Three New Businesses Open in Downtown Ithaca

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Cayuga Nail Spa, Odyssey Bookstore and Kimchi join community during COVID-19 pandemic ITHACA NY JULY 23, 2020 — The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) enthusiastically announces three new businesses have joined the Downtown Ithaca community since March. Cayuga Nail Spa came to the downtown community in the early Spring, a week prior to New York State requiring businesses to shut down because of the COVID-19 … Read More

Downtown Ithaca canceling a number
 of special events for 2020

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ITHACA NY JULY 21, 2020 — After a thorough review of its options, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) today announces the cancellation of more of its special events programming for the remainder of the year. The event cancellations include the Apple Harvest Festival, Fashion Week, Welcome Student Weekend, Halloween on the Commons, Santa’s Arrival, and Chowder Cook-Off — each traditionally … Read More

Seeking Creative Bike Rack Designs for Downtown Ithaca


Submissions will be accepted until August 31 ITHACA NY, JULY 17, 2020 – Following the success of the initial round of art bike racks in downtown Ithaca in 2018, The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) and City of Ithaca are looking for artists and residents of all ages to submit ideas for creative bike rack designs for the second round of 12 additional racks … Read More

GO ITHACA program expanding

Downtown Ithaca Employers & Residents Now Eligible for Transportation Benefits Program ITHACA JULY 2, 2020 — GO ITHACA, the community’s transportation benefits program, is expanding to offer its membership to downtown Ithaca’s employers and residents. Since February, the program has been recruiting and providing discounted transportation options and other perks to downtown employees, and now the area’s employers and residents … Read More

Popular Wine Boutique Earns Special Recognition

The Cellar D’Or Wine & Cider Shop Receives Top 50 Wine Retailer Honors from Wine Enthusiast ITHACA NY JULY 1, 2020 — The Cellar D’Or Wine and Cider Shop at 136 The Commons in Downtown Ithaca recently earned a special honor from Wine Enthusiast, an influential publication for wine lovers. The magazine names Cellar D’Or among its Top 50 Wine … Read More

GO ITHACA Launching Sustainable Transportation Leaders Program

Program for teens starts July 13th; graduates receive a special certification ITHACA NY JULY 1, 2020 — This summer, GO ITHACA is launching a Sustainable Transportation Leaders program, a six-week-long youth engagement program aimed at educating Tompkins County’s high school students about sustainable travel and how they can travel more efficiently. Throughout the program, which starts Monday, July 13 and … Read More

TCAT extends no-fare policy through Sept. 5

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This message was produced by Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) which provides transit services throughout Downtown Ithaca and the Greater Ithaca area.  The TCAT Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend TCAT’s no-fare policy through Sat., Sept. 5, to continue the practice of social distancing between drivers and riders. At their regularly scheduled meeting Thurs., June 25, board members voted … Read More

Downtown Ithaca stakeholders elect nine board members 

ITHACA, JUNE 24, 2020 — Nine individuals — four downtown Ithaca property owners,  four commercial tenants, and one resident —  were elected to the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) Board of Directors during the nonprofit organization’s Annual Meeting held Monday. Downtown property owners re-elected Cathy Hart, Abby Peterson, and Joseph Wetmore and elected Seth Adams who has previously served on the … Read More

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick delivers public safety video message

DIA, TCAD, City, Visit Ithaca, Tompkins Chamber, Department of Health partner with a local PR firm on health and safety message ITHACA, NY JUNE 23, 2020  — The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, Tompkins County Area Development, Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of Ithaca, and the Tompkins County Health Department have partnered with Flair … Read More