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PRESS STATEMENT from Executive Director, Amanda MoserRegarding Downtown Market 

February 26th, 2021 – Amanda Moser

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd (ADP) has heard from downtown businesses, property owners, and Anchorage residents about the value of a market in our city center, its positive impact on the neighborhood, and the gathering space it created for our community as well as our guests.  We are committed to exploring the best ideas for building on this tradition in a time of change for long-term success.

So what’s Next?

ADP is engaged in the effort to celebrate what’s great about downtown while envisioning steps we can take as a community to continue to define and realize our unique sense of place.

We will continue to create vibrant and lively spaces that support local businesses, honor indigenous artists, uplift BIPOC businesses, and provide an opportunity to support our farmers by purchasing Alaska Grown produce.

Your voice is valuable in this process, please look for a survey in the next few days, as we work to prioritize a space to boost our downtown and create a dynamic space for locals.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Shop and Dine ANC

January 26th, 2021 – Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP), announces Shop and Dine ANC a month-long program intended to help boost sales during the winter season and coronavirus pandemic for downtown Anchorage. The goal is to bring new and current customers to support downtown businesses with the incentive to win two Alaska Airlines tickets to a destination of their dreams. The program will run from January 26th to February 28th and ADP will promote participating eateries, shops, service providers, and businesses.

Participation is easy! 

  1. Shop & Dine Downtown between January 26th & February 28th, 2021. 
  2. Fill out a Shopper Card with EVERY purchase at participating businesses.
  3. Turn your Shopper Card in at a participating business. 
  4. WIN! Get entered into a drawing for two Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies a value of $1,800. The drawing for the grand prize will take place the week of March 8th and the winners will be notified via phone and email.

“Shop and Dine ANC is an exciting initiative to encourage patrons to support their favorite downtown businesses or discover new ones and win a trip to sun and sand in return,” Amanda Moser, Executive Director of ADP. “We are thrilled to have 29 businesses signed up for Shop and Dine ANC and are looking forward to continuing to connect patrons to our locally-owned downtown businesses with incentives like these!”

Participating businesses include: Alaska Burger Company, Alaska Mint, Allure Day Spa & Hair Design, Anchorage Cider House | Fat Ptarmigan, Apricot Lane Boutique, Aurora Fine Arts, Big Ray’s, Blush Boutique, Bottoms Boutique, Circular Boutique, Crush Bistro, Dark Horse Coffee, Gelatte LLC, Glacier BrewHouse, Grizzly’s Gifts, Haute Quarter, Hilton Anchorage, Hops Hallmark, Moose A’la Mode, Octopus Ink, Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-Op, Sara’s Gift Cache, Second Run, Snow City Cafe, Stephan Fine Arts, The Kobuk, Tiny Gallery, Wilco Supply, 49th State Brewing, and 5th Avenue Jewelers.

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown. 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks

December 23rd, 2020 – Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. announces a reimagined version of Anchorage’s beloved New Year’s Eve celebration and Fireworks on December 31st. This year’s event will consist of a drive-in firework and live music show. Attendees will be able to tune in to KNOR 106.1 FM and listen to live music before and after the fireworks show. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be viewable from participating lots across downtown. Participants are asked to follow the face mask mandate and physical distancing recommendations.

What: New Year’s Eve Celebration

Where: *Chinook, *Sockeye, *Coho, 5th & 6th Avenue Garages, JC Penney Parking Garage and the Train Depot lot. (*) Easy Park will have a flat rate of $3 on select lots. Diamond Parking is providing a $1 per hour PayByPhone special on parking lots across downtown.

Who: The Public

When:

  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Attendees arrive downtown & pick up take-out, etc., and find a parking spot.

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Live performance by DJ GRE on KONR 106.1.

  • 8:00-8:30 p.m. – Live performance by H3 on KONR 106.1 and Facebook Live

  • 8:30-8:40 p.m. – Fireworks Celebration with accompanying music on KONR 106.1,

also streamed on Facebook Live.

  • 8:40-9:00 p.m. – Live performance by H3 on KONR 106.1 and Facebook Live

  • 9:00-10:00 p.m. – Live performance by DJ GRE.

This annual extravaganza is presented by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. and brought to you by: the Atwood Foundation, the Alaska Railroad, the Port of Alaska, Rising Tide Communication, and KONR 106.1 Fireworks are provided with generous support from the Atwood Foundation.

“ADP is delighted to continue this holiday tradition that brings in the new year with light, and music from our local artists,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director of ADP. “Let’s get fancy Downtown and celebrate New Year’s Eve safely together!”

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown. 

PRESS RELEASE: Sign-up begins for holiday gift drive for hospitality industry families

December 17th, 2020 — Amanda Moser

With the economic impact of the pandemic hitting the Anchorage hospitality sector hard, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant & Retailers Association, Alaska Hospitality Retailers, and the Brewer’s Guild of Alaska have banded together to provide gift cards with Anchorage retailers to help employees who are experiencing economic difficulty.

The effort will allow hospitality workers to purchase gifts at local shops to provide presents for their children this holiday season.

We are asking all hospitality industry workers to sign up by visiting Holiday Gift Drive Sign-Up. Already over 100 families in need have signed up. The deadline for the first round of gift cards is Friday, December 18th, 2020. A second round will be open past that date. Gift cards will be mailed to applicants. 

Participating businesses include Classic Toys, Over the Rainbow, Skinny Raven, Writer’s Block, The Kobuk, Title Wave, and Boscoe’s Comics, Cards & Games. These dollars will then continue to circulate in our community, helping hard-hit local businesses while providing a token of hope for our hospitality workers and families.

This program is made possible through support from the Municipality of Anchorage and private donations, including generous contributions from Brilliant Media Strategies, Rising Tide Communications, MSI Communications, Northwest Strategies, Spawn Ideas, Thompson & Co., and Yuit.

PRESS RELEASE: Local Trade Organizations Lead Holiday Gift Drive for Hospitality Industry Families

December 9th, 2020 — Amanda Moser

With the economic impact of the pandemic hitting the Anchorage hospitality sector hard, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., CHARR, Alaska Hospitality Retailers, and the Brewer’s Guild of Alaska have banded together to undertake a fundraising drive to provide gift cards with Anchorage retailers to help employees who are experiencing economic difficulty.

The effort will allow workers to purchase gifts at four local shops, to provide presents for hospitality workers’ children this holiday season.

Donations to help the industry and its workers are being taken through the Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s donation portal. Please visit – Hospitality Industry Worker Support. Please also consider an additional donation to cover the credit card fees associated with your contribution. By donating through ADP, a portion of your contribution is tax-deductible.

Through this program, hospitality workers will be able to bring either a recent pay stub, a food worker card, or their TAPS/TIPS card to be any of the four local businesses participating, and shop for a present for their child.

Businesses participating include Classic Toys, Over the Rainbow, Skinny Raven, The Kobuk and Title Wave.

The program immediately received $7,000 from the Anchorage advertising community, with agencies Brilliant Media Strategies, Rising Tide Communications MSI Communications, Northwest Strategies, Spawn Ideas, Thompson & Co., and Yuit.

“We are challenging other business sectors to donate $1,000 per business to this effort,” said Debbie Reinwand, President/CEO of Brilliant Media Strategies. “From insurance companies to realtors, and financial institutions to the resource development sector. We encourage all of you to join with this effort.”

Anchorage residents are encouraged to remember these families who are in need this time of year. Please consider making a contribution to brighten the lives of other Anchorage residents.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces a Holiday Tree from the Chugach National
Installation in Town Square Park

December 3rd, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) is proud to announce that a Holiday Tree from the Chugach National Forest was erected in Town Square Park. A team of workers from AK Tree Service, North Star Equipment Services, and Airport Equipment Rentals hoisted the 31-foot tall White Spruce tree into place. Chugach Electric employees, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), hung the hundreds of LED lights that were provided by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and Anchorage Park Foundation. The tree was generously donated by the Chugach National Forest and will shine bright for the holiday season. 

The Chugach National Forest tree was installed next to the lit Holiday Tree near where an ice rink will be installed later this week. Carlile Trucking hauled the 31-foot tree from the Portage area to Downtown Anchorage.

“We were thrilled to work with so many community partners to bring this tree and more light downtown,” said Dave Reaves, Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547. “We encourage folks to venture downtown to enjoy the holiday lights while they skate in Town Square Park.”

“ADP is thrilled to continue to support the holiday tree tradition that brings light and joy to Town Square Park and fosters the vitality of Downtown,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director of ADP. We invite Anchorage to come downtown and celebrate the holiday.

The tree installation is generously supported by: Chugach National Forest, Carlile Trucking, AK Tree Service, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Chugach Electric Association, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Airport Equipment Rentals, the Anchorage Park Foundation, the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), North Star Equipment Services, Northern Compass Group LLC, Jewel Lake ACE Hardware and, Airport Equipment Rentals.

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Shop Small – Small Business Week

November 25th, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) presents Shop Small – Small Business Week, a nationwide event put on by American Express to promote shopping at local small businesses.  In an effort to support our local downtown businesses and keep the Shop Small tradition alive, this new delivery model for the event provides the space for patrons to support small businesses Downtown while increasing physically distanced traffic downtown throughout the entire week of November 28th through December 5th. 

“We are thrilled to have 32 businesses signed up for Shop Small Week,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director of ADP. “Our small, locally-owned downtown business community is working really hard to adapt, innovate, and deliver great goods and services; Shop Small Week is a great way to show our support. When you shop small, 40 to 60 cents of each dollar stays in the local community, with our friends, family and neighbors.”

Shop Small Week will kick off on November 28th. Shopper Cards will be distributed to participating businesses for patrons to fill out upon check out for a chance to win 2 Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with a maximum value of $1,800, tickets must be purchased December 11, 2020.

The Shop Small Week map will also be made available online on our website and links will be made available through social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram. Businesses participating in Shop Small Week will have exclusive offers, and gift-card deals for patrons to shop in-store and online.

Participating businesses include 49th State Brewing, Alaska Max Gourmet, Alaska Mint, Anchorage Museum Store, Apricot Lane of Anchorage, Aurora Fine Arts, Blush Boutique AK, Bottoms Boutique, Cabin Fever, Circular Boutique, Dark Horse Coffee, Downtown Bicycle, Grizzly’s Gifts, Hops Hallmark, Octopus Ink, Once in a Blue Moose, Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-Op, Sara’s Gift Cache, Second Run Consignment, Sevigny Studio, Skinny Raven Sports, Stephan Fine Arts Gallery, The Kobuk Coffee & Co., The Quilted Raven, Tiny Gallery, Zoez Window Gallery, Allure Day Spa & Hair Design, 5th Avenue Jewelers, Uncle Joe’s, The Wooly Mammoth, Moose A’la Mode & Wilco Supply.

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown. 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Trick or Treat Street 2020

October 1st, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd (ADP). presents a FREE month-long Halloween celebration that will include a Virtual Costume Contest and month-long Scavenger Hunt, culminating with a fun activity event on October 31st. 

In an effort to support our local downtown businesses and keep the Trick or Treat Street tradition alive, this new delivery model for the event provides the space for entertainment while increasing physically distanced traffic downtown throughout the entirety of the month. By adding a virtual element to Trick or Treat Street we hope to include at-risk individuals who are unable to be in public settings, and to give everyone a chance to show off their costumes!

For the Scavenger Hunt, businesses will provide Halloween window art/displays with clues for the scavenger hunt throughout the month of October. The map will highlight participating businesses. A symbol has been placed next to the business on the map that scavenger hunters must look for in order to get the clue. These clues consist of Halloween ornaments with a “letter” embedded in them. Participants will receive a stamp on their map card for each letter they find at each location. Once participants have completed the entire scavenger hunt, cards will be collected at participating businesses and entered into a drawing to win four roundtrip Alaska Airlines tickets – anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with a total value of $3,600 – purchased by December 1st. Participating businesses include the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson, Bottoms Up Boutique, Madmen Studios, Apricot Lane, Second Run Consignment, Dark Horse Cafe, Skinny Raven Sports, International House of Hotdogs, Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria, 49th State Brewing, Once in a Blue Moose, Visit Anchorage, and Sara’s Gift Cache. Maps can be found on our website here, on the event page here, and at participating businesses. 

For the Virtual Costume Contest, participants can join the fun by posting a picture in costume on our Facebook Event page or on Instagram tagging @DowntownAnchorage, don’t forget to #TrickORTreatSTREETanc. Age categories are birth to 2, 3-10, 11-17, 18 & up. Participants will have a chance to win gift cards for downtown businesses.

Our month-long event will culminate with a Halloween Day event. This will include scary critters at the Visit Anchorage Log Cabin, Hot Chocolate at Kaladi Brothers, Hot Cider and Root Beer at 49th State Brewing Co., and an Anchorage Police and Fire Department Surprise Station.

“We are thrilled to continue this popular event, Trick or Treat Street that provides the community with a safe opportunity to get downtown, and in the Halloween spirit,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director of ADP. “ As we navigate through these times, it is crucial that we continue to be innovative and maintain a clean, safe, and vital downtown.”

“Alaska Airlines remains committed to working with our partners in the communities we serve during these uncertain times,” said Gemma Hawley, Alaska Airlines Sales, and Community Marketing Manager. “We are proud to be a sponsor of Trick or Treat Street. This new format will encourage Alaskans to get outside, enjoy the Halloween spirit, and participate in the Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win tickets anywhere we fly.”

Another free community downtown event brought to you by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, supported by Alaska Airlines, Conoco Phillips Alaska, Kendall Toyota of Anchorage, the Anchorage PRESS, iHeartRadio, and EasyPark Alaska.

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Partial Closure of E Street as Part of the “Open Streets ANC” Initiative

August 6th, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

In partnership with Easy Park and the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) announces further street activation on E Street as part of the “Open Streets ANC” initiative. Open Streets ANC is a long-term road closure project to stimulate economic activity, encourage physical distancing, and provide opportunities for community connection downtown. E Street will be partially closed to provide opportunities for dining and in front of participating businesses –  Wild Scoops, Fat Ptarmigan, and Double Shovel.

“We are thrilled to collaborate in the expansion Open Streets ANC, that provide patrons with the space to support downtown businesses and broaden the capacity to operate,” said Andrew Halcro, Executive Director of ACDA. “As we navigate through this pandemic, it is imperative that we continue to be innovative to maintain a vibrant downtown”.

“As small business owners, we remain committed to finding creative ways to operate safely during these uncertain times,” said co-founder of Double Shovel Cider Co. Galen Jones. “Through the Open Streets ANC Initiative, we have the ability to continue supporting our business and community – while providing a safe and fun space for our employees and guests to take their mind off the heaviness of everyday life right now.” 

The Open Streets ANC initiative kicked off last June 26th and is intended to go through August 31st. For a map of participating merchants visit our website at anchoragedowntown.org 

Open Streets ANC is sponsored by Easy Park, Shaman, Anchorage Parks & Recreation, Lowe’s, Fred Meyer, Green Connection, Green Earth Landscaping, and Grubstake Auction. To support the Downtown Anchorage Community, Easy Park will continue to offer free 15min curbside pick-up through August. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown. 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. and the Anchorage Community Land Trust Announce Second Round of Sales of “Love, Anchorage – A Box of Neighborhood Goods” 

August 4th, 2020 — Mirna Estrada & Emily Cohn

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and the Anchorage Community Land Trust announce a second round of sales for the “Love, Anchorage – A box of neighborhood goods,” a unique box of goods from Anchorage’s vibrant locally owned businesses. The first round of sales sold out in 36 hours, so the non-profits mobilized with participating businesses to double the quantity and launch a second round of sales, opening today. The two non-profit organizations are invested in promoting, supporting, and revitalizing Anchorage’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. The box is sponsored in part by the Alaska Small Business Development Center. 

The “Love, Anchorage” box features an assortment of curated goods from favorite neighborhood businesses and represents businesses from the Mountain View, Fairview, Spenard, and Downtown neighborhoods. The boxes allow customers to support local, while boosting small businesses that need support during the pandemic. Each box is non-profit – 100% of the proceeds will go back to the participating small businesses.

“Love, Anchorage is an exciting collaboration to support local businesses, strengthen our community connection, and keep Anchorage Strong,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director, Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. “We are thrilled to collaborate on an initiative that will support Anchorage’s vibrant locally-owned businesses by buying and sharing boxes – furthering our mission to keep Anchorage Clean, Safe, and Vital.”

“Our neighborhood businesses have put everything on the line to keep our community safe. Now is our moment to give back and support them in return. This box highlights some of the incredible businesses in our target neighborhoods, and we can’t wait for customers to learn more about them through their orders,” says Kirk Rose, CEO of Anchorage Community Land Trust.

The “Love, Anchorage” second round of box sales opens TODAY, August 4th, with pick-up dates scheduled one week later than the first round, for August 17th and 18th. This second round of sales also features a limited quantity of 250 boxes, so customers are encouraged to order early before they sell out again. To view a list of participating businesses and place an order, customers can visit the Love, Anchorage website at https://www.love-anchorage.com

The businesses represented in this box are – Birdwings Fine Chocolate, Dana Mae’s Cookies, Hulin Alaska Design, Lei’s Poke Shop, Sara’s Gift Cache, Shirts Up, Side Street Espresso, Stephan Fine Arts, Sweet Creation Lollipop Boutique, Tasha the Artist, Tiny Gallery, The Kobuk, Uncle Leroy’s Coffee, and Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe. 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. and the Anchorage Community Land Trust Announce “Love, Anchorage – A Box of Neighborhood Goods” 

July 27, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and the Anchorage Community Land Trust announce “Love, Anchorage – A box of neighborhood goods,” a unique box of goods from Anchorage’s vibrant locally owned businesses, launching sales today. The two non-profit organizations are invested in promoting, supporting, and revitalizing Anchorage’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. The box is sponsored in part by the Alaska Small Business Development Center. 

The “Love, Anchorage” box features an assortment of curated goods from favorite neighborhood businesses and represents businesses from the Mountain View, Fairview, Spenard, and Downtown neighborhoods. The boxes allow customers to support local, while boosting small businesses that need support during the pandemic. Each box is non-profit – 100% of the proceeds will go back to the participating small businesses.

“Love, Anchorage is an exciting collaboration to support local businesses, strengthen our community connection, and keep Anchorage Strong,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director, Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. “We are thrilled to collaborate on an initiative that will support Anchorage’s vibrant locally-owned businesses by buying and sharing boxes – furthering our mission to keep Anchorage Clean, Safe, and Vital.”

“Our neighborhood businesses have put everything on the line to keep our community safe. Now is our moment to give back and support them in return. This box highlights some of the incredible businesses in our target neighborhoods, and we can’t wait for customers to learn more about them through their orders,” says Kirk Rose, CEO of Anchorage Community Land Trust.

“Love, Anchorage” box sales open TODAY, July 27th, with pick-up dates scheduled for August 10th and 11th. This round of sales features a limited quantity of 250 boxes, so customers are encouraged to order early. To view a list of participating businesses and place an order, customers can visit the Love, Anchorage website at https://www.love-anchorage.com

The businesses represented in this box are – Birdwings Fine Chocolate, Dana Mae’s Cookies, Hulin Alaska Design, Lei’s Poke Shop, Sara’s Gift Cache, Side Street Espresso, Stephan Fine Arts, Sweet Creation Lollipop Boutique, Tasha the Artist, Tiny Gallery, The Kobuk, Uncle Leroy’s Coffee, and Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe. 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces “Open Streets ANC”

June 26, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces “Open Streets ANC”

In partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) announces “Open Streets ANC”, a long-term road closure initiative to stimulate economic activity, encourage physical distancing, and provide opportunities for community connection downtown. Street closures (G St. between 3rd & 4th Ave, and F St. between 6th & 7th Ave) will provide pedestrians more space to spread out.

“As we navigate through these uncertain times it’s more important than ever to provide support to our local business and allow for sustainable social distancing,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director, ADP. “We are thrilled to increase the opportunity for downtown patrons to safely enjoy downtown, the businesses, and other popular amenities while staying physically distanced.”

“As social buffering has become the norm, I have watched our guests take a detour into the street to give another passerby room,” said Rob Delucia, Founder, Crush Bistro & Bottle Shops. “We are excited to collaborate on this initiative, enabling shops and restaurants to increase service capacity and expand safely and creatively into the street while encouraging social distancing guidelines.”

This initiative will kick off June 26th and will go through August 31st. A map of participating merchants will be featured in next week’s (July 2nd, 2020) Anchorage Press and will be available online on ADP’s website and social media outlets – Facebook and Instagram

Participating businesses include – Cajun Corner, Crush, Diamond Parking, Easy Park, Flattop Pizza & Pool,. Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse, Lumen Design LLC., Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), Sevigny Studio, SubZero, SteamDot Cafe, Trapper Jacks, Urban Greens, and Williwaw Social. 

Open Streets ANC is sponsored by Shaman, Anchorage Parks & Recreation, Lowe’s, Fred Meyer, Green Connection, Green Earth Landscaping, and Grubstake Auction. To support the Downtown Anchorage Community, Easy Park will continue to offer free 15min curbside pick-up through June, and Diamond Parking will offer a reduced rate of $1.00 per hour for customers using PaybyPhone. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown. 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Live After Five Summer Concert Series

June 4, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) and Alaska Airlines present Virtual Live After Five, a free summer concert series! Thanks to the support of our sponsor Alaska Airlines and co-sponsors KTVA and KNBA, this year Virtual Live After Five brings you Medium Build, Blackwater Railroad Company, Rosie and the Buds, Sun Dog AK, Kittiwake, The Jangle Bees, Hannah Yoter, and more to come!
To keep our residents safe, while providing the community the opportunity to enjoy local music and support Alaskan artists, Virtual Live After Five will be streamed, each Thursday, from June 4-August 6, on Facebook LIVE at 5 p.m. and it will be aired on KNBA, 90.3 FM, radio at 7 p.m.

“Live After Five is a downtown summer tradition to celebrate sunshine, fellowship, and local music,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director, Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. “We are grateful for our partners at Alaska Airlines, KNBA, and KTVA and the transition to a virtual platform, which allows us to keep the Anchorage community connected through great local music, as we navigate these uncertain times.”
Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. remains committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Newly Commissioned Trash Can

June 1, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) partnered with Anchorage Trolley Tours to commission a new trash can in Downtown Anchorage. This exciting and vibrant piece features local artist Myranda Bailey. “Seasons of South Central,” will be located in front of Historic City Hall and the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center on 4th Avenue and F Street.

“Our guests begin and end their trolley journey in Downtown Anchorage,” said Cyrus Aldeman, President Anchorage Trolley Tours. “We are thrilled to collaborate on this piece, which highlights southcentral throughout the year, that will greet our guests as they board and disembark from the tour.”

“Public art, which is accessible by all, creates unique spaces and fosters community connection,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director, ADP. “We are grateful for this partnership with Anchorage Trolley Tours to add color and energy to our streets.”

The trashcan will be installed on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

Summer Solstice 2020 is POSTPONED

May 21, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

After much consideration, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. will postpone the Summer Solstice Celebration until next year. While this was a difficult decision to make, we are absolutely certain that this is the choice we had to make through closely tracking recommendations from the Anchorage Health Department, State of Alaska Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control.

Our beloved Summer Solstice Celebration brings over 10,000 people into downtown and although we treasure the opportunity for connection we recognize the only socially responsible approach is to support the health and safety of our community. We continue to explore ways to support our downtown and develop new models for events and space activation.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival! The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. remains committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Releases “We Are Downtown”

April 24, 2020 — Amanda Moser

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Releases We Are Downtown Video

In partnership with Jensen Hall Creative, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) presents We Are Downtown, a video portrait of Anchorage’s downtown community, highlighting its resilience, steadfastness, and strength, as well as its commitment to a strong economic and social return from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We wanted to capture the uniqueness of our empty streets, messages of hope, and resolve of our downtown neighbors,” said Executive Director Amanda Moser. “Our community has courage, tenacity, and grit which will guide us through these uncertain times.”

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd remains committed to a Clean, Safe and Vital downtown and continues to look for ways to support and promote downtown as we anticipate our close-knit ADP members welcoming back family, friends, and colleagues following this difficult time in our history.

Video available here: https://youtu.be/CHbMAKQsrc4 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Launch Downtown

April 20, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

In partnership with The Launch Company, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd (ADP). announces “Launch Downtown” to stimulate our downtown economy and give back. Two programs will be launched, one to encourage supporting downtown businesses and one to give back to essential workers. 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Launch Company to support downtown businesses and essential workers through these fun and interactive programs,” Executive Director Amanda Moser said.  

For the next several weeks ADP will be giving away gift cards through the “Launch Local” program to community members who make purchases at downtown shops and restaurants and post on their social media story or feed about the purchase by tagging @downtownanchoarge and using the hashtag #LaunchLocalANC.

Through a second program, “Launch Essential Workers” ADP will support essential workers by giving away gift cards. Participating community members in essential positions who share posts about the critical work they are doing to their social media and tag @DowntownAnchorage using hashtag #LaunchANCWorkers will be qualified to win.

“Our team wanted to support downtown, small businesses, and essential workers,” said Ben Kellie, CEO of The Launch Company. “This partnership allows a micro-infusion of cash into the downtown economy to support small businesses as well as a recognition of our essential workers.”

A total of $1,000 will be donated between the two programs and each winner will receive a gift card in the amount of $25.00. Gift cards will be purchased from various downtown businesses including restaurants, and shops.

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