Downtown Boulder Blog
Please note that blogs are listed in chronological order. Individual post dates can be found at the top left corner of each post.
A Heart to Heart: The Values of Local Businesses Downtown
Local businesses, like Apocalypse, Boulder Olive Oil Company, BCFM and Hurdle’s Jewelry, thrive downtown because of their values and their unwavering dedication towards supporting and welcoming the Boulder community. Learn more about what it takes to run a local business!
Downtown Boulder is With You Through Sun and Snow
As I’m sure many of us know, downtown Boulder got quite a bit of snow this past weekend. I am personally a big fan of snow days, but I know a lot of people dread them (along with the shoveling that accompanies them). I am here to give you a few ideas of how downtown Boulder can help you prepare for future snowy weekends so you have a little bit more fun, and to give you ideas of what to do once it gets warm again.
How to Do St. Patty's Day... Downtown Boulder Style
It is mid-March which means one of my favorite holidays is right around the corner… St. Patrick’s Day! I always love seeing people and towns turn green, with smiles on their faces. To me, St. Patrick's Day always marks the start of Spring, whether it be 10 degrees and snowing or 50 degrees and sunny. In this blog, I will give you ideas of ways to celebrate in either circumstance!
A Downtown Boulder Date: Day or Night
I get to do a lot of fun things for my job. In addition to my most favorite thing, which is visiting businesses in downtown and catching up with staff or just saying hi, I have the opportunity to get creative with the ways we interact with our businesses and the general public.
Terri's Favorite Things
It’s Terri...Downtown Boulder’s VP of Marketing. It’s my pleasure to present my version of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Now, don’t get too excited...I’m no Oprah! But, I’ll do my best to inspire you - because, we can all use a little inspiration right now! This year’s theme as we enter the holiday season is similar to years prior BUT so much more important right now….local, local, local.
The History of Alfalfa's
When I started my sophomore year at CU Boulder, my best friend and I quickly discovered Alfalfa’s was the perfect spot to study for the math class we were in together. Located right in between our houses and fairly close to campus, the store was a great place to meet up and do homework or walk to after class for a quick snack.
How To Spend A Summer Day in Downtown Boulder
Summer is (and will forever be) my favorite season, and there is no better place to spend a summer day than strolling through downtown Boulder! Not only are there countless shops and restaurants to pop into, but nothing beats the sunshine and light breeze that accompany a Boulder summer.
Back to School Essentials
It can be stressful to think about all the upcoming assignments and tests so shift your thinking to all the good things that come with a new school year, such as new friends, new knowledge, and new school supplies! I have put together a list of Back to School Essentials that will help you thrive this school year...
Downtown Boulder… Will You Accept This Rose?
I am someone that loves reality television, and one of my favorite shows to watch is The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The finale is this week and I am so eager to see who Hannah will give the final rose to. To prepare for this monumental television event, you need to stop by some downtown Boulder shops to get some Bachelorette essentials.
Used is Better
In recent years the act of “thrifting” has become hugely popular. The used items trend could be attributed to Macklemore’s 2012 hit song “Thrift Shop”, the hipster fashion craze, or the influential green movement. Whatever the reason, thrifting has become one of my favorite things to do.
The Best of the Best Holiday Window Displays Downtown
It is really starting to feel like the holidays here in downtown Boulder. After a great kick off to the holiday season with Switch on the Holidays, the grand illumination of the Pearl Street Mall, it's beginning to feel like the most wonderful time of the year! Along with festive lights and the holidays fast approaching comes show stopping window displays! I love strolling downtown this time of year for the sole reason of looking at the beautiful holiday displays the stores downtown have created. I wanted to showcase the best of the best of the best this year so all of you can see for yourselves the craftsmanship that goes into curating these festive displays.
Today I am Grateful
This time of the year always inspires me to step back and reflect on things that I am grateful for. This year especially I am grateful to the downtown Boulder community for curating an environment unlike anywhere else, some place that truly feels like home. I feel privileged to live in such an incredible community where there is something for everyone to enjoy, an abundance of delicious food and drink options, events that bring the community together, and a beautiful city to learn and create in. I want to highlight five things downtown that I am grateful for and embody the lively downtown community.
Lovin' the Local
Growing up in Boulder is an experience I wouldn't trade for the world. One amazingly unique feature about downtown and the surrounding community is the emphasis on supporting local businesses. Downtown Boulder has an abundance of locally owned shops and restaurants that have established a loyal customer base and have helped encourage the idea of shopping and dining locally. The term “Love the Local” has been coined to inspire residents and visitors to shop and dine locally.
A Day on The East End
The East End of the Pearl Street Mall is home to diverse businesses, unique shops and delicious dining options. The East End offers a one-of-a-kind experience to downtown Boulder, something you don’t want to miss out. I wanted to highlight some of my favorite places on the East End, these awesome spots are surely some of downtown Boulders hidden gems!
Girls' Night Out Itinerary
Ladies this Thursday, September 20th from 5 pm to 8 pm grab your BFFs, co-workers, family members and head downtown for our second annual Girls’ Night Out! There will be over 30 downtown retailers participating in the event that will treat you to in-store special prizes, free tastings and more!
A Freshman's Guide to Downtown Boulder
As I head into my senior year at CU I can’t help but to think about how excited and nervous all the incoming freshmen will be. I remember those days like it was only yesterday! Now that I’m getting older-ish I am ready to sprinkle my wisdom and knowledge onto the next generation of young Buffs.