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Downtown Golden Broom Award: Jackpot Casino

We would like to recognize the importance of property owners who are dedicated to keeping our downtown fresh, vibrant and inviting by keeping their little corner of the community clean. The Downtown Red Deer clean team noted that the sidewalks surrounding Jackpot Casino have been kept absolutely free of snow and ice, even in the cold snap of a couple of weeks ago. Read more

Executive Place: Show Suite Now Open

Downtown’s brand new AAA building is now ready for tenants. Construction of Executive Place, majestically towering above the City’s Cenotaph and Veterans Plaza Park at 49th Avenue and Ross Street, is now complete. Read more

Shop Local, Shop Downtown: comforts the sole

When Lorna Watkinson-Zimmer decided to open …comforts the sole, just after Easter of 1993, it was just as much necessity as desire. Lorna had been selling her Birkenstock shoes through a home based business, selling to friends and at the Red Deer Market. Soon, Lorna found that she was simply too busy and did not have the space in her home to continue selling, so she decided to leave her teaching position, and open one of Red Deer’s most pleasant shops. Read more

CAT Announces Name of New Building: City Centre Stage

Central Alberta Theatre has announced the name given to its newest performing space in the heart of downtown. City Centre Stage was the winning name from our "Name the Venue" contest explains William Trefry, Executive Director for Central Alberta Theatre. Read more

City Renews Downtown Ambassador Program

Red vests and cowboy hats will once again be found throughout the downtown this summer, as The City of Red Deer has renewed its Downtown Ambassador program. The City will contract four commissionaires to serve as the Ambassadors Read more

Facade and Shopfront Improvement Program

The Downtown Business Association has set aside funds for a Façade & Shopfront Improvement Program for storefronts located within the business revitalization zone (BRZ). The program encourages commercial building owners and business operators to invest in façade renovations and storefront upgrades by providing grants to cover a portion of renovation costs. Read more

Downtown Road Closure

Monday, January 17 will see a road closure in the downtown. The City of Red Deer will be closing down 49 Street between 50 Avenue and 49 Avenue. Read more

Business Profile: Vietnamese Subs and Rolls

Tony Pham, owner of Vietnamese Subs and Rolls, opened the doors of his business in July of 2009 with a simple goal of creating a unique lunch option for downtown workers. It was an interesting choice for Tony, who recognized the calculated risk he was taking by operating an establishment with a somewhat unknown specialty, Vietnamese Subs. The risk has paid off for Tony so far, as he has created a location with a sought after dish, available at only one location in Red Deer – Vietnamese Subs and Rolls. Read more

New Downtown Development Ready For Tenants

A newly renovated downtown development is accepting residential applications and working towards completion of a number of commercial opportunities on the main floor. Located at 5017 49 Street, the River Valley Apartments is an affordable, 71-unit residential development with 13500 square feet of commercial opportunity on the main floor. Read more

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