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carGO Brings On-Demand Restaurant Food, Alcohol, Rides, and Small Package Delivery to Springfield

March 19, 2019

carGO, a Missouri-based provider of on-demand restaurant food, alcohol, rides, and small package delivery is launching in Springfield. Unlike similar services carGO is homegrown, customer-driven, and operates a local network operations center and office in downtown Springfield. “We want to be THE go-to partner when a Springfield restaurant wants to deliver local eats, a business… Read More


A David Bowie St. Patrick marches in the Downtown Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade
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One “Weekend Update” isn’t enough to tell you about St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Downtown Springfield

March 14, 2019

Every week we send out a “Weekend Update” email. (if you don’t already receive it for some strange reason, you can sign up here.) That email highlights four events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help you plan your weekend. The hardest part of writing that email is deciding which four events to pick. There… Read More


A barista makes an espresso drink at The Potter's House Downtown
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The Potter’s House Downtown adds coffee, ministry to the downtown community

February 22, 2019

Downtown Springfield’s reputation as a coffee hot spot is well known. Its illustrious list of shops has grown by one well-known local name. The Potter’s House Downtown is now open at 420 West College Street, right across the street from Regal Cinema College Station 14. Its hours are 1-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Coffee enthusiasts… Read More


A young child looks through the hole in an astronaut cutout
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Find out-of-this-world experiences at The Discovery Center

February 14, 2019

The guests visiting the Discovery Center have been — quite literally in some cases — out of this world. Downtown Springfield’s interactive, hands-on science museum welcomes another big star this Saturday, Feb. 16. That’s when the Cat in the Hat returns for Seuss Science Day. The star of books, cartoons and movies has been entertaining… Read More


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Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide

February 07, 2019

Valentine’s Day is one week away. Did you forget? Do. Not. Panic. We’re here to help. There are plenty of places to get your special someone a Valentine’s Day gift in Downtown Springfield. If you’re in a pinch, check out these suggestions in our Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide. Pamper your love at SOAP Refill… Read More


A conversation heart floats over Downtown Springfield
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5 ways to celebrate romance on Valentine’s Day, and 2 ways to avoid it, in Downtown Springfield

February 01, 2019

Can you feel it? That’s love in the air. Valentine’s Day is now less than two weeks away, so it’s time to show your special person how much you love them. Struggling to come up with a plan? Here are five ways you can give your sweetheart the date they deserve Feb. 14. Dinner at… Read More


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Four ways to beat the winter blahs in Downtown Springfield

January 18, 2019

Have the winter blahs got you down? That’s understandable. It happens to millions of Americans every year. But you don’t have to suffer, not when there are so many things to do in Downtown Springfield. Here are four ways to brighten your world as we wait for spring to arrive. 1. Challenge your brain Get… Read More


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A new decade dawns at Obelisk Home

January 10, 2019

Springfield felt a collective lump in its throat when it saw the email subject line: Obelisk Home is Closing. Thankfully it was somewhat of a false alarm. Obelisk Home took a few days off in early November to reboot. The result? A whole new retail experience for the longtime Downtown Springfield retailer. “The store closed… Read More


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2018: The Year of More in Downtown Springfield

January 03, 2019

Quick! Pick one word to describe your 2018! Not easy, is it? We did this exercise ourselves and came up with one word to describe this past year: more. Here are five things that made this a year of growth for Downtown Springfield. 1. More construction It started early. January 16 to be exact. That’s… Read More


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Countdown of the top 10 ways to ring in 2019 in Downtown Springfield

December 13, 2018

It’s almost time for the final countdown of 2018. Looking for a festive way to ring in 2019? There are plenty of places to take a cup of kindness for auld lang syne. So in keeping with the spirit of the night, here’s a countdown — from 10 to 1 — of ways to celebrate… Read More