Ithaca retailers welcome to attend Curbside Pickup Q&A

Interested in Reopening for Curbside &
 In-Store Pickup as part of Phase I? There are many things your business must do to be ready. The Tompkins Chamber, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, and the City of Ithaca are hosting a brief information session and Q & A on the newly released New York State Guidelines, how your business can prepare your safety … Read More

Downtown Ithaca & City of Ithaca Introduce Curbside Pickup Hubs 

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New service allows for safe  pickup of items purchased from downtown businesses ITHACA NY MAY 14, 2020 —  The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), in partnership with the City of Ithaca, is launching a temporary curbside pickup program around the downtown community to support its retailers that don’t have curbside access in front of their business as the Southern Tier is set to start … Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Downtown Ithaca

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. And, while these unusual times are certainly changing our traditional plans to celebrate with mom, that doesn’t mean you have to forget about the holiday entirely. In fact, there are plenty of simple gestures and small gifts you can send to your mother to show your love and appreciation for her from a … Read More

Virtual Classes and Experiences

Cinemapolis movies at home Cinemapolis is now offering a weekly slate of new films for patrons to view at home. The indie file theater is collaborating with independent film distributors like Film Movement, Kino Lorber, Magnolia Pictures, and Oscilloscope Laboratories to sell patrons “virtual tickets” for online rentals of current first-run releases. For more information about this movie rental service, … Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE: TCAT reducing bus service effective March 30

MARCH 27, 2020 — Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT),  Tompkins County’s transit service and a primary transportation provider for the Downtown Ithaca community, will be reducing service for the second time this month starting Monday, March 30, while still maintaining as many travel options as possible for those who need to go out for essentials. Ridership is about 10 percent … Read More

Downtown Ithaca food and beverage businesses continue to develop special services during COVID-19 pandemic

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ITHACA NY MARCH 21, 2020 — As New York State’s government continues to roll out new mandates for businesses in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many Downtown Ithaca businesses are responding by temporarily morphing their business models to include new food & beverage offerings and services to ensure the community receives essential items during this challenging time. Below are some of the latest offerings: … Read More

Downtown Businesses Find Creative Ways to Deliver Product and Service to Customers Without Interaction Amid Fast-spreading Pandemic

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ITHACA, NY MARCH 19, 2020 — Home to over 100 locally owned, independent shops and restaurants, businesses in Downtown Ithaca have been particularly hard hit by business flatlining as people take to their homes and social distance themselves for the next couple weeks. While state mandates and guidelines continue to trend toward as few social interactions as humanly possible, many businesses in … Read More

Downtown Ithaca’s Annual Dinner & Awards Set for March 12

Celebration features special speakers, awards ceremony, and buffet dinner ITHACA, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 —  Downtown Ithaca is gearing up for its biggest night of the year — it’s Annual Awards Dinner. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) will host its annual affair on Thursday, March 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coltivare, 235 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca. Doors will open at … Read More

Downtown Ithaca Celebrating 22nd Year of Hosting the Region’s Biggest Chili Cook-Off

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Chili, Beer, Wine, & Cider Tastings, Mustache & Beard Competition and more coming Saturday, February 8 to the Commons ITHACA, NY JANUARY 30, 2020 — Get your palates ready for Downtown Ithaca’s 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Maguire Hyundai Subaru Genesis coming to the area on Saturday, Feb. 8. This highly anticipated community tradition is being held from 11:30 … Read More