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December 31, 2012
Meetings & Notices
"Know Snow": City Snow Regulations

With the season's first major snowfall having occurred, it is important to remember the City of Boston's snow removal policies.

Shoveling at Temple Place

All property owners are required to remove snow, slush, and ice from their sidewalks and abutting curb ramps within 3 hours of the end of a snowfall. Violators will be fined. Contact the City at 617-635-4500 for additional information.

Downtown Boston BID Ambassadors carry out a variety of services following snowstorms: shoveling handicap ramps & crosswalks, salting & sanding, clearing catch basins of snow & ice, and removing snow from public plazas. BID members can contact 617-261-0066 if they have any questions regarding BID snow-related services.   

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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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First Night Arrives!

First Night 2013 is here, and the weather couldn't be more cooperative, with the snow and chilly conditions creating a perfect backdrop for this evening's events.

First Night Button 2013 The downtown First Night scene kicks off at 6 pm with the Frog Pond's "First Night Skating Spectacular," followed by special performances at the Modern Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral, and King's Chapel.

The Downtown Boston BID wishes all of its readers a safe and happy New Year!

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Get Your FroYo: Fro.Zen.Yo Coming Soon

A Fro.Zen.Yo is set to open soon at 277 Washington St., near the corner of School & Washington Streets
(the former Body Shop location).


Founded in Washington, D.C., Fro.Zen.Yo has become popular for its self-serve business model. This will be the first Fro.Zen.Yo to open in the Northeast. Keep reading for updates on the upcoming opening!     
Deals & Promotions
Free Theater Parking At Sip

Taking advantage of its Theater District location, Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen is now offering free parking at the Theatre District Garage (47 Boylston St.) when you dine at the restaurant prior to a show or movie.

SIP logo The restaurant is also offering discounted parking at the Hyatt Regency Garage (1 Ave. de Lafayette). Call 617-956-0888 for more information. 

Arts, Entertainment, Events
Savion Glover At Boston Opera House

He's inherited the title of America's most celebrated tap-dancer--it's Savion Glover.

Savion Glover

Winner of a 1996 Tony Award for his "Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk," Glover is ringing in 2013 with his newest show, "Sole Sanctuary," at the Boston Opera House.

When: Saturday, January 12th, 8 pm
Where: Boston Opera House (539 Washington St.)
Contact: visit here for tickets and more info 
Freedom Trail's Holiday Stroll Continues

The Freedom Trail Foundation's "Historic Holiday Stroll" continues into the New Year.


Throughout January, Freedom Trail Players will be conducting the tour, which describes downtown Boston's role in having popularized modern holiday celebrations. If you've ever wondered how Christmas and similar traditions came to be in this country, the Historic Holiday Stroll is a must-do!

When: Thursdays-Sundays, 3:30 pm, through January
Where: Downtown Freedom Trail
Contact: 617-357-8300

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