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Lost Signals’ Mattney-Schmitz to compete against planet’s best chefs at World Food Championships

August 15, 2019

More than 1,500 of the best chefs in the world are headed to Dallas for the World Food Championships this October. And there, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them, will be one of Downtown Springfield’s finest. Chef Kymberlee Mattney-Schmitz is the executive chef and general manager at Lost Signal Brewing Company (address). She punched her ticket to… Read More


Containers from SOAP Refill Station
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365 days, 7,500 containers. SOAP Refill Station is making a big difference Downtown.

August 01, 2019

Anne Dezort is proof you can make a difference right where you live. In just one year, her SOAP Refill Station has refilled more than 7,500 containers with various soaps, shampoos, lotions and more. That’s 7,500 plastic containers that didn’t end up in the landfill. It’s quite an accomplishment and Dezort wants to celebrate with… Read More


A crowd watches a movie at Founders Park in Downtown Springfield
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Summer will be over soon, but there’s still time to enjoy it in Downtown Springfield.

July 25, 2019

Don’t look now, but it’s almost time to flip the calendar to August. Feel like summer is slipping away from you? There’s still time to enjoy yourself in Downtown Springfield before the kids head back to school and life resumes its typical chaos. Here are seven picks, including some free and family-friendly options! Springfield Cardinals… Read More


Ice cream sandwiches on a metal tray
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Heatwave got you down? Fight back in Downtown Springfield.

July 18, 2019

Summer is back. With a vengeance. The temperature is in the 90s and let’s not even talk about that heat index. We all need to take a break and cool down. As luck would have it, Downtown Springfield is a perfect place to do that. We’ve compiled a list of five ways for the good… Read More


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Don’t give crummy gifts: A Downtown Springfield Father’s Day Guide

June 13, 2019

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16! Dad may say he doesn’t want you to spoil him, but he’s not going to say no to a thoughtful expression of love and gratitude on this day. There are plenty of ways you can spoil your pops in Downtown Springfield. Here are just a few. Dining Brunch… Read More


The St. Louis Blues celebrate after a goal by defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (4) during an overtime period against the Boston Bruins in game two of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden.
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Here’s where you can play “Gloria” in Downtown Springfield

May 30, 2019

There has long been a part of Springfield that bleeds blue. Maybe they’re transplants from St. Louis. Or they somehow grow up hockey crazy in the Queen City. Some might be late converts to the sport. However they became fans of the St. Louis Blues, they are loving life right now. St. Louis is in… Read More


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Spoil your mother in Downtown Springfield

May 09, 2019

Does your mom deserve some special treatment this Mother’s Day? If the answer is yes — and it probably is — then Downtown Springfield is the place to take her. With fine dining, fun activities and great shopping, she’s sure to find something she likes. Here are our suggestions for making this the best Mother’s… Read More


A carGo courier delivers a package to an office
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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