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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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Why does a platinum record hang in a Downtown Springfield business?

July 12, 2018

Walk through the restored original doors at 309 East Water St. in Downtown Springfield. Peek at the wall behind the long, wooden counter. You’re not imagining things. A platinum record hangs on the wall at National Audio Company. It’s a thank-you gift from The Walt Disney Company. Disney wouldn’t have sold 1,000,000 copies of the… Read More


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Downtown is abuzz with activity after weird midweek holiday

July 05, 2018

It was a little strange celebrating Independence Day in the middle of the week. A lot of Springfieldians didn’t get the luxury of a long weekend. Bummed? Don’t be! Head Downtown for lots of fun July 5-8, including two more fireworks shows! Fireworks at Hammons Field The Springfield Cardinals are finishing up a six-game homestand…. Read More


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Downtown Business Spotlight

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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It’s time for Taste of SoMo!

June 21, 2018

Downtown Springfield’s Park Central Square will be buzzing Saturday, June 23, with Taste of SoMo, the Queen City’s premier culinary event. The day will feature the best regional restaurants, craft beer, local music and more. Whether you’re a Taste of SoMo veteran, or ready to check it out for the first time, here’s everything you… Read More


Downtown Business Spotlight

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!


Downtown Business Spotlight

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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June Art Walk Strolls into Summer with 22 Locations

May 22, 2018

Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on June 1 for an exciting evening of art, music and more in 22 participating locations! Don’t miss the annual Chalk Art Festival with Foster Adopt Connect at ideaXfactory, plus artist receptions, live music, local history, cryptographic mystery, original art, and always, a few surprises.   Art Inspired welcomes Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi Art Inspired is… 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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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Downtown Springfield

May 11, 2018

Moms are superstars. This weekend, head to downtown Springfield to celebrate yours with brunch, plants, shopping and more. Brunch at The Order This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to a gourmet brunch buffet at The Order in Hotel Vandivort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch is $35 per person and includes menu favorites, plus… Read More