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August 19, 2013
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Fine Wine Returns To Hyatt Regency: August Winemakers' Dinner

This Thursday, August 22nd, at 5:30 pm, the Hyatt Regency celebrates its ongoing Neighborhood Event Series and the fine stretch of late-summer weather with its August Winemakers' Dinner.

Sanford Vineyard Wine Setting

This week's featured winemaker is Sanford Vineyards, of Lompoc, California. Dinner attendees will enjoy five thoughtfully chosen pours, each paired with an exquisite culinary creation. Please visit here for the menu. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the dinner go to Boston Children's Hospital; call 617-422-5454 for reservations.
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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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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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.  
Downtown Boston BID Weekly News Update

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For questions and comments, please contact Doug Meyer, newsletter editor, at: [email protected]
 FeaturedStoriesSeen Around The District
FroZenYo Celebrates Grand Opening

Downtown's sweet spot continues to grow! FroZenYo, the DIY frozen yogurt shop, opened its first franchise in the Northeast last Friday with a grand ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Froyo ribbon cutting panorama  

Owned and operated by Matt Combs (above center) FroZenYo occupies 2,000 sq. ft. at the historic Old Corner Bookstore building, and employs 15. It is open until 10 pm daily. call 617-248-0252 for more info.      
Ready For Take Two: "The Equalizer" Finishes Winter Place Filming

After two excitement-filled days last week, producers have finished shooting Denzel Washington's spy thriller "The Equalizer" on Winter Place (below).

equalizer winter place pano

The cameras get ready for action again on September 5th, with a full day of filming scheduled on West Street (rescheduled from August 28th). Please contact 617-817-5121 with questions or concerns.  
Art Overhead: Windbanners Sparkle Downtown

The Downtown Boston BID's latest public art installation takes advantage of the spectacular late-summer weather!

Windbanner Tremont & Winter panorama

Designed by Ross Miller to catch and reflect sunlight, Mylar windbanners were installed at the intersection of Tremont & Winter St. (above) and mid-block on Temple Pl. The pieces will stay up through the end of October.
Art On The Common: "Hot Ideas For
A Cooler Planet"

After checking out the dazzling windbanners, cross Tremont St. to see some very "Cool Globes"!

Cool Globes panorama

Located along the Tremont St. side of the Common, the "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas For A Cooler Planet" traveling display features more than 25 globes designed to raise awareness about global warming. Cool Globes will be on-display through Tuesday, October 15th. For an online gallery, visit here.
Development News 
Fit To Launch: Barry's Bootcamp

Hollywood favorite Barry's Bootcamp is coming
to downtown Boston! The highly-popular cardio fitness gym, which has become a celebrity destination, is scheduled to open its first New England location on  Saturday, September 14th.
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The gym will occupy 5,000 sq. ft. at street-level at 30 Chauncy St. Keep reading for future updates on the grand-opening celebration and related promotions. 
Kingston-Bedford Traffic Island Reconstruction Update

The Kingston-Bedford Traffic Island reconstruction project, a collaboration by the Downtown Boston BID, BRA, and BTD, is now well underway.    

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The project began in late July, and is on-schedule for completion in late October.
For a detailed project timeline, please visit the Downtown Boston BID's Construction & Utility Work Updates page.
DealsAndPromotionsRestaurant News
Restaurant Week Arrives In Downtown

Make your reservation now! Summer Restaurant Week officially began Sunday.
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Downtown hotspots including 49 Social, Artisan Bistro, Avenue One, Back Deck, Marliave, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Oceanaire are participating in the annual event, which features special prix-fixe menus. The dining extravaganza rusn through August 30th, although many restaurants "unofficially" extend their Restaurant Week menus into September.     
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Caf� Gains Downtown Following

Gene's Chinese Flatbread Caf�--a fan favorite in Chemlsford since it opened there in 2011--recently debuted a second location here in downtown, at 86 Bedford St. (across from the Good Life).   

Genes Flatbread Cafe

The Boston Globe and BID staffers alike have weighed in with highly favorable reviews of the menu, which specializes in authentic western Chinese soups and flatbread sandwiches.  Call 617-482-1888 for more info.