eric Reavis and Dr. Tania Reavis to get the scoop on what sets… Read More