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.

Downtown Ithaca Awards Seven at Annual Dinner

The hardworking and dedicated downtown retailers, entrepreneurs, program partners, and the city’s latest developments were in the spotlight Monday night as the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DI
A) presented seven awards during its Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Marriott on The Commons.

March Gallery Night to showcase We Are Ithaca display

The We Are Ithaca portrait project, a series of individual portraits of people who compose Ithaca’s rich community, is making its way to March’s Gallery Night, a walking tour of downtown Ithaca’s galleries and other art display sites.

Five businesses win Downtown Ithaca’s Race for the Space II

Halal butcher shop/grocery store claims top prize Five new retailers will join Downtown Ithaca’s vibrant business community very soon as a result of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s and Urban Core LLC’s Race for the Space II competition. DIA Executive Director Gary Ferguson and Urban Core LLC’s John Guttridge announced the highly competitive retail business contest’s five winners during a special … Read More

Santa Claus is Coming Downtown!

Join us for Downtown Ithaca’s annual tradition of welcoming Santa to Downtown Ithaca in the most unusual way!  Santa will rappel off the side of the Center Ithaca building and onto the Commons at Trolley Circle.