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Seasons Greetings

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The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District  wishes its readers a happy holiday season.
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December 24, 2012
InTheNewsIn the News,
"Local Holiday Scenes [images of Downtown Boston Brass]," 12/23/12

Boston Business Journal
, "Arnold Worldwide Weighing Move To Millennium Tower [Filene's]," 12/21/12          
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  • Friendly, welcoming downtown presence: helping visitors with directions, notifying fire & police personnel of incidents, and more. 
  • Downtown beautification and capital improvement initiatives.
  • Summer arts & music shows; winter Holiday Market.
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Downtown Events Calendar

Visit the Happening Now section at for a listing of all the exciting things going on in downtown right now.

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If you are interested in promoting your events through us, please email Event details should be sent no later than Friday at 12 pm for inclusion in the following Monday's newsletter. Thank You. 
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Office, Residential, Retail/Restaurant

One Boston Place image The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is pleased to run real estate listings for available office, residential, and retail/restaurant space on behalf of BID members.

Visit the Doing Business section of to view the current set of listings. All questions pertaining to individual listings should be directed to the broker(s) affiliated with the listing.  
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New Year's Eve In Downtown

Boston's New Year's Eve celebration is world-renowned--so famous that it goes simply by the name of "First Night."

First Night Button 2013 First Night 2013 brings a variety of events to downtown, from skating on Frog Pond to performances at the Modern Theatre,
St. Paul's Cathedral
, and King's Chapel. Visit here for a complete calendar listing.

In addition to the concerts, Avenue One (Hyatt Regency) is hosting a New Year's dinner. Artisan Bistro (Ritz-Carlton Boston Common) is also serving a special dinner. Enjoy the First Night of 2013!      
Millennium Place Construction Update

Millennium Partners and Suffolk Construction have released the latest update on the development of Millennium Place.

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The newsletter describes the customized Roman bricks now going into the residential tower's facade. Over 40,000 bricks are being used to complete the ground-floor facade--out of a total of 600,000 bricks for the entire building.

Millennium Place is on-schedule to open in fall 2013. For sales inquires, please contact 617-542-1555. For construction-related inquires, contact 617-445-3500.  

Downtown Improvements: "Boston"
Bike Rack

Complementing a new study showing Hubway's importance to downtown transportation, Boston Bikes, the City's biking department, recently installed this "Boston"-themed bike rack outside Macy's.

New Boston Bike Rack

The rack, sponsored by TD Bank (24 Winter St.) is permanent and free to be used by any bicyclist. Boston Bikes is planning on installing more "Boston" bike racks downtown as more sponsors are secured.
Deals & Promotions
Artists Crossing Week-Long Discount

Next week, Artists Crossing Gallery is relocating from 505 Washington St. to 50 Franklin St.

Constance Bacon To mark the occasion, the co-op gallery is running a week-long sale, with 15% off all works, through Sunday, December 30th.

Featured works include pieces by ceramic artist Connie Bacon (right) and paintings by Arlene Greenspan. Contact for more information.

Arts, Entertainment, Events
Macy's Holiday Spirit

Macy's, as part of its "Believe" campaign, recently partnered with Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts to provide these Boston girls with a luggage set and wardrobe for a trip to visit relatives in the Caribbean. Shown here is Macy's GM and newly elected BID Director Craig Davis showcasing the clothes.

Macys Make A Wish  

Along with the girls' gifts, the downtown Macy's donated $1 to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts for every letter to Santa that local children left in "Santa's mailbox" at the store. That's the holiday spirit!