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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.

If you have seen any stories not featured on this page, please email us at info@anchoragedowntown.org or give us a call at 907-279-5650.