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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


An art gallery of small paintings on Post-it Notes
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Tiny, affordable art to make a big impact at Rosette Studios’ Miniature Art Show

February 28, 2019

Art should be accessible. Art should be for everyone. And it definitely is at the Miniature Art Show, hosted by Rosette Studios. You can get a sneak peek at the show, and build your art collection, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m. The show runs through April. “Rosette Studios has hosted the Mini Art Show three… 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


Auctioneer Kirk Emlquist at the 2018 Downtown Springfield Awards & Auction
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Bid on fun, benefit charity at 2019 Downtown Awards & Auction

January 24, 2019

The 2019 Downtown Springfield Awards & Auction is a night to celebrate the people and businesses that make downtown so special. It’s also a night to give back to the community. Both silent and live auction items will be up for grabs during the event, Jan. 31 at The Old Glass Place. The live auction,… 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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Have a New Year’s health resolution? Head Downtown to make it a reality.

December 27, 2018

New Year, who dis? A study by Statista found that 45 percent of Americans who made New Year’s resolutions for 2018 wanted to lose weight or get in shape. Is that on your list for 2019? There are plenty of great resources in Downtown Springfield to help you get on track in the new year…. Read More


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Give the unexpected this Christmas

December 20, 2018

You could get your favorite movie lover a gift card to their favorite theater, and that would be a pretty swell gift. But what if they wanted a more immersive movie experience? And, no, we don’t mean like 3D, IMAX or Smell-O-Vision. We’re talking about the Rated SGF Film Festival, a uniquely Springfield experienced, dedicated… 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


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We’re Hiring a Member Relations Coordinator!

December 11, 2018

Do you have top-notch organizational skills? Are you a creative problem solver who loves working with people? You might be just the person we’re looking for! The Downtown Springfield Association seeks qualified applicants for its Member Relations Coordinator position. It’s a part-time, contract position that runs from early January through June 30, 2019. The successful… Read More