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August 12, 2013
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"The Equalizer" Filming On Winter Place This Week

The "Equalizer," the spy thriller starring Denzel Washington, is scheduled to film on Winter Place this Wednesday and Thursday, August 14th-15th, from 5 am-11 pm daily.

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Contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
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. 
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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:
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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.  
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Boston Magazine's 2013 "Best of Boston 2013" Salutes Downtown Winners

Boston Magazine's 40th annual "Best Of Boston" issue hit newsstands recently--and several downtown businesses have taken home top prizes.

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The following downtown businesses were honored:  
  • AMC Loews Boston Common 19
    Best National Cinema
  • Barmakian Jewelers Best Engagement Rings
  • City Sports Best Fitness Clothing
  • JM Curley Best High-Brow Burger
  • Marliave Best Neighborhood Eats, Downtown
  • Nine Zero Best Boutique Hotel
  • Trephin Best Colorist, Blonde [Nina Ganci]

Congratulations to all of this year's winners! 

"Boston Calling" Giveaway Makes August Block Parties Even Hotter

As temperatures begin to cool, the Downtown Crossing Block Parties are keeping August hot with weekly giveaways. Each Thursday, through the end of August, Block Party attendees can entering a drawing for two FREE tickets to September's "Boston Calling" music festival!
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Congratulations to the winners first from the first two August Block Parties. Make sure to stop by the remaining August Block Parties (the 15th, 22nd, and 29th) for your chance to win. The August 29th Block Party will also include a drawing for a FREE iPAD! Email [email protected] for more details.
Restaurant News 
Start Planning Today! Summer Restaurant Week Begins Sunday

Summer Restaurant Week begins this Sunday, August 18th! For a list of participating downtown restaurants, visit here.
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Summer 2013 Restaurant Week ends officially on Friday, August 30th. As a bonus, many restaurants extend their Restaurant Week menus after the event ends! 
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The "B.E.S.T." Kind Of Skincare Discount

Boston Electrology and Skin Therapies (B.E.S.T.) recently relocated to 45 Bromfield St. (3rd floor).
The medical day spa offers services such as facials, electrolysis, and Restylane treatments.

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To celebrate, B.E.S.T. is offering a special discount to our readers! Mention "Downtown Crossing" when booking an appointment and receive 15% off your first facial, microderm, peel, or electrolysis appointment. Or, receive 20% off any Botox/Dysport, Restylane, or laser appointment. Contact 617-338-5188 for more info.
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Find Out Why Every Drop Counts: Boston Greenfest On City Hall Plaza

City Hall Plaza goes green this weekend for the annual Boston Greenfest. The region's "largest multicultural environmental music festival" opens this Thursday, August 15th, at noon, and concludes Saturday, August 17th.

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This year's Greenfest includes environmentally-oriented musical performances, film screenings, and symposiums. There will even be a fashion show!

Visit here for the full schedule. Visit here to check out Boston Greenfest's sponsors, which include BID members Boloco, Eastern Bank, Rebecca's Cafe, and State Street.

Kelly Cunningham Reception This Thursday At Artists Crossing

Co-op gallery Artists Crossing, located at 50 Franklin St., is pleased to showcase the works of North Shore native Kelly Cunningham at its August reception. Working primarily in watercolor, charcoal, and pencil, Kelly likes to portray people in situations with deep--though often subtle--emotional undercurrents. 

Kelly Cunningham

The reception will take place this Thursday, August 15th, at 6 pm. For more info about Cunningham and the reception, contact [email protected].
Downtown Boston BID Weekly News Update

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