Downtown Ithaca welcoming Alley Cat Cafe

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance, City Mayor Svante Myrick, and additional public officials will welcome one of downtown’s newest businesses, Alley Cat Cafe, during a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 312 E. Seneca St. in downtown Ithaca.

Downtown Ithaca welcomes City Centre Leasing Office

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is pleased to announce that City Centre, a new multi-use complex currently under development on E. State Street featuring luxury apartments in the heart of downtown, is now accepting tenant applications.



Welcome Student Weekend set for Sept. 1 & 2

Downtown Ithaca is once again partnering with Cornell University, Ithaca College, and the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) and, new this year, will include Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) to the collaboration efforts to host the 3rd Annual Welcome Student Weekend.

Art in the Air Opening this Friday, July 6th

ITHACA, JUNE 30, 2018 —  Downtown Ithaca is pleased to announce the return of Art in the Air, a community sourced banner art exhibit installed on twelve light poles along the Ithaca Commons. It will be on display on the Ithaca Commons starting in July and running through October.   An opening reception is planned for Friday, July 6th at 6:00pm … Read More

Public Notice: DIA Board Meetings

Downtown Ithaca Alliance Board meetings are held the third Monday of the month unless it happens to fall on a holiday.  Board meetings are open to the public to attend and start at 6:00PM. Our next meeting is set for: Monday, June 18th at 6pm at the Hilton Garden Inn on Seneca St.   The following is a public announcement with … Read More

Last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

So, you’re still searching, or just started looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Don’t worry. Downtown Ithaca’s has got you covered.  Our unique shopping boutiques, dining establishments, and service providers offer something your mother is sure to appreciate. Here are a few last-minute items to consider for your mother this year. A Greeting Card or specialty item from Amuse … Read More

Downtown Ithaca’s May Gallery Night showcasing area’s new artsy bike racks

Downtown Ithaca is thrilled to announce Ithaca’s Community Art Bike Racks, the latest addition to downtown’s infrastructure will be among the extraordinary displays appearing in this month’s Gallery Night. This walking tour of the latest art exhibits at downtown’s galleries, shops, boutiques, and hotels is set for 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at 19 locations. The Community … Read More

Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month, and National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12th, in Downtown Ithaca

From the classic grilled cheese on sourdough to one-of-a-kind creations, many Downtown Ithaca’s eateries have your favorite comfort food staple ready to enjoy. Ithaca Ale House, 111 N. Aurora St. They claim it’s “the best-grilled cheese you’ll ever have.” It’s made with three kinds of cheese — American, Provolone, and Cheddar and grilled to perfection on crispy rosemary focaccia bread. … Read More

The Commons Kitchen opening in Downtown Ithaca next month

Downtown Ithaca’s Commons, home to many excellent fine dining and fast food options, will soon have a family style restaurant added to its mix. Nadina Azzouay, a longtime home-cooker and the wife of Casablanca Pizzeria owner Adil Griguihi, is opening her own business, The Commons Kitchen at 124 East State St. (The Commons), the former Due Amici Ristorante site.