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Downtown Ithaca During Covid-19

Shopping, Dining, Services, & Entertainment During a Pandemic

Restaurants, retailers, and services are open and operating with Covid-19 Saftey compliance measures in effect, providing new and additional ways to shop Downtown than ever before.   These added service features like takeout and curbside pickup have been included in the Downtown Ithaca Shopping & Dining Directory through search and filter options.

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Business Resources Site

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance has compiled resources and links to help businesses and property owners,  find links and information about loan relief programs as well as updated guidelines for conducting business during COVID-19.


Curbside Pickup Locations

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Downtown Ithaca and the City of Ithaca teamed up to create 6 downtown curbside locations where businesses can conduct curbside delivery service while their customers remain in the comfort of their own vehicle. 

This new and simple way to deliver merchandise allows downtown businesses to serve patrons with minimal contact while non-essential businesses remain closed to foot traffic.

The curbside pickup hubs will be available starting Friday, May 15 at the following locations:

    • Seneca St. and Buffalo St. both near the Dewitt Mall
    • Tioga/Seneca St. at the Commons
    • Cayuga St. at the Commons
    • Aurora St. at the Commons
    • Green St. in front of Press Bay

To locate the designated curbside pickup locations, look for the colorful signage (A-frames) along the curb. 

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Where to Park

Free parking Weekdays from 8:00pm - 3:00am in the garages and 6:00pm - 3:00am on the street.

Saturdays and Sundays except when special event parking rates apply.


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Growth & Business Development in Downtown Ithaca

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What is the Downtown Ithaca Alliance

The organization behind the place. Downtown Ithaca Alliance is the Ithaca Downtown Business Improvement District (IDBID), a State of New York chartered 501c3 not-for-profit organization charged with the revitalization, development, promotion, and management of downtown Ithaca.

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Accepted at over 100 Downtown Ithaca Stores and Restaurants!

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Business Development

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is charged with business and economic development within the downtown district. We play an integral role as a facilitator to businesses and investors interested in downtown Ithaca projects.

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