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August 5, 2013
Meetings & Notices
Utility Work Updates: Ave. de Lafayette, Winter Street

Two utility work projects are scheduled for this weekend in the Downtown Crossing area. On Saturday, August 10th, from 8 am-3:30 pm, Comcast will be excavating outside 47 Winter St. Contact [email protected] for more info.

Also this coming weekend, Waveguide is scheduled to excavate at small trench at the Ave. De Lafayette-Kingston St. intersection. Contact [email protected] for more info.  
Public Meeting: Boston Common Visitor Info Center Plaza

On Thursday, August 15th, at 6 pm, at Emerson College's Bordy Theater (216 Tremont St.), the City of Boston's Parks & Recreation Dept. and Office of Neighborhood Services will host a public meeting regarding a landscaping improvement plan for the Boston Common Visitor Info Center Plaza.

The meeting will focus on the history and assessment of the site, with recommendations to be addressed at a future session. contact 617-961-3028 for more info.
Downtown Events Calendar


Visit the Happening Now section at
www.down townboston.org
for a listing of all the exciting activities going on in downtown Boston right now and in upcoming weeks and months. 
CityServicesCity Services
BID Services 
Ambassador Aiding Tourist  
  • 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.
  • contact [email protected] for more.
Development & Research

With so much going on in the downtown area--new businesses, major development projects--it is important to keep tabs on all the changes occurring in our dynamic neighborhood.

Filenes & Millennium Tower Rendering  

The Downtown Boston BID website maintains the following databases, free to browse:
RealEstateListingsReal Estate Listings   
Lafayette City Center

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.

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
A "Wicked" Hot Ticket: Lottery Policy
For Broadway Blockbuster

"Wicked," the smash-hit Broadway musical that playfully reinterprets the "Wizard of Oz," opens at the Boston Opera House this Wednesday, August 7th, for a five-week run.

Wicked Marquee August 2013

In response to "Wicked"'s amazing popularity, Broadway in Boston has instituted a daily ticket lottery for the show. Contestants must appear at the Boston Opera House two-and-a-half hours prior to each night's performance in order to enter. "Wicked" performs through Sunday, September 15th.        
Strictly Skin Debuts: Discount For Newsletter Readers

The buzz on Franklin Street continues, as another
new business--skincare salon Strictly Skin--has
debuted on the rapidly revitalizing thoroughfare.

Strictly Skin logo

Specializing in facials and peels, Strictly Skin, located at 50 Franklin St., is owned & operated by Mara Andreasen. Mention "Downtown Crossing" when booking an appointment and you will receive 15% off your first treatment during August or September. Welcome to the neighborhood, Mara! 
Arts, Entertainment & Events
Winemakers' Dinner At Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency Boston continues its Neighborhood Event Series on Thursday, August 22nd, with its next Winemakers' Dinner, featuring Sanford Winery of Lompoc, California.

Sanford Vineyard

Join Executive Chef Kelly Armetta and Sanford representatives for five carefully selected varietals, each paired with one of Armetta's exquisite culinary creations. Twenty percent of proceeds--including all wine purchases--go to the Boston Children's Hospital. Call 617-422-5454 for reservations and more info.
Restaurant News
Max & Dylans Reopens As Papagayo

The downtown restaurant scene has added some more sizzle, as Legendary Restaurant Group has converted the West Street Max & Dylans to a Papagayo.

Papagayo West St

Billed as a "mexican kitchen/tequila bar," the downtown Papagayo is open Mondays-Saturdays from 11:30 am-1 am, Sundays from 11:30 am-11 pm. Visit here to check out the dining menu and here for the cocktail menu. There's lots more restaurant news on-tap for this area of the Ladder District/Theater District--keep reading for future updates!
Potbelly Opens At 1 Federal St.

The Potbelly sandwich chain continues its impressive expansion, as a new location debuts
at 1 Federal St. this Tuesday, August 6th

Potbelly One Federal St

Complementing the location at Pi Alley Garage
(263 Washington St.), the Financial District Potbelly will feature free WiFi along with the restaurant's usual assortment of fresh sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and more. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Deals & Promotions
Summer Clearance Sale At Tello's

The Downtown Tello's (459 Washington St.) celebrates the height of summer with its "Sizzling Sale" clearance.

Tellos Downtown Crossing

The promotion, which runs indefinitely, features up to 50% discounts on all items marked with orange tags. Call 617-482-0058 for more info.       
Downtown Boston BID Weekly News Update

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For questions and comments, please contact Doug Meyer, newsletter editor, at: [email protected]