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How to stay safe and support Downtown Springfield businesses

March 17, 2020

The safety of Downtown’s residents, workers, and patrons is of the utmost importance to us here at Downtown Springfield Association. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and we will inform our stakeholders of relevant changes. The first priority for everyone is… Read More

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Downtown Springfield has plenty of winners in 2020 Best of 417-Land

February 14, 2020

Our friends at 417 Magazine love celebrating southwest Missouri. That’s why they put together their annual Best of 417 list. Best of 417 features the area’s favorite bars, restaurants, date nights, hikes, cheap eats and more. The 417 Mag crew selects the categories, the public votes for its favorites. And we are excited to say… Read More

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Celebrate Super Sunday in Downtown Springfield!

January 31, 2020

There are a lot of great reasons to throw a Super Bowl at your house. There are also a lot of great reasons to leave the house and go to a watch party. Instead of cleaning, cooking, watching, then cleaning up again, you can just show up, have fun and head home. Sounds pretty great,… Read More

A disco ball hangs in the tasting room at Mother's Brewing Company
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Say hello to 2020 in Downtown Springfield

December 26, 2019

How do you want to ring in the next decade? Looking for some family fun? More interested in dancing the night away? You will find your fun in Downtown Springfield. We’ve picked five great ways to say goodbye 2019 and hello to 2020 in our beautiful neighborhood. Here they are, arranged chronologically. Noon Year’s Eve… Read More

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Five tips to help you win this Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2019

Small Business Saturday is coming up! This Thanksgiving-weekend tradition allows you to buy your holiday presents for loved ones while also supporting the locally-owned, small businesses that make Downtown Springfield such a great place. There will be plenty of things happening downtown this Small Biz Saturday. Here are some pro tips to make sure you… Read More

A barista prepares a pour over coffee drink at Rove Coffee Roasting & Tasting Room
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Rove Coffee Roasting & Tasting Room strengthen’s Downtown’s coffee scene

November 14, 2019

No neighborhood can caffeinate you quite like Downtown Springfield. The coffee scene is even stronger now with the addition of Rove Coffee Roasting & Tasting Room. It’s the second location for Rove, which started at Springfield-Branson National Airport. This shop will be a little different. It will offer pour-overs, brewed coffee and retail bags of… Read More

A scene from the play "Death Valley: A Love Story."
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The curtain rises on can’t-miss theatre in Downtown Springfield

October 24, 2019

Theatre lovers across the Ozarks know Downtown Springfield is the place to go for the best shows. This weekend is the perfect example. Both Springfield Contemporary Theatre and Springfield Little Theatre will raise the curtain on fantastic new performances. Seriously. This is can’t-miss theatre. Here are the details. A world premiere at SCT Award-winning playwright… Read More

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Feast 50 honors many Downtown Springfield restaurants

October 17, 2019

We like to brag on the food scene in Downtown Springfield. Clearly we have a bias, but we think the quality and variety of places to eat and drink are second to none in the whole 417 area code. Today, though, we’d like to offer up some evidence to support our argument. Feast Magazine has… Read More

A man and woman look at a holiday window display.
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Team A.N.A. 417 challenges Downtown Springfield businesses to dress up for the holidays

October 10, 2019

Longtime Springfieldians can tell you all about the magic of Christmas in Downtown Springfield. A big part of that magic is coming back, thanks to Team A.N.A. 417. The Springfield-area non-profit is putting on the first-ever Team A.N.A. 417 Downtown Springfield Holiday Window Challenge. The competition is meant to be unique, just like Downtown Springfield’s… Read More

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Want to win 417 Magazine’s Great 417-Land Scavenger Hunt? You’ve got to come downtown!

September 05, 2019

Our friends at 417 Magazine know how to have a great time. They throw incredible parties, honor fantastic people and spotlight the restaurants, retailers and attractions that make the Ozarks a Midwestern treasure. Now they’ve created their first-ever Great 417-Land Scavenger Hunt and Downtown Springfield is part of the fun! The basics The 417 Magazine… Read More