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March 4, 2013
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Hyatt Regency, 99 Chauncy St. Renovations

Avenue de Lafayette's rebirth continues with the recent completion of renovations at the Hyatt Regency and 99 Chauncy St.

Hyatt Regency New Signage

The Hyatt's renovation included upgrades of the Avenue One restaurant, upper and lower lobbies, and the addition of new signage (above).

Ninety-Nine Chauncy St. finished its own lobby renovation and is also attracting "significant interest" for its restaurant space at the corner of Chauncy & Avenue de Lafayette--keep reading for future announcements!  
Sneak Peek: Walgreens Build-Out

Curious what construction at the Walgreens emporium (10-24 School St.) looks like? Here's a picture taken looking in from the Province Street side of the Walgreens space.

Walgreens March 2013

The renovation is on-schedule to finish this spring, with a debut in late April. The 24,000-sq.-ft. emporium will include a high-end spa, sushi, and liquor store. 
MeetingsAndNoticesMeetings & Notices
Employment Opportunity: Planner/Project Manager

The Downtown Boston BID is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Planner/Project Manager. Please review the position requirements here. Submit cover letters and resumes to [email protected].  
Internships Available

The Downtown Boston BID is seeking  interested students to help out with a variety of projects. Please send cover letters
and resumes to [email protected]
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  • Cleaning and powerwashing in downtown.
  • 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.
  • contact [email protected] for more.
Downtown Events Calendar  

Last Will      

Visit the Happening Now section at www.downtownboston.org for a listing of all the exciting activities going on in downtown Boston right now and in upcoming weeks and months.

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If you are interested in promoting
your events through us, please email [email protected].
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

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

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Visit the Doing Business section of www.downtownboston.org
to view the current set of listings. All questions pertaining to individual listings should be directed to the broker(s) affiliated with the listing.  
FeaturedThisWeekFeatured Stories
Artist Selected For Bill Russell Statue

Ann Hirsch, a nationally-recognized sculptor based in Somerville, was recently commissioned by the Boston Art Commission to sculpt the latest addition to City Hall Plaza, a set of statues honoring Bill Russell.

Bill Russell With Rings

Hirsch's vision for the piece includes 11 separate figures, each representing Russell's 11 championship rings. The statues will be installed near the northwest corner of 28 State St., with an unveiling scheduled for this fall. For more information, visit the Bill Russell Legacy Project.
Call For Vintage Photos Of Downtown

Boston University's "BU 365" page generously provided the BID with this vintage shot of downtown.
It shows BU secretaries outside Filene's while on a "field trip" in March 1960.

Filene's 1960  

Have a vintage photo of Downtown that helps tell the history of our amazing neighborhood? Send a high-res JPEG to [email protected]. Please include the date, time, context, and appropriate accreditation.  
BusinessDevelopmentsDeals & Promotions 
Mix It Up Mondays: Last Call Approaching! 
There's just two Mondays left--tonight and Monday, March 11th--to sample and savor everything that Mix It Up Mondays has to offer.

Mix It Up Logo

The event, created by the Downtown Boston BID in partnership with Boston Magazine, celebrates a dozen of downtown's hottest nightspots, each featuring specialty dishes and cocktails. Tweet your Mix It Up Monday photos to @BosMagEvents for a chance to be invited to the closing bash! 
Downloadable Apps From GEM

GEM Restaurant & Lounge (42 Province St.) toasts the downtown community by offering a free appetizer with the purchase of any entree.

GEM Dish

The offer is valid through December 30th; please visit here to download and print the coupon. Call GEM at 617-482-1213 for additional info. 
Arts, Entertainment, Events
"All Kylian" At Boston Opera House

The Boston Ballet celebrates the arrival of its spring 2013 performance season at the Boston Opera House with "All Kylian."

Wings Of Wax

Created by choreographer Jiri Kylian, the performance is a collage of three separate pieces: "Wings of Wax," "Tar & Feathers," and "Symphony of Psalms." Raves ArtsBoston, "if you loved 'Black Or White' or 'Bella Figura,' you must see 'All Kylian.'"

When: Thursday, March 7th-Sunday, March 17th
Where: Boston Opera House (539 Washington St.)
Contact: Visit here for tickets and more info.
"Fife Is Right" Coming To OSMH

It's back! Old South Meeting House's "Fife Is Right" trivia challenge returns on Wednesday, April 3rd, and tickets are selling fast. The theme of this year's challenge is "sand, ship, and shore": the two teams of local trivia experts will be hit with questions regarding Boston's nautical and maritime lore.

OSMH Fife Is Right

When: Wednesday, April 3rd, 7 pm
Where: Old South Meeting House
(310 Washington St.)
Contact: Visit here for tickets to attend the live event and additional info.
Downtown Celebrity Sightings: Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams

Who: Tony Shalhoub and his wife, Brooke Adams.

Tony Shalhoub

When: Friday, February 15th
Details: Shalhoub, most famous for his role as the obsessive-compulsive detective in the TV show "Monk," was spied at the West Street hotspot with his wife following her performance in the Modern Theatre's production of "The Last Will." 

Thanks to Back Deck for sending in the tip. Please send details about celebrity sightings to [email protected].
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