Lot 10, Downtown Ithaca’s premier lounge and nightclub, reopening this week

Revamped club includes stylish redesign, high quality performance spaces, late-night kitchen and new cocktails ITHACA NY DECEMBER 4, 2019 — Lot 10, Downtown Ithaca’s only two-story lounge and nightclub, is planning to impress guests with its new upscale design and top-notch offerings when it reopens this Thursday, December 5. The club closed in May and has since come under new ownership and has undergone … Read More

Downtown Ithaca celebrating small local businesses with three special promotions to launch the holiday shopping season

Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cider Monday provide fun downtown holiday shopping experience ITHACA NY NOVEMBER 19, 2019 — The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Downtown Ithaca will kick off this spirited time of year by presenting three fun themed shopping days where many of downtown’s locally owned and operated specialty shops and businesses will offer special deals, … Read More

Downtown Ithaca will shine green for Veterans Day

Community participating in Green Light A Vet on November 10-12 ITHACA, NY NOVEMBER 6, 2019 — To celebrate Veterans Day and honor military veterans and their families, Downtown Ithaca is participating in the Greenlight a Vet campaign from November 10th through 12th by using green lights to illuminate the light poles on the Commons pedestrian mall. Many downtown shops and businesses … Read More

Halloween in Downtown Ithaca set for this Friday

Afternoon event includes a parade, trick or treating at downtown shops
 and businesses, and family activities in Center Ithaca ITHACA, NY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 — Calling all costumed characters, ghouls, goblins, witches, superheroes and the like. Head to Downtown Ithaca this Friday to enjoy our Halloween activities. This family-friendly, Halloween-themed affair, which will include the community’s costume parade and store-to-store Trick-or-Treating, will run … Read More

New skincare shop opens in Downtown Ithaca

The Bloomwell

The Bloomwell offers natural beauty and wellness products at West State Street shop ITHACA, NY OCTOBER 21, 2019 — The Bloomwell, a new natural beauty and wellness shop, is now open in downtown Ithaca. This new specialty shop sells natural beauty and skincare products, handcrafted home goods, and artisan jewelry. With values of simplicity and sustainability, The Bloomwell is a place for … Read More

Bool’s Flower Shop Giving Away Floral Bouquets on October 23

Bools Flower Shop

Special giveaway is part of a national initiative to spread kindness ITHACA, NY OCTOBER 15, 2019 — Bool’s Flower Shop, downtown Ithaca’s lone florists and one of the community’s oldest business, is joining hundreds of florists nationwide that will be gifting unsuspecting passersby with free flower bouquets. This random act of kindness initiative is called Petal It Forward and is organized by the Society … Read More

Downtown Ithaca Welcoming Four New Businesses to the Community

Red Ribbon and giant scissors with red handle and gold blades.

ITHACA NY OCTOBER 8, 2019 —  Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), City of Ithaca, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce leaders will officially welcome four new businesses — Equus Advisors, Mane and Wigs, Nowhere Special Libations Parlor, and One Ring Donuts  — to the community during a series of ceremonies this Thursday, Oct 10, at each of the businesses. The first ceremony … Read More

Downtown Ithaca’s first spa and salon celebrating business milestone

Front window of AltaSpa

Alta Spa turns 20 years old this month, hosting Open House on Oct. 10th ITHACA NY OCTOBER 2, 2019 — Alta Spa, one of Downtown Ithaca’s specialty service providers, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and will be hosting a special event this month to recognize its business milestone. Alta Spa is Ithaca’s first day spa and a full-service salon and … Read More

October’s Gallery Night featuring live dress making demonstration at Breathe

Geen June Bridal owner Layne Dann standing near bridal gowns

Plus, dozens of locations showcasing the latest art pieces from local artists ITHACA, OCTOBER 2, 2019 — This Friday’s Gallery Night in Downtown Ithaca will include a special demonstration from one of the community’s fashion designers. Layne Dann, a highly-skilled designer who owns Gee June Bridal in Press Bay Court, will create a bridal gown from initial sketch to final stitch. Using material donated by … Read More

Downtown Ithaca Welcomes CFCU Transformation Center

CFCU Transformation Center ribbon cutting ceremony

New banking center joins lengthy list of financial institutions in the community ITHACA, NY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 — The CFCU Transformation Center and administrative offices have recently joined Downtown Ithaca’s business community. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), City of Ithaca, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the new CFCU Transformation Center and administrative offices to downtown during a special … Read More